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Christmas in Newfoundland — Memories and Mysteries: A Sgt. Windflower Book (The Sgt. Windflower Mysteries)

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From the author of the award-winning Sgt. Windflower Mysteries comes "Christmas in Newfoundland: Memories and Mysteries," a welcome addition to the Sgt. Windflower family of books.
Christmas in Newfoundland is a special time. In the depths of long winter nights memories are made and stories are told. Of Christmas by candlelight and horse and buggy rides to church. Of shopp
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Kindle Edition, 113 pages
Published August 19th 2019 by Ottawa Press and Publishing
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Lori
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
Sgt. Windflower remembers Christmases past in this volume. It seemed rather disjointed to me. The author overused "be" verbs, and no editor assisted him in cleaning up the sloppy and dull writing. This was my first and probably last venture into this series. The setting intrigued me, but its brevity is the only reason I did not abandon the read. I received an electronic copy through NetGalley with the expectation of an honest review.
Jena Henry
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seasons Greetings! If the most wonderful time of the year is getting to be too hectic and stressful for you, then let this charming book transport you 50 years back to Christmas in Grand Banks, Newfoundland.

At Christmas time, Grand Banks was either fogbound, snowbound, or both. In addition to plenty of weather, there was also an abundance of love and goodwill. This series of nostalgic short stories will transport you to a simpler time. You will read about the special “first times” of Christmas,
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Andrea Johnston
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
For someone whose family hails from Newfoundland and have lived on "The Rock" for generations upon generations, this novel was so beautifully nostalgic that I found myself smiling throughout the entire time I was reading it. The work is wonderful, warm, and charming as we walk with the author down memory lane to simpler times in one of the most beautiful provinces in Canada. I loved reading about the traditional Newfoundland celebrations and I was immediately transported to St. John's, walking a ...more
Jan
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Mountie remembers good Christmases in their small town as he was growing up and as an adult in Newfoundland. Good memories of small town Northland with the anticipations of children and the many kindnesses of others. Lifts the spirits and restores a measure of faith in others.
I requested and received a free ebook copy from Books Go Social via NetGalley. Thank you!
Harold Walters
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Hazel
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lovely, Lovely Read.

Oh my - this really is the icing on the cake (or snowy Christmases in Newfoundland) for the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries. If you've not read any, then start at the beginning, they're really good reads.

I adored reading this collection of stories depicting St Johns and Grand Bank over Christmas periods past and present.
Mike Martin paints pictures and creates atmosphere so clearly with his writing and elicits some rather emotional responses to the love and
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Jamie Brydone-Jack
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, holiday
If you ever wanted to experience Christmas in a different place and/or time, this set of short stories set in Newfoundland around the area of Grand Banks and St. John's will provide both. Some of the short stories take place in the past while others are in the present. Its stories touch on the traditions of the places and are definitely evocative of something completely different. Each story shows what Christmas meant or means to a particular person at a particular time. These are not grand stor ...more
Denise Zendel
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a sweet, slow stroll through Christmases past in Grand Bank, Newfoundland, with a mix of stories involving Sgt. Winston Windflower and his friends and family, interspersed with what I presume are the author’s own memories of long-ago Christmases. It provides a good introduction to Sgt. Windflower, a Cree Indian member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, his co-workers, his love, Sheila Hillier, and the regulars that make appearances in the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries. (An excellent serie ...more
JenniferJ
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas, holiday
"A Coke was a dime, a bag of chips five cents..."

Can you imagine heading down to the nearest convenience store and paying those prices? Mike Martin takes us way back to a time when Christmas was quite different but just as surreal and exciting as it is today.

I enjoyed reading the short Christmas stories in his collection of Christmas in Newfoundland. I loved reading the simpleness and cheer and of actually going to bed and dreaming of Santa coming. Alot of kids today have
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Booksiren
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This cozy, heartwarming collection of 11 stories in the award-winning The Sgt. Windflower Mysteries series provides glimpses into fond memories and delightful mysteries of Sgt. Windflower and other familiar characters from the series.

“A Brother for Christmas” is a heartwarming tale of an older brother’s realization of love and acceptance while in “Tizzard’s Christmas,” a story set against an old family tragedy, Eddie Tizzard finds both hope and love while struggling with his temporary disabilit
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Melissa
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was honestly not sure what this book would bring. I have never read Mike Martin or about Sargent Windflower. I was pleasantly surprised. This book is so fun and nostalgic. This tells stories of winter and Christmas. Set in Canada, these stories brought back wonderful memories of times when life wasn't so fast paced. The author paints such vivid pictures that the reader only has to close their eyes to feel and see the story. Christmas time is a favorite of mine. However, in recent years it has ...more
Cheryl
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed looking back at Christmases past, when things as simple as taking a bus ride to check out all the local Christmas lights on display or walking down a massive, ice-encrusted hill with your mum to go Christmas shopping were a necessary prelude to the big day. It was lovely to catch up with some of the well-loved characters from the books but see them in a new light, taking a glimpse at their childhood lives in Grand Bank. Sgt Windflower still holds these same values deep in his he ...more
Jimmy Jefferson
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Stories if Christmas, the struggles and the joys

Christmas in Newfoundland is a collection of memories of Christmas and the struggles and joys of the celebration. I love the holiday season and always enjoy reading a good story about my favorite holiday. Sgt. Windflower is a strong character who is relatable and can take a problem in hand and find a solution. When snow comes in by the foot and the prospect of a Christmas celebration looks dim, he comes up with a plan to get the things needed
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Jennifer
Nov 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Dive deeper into the life of Sgt. Windflower in this seasonal book. "Christmas in Newfoundland" is filled with short stories that all relate to Christmas present and past. Sgt. Windflower is a likable character and genuinely enjoys small town life as the holiday comes alive to him, his family and several neighbors. I found the book to be lighthearted and fun to read, even though I haven't read any other books in this series.
Rebecca
Feel good book!

I loved the stories in this book, i can’t wait to reread them closer to winter time to get into the winter holiday vibes. The stories are nice and some are mysterious and some made me smile. I really enjoyed this book, there’s a lot of cool things I read in here and I felt really happy after finishing it. Not a lot of books are special enough to do that nowadays.
Jec
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NETGALLEY for an advance copy of this book.

I truly enjoyed this charming little book of Christmas stories and mysteries. They transport you back to a time gone by. You will want to curl up in front of the fire with a hot toddy and enjoy the experience and the thoughts of the holiday season and celebrations to come.

Enjoy this gem....I certainly did.
Louise Pledge
Oct 31, 2019 rated it liked it
I really tried to like this book, and there were times when I did. It felt rather disjointed with the different stories and different families, and it was hard to switch gears that fast. Truth be told, if I hadn't committed to Net Galley to read and review it, I wouldn't have finished it.
Sandra Osborn
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Delightful slice of small town life
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