My Reading With Victoria
It was an interesting switch: Me being on the other side of the psychic’s desk (figuratively). For Christmas, my husband gifted me a telephone reading with Victoria Laurie – one of my favourite novelists, and a psychic to boot. One of the reasons I like Victoria’s Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye series is that the main character – a psychic detective – is written realistically, not played for laughs. Plus, the novels are filled with little nuggets of wisdom that explain things like meditation and clairsentience in ways that a reader who’s unfamiliar with the terms will understand.
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I was visiting Paletta Lakefront Mansion in Burlington, which is supposedly haunted by the ghost of industrialist Cyrus Birge, the founding director of the Canadian Steel Company. I’d heard Birge, who built the mansion in the early 1900’s was a rough, hard-nosed businessman. When I walked into the room that was his library, I sensed a presence and saw in my mind how the room had been laid out when he had used it as an office. Of course, the books on the shelves now were more recent volumes than the tomes that must’ve lined the shelves more than a century ago.
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