The Ties That Bind

AuthorHeather Conkie
Country: Canada/USA
Publishers: HarperCollins (Toronto); Bantam Skylark (New York)
Date: 1994
Pagination: iv + 107 pp.
Format: Trade paperback
Trim: 7.58″ x 5.25″
ISBN: 0-00-647411-X (Canada), 0-553-48120-7 (USA)
Series: Road to Avonlea

The Ties That Bind is the twenty-first of twenty-nine titles in the Road to Avonlea storybook series, “based on the Sullivan Films productions adapted from the novels of Lucy Maud Montgomery.” Written by Heather Conkie and based on the episode of the same name also by Heather Conkie, it was published in Canada by HarperCollins and in the U.S. by Bantam Skylark in 1994. It was preceded by Misfits and Miracles and followed by Felix and Blackie.

From the Back Cover

Sara Stanley’s eyes sparkle with delight as she discovers her Aunt Olivia’s secret plan to elope with Jasper Dale. “How romantic,” Sara sighs. But once Hetty King sniffs out the scheme, she knocks all notions of romance out of Olivia’s and Sara’s heads. Taking matters into her own hands, Hetty vows to give the bride and groom a traditional, common-sense wedding. The King farm becomes the site of another family celebration, but Hetty’s meddlesome ways threaten to tear the family apart and bungle Olivia’s big day!