Lea Tassie grew up in the Peace River district of northern BC. Due to six months of winter and two months poor sledding, she started reading books as soon as she could hang on to one. She has traveled and worked in many places, which may explain why she can’t stick to one genre as an author. Her books include humor (about cats), romantic suspense, mainstream and lately, speculative fiction. When she discovered the temperate rainforest stretching along 1200 miles of the Pacific Coast, from Oregon to Alaska, she quit traveling and settled in for good.
on Oct. 03, 2014 :
A treat for cat lovers! Clever humor, sharp dialogue and engaging characters – not just the endearing cats, but also their quirky caretakers who plan to cultivate 5 acres on an isolated island without having a clue about farming. Although friends have bet the couple $50 that they will return to their city apartment within a year, former accountant Ben envisions selling fruits and vegetables to fund renovations to the rundown farmhouse. Despite her husband’s derision about felines, Holly plots to adopt a cat or two (or six) that their former apartment outlawed. I couldn’t stop turning pages!
(review of free book)
on Sep. 12, 2013 :
Really loved reading this book. Bright and entertaining dialogue. It made me want to read more. I will purchase the remainder in the series! Especially intriguing was the award winning fabric artist neighbour! Thanks, Lea, for a great read.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Sep. 03, 2010 :
Charming and humerous are the two words that most readily come to mind when describing this book. Tales of day-to-day life in a household dominated by cats, as all homes should be, with a supporting cast of dogs, deer, squirrels and many other furry friends and some humans thrown in for incidental interest. Loved it so have also bought the sequel 'Siamese Summers' and will no doubt purchase the third in the series, 'Cat Under Cover'.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)