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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mindshadows at 100 mile finds

Want a great summer read that takes you back to the eve of the first world war? I've got a book for you! The Summer Before the Storm is the first in a series of novels revolving around 3 generations of a rich family just after the turn of the century. It's full of love, betrayal, scandal and unrequited love! Now all you have to do is pull up a deck chair and get comfy.

Mindshadows is the name of the store at 100 mile finds, the book is called "The Summer Before the Storm - Book 1 The Muskoka Novels by Gabriele Wills.
I read it this past winter, it is amazing! I loved it. It is historical fiction and it is fascinating to read about how the 1st World War was seen through Canadian eyes. There are tons of references to both Toronto and the Muskoka region.
It would make a fantastic read as you lounged around on a rainy day, or on 'a way too hot to go outside' kind of day.
This book would make an amazing hostess gift when you are invited up to a cottage, especially somewhere in the Muskoka's. I just gave it to a friend and we figured out, it is set on the island just north of them. How cool is that!?

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your kind comments about my novel! I'm thrilled that The Summer Before The Storm is a Muskoka Chautauqua 2010 Reading List Winner.