Book Review: Agnes, Murderess by Sarah Leavitt

Book Review: Agnes, Murderess by Sarah Leavitt

So I know Halloween is over, but I’m the type of person who likes to read spooky stories all year around, especially in the winter when I’m curled up by my fireplace. Agnes, Murderess by Sarah Leavitt landed on my doorstep unexpectedly, so the good folks...
Book Review: Self Help by Al Snow

Book Review: Self Help by Al Snow

Now that I review and recommend books professionally I’m attempting to be a well-rounded reader, which in my mind means that I read a wide variety of books, even books that I suspect I’ll dislike. I’ve fulfilled this promise to myself by picking up a...
Book Review: Half Spent Was the Night by Ami McKay

Book Review: Half Spent Was the Night by Ami McKay

For those of you who have read Ami McKay’s first book in this series of sorts, The Witches of New York, you will have undoubtedly devoured her latest, Half Spent Was the Night, which is billed as its sequel. Despite it being so short it packs in quite a bit,...
Book Review: The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

Book Review: The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

It’s strange timing that I read this book while pregnant, as The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman describes not one, not two, but three (!) different childbirth experiences. I raced through this book, and everytime I reached one of these scenes, I could...
Book Review: Dazzle Patterns by Alison Watt

Book Review: Dazzle Patterns by Alison Watt

I won’t lie, the cover of this book threw me off so I didn’t even read its back blurb (yikes!) so THEN I had no idea the story of Dazzle Patterns by Alison Watt was set during the Halifax Explosion of 1917, which resulted in me relegating it to the back of...