Category: Reviews

  • From My Bookshelf: Kelli Estes

    From My Bookshelf: Kelli Estes

    By Lynn Willoughby [break] The Girl Who Wrote in Silk ~ Kelli Estes [break] History is full of brutality, most of it unrecorded.  We in Canada have just heard the results of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, but we cannot pat ourselves on the back over how we handled Chinese citizens after the railway was […]

  • ROMANCE: As Dreams Are Made On – Maria Gibbs

    ROMANCE: As Dreams Are Made On – Maria Gibbs

    Matty slips away from her husband one night and enters a dangerous dream world, where she meets an enigmatic man intent on stealing her heart in order to win the prize he’s been working so hard for.  Her husband does all he can to fight for her and bring her back to her real life […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Stephan P. Kiernan

    From My Bookshelf: Stephan P. Kiernan

    By Lynn Willoughby The Curiosity ~ Stephan P. Kiernan This is a debut novel and it is powerful, and takes on a lot of big questions.  “What is the true measure of a human life?  Where does the line fall between legitimate science and playing God?  If death could be undone, what would it mean […]

  • National Park Fiction Series By George Mercer

    National Park Fiction Series By George Mercer

    George Mercer, a former Jasper National Park Warden has just released Wood Buffalo, his second novel in the Dyed In The Green series, the first fiction series about Canada’s national park wardens and their battles to protect our country’s special places. Mercer, who was born and raised in Newfoundland, worked in six national parks across […]

  • HORROR: Flu – Wayne Simmons

    HORROR: Flu – Wayne Simmons

      I hate zombie novels. They make me groan and roll my eyes, perhaps a little unfairly and perhaps a little judgementally. I do try, however, to read a novel from each genre that irritates me, every now and then, in order to confirm my fears and give me an argument to back up my […]

  • SCI-FI: Aeonosphere – Jo Roderick

    SCI-FI: Aeonosphere – Jo Roderick

    Aeonosphere is an exciting adventure that crosses time and space quite spectacularly.  Tom Scandari, our intrepid hero, is on the edge of a great discovery – and no doubt, a great story for the newspaper he works for.  As he investigates his case, he discovers something that even he can’t quite believe.  It is, and I […]

  • THRILLER:  Reckless – Susan Kiernan-Lewis

    THRILLER: Reckless – Susan Kiernan-Lewis

    (Subtitled – A Mia Kazmaroff Mystery Book 1) Reckless was provided to me by Kindle free of charge and is the first of a series of Mia Kazmaroff Mysteries, written by Susan  Kiernan-Lewis and published by San Marco Press. The books that follow on in the series are “Shameless”, “Breathless”, “Heartless” and “Loveless”. Checking out […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Featuring Emma Donahue

    From My Bookshelf: Featuring Emma Donahue

    By Lynn Willoughby Astray by Emma Donahue This is the most interesting concept for short stories I have ever read.  Each is only 4 or 5 pages long and at the end is the newspaper story that inspired Donahue to write the fictional story that lead to the headline.  Brilliant!! Each character from the pages have gone […]

  • YA FANTASY: Marking Time – April White

    YA FANTASY: Marking Time – April White

    Seventeen year old Saira Elian’s mother has gone missing – again.  But this time, she doesn’t come back and Saira has to go looking for her.  It’s during this time that she learns about the Immortals: Time, Fate, Death, Nature, and War and about their descendants.  She discovers that she is actually a Descendant of […]

  • CHIC-LIT: Muse by K. French

    CHIC-LIT: Muse by K. French

    According to all standard and logical thinking, I did this all wrong, I read French’s second book in the series; Desire, before I read her first book Muse. Big Mistake? Actually, no it wasn’t. Desire was an excellent stand-alone novel that I enjoyed immensely, as you would see if you read my review of it. […]

  • HISTORICAL: Euphoria – Lily King

    HISTORICAL: Euphoria – Lily King

    From My Bookshelf by Lynn Willoughby: Euphoria ~ Lily King This one deals with a love triangle for three anthropologists in the jungles of New Guinea. Having read about Margaret Mead for years, there is no doubt that Nell in this book is based heavily on this wonderful woman. It is the 1930s and Andrew […]

  • POLITICAL: Us Conductors – Sean Michaels

    POLITICAL: Us Conductors – Sean Michaels

    From My Bookshelf by Lynn Willoughby: Us Conductors ~ Sean Michaels This novel by Canadian Sean Michaels won the 2014 Giller Prize. However, this doesn’t always mean it is a great read for me. Often the prose is excellent but the story is very esoteric. This one is a living history of the jazz age […]