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Wendy Hebb has been a fisherman’s wife for forty years. She has also been a mother, a yoga instructor, and part-time soap maker. She loves her life in picturesque Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, but it’s just not enough anymore. With a burning entrepreneurial desire, she decides that when her husband, Paul, retires, it will finally be her turn to live out her dream. The catch: her Wendy Hebb has been a fisherman’s wife for forty years. She has also been a mother, a yoga instructor, and part-time soap maker. She loves her life in picturesque Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, but it’s just not enough anymore. With a burning entrepreneurial desire, she decides that when her husband, Paul, retires, it will finally be her turn to live out her dream. The catch: her dream is to open a sex shop. While Paul begrudgingly goes along with Wendy’s “half-cocked” idea, it’s out of a sense of guilt; a recently spilled secret has their marriage on the rocks. As soon as the townspeople get wind of Wendy’s plans, it opens up a whole other can of worms—and Paul finds himself bait for the local rumour mill. Her silent, “invisible” partner in the project, he secretly hopes her plan for the shop will fail. Orbiting around Paul and Wendy’s story is a motley crew of characters, including the Hebbs’ daughter, Ellen, a feminist academic who catches the eye of a lady-killer coworker while home for the summer; Wendy’s best friend, Betty, a chain-smoking seamstress with secrets of her own; the local minister and her husband, who secretly indulge in role play; and the wealthy Sonya and Booth, who will stop at nothing to make sure the shop never opens its doors—as long as they can avoid discussing their failing marriage. An irreverent novel full of heart and humour, Fishnets & Fantasies is a story of love and lust at any age, of old grudges and older secrets, and of the relationships that make all the awkward fumbling worthwhile.


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Wendy Hebb has been a fisherman’s wife for forty years. She has also been a mother, a yoga instructor, and part-time soap maker. She loves her life in picturesque Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, but it’s just not enough anymore. With a burning entrepreneurial desire, she decides that when her husband, Paul, retires, it will finally be her turn to live out her dream. The catch: her Wendy Hebb has been a fisherman’s wife for forty years. She has also been a mother, a yoga instructor, and part-time soap maker. She loves her life in picturesque Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, but it’s just not enough anymore. With a burning entrepreneurial desire, she decides that when her husband, Paul, retires, it will finally be her turn to live out her dream. The catch: her dream is to open a sex shop. While Paul begrudgingly goes along with Wendy’s “half-cocked” idea, it’s out of a sense of guilt; a recently spilled secret has their marriage on the rocks. As soon as the townspeople get wind of Wendy’s plans, it opens up a whole other can of worms—and Paul finds himself bait for the local rumour mill. Her silent, “invisible” partner in the project, he secretly hopes her plan for the shop will fail. Orbiting around Paul and Wendy’s story is a motley crew of characters, including the Hebbs’ daughter, Ellen, a feminist academic who catches the eye of a lady-killer coworker while home for the summer; Wendy’s best friend, Betty, a chain-smoking seamstress with secrets of her own; the local minister and her husband, who secretly indulge in role play; and the wealthy Sonya and Booth, who will stop at nothing to make sure the shop never opens its doors—as long as they can avoid discussing their failing marriage. An irreverent novel full of heart and humour, Fishnets & Fantasies is a story of love and lust at any age, of old grudges and older secrets, and of the relationships that make all the awkward fumbling worthwhile.

30 review for Fishnets & Fantasies: A Novel

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jane Doucet

    Goodreads asked me to review this novel so I think I will, although I'm completely biased because I wrote it ;-) This story is a riotous romp with mostly middle-aged and older characters, and unless you have a stone-cold heart, you'll laugh out loud at some of the passages. But hey, don't take my word for it — read it yourself, then post your own review and star rating. Have fun and enjoy! Goodreads asked me to review this novel so I think I will, although I'm completely biased because I wrote it ;-) This story is a riotous romp with mostly middle-aged and older characters, and unless you have a stone-cold heart, you'll laugh out loud at some of the passages. But hey, don't take my word for it — read it yourself, then post your own review and star rating. Have fun and enjoy!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Barbara Carter

