The Everwell Society for the Benefit of Sorrowful Spinsters and Woeful Widows invites you to read Michelle Helliwell’s Scandalous Spinster series over tea while relaxing at Everwell Manor.

Set in Victorian Halifax in the 1870s, each novel in the series is about a different teacher at Everwell Manor. They do not need to be read in order but your enjoyment of the series may increase if you do so.

Cover of The Journal of Anxious Izzy Parker. A little girl peers into the edge of the ocean and sees a tiger shadow where her shadow should be.

The Journal of Anxious Izzy Parker by Alma Fullerton

Izzy has just moved from Toronto to a farm on Prince Edward Island, that was once a bed and breakfast. She does not like change or leaving her best friend Jane or her Dad, but the sounds of the waves and seagulls, the slower pace of life, having her own craft room (bunkie), and a soft-serve ice cream machine in their new kitchen helps to balance out most of the negatives of moving.

Cover of When the World Fell Silent by Donna Alward. Picture is of a young woman with her back to the reader, in a blue dress.

When the World Fell Silent by Donna Alward

When the World Fell Silent by Donna Alward is a historical fiction novel that follows two women who reside in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1917. War has been raging in Europe for 3 years and the busy port of Halifax with its deep, ice-free harbor and strategic location makes it the perfect location for military support operations for the war.

An illustrated image of a small white church with a green roof, on a beach by the sea. The title is in the top right hand corner, over the blue of the sea. There are green bushes in the bottom right hand corner.

The Little Church Beside the Sea Written by Lana Shupe and Illustrated by Elizabeth M. Gales

The Little Church Beside the Sea is a gently rhyming story about the power of faith. The little church in the story maintains faith and learns just how strong the power of faith can be in the face of a seemingly hopeless situation.

An old style war plan flies across the centre of the image, slightly angled away from the viewer. We view the side of the plane. The title is in red letters just above the plane, and the author's name is just below. The sky in the background is yellow, grey, and blue.

Beyond Amelia by Heather Stemp

This month will see the release of Heather Stemp’s third and final book in her Ginny Ross series Beyond Amelia. Each of these three Middle-Grade/Young Adult novels can be read as a stand alone, but readers who enjoy historical fiction may enjoy reading the entire series.

A yellow background with an orange kitty in the center of the image. The orange kitty looks up at a cupcake on its head. The title is in orange letters and curves above the kitty's head.

Orange Kitty and the Mouse Parade written and illustrated by E.M Gales

Orange Kitty and the Mouse Parade is a playful, colourful, vibrantly illustrated, counting and rhyming children’s picture book about a sleepy cat that snoozes through a lively parade with fifty-five marching, cheering, trumpeting, baton-twirling mice — who tumble out from a “little blue door just an inch from the floor.”