Five Stars for James Mullinger

Five Stars for James Mullinger

Brit Happens: Or Living The Canadian Dream is much more than a story of a boy who found love and his home in Canada. This is a story of a dream, many risks and some obscure rewards. I loved this book, not because of being familiar with the names dropped throughout but because it is […]

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 […]

The Hush Sisters by Gerard Collins

This captivating and haunting tale of two sisters caught me from the very beginning. Gerard Collins developed his characters in The Hush Sisters slowly but methodically through secrets of their past and the bindings of their present while giving them, and the reader, chances to hope for their future. He makes it easy to connect […]

Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult – My Review

Set primarily in 2000 this story is timeless which is terrifying. Salem Falls is where Jack St Bride escapes after spending time in prison for a crime he swears he didn’t commit but will live with him for a life time. Rape of a minor. An accusation a year earlier changes this man from a […]

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 […]