Search Results: "Allison Garwood"


BOOK REVIEW

ALLISON by Allen Say
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"He addresses the dark side of an adoptive child's feelings carefully, and while the resolution is a bit convenient (and may require interpretation for younger children), it still carries truth. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Say's trademark nuanced and limpid watercolors convey and complete the emotional resonance of this adoption story. Read full book review >

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ALLISON HEWITT IS TRAPPED by Madeleine Roux
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"A treat for lovers of groaners and roamers with neither enough gore nor pathos to keep casual readers engaged."
A fierce young bookseller blogs the zombie apocalypse in this debut novel from Wisconsin resident Roux. Read full book review >

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ZANNY by Pamela Sloane-Bradbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 18, 2010

"Aimed at children with spectrum disorders, but likely to miss that audience—or any other. (iPad therapeutic app. 5-7)"
A hyperbolic portrait of a lad who operates only at top speed is paired to a bug-ridden recognition game. Read full book review >

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HEARTBREAKER by Julie Garwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2000

"Add a pinch of Psycho to a generous helping of General Hospital, and you've got the idea."
A psychopath confides his obsessions to a terrified priest, whose beloved sister is the star of the killer's homicidal fantasies: Garwood's first foray into contemporary romantic suspense. Read full book review >

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HOTSHOT by Julie Garwood
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Uneven and oddly framed, though true believers will find enough Garwood in here to keep them satisfied."
When Peyton Lockhart and her sisters agree to reboot their uncle's Florida resort, troubles arise from all quarters, putting Peyton in danger and bringing childhood protector Finn MacBain to her side. Read full book review >

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SWEET TALK by Julie Garwood
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A standard melodrama with occasional flashes of originality."
An IRS officer and an FBI agent find love while following the money. Read full book review >

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THE IDEAL MAN by Julie Garwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Undoubtedly Garwood is a pro—the pacing is taut, the characters are swiftly drawn and she even throws in a few surprises before the obligatory happy ending. But everything is too formulaic to be truly suspenseful, too clichéd to be truly romantic."
A paint-by-numbers thriller by bestselling romance writer Garwood. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE FORKED ROAD by John Allison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 17, 2017

"A delightfully quirky series whose eccentric charms haven't faltered. (Graphic mystery/fantasy. 10-14)"
In this seventh installment, the sleuths from Griswold's Grammar School unravel yet another case involving a mysterious portal and a time-bending troublemaker. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WIRED by Julie Garwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 4, 2017

"Overall, a few computer glitches won't detract from this pleasing romance in which finding out the truth leads to finding true love."
A crime investigation turns steamy when an FBI agent recruits an idealistic hacker in the latest romantic thriller from Garwood (Fast Track, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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FOR THE ROSES by Julie Garwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"The heroine is always protected by big, paternal fellas—and the reader is never out of Garwood's skillful comfort zone. (Author tour)"
Romance winner from veteran Garwood (Prince Charming, 1994, etc.) with another entry in her string of Montana historicals. Read full book review >

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PRINCE CHARMING by Julie Garwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A good read that would be an even better movie—and another surefire bestseller for Garwood. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
Garwood's second foray into hardcover (after Saving Grace, 1993) is politically correct but gripping escapism of the tallest order. Read full book review >