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Curva Peligrosa

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  17 reviews
When Curva Peligrosa arrives in Weed, Alberta, after a twenty-year trek on the Old North Trail from southern Mexico, she stops its residents in their tracks. With a parrot on each shoulder, a glittering gold tooth, and a wicked trigger finger, she is unlike anything they have ever seen before. Curva is ready to settle down, but are the inhabitants of Weed ready for her? ...more
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Published August 25th 2017 by Regal House Publishing
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Curva Peligrosa is a magical free-spirit who embraces life to the fullest. She’s traveled the Old North Trail for the past twenty years and when she arrives in Weed, Alberta, the townsfolk are wary at first. All she wants to do is settle down but with gold teeth, sexy curves Mae West would be envious of and a wicked trigger finger, she makes an imposing impression. Yet people are drawn to her (as was I while reading), and the magic that seems to follow her. But when slick oilman Shirley tries to ...more
Jane Broadribb
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love a little bit of magic and a strong female lead. Curva- from Mexico - ending up in Alberta... herbs and potions and ghosts... this book was wonderfully entertaining. Do read!!
Sage Adderley-Knox
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can say with all honesty that I have never read a tale quite like this one. The author's writing is vibrant, witty, and eccentric. I loved the story, it was unusual and beautiful! Curva is a character like no other. She is strong-willed, magical, free, and at the same time, she lives with a haunting experience. Curva is not easily forgotten and we see how much she influences those around her. Curva's energy is contagious. I enjoyed following the characters' journeys, too. Curva Peligrosa is a ...more
Rita Gardner
Aug 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The protagonist Curva Peligrosa is a force to be reckoned with, an indomitable cyclone of a woman who whips into the small town of Weed on a Canadian prairie after a long journey on foot from Mexico on the Old North Trail. Her presence changes everyone in her path. The book is a wild ride through a fantastical world where the web between reality and the next world is a thin veil that rips open and closes shut in magical ways and a plot that toggles between past and present. It is a colorful read ...more
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelf-of-wonders
Curva Peligrosa follows America's first "superhighway," the Old North Trail that has seen many hooves, bare feet and moccasins traveling between Southern Mexico and Canada over the past 12,500 years, and after 20 years of dreams and exuberant experiences, she settles in the small town of Weed, Alberta.

Magic follows her, to hovers around her and her mysterious green house, her herbal cures, her skills as a midwife, her sharpshooting, her otherworldly dandelion wine, her lusty appreciation of sex,
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a fabulous book. I am going to be thinking of Curva and this story for a long time to come. She was one of the most quirky and brilliantly written characters I think I’ve ever encountered in all of my years of reading. She was exciting and sensuous and so full of life and magic. And she makes me smile just thinking of her.

I can’t remember being so entertained and amused by a story in a very long time. What started out with a whirlwhind kept me flipping the pages just as quickly and kept me
Curva Peligrosa
by Lily Iona MacKenzie

This is a bit of magic, mystery, adventure, and much more. The characters is wacky, vibrant and bigger than life. It was a very different kind of read.

I was given this free review copy Kindle book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
K.L. Romo
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wfwa-reading
For those who love adult fables and supernatural tales, Curva and her mysterious powers will keep you enthralled and entertained.
Sumner Wilson
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Curva Peligrosa

Curva Peligrosa first appears to the reader via a violent tornado that transports her into the town of Weed, Alberta, The vehicle she rides into town in is a her purple outhouse, the color of the outhouse reveals her own personality. She is bombastic, a fighter, unimaginably sexy, and wears a .38 pistol on her hip. By the way, she is a super markswoman. Goldtoothed, Curva exudes sex, and everywhere she goes roses and other precious flowers pop up in full bloom in the tracks she
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Why must you read Curva Peligrosa? It's a story of the living - and dead. It is an inspiration to live life fully, and well. It's an education into history, travel, and indigenous people. it's a story of people, and change, and written with a very strong sense of place. It's full of characters you will love. And, it's a book you won't be able to put down. I loved Curva Peligrosa, and tell everyone I know about it. Highly recommended.

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Maureen J Drever
Loved this book! Curva will always be close to my heart. It is magical, quirky and I loved the First Nation influence throughout the story. I find myself loving books with deep eccentric characters - you will definitely find these traits in this enjoyable read. Mexicans and Aboriginal peoples two of my favourite folks.
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Rajalakshmi Prithviraj
I had loved Lily's first book Fling! because it inspired me to do something special for my mother. And I must admit, getting to know Curva helped me to get to know a person I have been neglecting for long - Myself.

The plot revolves around the vivacious, carefree yet mysterious Mexican woman Curva. She is a midwife, a potion brewer, a mother, a friend, a lover, but above all, she is a woman who has not forgotten her individuality. She has her own identity inspite of the multiple roles she essays.
Sadie Forsythe
Let me be clear, there is nothing wrong with this book. The writing is good. The editing fine. (I found a few hiccups, but I think I have an early copy.) It didn't really win me over though. I'm generally a book-a-day reader and it took me four days short of a month to finish this book. That's an eternity in my reading world.

It's one of those books that's supposed to be imbued with meaning. You're supposed to read it in your book group and natter on about how important and inspiring it is in
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Curva Peligrosa is a sexual, strong and sensuous woman, a larger-than-life protagonist who has been on a decades long journey along the Old North Trail that brings her to the town of Weed, where her arrival, her music, her gift for colour and creation captivate the town folk and stir up long-hidden desires.

The novel opens with Curva landing in the centre of Weed sitting in an outhouse, courtesy of a tornado. This beginning gives an indication of the humour, magical realism and gift for
Linda Shapiro
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"CURVA PELIGROSA" - by Lily Iona MacKenzie
A mystical, magical story, brilliantly conceived!
Whatever the genre, it's always fascinating to see how authors choose to structure their work. In "CURVA PELIGROSA" MacKenzie posits what's real and what's fantasy with a painter's brush creating color and contrast and a poet's ear allowing us to hear the nuances of reality and imagined truths.
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Born in Edmonton. Raised in Calgary. Currently living in the SF Bay Area. A high school dropout and a mother at 17, in my early years, I supported myself as a stock girl in the Hudson’s Bay Company, as a long distance operator for the former Alberta Government Telephones, and as a secretary (Bechtel Corp sponsored me into the States). I also was a cocktail waitress at the Fairmont Hotel in San ...more