    I try to read as many local authors as I can. This is Jane Doucet’s second novel. I read her first, The Pregnant Pause. As a member of the Dartmouth Book Exchange book club, I received an advance readers’ copy. A book club that reads and reviews books by Atlantic Canadian writers. I also received a copy of this book for Christmas. That is the copy I chose to read. This book was interesting to me on several levels. First, since I enjoyed Jane’s first book. I was sure I’d also like this one. Second, I try to read as many local authors as I can. This is Jane Doucet’s second novel. I read her first, The Pregnant Pause. As a member of the Dartmouth Book Exchange book club, I received an advance readers’ copy. A book club that reads and reviews books by Atlantic Canadian writers. I also received a copy of this book for Christmas. That is the copy I chose to read. This book was interesting to me on several levels. First, since I enjoyed Jane’s first book. I was sure I’d also like this one. Second, the subject matter is an interesting one. and so is the setting. Third, I know Lunenburg not as a tourist, but as a woman who grew up in the area. A woman who sat on the docks watching her husband’s boat set out to sea, and again to pick him up when he landed. My home was on the other side of the town of Mahone Bay. This area is very familiar to me. Unlike the lobster fisherman in Jane’s book, my husband was a deckhand on scallop and fishing draggers. Doucet introduces us to numerous characters. Both young and old. Those who left Lunenburg and returned, and those that never left, and those that come-from-away. There are many comic scenes in the book. Lots of little fun sex related tidbits. Those for a “sex shop” in their neighbourhood. Those against it. The ending I felt wrapped up nicely. I especially liked the appearance of Rose Ainsworth, the main character from The Pregnant Pause showing up in Lunenburg. I thought the use of an anchor as an ampersand on the sign for the Fishnets & Fantasies shop clever. As well as on the book cover. This would make a great screenplay. A CBC half hour comedy series. Hopefully that may someday happen. Lunenburg no stranger to the film industry. And most of the sets already there for filming. There are also many fun little things, such as when Fred thinks his dog Buddy has Leprosy. Which was really leptospirosis. Congratulations to Jane Doucet. Looking forward to her next creation. If you’re looking for a fun, light read with some sea air mixed in, give Fishnets & Fantasies a read!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lynnie

    Wonderful! Let’s make it a TV series, such great characters and an east coast twang😊

  4. 5 out of 5

    Liz McCoombs

    Written by local author Jane Doucet, and set mainly in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, this is a rollicking good tale of a fisherman's wife who brings her fantasies to reality. Let's face it, we all have fantasies ... and Wendy Hebb's are somewhat unconventional, especially for a small town like Lunenburg. As secrets are revealed, there are lots of ups and downs in Wendy's marriage as well as in her relationships with others in her town. However, she perseveres, and against all odds, she succeeds. Jane Dou Written by local author Jane Doucet, and set mainly in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, this is a rollicking good tale of a fisherman's wife who brings her fantasies to reality. Let's face it, we all have fantasies ... and Wendy Hebb's are somewhat unconventional, especially for a small town like Lunenburg. As secrets are revealed, there are lots of ups and downs in Wendy's marriage as well as in her relationships with others in her town. However, she perseveres, and against all odds, she succeeds. Jane Doucet has created lovable characters, sure to give you some giggles. I highly recommend this one.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Amy McIsaac

    4.5 rounded up to 5 Staff reads #3-I read this book several months ago but the characters were so good and the book so enjoyable I still often think about them. It's so great to read a book that's set in a locale you are familiar with. I found myself saying "I know this place', Or 'I know what you mean' when the characters had some of the same experiences with aging! I couldn't help but keep picturing them in one of those weekly CBC shows I used to enjoy 'Schitt's Creek'. Loved that show and love 4.5 rounded up to 5 Staff reads #3-I read this book several months ago but the characters were so good and the book so enjoyable I still often think about them. It's so great to read a book that's set in a locale you are familiar with. I found myself saying "I know this place', Or 'I know what you mean' when the characters had some of the same experiences with aging! I couldn't help but keep picturing them in one of those weekly CBC shows I used to enjoy 'Schitt's Creek'. Loved that show and loved this book. Highly recommend.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tim Covell

