Darlene Smoliak

About me

Darlene is a Canadian book blogger who reviews at Peeking Between the Pages and has an ever growing love of historical fiction whether it be political, mystery, religious, and most definitely anything to do with the royals.

From my website

Leaving Blythe River by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Catherine Ryan Hyde writes the kinds of stories that are emotional and meaningful and they always touch my heart in some way.  I love her books and in her newest Leaving Blythe River she once again wrote a novel that held me in its grip from the first page to the last.…

A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles by Mary Elizabeth Williams

In 2010 Mary Elizabeth Williams, in her early 40’s, was diagnosed with Stage 2c melanoma which she had removed. Sadly a year later her cancer is back with a vengeance and she’s diagnosed with Stage 4 metastatic melanoma. She was now dealing with a rapidly fatal form of skin cancer that…

Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro

I loved Rare Objects by Kathleen Tessaro. I adore her books. She’s a wonderful writer who writes so beautifully and vividly that I always find myself becoming so lost in the stories she tells. Maeve is the daughter of a widowed Irish immigrant living in Depression era Boston. Maeve is…

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