I am happy to take part in this Penguin Blog Tour for The Poisoned Pawn. My friend Sarah Atchison first introduced me to Peggy Blair’s work when she chose The Beggar’s Opera for our book club in the fall. The women in our club loved it. We were thrilled when Peggy was available to join us one Sunday evening to discuss the book and her writing process. Imagine our excitement when she revealed that the second book in the series would be available in a few months, after which she promptly invited us to the book launch! Talk about keeping in touch with your audience. Read more…
I am being provided with Christian McPherson’s novel, The Cube People, for review. I am excited to share my opinion of this book with you. To give you a sense of who Christian McPherson is and what his book is about, please check out the above video of Christian being interviewed for A-Channel News in Ottawa.
Remember Me? is a pleasant novel written by Sophie Kinsella of “Shopaholic” fame – however this is a stand-alone novel with a different heroine.
I haven’t read the complete Shopaholic series of books, but I did read Shopaholic & Baby. I enjoyed that this heroine, Lexi, had a bit more depth in terms of her career etc., than Shopaholic‘s Rebecca, although Kinsella demonstrates in the novel that Lexi’s career success came at the price of friends, family and sacrificing who she is as a person – a tough pill to swallow. Lexi must re-discover herself and her loved ones after suffering from a bout of amnesia brought on by a car crash. This all ultimately turns out to be a blessing in disguise.
I thought this book was a bit on the long side. I ended up skipping ahead at points to make sure I was actually going to get somewhere. I did really enjoy how Kinsella depicted the relationship between Lexi and her mother, and how she brought the mother’s mannerisms to life. You could imagine seeing this nervous woman in real life.
Not one of my favourites, but would be a nice cottage read.