Many, or most, of the

World War I cemeteries I visited

were either alongside a road 

or easily accessible in a paddock.

Toronto Avenue broke these ‘rules’.


After turning at the sign we had a fairly long drive…



…on a narrow, well maintained road before reaching…

the cemetery proper.

All of which is hidden in Belgium’s,

Ploegsteert Wood

So quiet and peaceful.

Toronto Avenue Cemetery was named from

a Communication Trench in Ploegsteert Wood,

in which it is located.

The cemetery contains the graves

of 78 officers and men of

the 9th Brigade (3rd Australian Division)

who died in the Battle of Messines

between 7 and 10 June 1917.

The cemetery contains 78 First World War burials,

two of them unidentified.




Where’s My Backpack: Hidden






K. A. Tucker


Wild-at-Heart, by K. A. Tucker is a sequel to The Simple Wild.  After the death of her father, Wren, Calla returns to Toronto where she tries to recommence her ‘normal’ life.

However her father’s death and no Jonah has left a huge gap in her life.  Finally Jonah turns up, in Toronto, unannounced and asks Calla to move to Alaska.

A log cabin out in the bush is not quite what Calla was expecting and she does have trouble finding her way especially when Jonah is not around.


While I enjoyed Wild at Heart as a story the tension between Calla and Jonah did not permit any of the repartee sprinkled throughout The Simple Wild.  I just loved The Simply Wild banter.  In fact it was not until about half way through Wild at Heart that Calla struck up friendships which permitted her to show the cheeky side of her personality.

I rated

Wild at Heart

as an enjoyable

four star read.

At the time of writing my review

other Goodreads readers have rated

Wild at Heart

an average of 4.39 stars

from 4,098 ratings

and 865 reviews.


Wild at Heart: A Novel (The Simple Wild Book 2) by [K.A. Tucker]:

Wild at Heart

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