Archive by category Books

Reviews, features, author interviews and book excerpts from Connect Weekly.

Crazy For the Storm  by Norman Ollestad

Crazy For the Storm by Norman Ollestad

by Becky Benoit Many of us, as adults, have relationships with our parents that can best be described as complicated. All children love their parents, and as …

Lost In Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff

Lost In Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff

by Rebekah  Benoit Throughout recent history, stories of disasters and miraculous escapes have always captured the attention and fascination of the masses. …

The Last Breath by Kimberly Belle

The Last Breath by Kimberly Belle

by Rebekah Benoit Family tragedies both horrify and fascinate. Just take a look at any news outlet and you’ll see and hear about acts of violence and …

Classic Holiday Books For Kids

Classic Holiday Books For Kids

by Becky Benoit This week, my nine-year old handed me a scrap of paper. I started at it stupidly for a moment, trying to decipher the hieroglyphic scribblings, …

Learn Something New…Knitting

Learn Something New…Knitting

By Becky Benoit I’m a craftaholic, I can admit it. I love any sort of fiber craft, from embroidery and cross stitch to quilting, crocheting and weaving. …

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

Reviewed by Becky Benoit The year is 1922, and for Frances Wray, life should be good. World War I, a terrible cataclysm which irrevocably scarred England and …