Search Results: "Adjoa J. Burrowes"


BOOK REVIEW

GRANDMA’S PURPLE FLOWERS by Adjoa J. Burrowes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A good concept that could be better executed, this will still have its audience. (Picture book. 7-10)"
A young girl is saddened when her grandmother dies one winter, but by spring, she is able to get over her grief enough to let the purple flowers they enjoyed together remind her of their loving relationship. Read full book review >

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MY STEPS by Sally Derby
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Derby's steps, where each scene has the pleasing simplicity of Peter's world in Ezra Jack Keats's The Snowy Day (1962). (Picture book. 3-5)"
A simple set of five front steps in the city is a child's whole universe, easily becoming playground, hideout, circus arena, school, and home. Read full book review >

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DESTINY’S GIFT by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"As the story ends, the future of the bookstore is still unclear, but everyone will understand the importance of books and the people who know and love them. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Destiny loves words and, thus, loves Mrs. Wade and her bookstore. Read full book review >

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THE CAPTIVE by Grace Burrowes
ROMANCE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Smart, compelling and captivating."
Two battered aristocrats find solace in each other's company. Read full book review >

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WHAT A LADY NEEDS FOR CHRISTMAS by Grace Burrowes
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"A touching and sensual holiday charmer."
An aristocratic heiress trying to escape social ruin is aided by an attractive businessman who offers her the shelter of marriage, though neither expects the venture to end in love. Read full book review >

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TREMAINE'S TRUE LOVE by Grace Burrowes
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Burrowes is at the top of her game, and this latest offering is not to be missed."
A gently bred spinster scandalizes her family by providing medical care to the poor people in the local village, and even falling in love with a handsome businessman can't dissuade her from her mission. Read full book review >

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KISS ME HELLO by Grace Burrowes
ROMANCE
Released: March 3, 2015

"Sweet, sexy, eloquent and poignant, with a social-justice dimension."
When a lone-wolf criminal defense attorney who moonlights as a farrier meets a single foster mother and her troubled but compelling charge, he surprises himself by engaging in their struggles—even when she resists his help. Read full book review >

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7 FANTASY BOOKS HEADING TO FILM AND TV
by John DeNardo

As readers, the idea of our favorite books being turned into film and television production frightens us and excites us. It's scary because so many things can go wrong that could result in – gasp! – an unfaithful adaptation. Yet that doesn't stop us from being excited because we get to re-experience the stories we love. Here are ...


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DAVID GARROW
by Gregory McNamee

Barack Obama has been portrayed as being many things over his life and political career. Some have thought him flippant, coasting by on charm and glibness. Others have thought him suspect. Admirers and detractors both have found him aloof, though very few have doubted the fact of his formidable intelligence.

And admirers and detractors alike have also found Barack Obama ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ALISON DARE: THE HEART OF THE MAIDEN by J. Torres
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 11, 2010

"An ambitious concept in need of some polish. (Graphic adventure. 9-12)"
An extremely promising premise disappoints with its flat, awkward construction. Read full book review >

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SHATTERED by Connell J. J. Chambers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2014

"Alarming and unsettling; readers should brace themselves for a riveting chronicle of extreme psychopathic illness—and lock their doors."
Poet Chambers' debut memoir is a harrowing account of a two-year trial with an obsessed, predatory stalker. Read full book review >