RATING: 📚📚📚📚

The story of Amelie continues. The Doktor’s Daughter was a little harder to read. It was a terrific book, but it pulled at my heartstrings. From the first page, you are smiling, and then boom, the tears. In my head, I’m thinking is this what we are doing Nancy, right out the gate? You must understand that I’m a sensitive reader, emotions on ten always.

Amelie is a brave young woman. Dealing with all that she has at any age isn’t easy but imagine being a child and going through it. The strength and courage she possesses is admirable and beautifully written. Gigi, the younger sister, my heart hurt for her. She is such a sweet soul. I just wanted to gather these girls up and take them home. The mama in me kept coming out while reading this book.

Amelie discovers her father, now deceased, was a spy, and his death may not have been an accident. The people her father worked for approached her and asked her to do some undercover work to find out why her father died and what he knew. Her investigation into uncovering the truth wasn’t easy, but she handled it well. Certain moments of the book, I was on the edge of my seat. She got the closure she needed and made it back safely, reunited with both sides of her family. She has lost a lot, but she has gained so much more.

I wanted the book to have a happy ending, I mean it did, just not the ending I’d hope for. This was, I don’t want to say joy, because I did not feel joy reading this book, but it was a great book. It was a short read, so if you have an hour or two to spare, pick it up. Nancy is a fantastic writer, and I need to read her other books. This will also be on my kids’ summer reading list.

I began my career as a journalist on television programs that include W5Canada AM and Marketplace, before going on to become a sought-after freelance writer, penning everything from documentaries to live-action scripts to comic books.

My first full-length novel, Boy from Berlin, was published in May, 2018. The much-anticipated sequel, One Boy’s War, came out April 29, 2020. My latest novel, Girl on the Run, hit booksellers on September 9, 2021.

I live in Stratford, Ontario, where I revel in Shakespeare, tread the boards with Perth County Players and work part time at Fanfare Books, Stratford’s only independent bookseller.



  1. I read her first two books. You will really enjoy them. It is a good feeling when you really connect with an author’s characters. Sometimes, it just doesn’t happen.

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  2. I’m pleased you enjoyed The Doktor’s Daughter and have it on your kid’s summer reading list. A heads-up: Amelie’s adventures will continue in a new novel, coming out in the spring of 2024!


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