    A retired couple opening a sex shop in a small town is a great comic premise, and Doucet explores every humorous aspect of this. There's a large cast of characters, though the sexual escapades and other secrets of the mostly older characters, and the relatively easy resolutions of all conflicts, push the work towards farce territory (not a bad place to be). Despite all the humour, there were several incidents that, at least from my perspective as a come-from-away, perfectly captured the flavour A retired couple opening a sex shop in a small town is a great comic premise, and Doucet explores every humorous aspect of this. There's a large cast of characters, though the sexual escapades and other secrets of the mostly older characters, and the relatively easy resolutions of all conflicts, push the work towards farce territory (not a bad place to be). Despite all the humour, there were several incidents that, at least from my perspective as a come-from-away, perfectly captured the flavour of small town Nova Scotia.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Natalie Thompson

    Ok!! So this book, I was reading this book just for the title alone and also the fact that it is a local author… and also that it was based in a town I absolutely love to visit. Lunenburg is SO BEAUTIFUL!! I am so glad that my local bookstore gave me this ARC!! I absolutely adored this book and all of the characters.☺️☺️ All of them were so interesting and intriguing. I kept laughing out loud and had to read tidbits to my husband. I definitely want to get my hands on her other book!! I most defi Ok!! So this book, I was reading this book just for the title alone and also the fact that it is a local author… and also that it was based in a town I absolutely love to visit. Lunenburg is SO BEAUTIFUL!! I am so glad that my local bookstore gave me this ARC!! I absolutely adored this book and all of the characters.☺️☺️ All of them were so interesting and intriguing. I kept laughing out loud and had to read tidbits to my husband. I definitely want to get my hands on her other book!! I most definitely will be buying an actual copy of this book once it is released

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nicola Davison

    I'm glad I read this before Christmas because it gave me a chance to grab an extra copy for my mother-in-law before the big day. You'll want to read it out loud so you can share the laughs. I'm glad I read this before Christmas because it gave me a chance to grab an extra copy for my mother-in-law before the big day. You'll want to read it out loud so you can share the laughs.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Fishnets & Fantasies was my book club's read for May 2022 and this right here is precisely why I love being part of a book club! I never would have picked this off the shelf myself. I don't read a lot of light, contemporary fiction and a book about opening a sex shop probably wouldn't have made my shortlist ... but I ended up really, thoroughly enjoying this. Such a loveable cast of characters. A fun, small-town setting. A unique plot and quality writing. Several passages literally caused me to Fishnets & Fantasies was my book club's read for May 2022 and this right here is precisely why I love being part of a book club! I never would have picked this off the shelf myself. I don't read a lot of light, contemporary fiction and a book about opening a sex shop probably wouldn't have made my shortlist ... but I ended up really, thoroughly enjoying this. Such a loveable cast of characters. A fun, small-town setting. A unique plot and quality writing. Several passages literally caused me to burst out laughing. A solid 4.5 star read for me. Highly recommend to anyone looking for something funny and heartwarming to kick off their summer reading.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ramona Jennex

    Cheeky! A very well crafted and cheeky romp in the beautiful town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. This book shines a light on many different relationships and although the main theme is the opening of a "sex shop"(Fishnets and Fantasties Adult Emporium) it examines authentic characters with hopes and dreams. There is no question this book will make you laugh out loud. And, it will touch your heart. And it was refreshing to read a bawdy book that was respectful to the characters and to the reader. When Cheeky! A very well crafted and cheeky romp in the beautiful town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. This book shines a light on many different relationships and although the main theme is the opening of a "sex shop"(Fishnets and Fantasties Adult Emporium) it examines authentic characters with hopes and dreams. There is no question this book will make you laugh out loud. And, it will touch your heart. And it was refreshing to read a bawdy book that was respectful to the characters and to the reader. When Jane Doucet wrote that this book was dedicated to lovers of all ages- she hit the nail on the head. I was laughing at myself when I looked up a passage in Ezekiel...you need to read the book- no spoilers from me! But I will share the first line in the book. "The first time Mary Lohnes and Lorne Pictou tried to have sex it was a disaster. To be fair, the tick that Lorne plucked with tweezers from between Mary's ample breast was mostly to blame." This book is warm, funny, heartfelt and sassy. Brava Jane Doucet. You are one cheeky writer! I will be very disappointed if this treasure isn't made into a series or a movie.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Hope Dalvay

