Trappings was reviewed in the Victoria Writers’ Society News, by VWS President Edeana Malcolm:
Trappings is a book that will please anyone who loves local Victoria history but wants it told in a novel way… Winn grounds her novel in extensive research, even providing a bibliography at the end. Every chapter begins with a quotation pertaining to the story, most often from The British Colonist, Victoria’s newspaper at the time. In fact, one could almost call the book biography rather than fiction. But where would be the fun in that?