The Apothecary’s Garden by Jeanette Lynes

Since her parent's deaths, Lavender has made money selling flowers grown in the garden that supplied their apothecary shop, along with the orphan boy they took in. It's hard work with little chance of reward, and it looks like she may lose the house and garden, when a chance encounter with a famous medium who …

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Hamatsa by Jim McDowell

I have a few books in my collection now that are about local or Canadian history, and they're all so fascinating. I came across this title, and was really intrigued to learn more. This one was from a small BC press, and I hope to share more of their titles with you in future, because …

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Extraordinary Canadians: Stories From The Heart Of Our Nation by Peter Mansbridge with Mark Bulgutch

Extraordinary Canadians is a series of interviews written in the first person, so that reading it feels like each interviewee telling their own story to the reader. The authors names might sound familiar: Mansbridge is the former anchor of The National and Bulgutch was a producer at CBC. I was curious about this book and …

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I Smell Snow… A Walk In The Vancouver Snow.

Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC "Flakes, flurries, whirls, crystals. Whatever it comes in, I'll take it. We go back, snow and me. We have a beautiful history." - Gilmore Girls. As Lorelei knows, there's something magical about snow. This is our first year in Canada, and we didn't think we would get any snow, but this …

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