Tags archives: book

  • Book Review: Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber

  • This book was only bookmarked once, for sleeping. Otherwise, it was open and shut in a few short hours during an overnight stay at our cottage a few weekends ago. Are You Sleeping, a novel by Kathleen Barber, was a quick, engaging, and great read. It's the ideal book for the beach, the Muskoka chair, or a plane or train ride. Here is the synopsis from publisher Simon & Schuster Canada: [...]
  • Book Review: The Shadow Sister by Lucinda Riley @SimonSchusterCA

  • This was one heck of a page turner and definitely should be on your summer reading list. Having not read the first two books in the 'series' (there are seven sisters, this is one of them - hence the book series), I was bit worried I would feel like I was missing something or I would feel out of place. But nope. Not at all. Totally an awesome stand alone book, but also makes me want to read [...]
  • Book Review: I Found You by NYT Bestselling author @LisaJewellUK

  • Book review of I Found You by Lisa Jewell available in Canada April 25, 2017. I read this book, no that's not right, I devoured this book on the beach in Cuba at Christmas. This book captured me from the start and had me sitting up perched on the edge of my beach lounger with a tear in my eye captivated right to the end. Synopsis courtesy of Simon & Schuster Canada: "A young bride, [...]
  • Book Review: Still Mine by Amy Stuart @SimonSchusterCA

  • Book Review: Still Mine by Amy Stuart  From Simon & Schuster: WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU VANISH FROM YOUR LIFE AND LEAVE NO STORY BEHIND? SOMEONE WILL MAKE ONE UP FOR YOU. Clare is on the run. From her past, from her husband, and from her own secrets. When she turns up alone in the remote mining town of Blackmore asking about Shayna Fowles, the local girl who disappeared, everyone wa[...]
  • Book Review: Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg

  • Words are powerful. We all know how much I love to dive into a new book, but this one was different.  Why? Because of those powerful words on the cover..... This book landed in my hands six weeks ago, and yet it wasn't until the other day that I opened it up and promptly devoured it.  I mean that literally.  I read it in one four hour sitting, no bathroom breaks, no cuppa, nothing, just page[...]
  • Book Review: The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie

  •   It arrived on a Friday and was delightfully devoured in a weekend.  At just over 400 pages, it was a surprisingly quick read.  If you're looking for a great weekend escape (via book), I would absolutely recommend first time Canadian novelist Sally Christie's The Sisters of Versailles. Here is how Simon & Schuster describe it:   I really was taken away and felt a[...]
  • Book Review: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

  • I really do try to celebrate the small things in life.  One of those small things is being an advance reader for Simon and Schuster:) Having a new book arrive is such a treat! I've been introduced to books I would not have picked up for myself, which is always fun. When the most recent book arrived I had high hopes.  I've heard great things about Alice Hoffman, but never read any of her books. [...]
  • Book Review: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

  • Books, I love them.  I have always loved reading and it helps that I am relatively quick at it.  I've been on a Scandanavian Thriller binge recently thanks to inheriting my mother's old Kobo and basically reading every book marked 'closed' - meaning, every book my mom read:) We have pretty similar tastes, or more accurately my taste is similar to hers. Needless to say when I received a note fro[...]