Archive by category Books

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

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Reviewed by Becky Benoit What kind of mom are you? As a mom to three little ones, it’s a question I’ve asked myself often. Ideally, I’d love to be that …

Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf

By Becky Benoit As busy moms, we all get frazzled and overwhelmed sometimes. I remember one particular incident when my oldest daughter was very small, an …

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

Reviewed by Becky Benoit In the wake of two World Wars, much has been written about the atrocities visited upon the citizens of countries occupied by Germany. …

My Favourite Pregnancy Books

My Favourite Pregnancy Books

Reviewed by Becky Benoit Now that the end of my third pregnancy is in sight (37 weeks and counting), I’m starting to get a little anxious about when this …

Bear by Claire Cameron

Bear by Claire Cameron

Reviewed by Becky Benoit Bears have always figured fearsomely in the human imagination, but I think that here in Fort McMurray, bears are a little more real to …

Graveminder by Melissa Marr

Graveminder by Melissa Marr

Reviewed by Becky Benoit Funerals and burial ceremonies are important. Even in today’s age of technology and super-sanitized death rituals which separate …

Summer reads for teens

Summer reads for teens

By Becky Benoit Sometimes it can be a challenge, finding books that your teen will be excited about reading, but luckily this summer there’s something for …

Summer reads for kids

Summer reads for kids

By Rebekah Benoit Summer is a great time to get your kids reading! When you announce that there’s no WiFi at the campground and your kids react with shock …