Category Archives: A closer look

A Wedding and a White Christmas by Suzanne Stengl

Among other things that I loved in A Wedding and a White Christmas are some that I normally don’t care for in romance fiction: stories set in Calgary, Christmas romances and impulsive Vegas weddings. In this sweet romance it was just the … Continue reading

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Secret Sky by JP McLean

Congratulations to my friend and fellow author JP McLean on launching Secret Sky, the first installment in her Gift Legacy. It’s available on Amazon (.com, .ca, .uk…) and other major e-book sellers for a promo price that is less than a … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Mark by Shellley Kassian

I’m posting a review I wrote more than two years ago… I’ve just realized I don’t have it on my website. January 2016 Intertwining her novel’s plot with several distinctive threads – Norse mythology, folk tales and early medieval Christianity … Continue reading

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Running Home by Katie O’Connor

A great romance, and much more. Running Home, the first novel in the Heart’s Haven series, is an enjoyable read, a lovely romance that will leave you happy and satisfied. It has likable and realistic characters and a solid story. … Continue reading

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The Snowman, or, what happened to Jo Nesbø

What is the magic ingredient for a bestseller? Must be luck, for a good story certainly isn’t. And I think I know what happened to Jo Nesbø, but you’ll need to read to the end of this blog to find out. … Continue reading

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A closer look: One Woman’s Island by Susan M. Toy

Like her Island in the Clouds, Susan Toy’s second Bequia Perspective novel, One Woman’s Island is a complex story. On the surface, it’s a crime novel. Mariana, a Canadian woman in her forties, arrives on the island of Bequia running … Continue reading

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Coming up: “The Gift: Betrayal”

When was the last time you fell in love with a book after chapter one? It happened to me with “The Gift Legacy.” With the newest book, the fifth installment in the series, “The Gift: Betrayal” only days away, I’d … Continue reading

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