Open the pages of one of Elaine Gugin Maddex’s books and you’ll step into the world of the eccentric and lovable Tessy McGuigan. Tessy has had her fair share of ups and downs in life, and they don’t seem to be slowing down. In book one you get to know the people of Ladyslipper, Saskatchewan. Tessy is much loved here and surprisingly despised by a few of the older ladies in town. You see, Tessy makes potions from herbs and believes in loving the earth and all creatures on it. For some, that’s too much to handle.
In the first book, More than a Wise Woman, Elaine Gugin Maddex takes you on an adventure with Tessy, the Tucker family, and other town folk. This may be a small prairie town, but it has plenty going on! And when things get to be too much, Tessy retires to the library where she speaks with her dearly beloved and departed husband. Will the busy bodies leave her alone? Will she be branded as a witch or revered as a wise woman? Will she ever find love again? You have to read the book to find out.
In Elaine’s second book, Wise Woman’s Manor, Tessy is still adding a pinch of this and a dab of that to her potions that help heal the people of Ladyslipper. This time around there is new love, a mystery, new relatives to meet, tales of long ago love to tell, and matches to be made. Tessy has her hands full, especially when the town busy body comes sniffing around causing trouble. Will Tessy travel back to her beloved Ireland? Will she get married? Will she move away from her home in Ladyslipper? Most importantly, will she solve a centuries old mystery? Pick up the book, curl up in your favourite chair and read all about it.
Both of Elaine’s books are available on Amazon in print and eBook.
I had the absolute pleasure of being one of the first to read Elaine’s first book, More Than a Wise Woman. Tessy and the Tucker family grabbed my heart within the first few pages. What followed was a light-hearted read chock full of stories that made me smile, get a little angry (Mrs. Chamberlain evokes that kind of reaction), and giggle with delight. Elaine is a skilled and imaginative writer who succeeded in putting forth a book that can brighten any reader’s day.
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