Category Archives: Friendship

Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay (34)

This is a great story by a writer from Ottawa.  I have been very unaware of this author until now. I have recently picked up a book by this writer, and I will be reading as many of her books … Continue reading

Posted in Author from Ottawa, Fiction, Friendship, Hate, Lives of girls, Lives of Women, Love, Rating: 5+ Stars, Saskatchewan | Leave a comment

Garbo Laughs by Elizabeth Hay (27)

Following Elizabeth Hay’s highly acclaimed bestselling novel A Student of Weather comes this brilliant and poignant, funny and sad-dyed novel about the tricky allure of movies in our everyday lives. It is set in Ottawa. This book is the quixotic … 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

The Widows of Paradise Bay by Jill Sooley (105)

This story is so true to life it will make you feel cringe in places and laugh in others. It is fast paced, funny yet heartbreak will draw you in and make you care about characters as real as your … Continue reading

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You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray and Danielle Daniel (51)

This is a wonderfully inspiring and meaningful picture book for kids about the cultivation of compassion and the importance of respect. Compassion is so missing in our world today.  It seems that no one cares much about each other and … Continue reading

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Until it Fades by K. A. Tucker (26)

This a modern-day Cinderalla-like story.  I love stories like that. They are captivating and keep you reading until you have completed the book. Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals. She wants to give her … Continue reading

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When Hope Springs New by Janette Oke (21)

This is a Christian novel that expounds on some of the values that we all want to hold onto in a world where values of any kind are downgraded to political correctness. The story is about two ladies who had … Continue reading

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