    I've watched author Jane Doucet in several interviews and found her to be witty, down-to-earth, and oh-so-refreshingly candid. I was so intrigued that I picked up a copy of "Fishnets & Fantasies" for myself. And guess what? Her writing is just as charming and funny as I hoped it would be. I blushed on occasion, but more often I smiled and chuckled over the author's clever turn of phrase and knack for placing her characters in awkward but authentic situations. I can't wait to read her next book! I've watched author Jane Doucet in several interviews and found her to be witty, down-to-earth, and oh-so-refreshingly candid. I was so intrigued that I picked up a copy of "Fishnets & Fantasies" for myself. And guess what? Her writing is just as charming and funny as I hoped it would be. I blushed on occasion, but more often I smiled and chuckled over the author's clever turn of phrase and knack for placing her characters in awkward but authentic situations. I can't wait to read her next book!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sam Dixon

    I really enjoyed this book ☺️It was nice to read a novel set in the Maritimes with a loveable cast of characters who felt like they could be anyone I know plucked from my life and placed directly into the story. The writing was simple and easy, but heartfelt, and full of expressions and idioms that I’ve grown up hearing my parents and grandparents use all my life. It felt like home. The story itself was a hoot and I found myself giggling constantly. I’m really looking forward to reading the auth I really enjoyed this book ☺️It was nice to read a novel set in the Maritimes with a loveable cast of characters who felt like they could be anyone I know plucked from my life and placed directly into the story. The writing was simple and easy, but heartfelt, and full of expressions and idioms that I’ve grown up hearing my parents and grandparents use all my life. It felt like home. The story itself was a hoot and I found myself giggling constantly. I’m really looking forward to reading the author’s other books!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Anne O'Connell

    I can only imagine how much fun the author had writing this because it was a joyful read! I laughed and grinned like a fool throughout the whole book. Who wouldn't love to see a sex shop in Lunenburg? The characters were so real and I became quite attached so I'm watching for the sequel! I can only imagine how much fun the author had writing this because it was a joyful read! I laughed and grinned like a fool throughout the whole book. Who wouldn't love to see a sex shop in Lunenburg? The characters were so real and I became quite attached so I'm watching for the sequel!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alisa Hillier Pothier-Merrett

    So much to say... Fishnets & Fantasies is funny and made me laugh out loud many times. The characters feel very true to the South Shore and, in fact, the people of NS. If I were living away and read this, it would take me home. It's a beautiful illustration of friendship, love and community winning out over past lives lived and decisions made. It warmed my heart. Thank you! So much to say... Fishnets & Fantasies is funny and made me laugh out loud many times. The characters feel very true to the South Shore and, in fact, the people of NS. If I were living away and read this, it would take me home. It's a beautiful illustration of friendship, love and community winning out over past lives lived and decisions made. It warmed my heart. Thank you!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Craig Pothier

    The colourful cast of likeable characters makes me wish I lived in this small town. The story has humour and heart. It ended too soon! I want more!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Amy Pulsifer

    On one hand, this cast of characters feels familiar to anyone who has spent time on Nova Scotia's South Shore, right down to their "less conservative than you think" side. On the other hand, the book leaves me wanting to know them all better! With lightness and humour, Fishnets & Fantasies shows us that love and relationships come in all shapes and sizes.  And ages! And that intimacy, in whatever form, isn't reserved for the young.  A great escape from the last 15 months and something WAY more i On one hand, this cast of characters feels familiar to anyone who has spent time on Nova Scotia's South Shore, right down to their "less conservative than you think" side. On the other hand, the book leaves me wanting to know them all better! With lightness and humour, Fishnets & Fantasies shows us that love and relationships come in all shapes and sizes.  And ages! And that intimacy, in whatever form, isn't reserved for the young.  A great escape from the last 15 months and something WAY more interesting to think and talk about! I'd love to be a fly on the wall at Book Club discussions! Well done again, Jane! Taking a sometimes serious and uncomfortable subject and presenting it in a way we can all talk about! In my mind's eye I would tune in every week faithfully to see our talented Canadian actors bring these characters to the small screen! What a hoot that would be!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Annette

