Category: Reviews

  • CHILDREN’S FICTION: The Witch with the Glitch – Adam Maxwell

    CHILDREN’S FICTION: The Witch with the Glitch – Adam Maxwell

    Two Reviews of The Witch with the Glitch by Adam Maxwell Nina, Oswald and Ivy enter a different world whilst they are visiting the Lost Bookshop. They meet a witch, have a spell put on them and find themselves in the middle of a magical situation in which there is a race against time to get out […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Ellen Marie Wiseman

    From My Bookshelf: Ellen Marie Wiseman

    By Lynn Willoughby [break] What She Left Behind ~ Ellen Marie Wiseman [break] This novel begins in 1929 when eighteen year old Clara falls in love with an Italian immigrant. Her wealthy, controlling and overbearing father immediately tries to marry her off to someone “suitable.” Clara refuses and is immediately bundled off to a “genteel […]

  • Review of John Sharpe No 1,348 by Riley J. Froud

    Review of John Sharpe No 1,348 by Riley J. Froud

    Alice in Wonderland meets Oliver Twist collides with The Hobbit. Right from the first sentence a smile lit up my face: John had his head in the oven and his arse in the air when the man appeared out of nowhere, unfurling like a woodlouse coming out of hiding. I laughed my way through this […]

  • From My Bookshelf ~ Louise Erdrich

    From My Bookshelf ~ Louise Erdrich

    By Lynn Willoughby [break] LaRose: A Novel ~ Louise Erdrich [break] I have read most if not all, of Erdrich’s novels, so you know I am a fan. This one, while good, historical fiction, felt to busy for me. There were too many stories, too much back and forth in time, too many characters. In […]

  • YA SCI-FI: True Calling – Siobhan Davis

    YA SCI-FI: True Calling – Siobhan Davis

    True Calling by Siobhan Davis is a young adult, science fiction novel; the first in a trilogy. As a story, although it is relatively predictable in places, it is extremely well written and in my opinion captures the feelings, actions and perspectives of the teenage characters very well. Yes, the story has probably been told […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Stephen P. Kieran

    From My Bookshelf: Stephen P. Kieran

    By Lynn Willoughby The Hummingbird ~ Stephen P. Kieran This is the story of a hospice nurse and her current patient – Professor Barclay Reed. While it sounds grim and depressing it really isn’t. Nurse Deborah Birch is the protagonist and periodically tells the Professor how her work makes her appreciate the moment – a […]

  • My review of Wings of Darkness: Book 1 of the Immortal Sorrows

    My review of Wings of Darkness: Book 1 of the Immortal Sorrows

    Over the last year I have read some phenomenal books by Indie Authors, books that made me laugh till my sides hurt, cry real tears & books that were addictive. A friend of mine recommended this book to me a long time ago and I picked it up on my kindle in March where it […]

  • From My Bookshelf: David Adams Richards

    From My Bookshelf: David Adams Richards

    By Lynn Willoughby Principles to Live By ~ David Adams Richards I have read several other works of fiction by this Canadian author. I find them intellectually stimulating, beautifully written, with parts that make me laugh out loud and parts that send me running to Google. They often make me ashamed of Canada’s past. This […]

  • SCI-FI/FANTASY: Dirt (Book 1, Series 1) by C.C.Hogan

    SCI-FI/FANTASY: Dirt (Book 1, Series 1) by C.C.Hogan

    Dirt! ​What sort of name is that for a book? Well, in this case it actually is a very good name – there seems to be quite a lot of dirt in the story, right from the very first page. In actual fact Dirt is just the first of many books based around the characters […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Michael Crummey

    From My Bookshelf: Michael Crummey

    By Lynn Willoughby The Wreckage ~ Michael Crummey In 1929 a tsunami struck Newfoundland and instantly wiped out several outport communities. Aloysius Fuery’s parents are gone and his life is forever changed. However, the novel actually opens during WWII in the South Pacific, seen through the eyes of Nishino, a Japanese soldier. So we have […]

  • HISTORY: Kinmel Revisited – Robert James Bridge

    HISTORY: Kinmel Revisited – Robert James Bridge

    The author moves into a house in Abergele and finds documents in his loft. They are the writings of Captain George Sawley about the events at Kinmel camp in 1919 where several thousand Canadian soldiers were waiting to go home. Ships to their homeland had been cancelled and the war weary soldiers felt resentful at […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Sarah Pelekanan

    From My Bookshelf: Sarah Pelekanan

    By Lynn Willoughby [break] Things You Won’t Say ~ Sarah Pelekanan [break] The perfect husband, the ideal family – Jamie thinks her life is wonderful.  But her husband, Mike, is a cop and when his longtime partner is shot, Mike becomes an invisible casualty. Then things get worse. [break] When we depend upon others for […]