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The Passing Bells

Book Review The Passing Bells by Phillip Rock (From the publisher) Before Downton Abbey, there was Abingdon Pryory, the elegant country home of the Grevilles—a titled English family who, along with their servants, see their world turned upside down when England goes to war. Once their well-kept lawns and whirling social seasons give way to the horrors of World War I, …

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The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus

Book Review The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright (From the Publisher: ) 1928 — The Bonaventure Circus is a refuge for many, but Pippa Ripley was rejected from its inner circle as a baby. When she receives mysterious messages from someone called the “Watchman,” she is determined to find him and the connection to her birth. As …

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My Very First Cookbook

Book Review My Very First Cookbookby Danielle Kartes From the Publisher: Family time in the kitchen is special. Celebrate all the joyful moments in the kitchen with your little chef with this adorable keepsake cookbook! Learning to cook is sure to boost kids’ confidence in the kitchen, but most importantly, it helps create special memories of your time together! Whether …

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Five Little Words

Book Review Five Little Words by Jackie Walsh Laura Caldwell arrives home from the hospital with her newborn baby, Shay in tow. But amidst the congratulatory cards, there’s a note that makes her blood run cold. Those five little words — your husband is a murderer — change everything. Could her husband, Conor, really be behind the brutal murder of …

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Truth Be Told

Book Review Truth Be Told: My Journey Through Life and the Law by Beverley McLachlin The first woman to ever hold the role of Chief Justice of Canada, Beverley McLachlin shares her life’s story — from growing up in the foothills of Alberta, to her career on the Supreme Court. As a young woman, McLachlin moved to Edmonton to pursue …

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20 Books Set on a Form of Transportation

From murder mysteries set on trains, to spy thrillers on submarines, or historical novels centred around the wonder of flight — there are so many great books set aboard transportation. And for one of our 2020 challenge prompts, that’s exactly what we’re looking for! To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of twenty different books set on a …

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Set the Stars Alight

Book Review Set the Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes As a young child, Lucy Claremont is fascinated by the tales her father weaves by the firelight. Each night, in an aged brick cottage in London, the family of this humble watchmaker, uncover a world of light and wonder. But it’s one story in particular that captures Lucy’s imagination — two …

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