    Absolutely fabulous! Laugh out loud. Great to read something from a local author.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    If there is a book set in Nova Scotia that talks about lobster fishing, you know I'm going to read it.  I picked this up at the Dartmouth Book Exchange and had it read in under 24 hours. Wendy Hebb has been the wife of a lobster fisherman for forty years. When her husband retires at sixty, she decides to follow her dreams - which just happens to be opening a sex shop in picturesque Lunenburg. This was such a fun book and very true to how things are in small town NS. I loved the gossipy bits and co If there is a book set in Nova Scotia that talks about lobster fishing, you know I'm going to read it.  I picked this up at the Dartmouth Book Exchange and had it read in under 24 hours. Wendy Hebb has been the wife of a lobster fisherman for forty years. When her husband retires at sixty, she decides to follow her dreams - which just happens to be opening a sex shop in picturesque Lunenburg. This was such a fun book and very true to how things are in small town NS. I loved the gossipy bits and could only imagine what it would be like if someone opened a sex shop in my area! It was funny and light-hearted, even in the saddest of moments. The author really paints a vivid picture of Lunenburg (so much so that I realised I haven't been there for years and booked a trip there right after finishing the book haha) The only con is that I wish it was longer and talked more about Wendy running the shop - it would be interesting (and hilarious) to see what the townsfolk would get up to in there. Also, is it sad that I, a twenty-five year old, while reading about the characters throwing out their backs during sex and all their aches and pains was nodding along and thinking 'mm, same'? 😅 (And to the ladies at the DBE, unfortunately it didn't mention any fish themed toys, but I like to imagine Wendy ordered some once the shop was up and running - if only for the tourist season 😂).

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    I really enjoyed this book. It made me laugh and cry at one point. I grew up in a small village on Cape Breton so I loved seeing the relationships and the characters in the setting of Lunenburg. I wondered what kind of reception my little hometown would give to someone who wanted to open a Sex Shop. I would be curious and maybe pleasantly surprised as I was with some of the characters in the book. I enjoyed how this book challenged some of the myths society has about sexuality for those over a c I really enjoyed this book. It made me laugh and cry at one point. I grew up in a small village on Cape Breton so I loved seeing the relationships and the characters in the setting of Lunenburg. I wondered what kind of reception my little hometown would give to someone who wanted to open a Sex Shop. I would be curious and maybe pleasantly surprised as I was with some of the characters in the book. I enjoyed how this book challenged some of the myths society has about sexuality for those over a certain age. That is why two of my favourite characters were Eric and Margot. I think this books challenges assumptions. I will definitely read Jane’s book The Pregnant Pause and hope for a third book with characters from the two books. As I was reading Fishnets and Fantasies I kept thinking what a wonderful play it would be for live theatre. Neptune Theatre in Halifax would be a great stage.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sue Slade

    I just adored Jane Doucet’s fun, small-town Nova Scotia novel, Fishnets & Fantasies!!! Since most of the books I’ve read lately, the main characters seem to be in their 20s, I found it quite refreshing to read about people more my age and older. Jane’s characters were so well developed that you just want to go, grab a bottle of wine, and join their book club meeting. I must admit that there were spots in the story that I had to stop reading, pull myself together, and share them with my husband s I just adored Jane Doucet’s fun, small-town Nova Scotia novel, Fishnets & Fantasies!!! Since most of the books I’ve read lately, the main characters seem to be in their 20s, I found it quite refreshing to read about people more my age and older. Jane’s characters were so well developed that you just want to go, grab a bottle of wine, and join their book club meeting. I must admit that there were spots in the story that I had to stop reading, pull myself together, and share them with my husband so that we both could have a laugh. I really liked the fact that at the end of the story, we see the main character from Jane’s first novel make an appearance. Can we hope that Jane is maybe setting us up for another story about Fishnets & Fantasies???

  21. 4 out of 5

    Louise

    Opening an adult emporium in the middle of any town in Nova Scotia would be an interesting story. Opening it in Lunenburg is brilliant!! Ordinary people with very ordinary lives...or at least that's the perception of most small coastal towns. Until Jane Doucet pulls back the curtain and introduces us to people who are anything but ordinary! To people whose lives are filled with love, loss, hope and desire! This is a warm hearted story about the courage it takes to realise your dreams. Loved it! Opening an adult emporium in the middle of any town in Nova Scotia would be an interesting story. Opening it in Lunenburg is brilliant!! Ordinary people with very ordinary lives...or at least that's the perception of most small coastal towns. Until Jane Doucet pulls back the curtain and introduces us to people who are anything but ordinary! To people whose lives are filled with love, loss, hope and desire! This is a warm hearted story about the courage it takes to realise your dreams. Loved it!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jen Robley

