Monthly Archives: July 2018

Ya Ha Tinda by Kathy Calvert (20**)

This is a book about celebrating 100 years of Canadian Government’s only working horse ranch. It is a book like no other I have seen or read. It is a new book, and it is one that I wanted to … Continue reading

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A Recipe for an Extraordinary Life by Emilio Jose Garcia and Samantha Kristoferson (19)

This is a wonderful book about organization, minimalism and self-care.  It is a book like no other by authors from the Waterloo, Ontario region. It is a must-read in our culture of overconsumption and over-busyness. So many of us are … Continue reading

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From the Vault by Gennifer Grainger (18)

This book is a photo-history of London, Ontario. It contains hundreds of never-before-seen photos from London’s up to the 195o’s. Settled at the fork of the Thames River in early 1800’s, London was a small rural town when William Sutherland founded … Continue reading

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Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman (17)

I never read anything by Danielle Younge-Ullman.  I was surprised to feel so connected to her characters and the place. When seventeen year old Ingrid Burke arrives at Peak Wilderness Camp, it is not what she is expecting. For starters, … Continue reading

Posted in Author from Ontario, Fiction, Friendship, Integrity, Kindness, Lives of girls, Lives of Women, Mother-daughter relationships, Uncategorized, YA novel | Leave a comment

These Four Walls by Susan Cameron (16)

This is a wonderful entrancing story that is set on the east coast. I just love east coast stories. Rose Morash is a woman who guards her privacy and her secrets. From an early age to old age, keeping certain … Continue reading

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The Sweetest One by Melanie Mah (15)

This is a great story by a great story-teller.  I was enthralled by this writer, as I usually am! The story is about Chrysler Wong who has spent her entire life in Spring Hills, a rural Alberta town filled with … Continue reading

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The Sea Was in their Blood by Quenin Casey (14)

This is a story about another author from the East Coast in Canada. It is another great read. The story is set in Wood Harbour, Nova Scotia.  It was a frigid night in February 2013 when the five young fishermen … Continue reading

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