Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery

Book Review


The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan is set against the backdrop of Eastern Canada and more specifically, Niagara Falls and is centered around 17 year old Bess Heath and river man, Tom.  The two are in different social classes, but fall in love.  I found the beginning of their relationship to be very sweet and it was a thrill to see their love blossom and grow.

This historical novel, the author’s first, was hard for me to put down.  I loved all the characters, admired their strength, cried and laughed with them and didn’t want any of it to end.  I appreciated the amount of research that must have gone into it and loved the real, black and white clippings at the beginning of chapters and how an actual historical figure was incorporated into the story.  I felt invested in the lives of Bess and Tom and their families and that, to me, is the mark of a great book.

I want to thank Cathy and Deanna from Harper Collins for sending me this book to review.  It was a pleasure to read.


5 thoughts on “Book Review

  1. So glad you liked it! This was one of my top reads last year.

  2. Such a pleasure to find this here. Thanks for reading my debut and for blogging.


  3. I can’t wait to read this one – it should be arriving in my mailbox soon. Sounds awesome!

  4. This is one of those books I want to get to one day. It does sound really good.

  5. I read and reviewed this one as well. I really enjoyed it. I just got it back from a friend (I forced it on her) and she gave two thumbs up for it as well.

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