    Literally the first sentence made me laugh ! I hope there are more books about the characters and the shop . I was so invested in this book to the point where my husband and I were out for a drive close to Lunenburg and I almost said “ let’s continue on so I can check out the new store“. Caught myself ! I still half expect to see the sign hanging on a street corner . The characters are so real and feel like they could be part of my social circle. I laughed , I cried then laughed some more.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Butland

    What a delightful and tantalizing look at love, and yes, sex, in the senior year's. How this young Canadian author got into the minds, and beds, of the older generation and worded it so fantastically is beyond me. I don't think many want to imagine a world without love making and, with Doucet's help, we really don't have to. A small town setting with some giant hearts, big characters and wit that had me laughing from page one, Fishnets & Fantasies hooked me, sank me and pulled me back up from th What a delightful and tantalizing look at love, and yes, sex, in the senior year's. How this young Canadian author got into the minds, and beds, of the older generation and worded it so fantastically is beyond me. I don't think many want to imagine a world without love making and, with Doucet's help, we really don't have to. A small town setting with some giant hearts, big characters and wit that had me laughing from page one, Fishnets & Fantasies hooked me, sank me and pulled me back up from the depths again very quickly. A most delightful read for anyone wanting to take a safe risk.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Emilie Pothier

    You know a book is funny when you laugh at the first sentence, read it aloud to your roommate, and then end up reading out the whole prologue because it just keeps getting better! Jane Doucet had me instantly immersed in Fishnets & Fantasies with a cast of vivid characters that grabbed me right from the start. Hilarious and human from start to finish, it's a wonderful nod to the South Shore that had me turning pages eagerly until the very end. You know a book is funny when you laugh at the first sentence, read it aloud to your roommate, and then end up reading out the whole prologue because it just keeps getting better! Jane Doucet had me instantly immersed in Fishnets & Fantasies with a cast of vivid characters that grabbed me right from the start. Hilarious and human from start to finish, it's a wonderful nod to the South Shore that had me turning pages eagerly until the very end.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jody Boogaard

    Having read and enjoyed Jane Doucet’s first novel, The Pregnant Pause, I was eager to read this one. Although the story has a distinctly Nova Scotian flair, it’s small town setting could be anywhere in Canada. The characters all felt very real and I liked the way their lives and stories were intertwined as many are in a small town. The story was honest and cheeky, with many laughs and a few surprises throughout. It was a great read and I had a hard time putting it down.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Cindy C-S

    Fishnets and Fantasies was hilarious! Loved the characters and didn't want the story to end. I really appreciated the local setting in Lunenburg and knew many of the places that were mentioned in the book. I am giving gifts of this book to friends. Well done, Jane Doucet! Fishnets and Fantasies was hilarious! Loved the characters and didn't want the story to end. I really appreciated the local setting in Lunenburg and knew many of the places that were mentioned in the book. I am giving gifts of this book to friends. Well done, Jane Doucet!

  27. 4 out of 5

    HG

    I LOVED Fishnets & Fantasies. I flew through it in a weekend. Fun, fast-paced writing and it was so nice to read about people living their best lives who were past the age of 45 - something you don't see nearly enough of in novels! Thank you for a great read. I've already recommended it to many others. I LOVED Fishnets & Fantasies. I flew through it in a weekend. Fun, fast-paced writing and it was so nice to read about people living their best lives who were past the age of 45 - something you don't see nearly enough of in novels! Thank you for a great read. I've already recommended it to many others.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Kukwa

    You know things have moved on when CanLit can produce a very CanLit-style novel about aging people having sex and opening sex shops in rural Nova Scotia. A gentle, movie-of-week style tale full of charm that just happens to feature a cast of very horny people. It was certainly an entertaining experience.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Marilyn Webster

    I loved it Laughed out loud Felt so real can imagine the characters and what they would look like You nailed it Jane

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Right away the author brought the reader perfectly to the small Nova Scotian town of Lunenburg, a great start when you know the places and landmarks being described! This book is written for an older target audience but I still found it an enjoyable read!

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