Consumed by Ink review

Trappings received an insightful review in Nova Scotia by Naomi MacKinnon. Shining a light on Canadian women’s history, she appreciates the coast-to-coast ties of the Wentworth Wallace family, who fled Halifax under scandal to start over in BC. In her words: You don’t have to be a history buff to enjoy this book … Some …

Trappings in The Ormsby Review

Trappings was reviewed by historical author Valerie Green in The Ormsby Review, a journal of in-depth coverage of BC’s books. Trappings takes place in the early Colonial days of British Columbia and excellently portrays those challenging times — most especially for women. Vanessa Winn’s vivid scenes are beautifully depicted… Kate’s tragic story is presented by …

Interview with Bonnie Way

Delighted to be interviewed by Bonnie Way, a Vancouver blogger, writer, and mom. I also learned a little more about her. We share an interest in fur trader and explorer David Thompson, who is connected to the history of Mrs. Josette (Lagacé) Work, one of the formidable matriarchs in Trappings. And Bleak House and Middlemarch, …

Blog review of Trappings

Vancouver blogger and mom, Bonnie Way, reviews Trappings. Around a sturdy structure of historical facts, she wove a beautiful tapestry of emotions and motives, making Kate come alive for modern readers… Whether you’re a lover of historical fiction or curious to know more about British Columbia, I recommend both The Chief Factor’s Daughter and Trappings. Her …

The Chief Factor’s Daughter featured in Booksmack

The Chief Factor’s Daughter was a favourite pick at the Greater Victoria Public Library’s Booksmack event at the Belfry this spring. Librarians give speed reviews of their favourite books. This looks like a fun event, where librarians also showcase their sense of humour! I’ll get to one in future… http://gvpl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Belfry-Booksmack-April-24-2017.pdf

Where Fact and Fiction Overlap

Review of The Private Journal of Captain G.H. Richards: The Vancouver Island Survey (1860-1862), mentions an overlap with The Chief Factor’s Daughter, in the character of Lieutenant R.C. Mayne. http://canlit.ca/reviews/evangelizing_and_exploring Captain Richards’ journal offers additional historical insights through supplemented journal excerpts from another junior officer, John Gowlland.