My Review of Some Good Sweet Treats by Jessica Mitton

A lot of the recipes appeal to me from this cookbook and I have made two so far – Snowballs and Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies. Some Good Sweet Treats by Jessica Mitton is loaded with goodness! The Snowballs, a chocolate macaroon type sweet covered in coconut, were extremely easy to make and the healthy ingredients fairly […]

Throw Down Your Shadows by Deborah Hemming

I blindly picked up this book, with no pretense or idea what it was about or who it was targeted towards. I admit this because I hesitated reading in but am so very glad I did! Sometimes new books and new authors can surprise you and Deborah Hemming did just that with Throw Down Your […]

Dirty Birds by Morgan Murray

Dirty Birds by Morgan Murray

What a story! Filled with loops and cliff hangers and the beloved art of poetry, sort of! Morgan, raised in Alberta and now settled in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia makes a splash with his first novel and a tale surrounded by poetry, music and romance plus some heart ache. This all pales in comparison to […]

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 […]