Sylvie Grayson at the library – books, books

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I spent the day at the library in Victoria and had an amazing time. Thank you to all the readers and fans who stopped by to say hello and chat about your favourite books. Thanks to the library staff for making the day possible. 🙂

 

Moon Shine – Some secrets are too dangerous to keep…

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Some secrets are too dangerous to keep…

A thrilling novel of romantic suspense from author Sylvie Grayson.- Released soon, watch for it.

After losing her husband to a deadly illness, Julia Butler is determined to look after her family, but this is the 1930’s and times are tough for everyone. As the endless string of jobless men trudges past her farm, she does her best to hang on. Then two strangers suddenly appear at her home. They are hiding something that places her family in danger, and nothing will ever be the same.

Dr. Will Stofford has become disillusioned with women. In an effort to heal his broken heart, he leaves his brothers behind and sets up his medical practice in the Kootenays where no one knows him.

Meeting Julia throws his plans into chaos. Will can’t turn his back on a challenge and he won’t rest until he solves this puzzle and puts things right.

If marrying Julia is part of the solution, then so much the better.

Willow – the fantasy movie, Val Kilmer

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Do you remember the movie ‘Willow’, from Ron Howard and George Lucas? It stars Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley, a fantasy story about dwarves and swordfights.

I first watched it with my children years ago and now when some youngster comes to the house, we sometimes trot it out. Kids love it, partly because they seem to identify with the dwarves who win the day in the end against the army of the wicked witch. There is lots of magic and action.

I love it. It’s cute, gutsy, clever and vastly entertaining. What movie do you like to watch now and then?

Cruise to Spain via Portugal

Our cruise to Spain was exactly what we wanted — kind of like the slow boat to China. We left Fort Lauderdale, Florida on a Sunday and spent twelve days at sea. It was eight days from departure for our first stop – the Portuguese island of Madeira. By then we had begun to unwind and felt like we were finally on vacation.

P1040170The ancient barricade wall at Funchal

P1040159Painted on the barricade

The capital of Madeira is Funchal and that is where our ship docked. What a beautiful place. The trip up to the peak of the mountain in a taxi allowed us to stop at some spectacular gardens.

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Then we rode the cable-car back down to the city. It was hair-raising but worth it for the fabulous views. Old buildings, beautiful churches, tiny gardens clinging to minute spaces on the steep hillside. Definitely a must see.

P1040219A resident of the gardens

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