Barbara Godin

Barbara Godin

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Highly Recommended Books By Barbara Godin

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About Barbara Godin

Barbara Godin received her B.A. from Athabasca University, Edmonton, Alberta Canada. She began writing her popular “Dear Barb” column in 2003. In 2019 Barbara won the first-place award in a short article contest from the prestigious Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC) for “Mary’s Story.”
Barbara is the author of four books. “Dear Barb: Answers to Your Everyday Questions” “Glimpses in Time: A Collection of Memoirs and More” also “Dear Barb 2: Advice for Daily Life.” Barbara’s latest book “Can I Come HOME Now?” is a bestselling memoir of her life.
Barbara was born in Windsor Ontario Canada. She now resides in Chatham Ontario Canada with her husband and their ginger cat aptly named “Prince Harry.

Seasons of the heart

Seasons of the Heart: A Collection of Poetry is a soul-stirring collection of intimate poems addressing matters of abandonment, abuse, rejection, and loss. These writings are relatable and will touch your heart leaving you feeling inspired. In this book, you’ll find:


  • Poems that will lift your spirits and bring beauty to your life

  • Heart-warming and emotional stories of family, love, loss, and death that will make you feel deeply

  • Insightful and meaningful words that will help you to find peace and strength.

Every poem is written from the heart and will make you feel like you are experiencing the words firsthand.

Dear Barb 2: Advice for Daily Life

Dear Barb 2: Advice for Daily Life is an insightful down-to-earth book, which offers tips for manoeuvring life’s difficult journey. We all have obstacles in our everyday lives that we only talk about with our best friends and family members. Dear Barb 2: Advice for Daily Life is an anthology of many of these hurdles. Barbara Godin has been answering your questions for over 20 years, and often the solution may be as simple as a shift in perspective.
Dear Barb 2: Advice for Daily Life is an easy read that can be enjoyed by all ages. This book makes an excellent addition to your bookshelf along with Dear Barb: Answers to Your Everyday Questions, where they will be easily accessible for those complicated dilemmas, which inevitably occur throughout our lives.
Dear Barb 2: Advice for Daily Life will not only simplify your daily life; it will improve your relationships by presenting a new outlook to an ongoing challenge.


Mystery and thrill lovers will love the four-book series by Carl Goodman as it’s a complete package for avid readers.


Each sequel builds upon the storyline of the preceding novels. The book series by Carl is, thus,a captivating read for anyone who enjoys reading detective stories.


Carl books have received positive reviews and recognition worldwide.

Social Problems

Carl focuses on problems that are more epidemic in our society than we realize.

Can I Come Home Now?

In this moving and painful memoir of growing up from age five to adulthood, the author paints a sad and all too familiar story of early sexual abuse from men whom she should have been able to trust that evolves into a shattered sense of self-worth and ultimately her own dysfunctional and abusive marriage. The story relates how little Barbara came to be vulnerable to such trauma after the break-up of her family and being shuttled among various, not always willing relatives. She details the highly effective and shrewd tactics predators use to keep their victims under their total control. The unrelenting theme throughout is her constant longing for her mother’s elusive love, always just beyond her reach.
This is not a story of self-pity but a story of surviving the odds and creating the life you want.

“Courageous and compelling, Can I Come Home Now? recounts Godin’s heart-wrenching tale of childhood neglect and abuse, culminating with her resolute determination to find healing and a sense of belonging.” — Barbara Lehtiniemi

This introspective memoir is a perfect example of how we must learn to find the beauty in everything, even when it means facing the ugliness around us.— Tina Laurelli

Dear Barb: Answers to Your Everyday Questions

Do you sometimes feel like you need a second opinion, but you don’t want to tell anyone what’s going on in your life? “Dear Barb: Answers to Your Everyday Questions” provides a common sense approach to dealing with many of the issues of daily life.
Barbara Godin has been answering questions since 2003 when she responded to a call for an advice columnist for The Voice Magazine. Barbara submitted a sample column and was chosen as the new advice columnist. Barbara had always been the” go to person” for her friends. A difficult life provided her with the experience to be able to write over 500 Dear Barb columns and ultimately create a book that everyone can relate to.

Amazon book review: 5 out of 5 stars:

Loved it! I read this book in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it. Barb Godin gives sound advice, and in a gentle and respectful way. I admired the way she acknowledged the inquirer’s challenge first, and then provided practical, doable advice. You can tell she’s a very caring person – not to mention wise! I recommend Dear Barb to anyone who enjoys reading advice columns, or is looking for advice on families, dating, relationships, loss, addiction and so much more – even the COVID pandemic.

Glimpses in Time: Collection of Memoirs and More

By Barbara Godin

We all have moments, and memories that stay with us and are easily triggered by a word, a song, or a familiar smell. These brief instances and recollections take us to another time, perhaps a happy time or maybe a sad time. Glimpses in Time is a collection of 25 of these moments which may bring you back to your unforgettable moments. Also included are some short works of fiction and poetry. Glimpses in Time ends with the first chapter of Barbara’s memoir Can I Come Home Now?
Glimpses in Time is a relatable story as we have all experienced the pain of loss and the victory of overcoming.
“As I was reading through this collection of stories, I looked back at the front cover and thought,” the title of this book fits perfectly with the thoughts that were penned.” Not only are the stories well written, but they are also thought-provoking often taking the reader to the scene. Barbara does a great job in showing and not telling throughout each story! I recommend this book as the stories are a short read and delightful. .” — J. KEATS, Author

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