Christmas in Newfoundland, Memories and Mysteries is the latest book by Mike Martin.
Mike writes the series of light mystery gendre of books about Sgt. Windflower, who is an RCMP officer stationed in Newfoundland. I love books set in Canada and written by a Canadian.
This delightful book is a series of 10 short stories that you will immensely enjoy.
Each little story was the perfect length to read while I had a cup of tea. I’ve already reread them a couple of times.
My favourites are the ones are of Christmas past, especially the little boy walking downtown with his mother to complete some Christmas shopping. A time when there wasn’t a lot of money, and all the little things were savoured and remembered. Another favourite was when the whole family saved money together to buy a gift for the whole family but they didn’t know what it was till Christmas morning. I won’t tell you what is is, you’ll have to read the book for yourself.
The short stories about Windflower, Sheila, Tizzard, and the familiar names from the other Sgt. Windflower books were lovely to reread, and they make me want to read those books again.
Windflower saves Christmas is wonderful, and even though the descriptions of the weather made me shiver, it was lovely to see how Winston did not want to let the children of Grand Bank down and he did not let the weather dampen the spirit of Christmas.
The Sgt. Windflower books, seven so far, fill a favourite spot on my bookshelves. I know there is a new book coming soon so I will take time to reread the series so I am ready for the new one.
I have three other short stories, gifts from Mike at Christmas times. Enjoyable to read and reread.
If you haven’t read any of Mike’s books, this is a good time to start. The Memories and Mysteries short stories will give you a good introduction and you will want to read the whole series.
The books are available from Amazon in print, audio and Kindle editions.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book of short stories, thanks Mike for giving me the opportunity to read it before it was released. I’ll be waiting for the next book in the series.
Here are my other reviews of the Sgt. Windflower books.
- The Body on the T
- The Walker on the Cape
- Beneath the Surface
- A Twist of Fortune
- A Long Ways from Home
- A Tangled Web
- Darkest Before Dawn
- Fire Fog and Water – coming soon