Bodacious Book Reviews

I was a book reviewer for HarperCollins Canada and Simon and Schuster Canada for several years. I review literary fiction, science-fiction/fantasy,
historical fiction, romance, poetry, memoirs, biographies, and nonfiction.

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Bodacious Book Reviews

21st Century Troubadour by Andy White

A Band Of Roses by Pat McDermott

A Brief History of Ukraine: A Singular People within the Crucibles of Empires by Dominic Haynes

A Drowned Kingdom (The Drowned Kingdom Saga Book 1) by P.L. Stuart

A Fresh Start: 111 Affirmations to Make This The Best Year Ever and Create The Life You Want by Karen Carrington

A Love That Makes Life Drunk by Karen Roderick

A Yank Back To England: The Prodigal Tourist Returns by Denis Lipman

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

American On Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot by Craig Ferguson

An Eternity of Roses (The Valthreans: Book 1) by Natalie G. Owens

Anything You Want by Derek Sivers

At A Loss For Words by Diane Schoemperlen

Be That Girl: Ignite Your Passion, Organize Your Life & Embrace Freedom by Tina O’Connor

Billy by Pamela Stephenson

Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

Bridget Jones Mad About The Boy by Helen Fielding

Burt Reynolds on Screen by Wayne Byrne

Careers AF! (2nd Edition): New Rules, New Tools for the Post-pandemic Gig Economy by M. Michelle Nadon

Conceit by Mary Novik

Confessions Under Cratered Moons: Poetry of Cosmic Chaos by Whitney Aumack

Conquering the Divide: The Legend of Barsicon by Angela Stever

Dad, Me, and Muhammad Ali: A Father and Son Story by Felix Manuel Rodriguez

Daisy Dooley Does Divorce by Anna Pasternak

Easy On The Eyes by Jane Porter

EROica by William F. DeVault

ESPete™ Sixth Grade Sense by Arnold Rudnick

Exit The Actress by Priya Parmar

Fade To Pale by James Cheetham

Fifteen Minutes of Shame by Lisa Daily

Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James

Finding Colin Firth by Mia March

Flirting with Fifty by Jane Porter

Flirting with Forty by Jane Porter

God of Nothing: Book #1 The ALL by Shane Scott

Happy Hour by Michele Scott

In The Mood For Peace: The Story of the Izzy Doll by Phyllis Wheaton

Juliet by Anne Fortier

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann

Life by Keith Richards

Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman

Lost Luggage by Jordi Punti

Mrs. Perfect by Jane Porter

Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen

Multifarious Dimensions of Meh: A Poetry Collection by Eric Montgomery

My Booky Wook by Russell Brand

My Cross to Bear by Gregg Allman

My Dear I Wanted To Tell You by Louisa Young

Narcissistic Mothers: How to Identify Her Manipulative Behaviours and Finally Discover Your Inner Peace by Lilia Johnes

Odd Mom Out by Jane Porter

One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson

Opening The Gates of the Heart: A Journey Of Healing by Carolyn CJ Jones

Pet Hates: The Shocking Truth About Pets And Vets by Josh Artmeier

Professor Angelicus Visits The Big Blue Ball by L.B.B. Ward

Queen Vernita’s Visitors by Dawn Menge

Queen Vernita Meets Sir Heathybean The Astronomer by Dawn Menge and Heath Rhoades

Queen Vernita Visits The Blue Ice Mountains by Dawn Menge

Raise Your Vibration, Transform Your Life: A Practical Guide For Attaining Better Health, Vitality and Inner Peace by Dawn James

R.D.R. Saves The Astronauts by “Masseo” Massey

Rock The World With Your Online Presence: Your Ticket To A Multi-Platinum LinkedIn Profile by Mike O’Neil & Lori Ruff

Sexiest Man Alive by Diana Holquist

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

She’s Gone Country by Jane Porter

Spin by Catherine McKenzie

Starring Brian Linehan by George Anthony

Start Over Again by Emily Maguire

Thaw by Fiona Robyn

The Aunts Come Marching by Bill Richardson

The Chemical Garden Trilogy: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

The Cinema of Tom DiCillo: Include Me Out by Wayne Byrne

The Complete Poetic Works of Michael Madsen Vol. 1: 1995-2005

The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave

The Dream Stowaway by C.J. Pumpkins

The Good Daughter (A Brennan Sisters Novel) by Jane Porter

The Good Woman (A Brennan Sisters Novel) by Jane Porter

The Good Wife (A Brennan Sisters Novel) by Jane Porter

The Herald by Dean J. Baker

The Ice Chorus by Sarah Stonich

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Last of the Atalanteans (The Drowned Kingdom Saga Book 2) by P.L. Stuart

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

The Little Book Of Twitter by Tim Collins

The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma

The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health

The Reckoning by Alma Katsu

The Rest of Our Lives by Dan Stone

The Seven Whispers by Christina Baldwin

The Taker by Alma Katsu

The Troop by Nick Cutter

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell

The Wizard Within (Gold Edition) by Albert Thor

The Wolves of St. Peter’s by Gina Buonaguro & Janice Kirk

This Is The Moment! How One Man’s Yearlong Journey Captured the Power of Extraordinary Gratitude by Walter Green

Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason

To Daughter a Devil by Megan Moore

Weighting For Mr. Right by Patricia W. Fischer

Whistling In The Dark by Lesley Kagen

Who I Am by Pete Townshend

You Want Me To Do What? Journaling For Caregivers by B. Lynn Goodwin

“Swan, my mother said, sensing my excitement. It pattered the bright water, flapping its great wings, and lifted into the sky.

The word alone hardly attested to its magnificence nor conveyed the emotion it produced. The sight of it generated an urge I had no words for, a desire to speak of the swan, to say something of its whiteness, the explosive nature of its movement, and the slow beating of its wings.

The swan became one with the sky. I struggled to find words to describe my own sense of it. Swan, I repeated, not entirely satisfied, and I felt a twinge, a curious yearning, imperceptible to passersby, my mother, the trees, or the clouds.”
― Patti Smith, Just Kids