Maritime Canada

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Thrown to the Wolves

Charlie Adhara’s Big Bad Wolf series has been something of a surprise hit for me.  I’m not normally into stories about werewolves, but Em’s review of The Wolf at the Door convinced me to read it, and I’ve been hooked ever since.  Although each of the three books features a self-contained m ...

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Marilla of Green Gables

In her latest novel, author Sarah McCoy has reimagined the life of one of literature's most iconic characters, Marilla Cuthbert, sweeping readers back to Green Gables long before Anne Shirley made her home there. Marilla is only thirteen years old when her life is irreparably changed. Her beloved ...

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On Love's Gentle Shore

It’s always a pleasure to find a new-to-me author to enjoy, and Liz Johnson is one of those I discovered in 2017. Her novel On Love’s Gentle Shore won me over with its perfect balance of believable characters, faith-filled themes, wonderful setting, and emotionally deep romance. This is the thir ...

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The Reluctant Nude

Let’s suspend reality and say I see this on the shelf: Naked man + woman in the middle of an orgasm = Probably moving on. Let us then suppose I’d heard the book was really good and that it’s set in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, which happens to be one of my favorite places on earth. But $14.00 = n ...

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Adam's Promise

A sweet story with an unusual setting that's mostly a pleasure to read, Adam's Promise unfortunately hits a groan-inducing plot development that nearly capsizes it. Madeline Oxley is stunned when her father informs her that Adam Coates sent him a letter asking for her hand in marriage. When s ...

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The Anne of Green Gables Series

When I am cleaning up the kitchen for what seems like the millionth time or coaxing a reluctant child to do her homework, I remind myself that parenting has its perks. Topping the list for me is the joy of introducing my children to books I loved as a little girl. Over twenty years ago my sister and ...

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Only A Fool's Game

What do you when you're reading a pretty average book when the hero has a sudden personality transplant and becomes a jerk? Normally I'd give up on the book, unfortunately I had to keep reading this one in order to review it. Terry Hart has her reasons for disliking all members of Her ...