Sleeping With the Elephants by Anne Louise O'Connell

Sleeping With the Elephants by Anne Louise O’Connell

Anne Louise O’Connell has seen the world and lived in some places a lot of us only dream of visiting and she then she wrote about it, actually, she wrote during it as well. O’Connell, a Canadian from Nova Scotia and now living back in Nova Scotia, spread her wings and abilities to live the […]

My Secret Sister by Helen Edwards and Jenny Lee Smith

My Secret Sister by Helen Edwards and Jenny Lee Smith

My Secret Sister by Helen Edwards My rating: 4 of 5 stars Written by two woman who only discovered they were sisters late in life, this true story took me through heartbreaking moments of family abuse and fury mixed with a beautiful life we should all be lucky enough to have. Secrets were kept under […]

The Fury by Jason Pinter

The Fury by Jason Pinter

The Fury by Jason Pinter My rating: 4 of 5 stars My first book written by Pinter and I didn’t need to read 1-3 of the Henry Parker series to understand and enjoy it thoroughly. I rated it 4 stars because I was appalled by the lack of editing – an example includes using “meet” […]

The Heist by Jason Lawson

Jason Lawson is a New Brunswick author I will always be eager to read as the only guarantee from his stories is greatness. Sometimes there is a lot of humour, other times history and sometimes, like in The Heist, fast paced adventure that had me hooked from the first scene. Sarah was waiting for the […]

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel My rating: 5 of 5 stars I hesitated giving 5 stars only because I wanted more. Not my usual genre of choice, I read this for a book club and really quite enjoyed it. The twists through time and tragedy, through a plague and before the plague, characters […]

Oakwood Island: The Awakening by Angella Cormier and Pierre C. Arsenault

While this is the sequel to Oakwood Island, it has been awhile since I read the first book and it all came flooding back. I also realized reading the first book beforehand wouldn’t be necessary to the understanding (?) of this story though it’s recommended. The mysteries of Oakwood Island go far beyond what one […]

One for the Rock by Kevin Major

A murder mystery I finished Halloween night as it better set the mood for the conclusion of the well-written story published by Breakwater Books. Set in Newfoundland, fitting for the title, the story takes Sebastian through a journey like no other and none he ever expected. A former teacher, he now makes his money as […]

New Tricks by Kelly Moran

A mix of heart break, anticipation and racy bedroom scenes to keep the heart pumping and the blood boiling. Zoe and Drake have been through enough. While they are successful in making an income through their love of animals, Zoe being a groomer working out of Drake’s vet clinic, everything else seems to have been […]

From Ant to Eagle by Alex Lyttle

An 11 year old boy trying to find his way without his pesky little brother getting in his way or slowing him down comes to regret his actions. While he tries to encourage his brother through the idea of levels in life, Cal gets a lot more than he’s ever bargained for. Sammy is unlucky […]

Cooking with Dennis the Prescott

Cooking with Dennis the Prescott

Full disclosure: I know and love Dennis’s wife and bought this book based on that and the fantastic story of discovery how Eat Delicious came to be. So when it was on sale and available for pre-order I didn’t hesitate and am so glad, along with my family, that I did. Flipping through the book […]