Category Archives: Book Reviews

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 […]

BC BookLook

Trappings listed in BC BookLook’s Who’s Who: https://bcbooklook.com/2020/07/22/w-is-for-vanessa-winn/

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.

Book Review by Victoria Miles

Award-winning author Victoria Miles reviews The Chief Factor’s Daughter. Winn’s is a convincing voice from a bygone era. In bringing colour and life to the very real families of colonial Victoria, she stays closely on the side of history… http://magnifico-victoria-miles.blogspot.ca/

The Chief Factor’s Daughter a course text at SFU

Very happy to have The Chief Factor’s Daughter chosen again as a course text for Simon Fraser University’s History 436:  British Columbia. It is recommended for the students’ book review.  I will be speaking to the class in Spring 2014. https://www.vancouver.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/history/Course%20Outlines/2014/Spring2014/H%20436.pdf

Review quote on the cover of Rupert’s Land

I was honoured to have the opportunity to write a review comment for the back cover of Rupert’s Land, the new novel by award-winning author Meredith Quartermain. https://newestpress.com/books/ruperts-land

The Chief Factor’s Daughter reviewed by the Jane Austen Society, Vancouver

A member of The Jane Austen Society, Vancouver Region, reviewed The Chief Factor’s Daughter at their June meeting.   The book was also suggested reading by The Puget Sound Chapter of JASNA. http://www.jasnavancouver.ca/news-notes/ http://www.austenps.com/newsletters/JASNA-Puget-Sound-June-13-Newsletter.pdf

Review by British blogger

A “thoroughly enjoyable and interesting read… ” http://penandpencilgirls.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/what-to-read-when-youre-not-reading-pride-and-prejudice/