Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Modern Couple’s Money Guide by Lesley-Anne Scorgie


This is a well written must read personal finance book for couples young and old. For some couples, getting married starts a domestic life of bliss, but that bliss can be short lived, thanks to a little thing called money.   

Money matters are the number one cause of separation and divorce in North America.This book will teach you how to merge, manage and grow your finances together. Whether rich or poor, The Modern Couple’s Money Guide will introduce you to the key steps needed to reach your financial potential as a couple.

The author offers practical advice and helps distinguish between good debt and bad debt. Having money helps you and your partner create higher quality options for your future. Smart couples take the time to build a plan to achieve financial success.

Building an incredible financial future with your life partner starts with open communication, respect and a plan for the future.
 
Enjoy the read

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Christmas Fox by Anik McGrory


New to our library collection, this children's book is about the birth of Jesus and the welcome he receives from the animals in the surrounding fields and forest.

Each animal has a special gift that they want to bring the baby. The woodpecker wants to spread the news, the sheep wants to bring him wool, the bird wants to bring him a song, and everyone has a gift, except the fox.

"Just come, it is enough," says the donkey. So shyly the little fox enters the stable after all the other animals have arrived and what he shares is the joy in his heart. This brings a smile to the baby, the donkey was right, "it is enough".

This is a tender story that teaches that the best gift is the one that comes from the heart.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Merry Christmas Cookbook by Disney


This book is full of delicious recipes that are perfect for making memories with your little ones.

Begin your day with Monster-O's spiced breakfast bars, feast on Olaf's Mini Pizzas for lunch and snack on Pooh Bear's Mini Honey Buns for night snack.

The recipes include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sides & Drinks as well as Dessert. The color photographs and Disney character art is pleasing to the eye and every recipe is rated to let the kids know how difficult it will be.

Also included in this cookbook are a few recipes with ingredients that can be assembled in a jar and given as gifts. This is a fun Christmas Cookbook that will delight the cooks and their guests alike.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda



The story begins as Anil’s mother is getting a lavish feast and ceremony ready to bless Anil before he leaves his family home in India to study medicine in America.  Anil is the cherished eldest son and is the first of his large family to attend college or leave India. 

As he strives to be the best doctor possible, living in Texas and working at one of the best hospital’s in America, changes him. He must seek the wisdom his father has left him and decide where he will settle down…….in India or America. 

The reviewer liked this book because Anil goes through many major life decisions in this story.  Anil comes from a large, well-to-do family but has to face failure, disappointment and hardship along the way. The reviewer especially enjoyed this book's unexpected but satisfying ending. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The After Wife by Gigi Levangie Grazer



The novel starts off “Hi, my name is Hannah...and I’m a widow.” Hannah’s “grief team” includes a never-hit-the-big-time actress, a dog rescuing activist and a drag queen. 

The author is a real life wife of a successful movie producer and her language is sprinkled with “LA’isms.  There is a lot of social commentary and wry humour.

After her late husband John has been killed by a hit-and-run driver, Hannah discovers that her loss has given her the ability to speak to the dead. First, she hears from the elderly widow who previously occupied her home, and then it is John himself. It turns out the cops have screwed up their investigation so John and she must assist in solving the mystery.

The reviewer would rate this book a 7/10 on the ChicLit scale. The tone was entertaining and a bit steamy and they look forward to reading more by this author. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Answer to Everything by Elyse Friedman



The Answer to Everything is told from various points of view of a group involved in a scheme to set up an institution based on the charisma of a guru type personality who is attracting people by offering ‘the answer to everything’.

The reviewer found this book funny and smart. It was entertaining and open-hearted with a compassionate fondness for human foibles beneath the fun. It reminded the reviewer of Roddy Doyle, especially his early work like ‘The Commitments”.