A First Review

Did I say first review? Make that first and second.

Months before a book is published Advanced Reading copies are sent out to reviewers, to help build some buzz before publication day. The hope is that early review will be favourable and others will want to see what all the buzz is about.

As many of you know, my next book is due to be released in September. What started out as an idea of a story that would follow two characters across time, finally developed into a book that I’m excited to see released into the world.

The book already has a few ratings on GoodReads and a very first review has come in. You can read it HERE. As I was preparing this post another early review came in as well. HERE.

The cover was finalized a few weeks ago which means all that is left is for it to go off to the printer.

I’m excited about this book for a number of reasons. First and foremost because it was quite some time in the making, which I think I mentioned here already. But it is also about the belief in witchcraft that people had centuries ago, and when my German-speaking ancestors came here to Nova Scotia in the 1700’s, they brought many of those beliefs with them. Even in my lifetime, I have known people who believed a certain individual was a witch. That is something that has always fascinated me.

So now, as another book is about to make it’s way into the big scary world, I hope it will be welcomed with open arms. Of course, it doesn’t mean I can just sit back and wait for this to happen. I’m hard at work on a more contemporary YA novel, but I also have some other stories on the go. Hopefully, none of them will take over ten years to come to fruition.

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  1. Well done! Both reviews are excellent. Another book to look forward to. The Family Way is sitting beside me waiting to be read. Stop writing so I can catch up!

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  2. Congratulations on your upcoming release. It sounds intriguing. The Tibert (Diebert) line of my family originated in Germany (Palatinate Area to be exact) and helped found Lunenburg in 1753, so I’m interested in the bits of history from that time found in the book.

    Also, I believe there were/are witches in the sense of people having a different understanding on how things work and in turn have insight on how to do things regular people can’t. Like the population in general, most are good.

    PS: I love the cover.


    • Thanks, Diane. Many of our ancestors were Foreign Protestants who came from different areas. On my mother’s side, we had German-speaking ancestors as well as French-speaking who came over to help with the founding of Lunenburg.

      Many people still misunderstand what a witch is even after all these years.

      I love the cover as well.

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