Book of January Review: Put on the Armour of Light

This past month has given me a tremendous opportunity to experience breath taking drama from this novel written by Catherine MacDonald where Put on the Armour of Light was my own shining of light during these past four weeks.

I can’t imagine how Winnipeg, my home, would look like at the dawn of 1899 and I sure can’t remember the time when I went to a museum (which I should) to look at the history behind it. The atmosphere that was presented in the novel was   exciting and it sure as hell makes me want to go back and time and experience what it really would have been like to be a Winnipeger during its pioneering days.

What I loved about it was the ability to actually imagine the streets that were thrown at me while reading the chapters. I was like “Hey! I know that street! And that building as well!” It must have been the constant echoing of how these same exact streets that were ideal to the novel’s success.

The storyline was also very delicious to read as I, myself love murder and drama. I can’t say the least how a murder caused by fraud is the most propelling story to read but, I can say that in the midst of tears, the suspension of who did what is what makes me (and hopefully you) to keep on flipping the pages as the story releases its dynamite (don’t worry it’s not actually dynamite, but the ending might be).


Book of the Month: Put on the Armour of Light

For the first month of 2015, January starts off with a book by a new local author in my city of Winnipeg called Put on the Armour of Light and it’s written by Catherine MacDonald. If you want to buy it on amazon, click here.

Here is what’s written on the back of the book to give you a synopsis or a little bit of background:

In June 1899, the Reverend Charles Lauchlan's industrious life as a young Presbyterian minister is knocked off the rails  when he learns that his former university roommate has been arrested on murder charges.
The chief of police says it's an open-and-shut case, but Sergeant Setter — labelled as a misfit by his fellow officers — disagrees. Lauchlan and Setter become uneasy allies in a search that takes them from the sleaziest bars to the most sumptuous drawing rooms of turn-of-the-century Winnipeg. On the way, Lauchlan uses his pastoral skills in ways never anticipated in the seminary. As time runs out he must risk everything, even his heart, in order to find the real killer.

Just got to love mystery right? I can’t wait to start this book. Plus it’s based off of my city (Winnipeg) with a lot of historical contexts!