Category Archives: Lives of Women

Laura Secord by Terry Barber (66)

This is a wonderful book for kids about Laura Secord.  It is in the acts of Courage series, and I think it fits our Canadian book review challenge for October quite well. As a matter of fact, the four books … Continue reading

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She Dared: True Stories of Heroines, Scoundrels, and Renegades by Ed Butts (59)

History has often overlooked women.  Browse through any encyclopedia and it is obvious that the biographical sketches are overwhelmingly the stories of men.  It is as though women, with a few outstanding exceptions, have had relatively little to contribute in … Continue reading

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Spiderweb by Penelope Lively (32)

This is another great story for adults by the great story writer Penelope Lively. This is a story that will entrance the reader and keep her reading until the last page is turned. All her life, Stella Brentwood has considered … 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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Second Blush by Molly Peacock (168)

I love books of poetry. And this book did not disappoint. I had a good time reading it during this long family day weekend. What better way to spend a long weekend than reading! This is a poetry book that … Continue reading

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This is Not my Life by Diane Schoemperlen (148)

This is a memoir of love, prison and other complications. It is a book that will keep you reading and reading until the last page. For almost six turbulent years, award-winning writer Diane Schoemperlen was involved with a prison inmate … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life: The Margaret Laurence Lectures (112)

This is a great book about the 25th anniversary of the Lecture Series. It brings the best writers and everything that they say is necessary for a writer’s life. Some of the stories are humorous. Others are more serious. But … Continue reading

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