After the Bloom

By Leslie Shimotakahara - Published 2017


In her contemplative first novel, Shimotakahara explores the long-lasting aftereffects of a disgraceful historical episode: the incarceration of people of Japanese ancestry during ...Read Review

The Burying Ground

By Janet Kellough - Published 2015



In 1851, there are odd goings-on at the Strangers’ Burying Ground outside Yorkville, a growing community north of Toronto. Graves are being disturbed, which ...Read Review

Matrons and Madams

By Sharon Johnston - Published 2015



In 1918 London, 30-year-old nurse Clara hears the long-awaited news: “The war is over!” Having lost her husband in the war, tears of joy ...Read Review

A Dark and Promised Land

By Nathaniel Poole - Published 2014


In 1812, the first settlers from Ireland and Scotland arrive in the fertile Red River Valley, situated within the bounds of Rupert’s Land. ...Read Review

Put on the Armour of Light

By Catherine MacDonald - Published 2014



The Reverend Charles Lauchlan, a Presbyterian minister in turn-of-the-20th-century Winnipeg, Manitoba, is galvanized into detection by the arrest of his former university ...Read Review

The Resurrection of Mary Mabel McTavish

By Allan Stratton - Published 2014


In Depression-era London, Ontario, a suicidal 17-year-old Mary Mabel McTavish receives an angelic visitation from her deceased mother that will change her life ...Read Review

Gold Web

By Vicki Delany - Published 2013



Yukon Territory, 1898. A stabbing in a back alley is not unusual in Dawson, but the victim’s final words shock Fiona MacGillivray. The ...Read Review

47 Sorrows

By Janet Kellough - Published 2013



A mysterious drowning opens this third installment of Kellough’s Thaddeus Lewis Mysteries as four children discover a disfigured victim washed up on ...Read Review

Second Summer of War

By Cheryl Cooper - Published 2014



In her sequel to Come Looking for Me, Cooper returns to the War of 1812 and the story of Princess Emily, fictional granddaughter of ...Read Review

Local Customs

By Audrey Thomas - Published 2014


Biographical FictionLiteraryMystery/Crime

In 1838, successful English writer L.E.L. (Letitia Landon) makes a surprise marriage to George Maclean, chief administrator of Cape Coast, and travels ...Read Review