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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Book Review Mi'kmaq Song BY Author Pat Cher

Author Tamera Lawrence Rates 5 out of 5 Stars *****

Mi'kmaq Song
Newly divorced, Maggie lives a pretty mundane life. Taught by her grandmother the old customs and language of her ancestors, the Mi’kmag people, Maggie lingers in her memories. After her grandmother’s death, Maggie finds solace in her dreams where her grandmother still regularly visits and guides her. Maggie depends heavily on her own special song – something her ancestors relished. But Maggie’s life takes an unexpected turn when she takes a canoe ride and finds herself face to face with a ghostly ship from the past. Escaping from the pirates, she finds herself back on the coast only to discover things are no longer the same. Stuck in a time warp, Maggie comes face to face with a new terrifying reality as she struggles to escape the bounds of slavery. But all is not lost.

For Maggie meets Abtatuk, a special warrior who aids her through her perilous battle for survival and fills the empty void of her heart. MI’KMAG SONG by Pat Cher is a spectacular book filled with historical prowess and a breathtaking view of the Mi’Kmag people. Maggie’s adventures weave magically throughout each page as she battles for existence using her wits, courage, a few modern gadgets and of course her special song. I enjoyed taking this wild roller coaster ride with Maggie and Abtatuk.

The writer did a great job of creating this distinctive world, which I felt firmly a part of. I look forward to reading more books from this talented writer. This is one of the best books I have read in a while. Great job!