Books for October

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Wilde Lake a novel by Laura Lippman

A district attorney “Lu” has to investigate the death of a woman who was beaten to death by a homeless man. This is a story about a family secret’s that come back to haunt them. This story flips back and forth between the main characters childhood and present day. There was just enough interest to keep me engaged in this book. I wouldn’t call it riveting, and it was somewhat predictable. I did like the parallel storyline. The main characters childhood story was more interesting than her present story. I would have liked to have learned more about her brother AJ’s life to understand his character a bit better, is was slightly underdeveloped. If anyone else has read this book, I’d love to hear what you thought.

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay

This is another recommended book from Stephen Kings latest reads. Another page turner, I finished this book in a couple of nights. A group of three boys Tommy, Luis, and Josh befriend an odd character at a park hangout that has folklore attached to it. They are taken in by his stories and knowledge of the area. They seem to have a lot in common despite the difference in their ages. Tommy goes missing, they search but he can’t be found. Then “the pages” show up . You have to read it to believe all the undercurrents of the story.

Dawn:)

Defending Jacob by William Landay

This book was an amazing read. A boy is found dead and the suspect is a classmate with a father in the District attorneys office. Lately it’s been a struggle for me to focus but I had no difficulty focusing on this book. The plot seems simple but it isn’t, it’s genius! There are duelling plot lines that kinda just sneak up on you and before you know it you’ve been had!

Enjoy!

Birthday on The Magic Wine Bus


We had lunch at Le Caveau at the DOMAINE DE GRAND PRÉ Wonderfully presented chowder with scallop and lobster, this award wining restaurant boasts 3rd in the world.
Beautiful countryside.

At LUCKETT VINEYARDS we had dessert of dark chocolate cheesecake and it was paired with Isolde ice wine, which lasted 5 minutes!

At L'ACADIE VINEYARDS
We picked up a bottle of organic rosé sparkling. One of my favs

GASPEREAU VINEYARDS
I had desert of strawberry shortcake. We also sampled their selkie wine, it was totally delicious.

Mahone Bay Adventure

Today was a grand day for gallavanting.  Sunny and hot.  I slept in and landed at Rebecca’s Restaurant at 1300.  My favorite destination for lunch in Mahone Bay.  The menu is always refreshing.  I had Sweet Potato soup, Shrimp and mushroom Risotto cakes with a side salad and for dessert traditional Nova Scotia Strawberry Shortcake.  It was made with the best tea biscuit I’ve had since my grandmother’s for sure.  The new location is brillant.  On Edgewater Street, it has loads of parking and seating.

Right Next door there is a newly opened shop, called Sprig Apothecary, it literally had at all my favourite things for sale.  Succulents, lotions, beautifying products, and pretty little pots.  So I added a little succulent to my growing indoor garden and some beauty products to pamper myself.  It was fun, like a day at the spa, my style.

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Down the way I stopped  at Have A Yarn, and found some new color ways.   It’s a new company RavensWood Fibre Co.  A local company!


Another new shop on Main is a sweet little interior design shop.  Here Nor There. I picked up a seagrass basket, and a macrama plant holder.  The plant holder I’ve been ages waiting for and it’s perfect.


I dropped in to Birdsall-Worthington Pottery for a gander and found beautiful hand made earrings.


Finally ended up at Peacocks Antiques and found some awesome vintage clothing, stay tuned for those outfits.  Including a perfect birthday dress for July.