Category Archives: Historical Fiction

14. The Spy (Paolo Cohelo)

The life of Mata Hari continues to be surrounded by mystery and intrigue.  The Spy was an interesting account of her life, known as a double agent and accused of sharing secrets between the German and the French during the … Continue reading

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12. The Wake (Linden MacIntyre)

Did you know that there was a tsunami in Canada?  It is hard to believe that a tsunami in Newfoundland is a piece of history that most Canadians are not aware of. The Wake describes the terrible tsunami, which was … Continue reading

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Book Review Blitz- August

My mission this weekend is to get back on track, to get caught up on my book reviews and make a small dent in my accounts of author events.   These reviews are from the end of August when I … Continue reading

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Summer Blitz # 2 (59 & 60)

In an effort to get caught up on my book reviews, here is a snapshot of a couple more books that have been part of my summer reading. 59. The English Patient (Michael Ondaajte) Many of us have read or … Continue reading

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Summer Blitz (books 50 to 58)

With apologies to my book followers, this summer has been filled with beautiful, sunny days and I have been a bit slow with my book reviews!  In order to catch up, I am doing a summer blitz, grouping together some … Continue reading

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45. Warlight (Michael Ondaatje)

Warlight describes the time following World War II through the eyes of Nathaniel, a man trying to figure out his life and reflecting back on his time as a fourteen year old boy.  He and his younger sister, Rachel, had … Continue reading

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44. Love and Ruin (Paula McLain)

For lovers of historical fiction, Love and Ruin is a terrific book that not only keeps you turning pages but necessitates google searches to learn more about Martha Gellhorn, her writing and her tempestuous relationship with Ernest Hemingway.  If you … Continue reading

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Joanna Goodman: The Home for Unwanted Girls Launch

It was terrific to be invited to Joanna Goodman’s launch of The Home for Unwanted Girls on Thursday.  Although it is a challenge to travel to Toronto during the week, Ben McNally Books provided a great setting for the author … Continue reading

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Jennifer Robson: Grimsby Author Series

At the risk of sounding like a stalker, the final night at the Grimsby Author Series was my third time at a Jennifer Robson event.  At each event, I have learned something new about her books and her writing process. … Continue reading

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Claire Cameron: Grimsby Author Series

The Last Neanderthal was not only an entertaining story but encourages a reader to reconsider the experiences of living 40,000 years ago.  It helps to reconsider history and understand new discoveries following the sequencing of neanderthal DNA in 2010.  Readers … Continue reading

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