Sarah Butland

Mistletoe Magic by Kelly Moran

*Side note, before we get started: Every darn time I write Mistletoe I first write Mistletow. I even think about it but automatically add that ‘w’ and hope I am not the only one.* Kelly Moran is not only a talented author who lives south of the Canadian border, but I’ll forgive her for that, […]

Dying Season by Rebecca MacFarlane

I am so happy to celebrate the relaunch of Canadian author from New Brunswick Rebecca MacFarlane with Dying Season. After putting writing aside for a bit to focus on her family, MacFarlane has a plan to emerge with a punch and this book packs a lot! The premise of the story line, a virus that […]

Reality and The Positive Power of Perspective by Aaron Bethune

When I first learned about the Bethune family through an article printed in Ah! At Home on the North Shore I knew I needed to reach out. Life, especially over the past almost two years, hasn’t been easy for many of us, so being introduced to a lovely family through Calligraphy was welcome. The article […]

Rise! A Girl’s Struggle for More by DiAnn Floyd Boehm

Immediately I was drawn to the story of Ruby and her determination and confidence we should all be eager to have, not to mention her reading nook and love of books. In Rise! A Girl’s Struggle for More, we are brought back to life in the 1920’s and the balance of accepting and questioning societal […]

Three for Trinity by Kevin Major

The third part to the adventures of Private Investigator Sebastian Synard, Three for Trinity delivers intrigue, reality, drama and Newfoundland to the reader. Like many, I read to escape the chaos that is reality, to go to a place and relax in the mystery even if just for a few minutes. While I was hooked […]

What Is Essential?

Oxford dictionary defines “essential” as absolutely necessary; extremely important. Our Canadian government seems to have their own definition which they haven’t made available yet. So I asked the hive mind of social media what they each consider essential to their mental health and general well being and, you know what, every answer was different. Every […]

My Review of Stephen Maher’s Deadline

Deadline by Stephen Maher My rating: 4 of 5 stars A political thriller that had me on a roller coaster of pointing fingers at various characters and the final “aha” moment at the very end. I started this book on August 14th as the first character introduced did tell us that it was her birthday […]

By the Light of the Crescent Moon by Ailsa Keppie

To tell you I have read a lot of books seems redundant. To admit that a lot have been forgotten, while few have lived with me through the ages shouldn’t be surprising. This book, Ailsa’s story, aptly names By the Light of the Crescent Moon, is one that will circulate through my every morsel for […]

What Can $5 Do For You?

What Can $5 Do For You?

With the rising prices of practically everything these days, it’s so hard to make even $5 stretch very far but, if done right, could do so much for someone. Instead of buying a couple of coffees at your local chain for a minute or two of enjoyment I would like you to consider how far […]