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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Originally from New Jersey, I'm the owner of Book Magic, a company that provides manuscript evaluations and copyediting. I'm also the author of three books. Contact me at sigridmac13 at hotmail dot com or visit

Monday, October 31, 2005

Touching narrative with poignant life lessons

The Love of Friends, October 30, 2005
Reviewer: Gigi Miner "Author, Tarot Consultant" (Upstate NY USA)

D'Amour Road is the story of two women in Ontario who are turning 40. One of them goes missing, and the other joins a massive search to find her best friend in conjunction with the police, her colorful women's collective, and a younger man whom she finds especially captivating. Loosely based on the Louise Ellis true story, D'Amour Road, by Sigrid Macdonald, takes us into the life of a woman struggling with middle age. This rite of passage is dotted with travails that take the main character, Tara, into a new phase in her life. After the disappearance of her best friend, she begins a search. Her desperation to find her friend plays out in the myriad of personal experiences in this more mature coming-of-age story.

Ms. Macdonald weaves a first-person portrayal of this touching narrative into an emotional and poignant lesson of life and love as only true friends understand it. Women will relate to the many twists and turns our protagonist must endure. Men will gain insight into the psyche of a woman as few are allowed to see it. All will be touched and moved by the endearing depth of emotion and risks a person is willing to endure in order to find a lost friend. D'Amour Road lives up to its title as it takes you on a Road of Love.

Gigi Miner Author of "Card Shark" Writer & Motivational Speaker

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Five Stars from She Unlimited Magazine!

She Unlimited Magazine "D'Amour Road by Sigrid Macdonald", October 7, 2005

Reviewer: She Unlimited Magazin "A Magazine For Women" (World Wide) - See all my reviews

The Review Diaries D'Amour Road by Sigrid Macdonald

She Unlimited Magazine Review by Veronica Marie Kettler

A Powerful book Based on a true story, taking place in Ottawa Canada. Sigrid Macdonald vividly makes us aware of this growing and ignored epidemic. Missing Persons is an epidemic ignored by many, and as this story unfolds, it is amazing how our eyes are open wide shut. The title of the book is a masterful description which clearly depicts the pages ahead.

Based on a true story, it is an astounding book on women's passage in society based in modern Ottawa. One woman's life, but many are still missing. I closed the last flap of the book feeling empathy, and compassion for those unfound and the painful footprints left in those still looking. The characters are real and the story is profound. It is original with a roller coaster ride that explores the reality of a social problem everywhere. Macdonald establishes D'Amour Road, the road of love, also a road to tragedy and unsaid mystery as the search begins for Lisa.