Category Archives: Current Reviews

Roost by Ali Bryan

Roost, Ali Bryan Freehand Books, 249 pages ISBN 9781554811373   Claudia lives in a house where every puzzle box is missing a piece, all the towels are frayed and the wallpaper border is curling at the edges.  Her kids, Wesley … Continue reading

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The Age of Hope by David Bergen

The Age of Hope, David Bergen HarperCollins, 287 pages ISBN 9781443411363   When Hope Plett was growing up in rural Manitoba during the 1930s and 1940s, she didn’t expect an extraordinary life.  She was pretty without being beautiful, smart without … Continue reading

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It’s summer, and in summer I usually reread some of my favourite stories from childhood, outside in the gazebo if at all possible.   It slows life down for me, if only for a few hours, and brings me back … Continue reading

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Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill

Lullabies for Little Criminals, Heather O’Neill Harper Perennial, 330 pages ISBN 9780060875077   Life for Baby was never boring.  Right before she was about to turn twelve, her father Jules flew into a panic because somebody from out of town … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan

I’ll Be Seeing You, Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan Harlequin Mira, 313 pages ISBN 9780778314950   It’s 1943, and Glory Whitehall doesn’t know how much more she can stand.  Robbie, her two year old son, is always into mischief, another … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Don Valiente and the Apache Canyon Kid by John A. Aragon and Mary W. Walters

Continuing the series of self-published books and works by new authors, today’s post is a rollicking, shoot-em-up tale of adventure in the Wild West.  John A. Aragon and Mary W. Walters are both established writers, and The Adventures of Don Valiente … Continue reading

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Let it Be by Chad Gayle

This is the third post in the three-part series dedicated to self-published and new authors.  Today, I’m reviewing Chad Gayle’s Let it Be.  You can visit Chad at http://chadgayle.com/let-it-be/   Let it Be, Chad Gayle Bracket Books, 135 pages ISBN 9780988661011 During … Continue reading

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