Category Archives: Opinion

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier (Girl with a Pearl Earring) gives us another fascinating historical novel based on the lives of fossilist and palaeontologist Mary Anning and her fellow-enthusiast Elizabeth Philpot and their important discoveries in the early 19th century which fuelled speculation … Continue reading

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Twas A Dark and Stormy Night

You probably thought from the title that this was going to be about Snoopy but it is not.  I’ve always wanted to go to a Murder Mystery Theatre Dinner production and finally got to go to one last Friday night … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday Meme: Camino Island by John Grisham

Today’s mystery is Camino Island by John Grisham, a complicated look at the underground buying and selling of stolen first editions and manuscripts.  It begins with the theft of 5 priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts from Princeton University’s Firestone Library … Continue reading

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Sunday Special: Melanie Willard

Melanie Willard spoke to our Woman 2 Woman Bible Study (Metropolitan Bible Church, Ottawa) session recently about how to care for people in crisis.  She speaks of this with authority because she has been through an amazing, torturous journey that … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Today’s Mystery Monday offering is by Ruth Ware, The Woman in Cabin 10, a story of extreme identity theft, full of tension, deception, and betrayal.  This is the first book I’ve read by Ware but it won’t be the last.  … Continue reading

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The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees

The story begins in 1881 with Louisa, a recognizable figure by  now thanks to Little Women and Little Men, boarding the Boston train for Bellows Falls, Vermont, where she would then rent a Rockaway to travel the rest of the … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Cold Mourning by Brenda Chapman

Cold Mourning is the first in a series of mysteries featuring Stonechild and Rouleau by Brenda Chapman, a Canadian author who lives in Ottawa.  It was the second book I’d read by Brenda and I recommend you read them in … Continue reading

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