Category: contemporary women’s fiction.

Book Review: Animal by Lisa Taddeo

Book Review: Animal by Lisa Taddeo

This book begins with a suicide; an aging man, obsessed with his mistress, tracks her down in a restaurant having dinner with another married man, and shoots himself in the face. We learn this in the first paragraph of the book, told bluntly by the first-person...
Book Review: Waiting for a Star to Fall by Kerry Clare

Book Review: Waiting for a Star to Fall by Kerry Clare

Many Canadian book lovers will be familiar with the author Kerry Clare, as she has her own wonderful blog where she reviews books, plus she’s the editor at 49thshelf.com which is a helpful resource for those looking to find the latest books being released in...
Book Review: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Book Review: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

It seems like I’ve been reading a successful streak of female-centric historical fiction lately, so it comes as no surprise that the popular novel The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner was just as pleasing. Is it because I’m a woman that I like to read about...
Book Review: How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior

Book Review: How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior

Did you enjoy the book Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple? If the answer is ‘yes’, you will most certainly enjoy How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior. And if you hated Bernadette? You’re going to want to pass on this book,...
Book Review: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

Book Review: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

I’ve had some great luck with historical fiction lately, and my 5 star reading streak continues with The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles. It helps that this novel is all about the power of reading and its ability to build resilience, which is something...
Book Review: The Sow’s Ear Cafe by Holly Quan

Book Review: The Sow’s Ear Cafe by Holly Quan

It’s been ages since I reluctantly agreed to accept a copy of The Sow’s Ear Café by Holly Quan. My review policy states I no longer accept unsolicited books, and I typically hold true to that rule, but I received such a persuasive email from Alberta author...