Book Review: Miss Emily

Posted by: on Jul 20, 2015 | No Comments
Publisher's Synopsis: Ada Concannon's first day in America is a success. She's the new maid for the respected but eccentric Dickinson family of Amherst, Massachusetts. Despite differences in age and class, eighteen-year-old Ada, fresh off the boat from Ireland, strikes up a deep friendship with Miss Emily, the gifted elder daughter living a spinster's life at home. Emily is a bastion of support as Ada struggles to find her place in this new world, while Ada's toil gives Emily the freedom she needs Read more [...]
Book Review: The Woman Who Stole My Life

Book Review: The Woman Who Stole My Life

Posted by: on Dec 2, 2014 | No Comments
Publisher's Synopsis: The Woman Who Stole My Life is a beautiful, page-turning novel about losing the life you had and starting a new one. One day, sitting in traffic, married Dublin mom Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life. She meets a man who wants her telephone number (for the insurance, it turns out). That's okay. She doesn't really like him much anyway (his Range Rover totally banjaxed her car). But in this meeting is born the seed of something Read more [...]
Book Review: One Plus One

Book Review: One Plus One

Posted by: on Sep 12, 2014 | No Comments
  Publisher's Synopsis:   One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before YouAmerican audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted Stateside she has captivated readers and reviewers alike, and hit the New York Times bestseller list with the word-of-mouth sensation Me Before You. Now, with One Plus One, she’s written another contemporary opposites-attract Read more [...]
Book Review: Michael Smith’s “Family Meals” and a Recipe for Weekend Pancakes

Book Review: Michael Smith’s “Family Meals” and a Recipe for Weekend Pancakes

Posted by: on Aug 13, 2014 | No Comments
Publisher's Description: Family Meals features 100 recipes straight from Michael’s home kitchen – his passion for real, homemade food and his love for simple, healthy cooking comes through in every recipe. On top of amazing meals for Breakfast & Brunch, Simple Salads, Soups, Stews & Casseroles, you’ll also find ideas for Family Meals in Minutes, Cook Ahead, Meatless Mondays, Slow Cookers & Pressure Cookers, Lunchbox & Snacks – and of course every family’s favourite Read more [...]
Book Review & Giveaway: The Dolphin Way, A Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy and Motivated Kids Without Turning Into A Tiger

Book Review & Giveaway: The Dolphin Way, A Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy and Motivated Kids Without Turning Into A Tiger

Posted by: on Apr 21, 2014 | One Comment
  Synopsis: Harvard-trained psychiatrist and expert in human motivation, Dr. Shimi Kang, provides a guide to the art and science of inspiring children to develop their own internal drive and a lifelong love of learning. Drawing on the latest neuroscience and behavioural research, Dr. Kang shows why pushy "tiger parents" and permissive "jellyfish parents" actually hinder self-motivation. She proposes a powerful new parenting model: the joyful, playful, and highly social dolphin. As the Read more [...]
Book Review: Traitor’s Blade

Book Review: Traitor’s Blade

Posted by: on Mar 10, 2014 | No Comments
  Publisher's Synopsis: The King is dead, the Greatcoats have been disbanded, and Falcio Val Mond and his fellow magistrates Kest and Brasti have been reduced to working as bodyguards for a nobleman who refuses to pay them. Things could be worse, of course. Their employer could be lying dead on the floor while they are forced to watch the killer plant evidence framing them for the murder. Oh wait, that’s exactly what’s happening… Now a royal conspiracy is about to unfold in the Read more [...]
Book Review and Giveaway: The Invention of Wings

Book Review and Giveaway: The Invention of Wings

Posted by: on Dec 28, 2013 | 11 Comments
PUBLISHER'S SYNOPSIS: Hetty "Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women. Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who Read more [...]
The Silent Wife: Penguin Canada’s #PenguinDelights Pick for December 13th

The Silent Wife: Penguin Canada’s #PenguinDelights Pick for December 13th

Posted by: on Dec 13, 2013 | No Comments
Today's featured book from Penguin Canada's #PenguinDelights Advent Calendar is The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison. I read this book over the summer, and I can still say with every conviction that this was one of the best books I have read all year! Deep, dark and psychologically thrilling. You can read my review here. Go check out Penguin Canada's Website for an awesome "Blockbuster" giveaway, including a copy of The Silent Wife. Oh, and you can also enter to win $750 in books! In Read more [...]