BC Booklook says, "While From Scratch is written using simple language, the story is strong and the characters are believable. Readers will immediately find themselves on Team Eva, and, alongside her, will learn just what it takes to start one's own business...From Scratch is a quick and touching story of pride and perseverance, as well as a novel that offers a lot of practical information. Readers struggling with English as their second language will be drawn easily into this story about a woman who, with a little support, reaches her true potential while realizing a life long dream."
"Melodie Campbell is the Queen of the Rapid Read," says Canadian Mystery Reviews. "Worst Date Ever is one of the best of this genre. Like all her novels the dialogue is the driving force. This tale is funny, but Campbell finds the sad notes, the desperate moves and the gentle poignancy when two people realize that what they wanted was right in front of them. Finding a complete story like this in a novella form is rare...This rapid read is more than a good read."
"Delany makes excellent use of this hightly accessible narrative style, keeping her language simple while unspooling an intriguingly tangled plot." —Booklist review of White Sand Blues
Booklist says of Murder Below Zero, "Max satisfyingly puts the provincial poice in their place through her competence and spirited determination...Hand to readers interested in female detectives or small-town mysteries."
"Cookie's perseverance through hardship is certainly inspiring, and her bonds with the local community heartwarming. For readers who need a little encouragment, this is just the ticket" —Booklist review of From Scratch
"[Worst Date Ever] is great for adult newcomers to reading or the English language as well as anyone who enjoys zipping through a lighthearted read in a single, short sitting." —Booklist
"In the merging of history, social justice, and contemporary characters, Rapid Reads offers accessible quality literature." —Ottawa Review of Books
"[Rapid Reads] has been putting out some great crime fiction in books that average around 100 pages. These truly are rapid reads and they are just the ticket if you are in a slump for what to read next or if you are really busy and are daunted by picking up that 500+ page book sitting by your chain." —Crimespree Magazine