"The fascinating story line focuses predominately on the teen girls who through them the reader sees how the adults at Hancock behaved (and not) and somewhat on the boys; especially those the girls are interested in like Brother Seth. Coralie Hughes Jensen provides a wonderful early nineteenth century Americana." wonderful historical fiction
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"Winter Harvest takes you right into the wonderful world of the Shakers with all its human features both good and bad but most of all unfortunate. It was a sincere culture based on God's love but as humans . . . things go wrong. Families having to find someone else to care for their children, prejudice, human nature, and dealing with the various facets of love . . . I highly recommend her book to any curious about how these people lived."Shaken it up
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"I love this book because it is a mystery yet very accurate about the Shaker's life. The author combines very creative fiction with nonfiction. Great enjoyable reading" Superb mystery novel yet authentic.
The Science Lady
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"This is a charming murder mystery that moves along at a slow steady pace. It invites the reader to look at the facts, mingle with the cast and try to solve the crime. I was pleased with the setting and the warmth of the scenery; which was a perfect backdrop for the main characters. The mystery was simple at first but soon developed nicely . . . This made me feel like I was part of the story . . . something all well written mysteries should do."
Owner of Peartree Publishing
"Lety's Gift is a story of triumph and growth . . .The format is an intriguing blend of memories and stories, structured through the autobiographical presentation to the students of an old college friend. Readers will have a hard time leaving this book behind as Sophie will have carved a place in their heart. I am not one to reread books, but this book is a treasure I find myself returning to, a rare road I am drawn to venture down again."
"Coralie Hughes writes with a distinctive style, her story draws you on through a series of short chapters which are set out in an enjoyable way . . . Her knowledge of the training of priests and their calling shines throughout and as always in her books the seacape and weather play an important part . . .A wonderful novel that you will find hard to put down."
"Here is a book with great writing: character, plot and setting. The characters are engaging, the setting in Labrador, Canada --unknown and rich for exploration. The issues: love, isolation and problems with the Church and faith are both contemporary and timeless."
"Passup Point is heartwarming and gives a reader hope that if people work together and help one another, all things are possible--without the story being corny or syrupy."
"I got very caught up in the book and kept sitting down to finish it. The priest's philosophy and outlook on the Church were very well thought out and the moral standards evolved from the lives of Passup people were brilliantly done . . . The love story held great tension and I was afraid it wouldn't hapen right up to the end."
Mary Lou Tremblay