Just Released : Out of Mirror lake by Betty Cunningham.
In September 1967 two young women, Maggie Blake and Abby Harper, living in different towns close to the Quebec/Vermont border, give birth to baby girls on the same day. One child is the result of rape; the other baby fails to survive the birth. Eighteen years go by, during which time both women move to Montreal and pursue successful careers. Still unknown to one another, they might have remained so, had not a 79-year-old retired colonel, Maggie’s employer, purchased an abandoned cabin in the woods near Mirror Lake in Quebec’s Eastern Townships in August 1984. While clearing out the cabin, he finds a sealed letter postmarked 1976, addressed to “Abby, c/o Honeymoon Cabin, Mirror Lake.” His curiosity piqued by the cryptic address, he amuses himself by tracking down this Abby’s address and forwarding the letter. Its shocking contents reveal a near decades-old conspiracy involving both women, bringing joy to one and despair to the other.
About Betty Cunningham
Betty Cunningham has been writing for many years, mostly short, humorous stories for her own enjoyment and, following her years as a public health nurse, to amuse her neighbours while raising five children. Later on, she began to write more seriously. Her columns appeared in The Sunday Express, a weekly Montreal newspaper for over a year. For several years, while living in Brockville, Ontario, she belonged to Writers’ Ink and in 2013 contributed to Through a Glass Darkly, a novella written by its members. Out of Mirror Lake is her first full-length novel.
Just Released: The Secret of the Golden Orbs by R. Patricia Capitain, Book 2 of The de la Montagne Trilogy.
“R. Patricia Capitain has crafted another engaging story for the pre-teen reader. Princesses Cordelia and Emma’s adventures continue, laced with mysterious flying creatures, natural disasters, threatening strangers, and defenseless children. Balancing royal expectations and youthful inexperience, the girls take the reader through more lively twists and turns as they take responsibility for their actions and face the greatest adventure of all—growing up!” Maggie Wheeler, Author of the bestselling Farran Mackenzie “Lost Villages” mysteries
Just Released: Beatrice Makes a Promise by Victoria Gilpin
This is an enchanting story about Beatrice, who is a little angel doll with fiery red hair and tiny wings that look like they could really fly. One day Beatrice was given as a gift to a young girl who just adored her new angel doll. That evening…when the moonlight filled the room…something magical began to happen. Beatrice was taken to the 2016 Guardian Angel Convention, where she was accepted as one of the newest guardian angels and given a Scroll of Honour that declares her promise to all children.
Imagine your child’s delight and surprise when on the last page of the story they see their name on the Scroll of Honour where Beatrice has made her promise to them.
Just released: Take a Chance by Kim Benton
Taking a chance on a puppy turns out to be a wonderful and action packed experience for the whole family. Follow the adventures of this Golden Doodle as his comical antics bring laughter to young readers.
Kim Benton has been writing stories since she was a young girl. Growing up in a small Eastern Ontario village, she always had a dog, a horse, and one time even a calf as a pet! This book is written about her family dog and his true to life escapades.
She currently resides in the Thousand Islands Region of Eastern Ontario and has worked in Community Corrections for thirty years. She has three adult children and one grandchild.
Andrea Wolfe was interviewed as part of a Culture Days press conference this week. She talks about one of her pieces of art and her book “If the Moon was a Heart“. Here is the link to the radio spot that aired today on North Country Public Radio.
A Brockville Artist Inspired by Life and Love
Just released! After the Broken Heart: Finding the Love of Christ by Eda Maddalena.
After the pain and grief of abandonment and divorce, the author drew closer to God and immersed herself in the bible to find healing. What she found was the greatest love of all, the love of Jesus Christ. This book celebrates, in poetry, the journey from a broken heart to the faithful love of Christ that heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Eda Maddalena is a believer in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God. She is a daughter, mother, sister, friend, and teacher. Her desire is to spread the good news of God’s great love.
In the world of self-help books, this one is a game changer. In the game of Life, we all have our designated positions. Tashene Wolfe, with her unique and powerful insight into human behavior, helps the reader understand why we play the roles we do.
A Path to Wholeness is a book of self discovery that explores the nature of human experience by looking at patterns of relating that limit our Personal Power and prevent us from living with clarity and integrity.
This second edition comes at a time when people are much more aware of the dangers of substance abuse, as well as physical and emotional abuse. Many people are looking for support in becoming more conscious and in control of their lives. It is from this place that A Path to Wholeness offers insights into how to release self-imposed limitations to make room for a better way of life. It addresses things like self-confidence and self-esteem and is invaluable for its relationship advice.
If you are willing to look inside yourself, this book can increase your awareness of your true potential and help you understand the people around you. It can provide clarity of vision and empower you to find freedom and joy.
Introducing From Despair to Dreams by Maria Lento.
In her own words: Poetry has helped me through the hardest times in my life, as I was able to express my deepest darkest thoughts and bring them to light. I hope these poems inspire you to feel that there is always a rainbow at the end of the storm, and that life is meant to be lived to the fullest. Never give up!!!
Introducing First Nations Life – Teachings of the Elders by Eva Kakepetum. First Nations Life is a children’s book that combines the artwork of Abe Kakepetum with Eva’s words to create a picture of the traditions and ideals of our First Nations people. The book also contains colouring book pages derived from Abe’s art that make it perfect for a classroom setting or a child who loves art and colouring.
First Nations Life was created to preserve the First Nations traditions by passing them to the next generation.
Eva and Abe have collaborated on songs, artwork and books over the years. Abe is a well-known artist whose work has traveled the globe. Eva is a mental health counselor and the author of Alive Again – A Journey From the Storms of Life.
First Nations Life can be enjoyed by people of all ages who desire to gain a better understanding of our connection to Mother Earth.
Eva Kakepetum signed copies of her book Alive Again – A Journey From the Storms of Life at Coles in Thunder bay last weekend. It was a successful signing with books sold, readers engaged and copies now for sale on the shelf in the store.
Stay tuned for Eva’s second book Welcome to My Culture – Teachings of the Elders. It’s a Children’s book featuring artwork by her husband Abe Kakepetum. It’s scheduled for release in August.