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A Strange Kind of Comfort

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Secrets cannot stay buried forever

In the town of Ross Prairie, Caroline Webb and Sarah Bilyk are bound by family, duty, and a decades-old act of betrayal. On opposing sides of a long-simmering feud between their husbands’ families, the two women meet again after years of estrangement when Caroline moves into the same nursing home as Sarah’s father.

Seeing each other sparks
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Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: January 11th 2020 by Dundurn
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Elinor
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
The cover image is very familiar to me because of my own farming background -- a pile of rocks that the farmer has picked out of his field and stacked beside the fence. At first I wondered why the cover artist had chosen such a prosaic image, but it was later revealed in the book why the rock pile is so symbolic and so significant.
I loved the setting -- the beautiful prairie landscape, the changing seasons, and most of all the very authentic details of farming life. "During hard spring rains,
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Charlotte
Sep 24, 2019 rated it did not like it
An intriguing prologue- promising mystery, atmosphere and generational ties and traditions, quickly gave way to a fairly run-of-the-mill family drama. Overly reliant on unnecessary dialogue to back-fill decades of events (or simply to find a shoe!), I longed for the lyrical prose of the first section.
Furthermore, whilst taking way too long to bring the central characters together, the author appears impatient as she unveils each random twist or misdemeanour in the kind of laborious detail that
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CloudOfThoughts_Books Keirstin
A Strange Kind of Comfort by author Gaylene Dutchyshen is a great feels of a book! It’s got the domestic/drama but it also has so much HEART! This book is not one to be missed, it truly is written so well and comfortably. Absolutely recommend it!
Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for an arc copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Annette Geiss
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed reading “A Strange Kind of Comfort.” Gaylene Dutchyshen is an author to keep on your radar. The book is well constructed, written beautifully, with characters distinctively defined. Thank you Netgalley and Dunburn Press for the opportunity to read and review this ARC.
Yolanda
Aug 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a good family drama that explores how death shapes a families dynamics.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for letting me review this book
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