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May 11

From My Bookshelf: The Edge of Lost

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By Lynn Willoughby The Edge of Lost ~ Kristina McMorris This novel took a long time to get going.  To begin with it is the story of Shan Keegan – a young boy of twelve living with his brutal, drunen uncle in Dublin.  We’ve read too many of these stories.   It got interesting when […]

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Apr 27

From My Bookshelf: The Rosie Result

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By Lynn Willoughby The Rosie Result ~ Graeme Simsion This is the third “Rosie” book and I  have loved every one. They are quirky, funny, tender and philosophical. This one deals with eleven year old Hudson – Rosie and Don’s son.   When Hudson corrects his teacher’s grammar, it is not appreciated. When Hudson’s awkward […]

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Apr 13

From My Bookshelf: The Healing

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By Lynn Willoughby The Healing ~Jonathan Odell What to say about this novel?  It was not what I expected for a setting in Antebellum Mississippi, but it did have a certain mood for the times.  It deals with three generations of female healers. It is  subtle, almost gentle in the descriptions of people, period and […]

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Mar 30

From My Bookshelf: Me Before You

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By Lynn Willoughby Me Before You ~ Jojo Moyes This is an easy read that manages to deal with a man’s disability and having you laughing and crying.  I enjoyed it much more than I expected I would. Lou Clark ha a small life, in a small town in England.  She works at “The Buttered […]

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Mar 16

From My Bookshelf: The Marrow Thieves

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By Lynn Willoughby The Marrow Thieves ~ Cherie Dimaline This book was a Canada Reads choice in 2018.  It is classified as a young adult book but I enjoyed it a lot, after it had been recommended to me – twice. The Indigenous people of North America are being hunted in order to harvest their […]

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Mar 02

From My Bookshelf: Trains and Lovers

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By Lynn Willoughby Trains and Lovers ~ Alexander McCall Smith This very prolific writer has successfully published another great little book.  At under 250 pages I was totally engaged in the lives of the four people sitting together on a train travelling from Edinburgh to London, and how love touched their lives in very different […]

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Feb 16

From My Bookshelf: One Good Thing

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By Lynn Willoughby One Good Thing ~ Rebecca Hendry If you have spent any time in Yellowknife, you will love this book.  It is told through the eyes of twelve year old Delilah, whose father has been living in the north for some time.  Annie, Delilah’s troubled, flighty, arty, hippy mother, decides they will join […]

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Feb 02

From My Bookshelf: Sandstorm

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By Lynn Willoughby Sandstorm ~ Michael Asher It is 1946 when a plane crashed in Africa.  Fourteen year old Billy comes to and finds himself alone in the wreckage.  There is sand as far as he can see and no one comes to rescue him. The war, Nazi gold, MI-5, heroes, pilots, secret agents, spies, […]

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Jan 19

From My Bookshelf: Unsheltered

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By Lynn Willoughby Unsheltered ~ Barbara Kingsolver Kingsolver’s extensive research, her exposure of history as seen through the eyes of her characters, the mix of fictional and non-fictional characters, all kept me coming back.  As in all her writing, there are no lack of social issues of the day.  This book did not disappoint. The […]

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Jan 05

From My Bookshelf: The Wonder Garden

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By Lynn Willoughby The Wonder Garden ~ Lauren Acampora This novel had a great concept and lots of potential, and while I am not one who needs a conclusion where everything is settled and tied neatly together, it does have to have a conclusion.  This fell short by not creating any real relationships or connections. It […]

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