Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Tuesdays’ Tantalizing Teasers & First Chapter, First Paragraph: Revelation by C.J. Sansom

First Chapter, First Paragraph is hosted by I’d Rather Be At The Beach, you can reach here.  Easy to participate.  Include your book title and author, a picture of the cover, and quote the first (or first two) paragraph(s) from the … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf July 13/18

The last two weeks have been simultaneously busy and relaxing.  My house sale closed, I celebrated Canada Day, I planned a vacation in Spain for August, I was ill, and I drank lots of liquids and read, read, read. I … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers & First Chapter, First Paragraph: The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

First Chapter, First Paragraph has a new host, I’d Rather Be At The Beach, you can reach here.  Easy to participate.  Include your book title and author, a picture of the cover, and quote the first (or first two) paragraph(s) … Continue reading

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The Birth House by Ami McKay

Kudos to the Britannia Book Club (one of the perks connected with my recent move) for choosing such an excellent read for March.  The Birth House is Ami McKay‘s debut novel and it captures the early 1900’s rural Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf, Mar. 16/18

Since I last wrote anything on this blog, I’ve searched, found, bought, and moved into a marvellous new condo overlooking the Ottawa River.  And although I haven’t found the time to write, I’ve certainly been reading.  Here’s a sample from … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: July 28/17

I had a birthday last week and got a gift card from my sister for Chapters ( a Canadian bookstore for real and online) and so have managed to pick up a few more books (which I swore I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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