Search Results: "Allison Garwood"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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FICTION
Released: June 1, 1998

"Although unfamiliar terms slip in, the writing is accessible for the target audience, and the information is often engrossing. (b&w illustrations, maps, index, not seen, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Lassieur, in her entry in the Library of American Indian History series, uses Native American material culture and ethnographic evidence—accounts from early explorers, drawings, legends, and stories—to describe the daily life of some of the early people of North America before their contact with the Europeans. Read full book review >

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SING LIKE NOBODY'S LISTENING by Allison Gutknecht
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"A sweet middle school episode that celebrates the friendship gained from working together. (Fiction. 9-14)"
At the crossroads of preteen and teen, Wylie faces the strain of growing up. Read full book review >

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COMPULSION by Allison Brennan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2015

"While Max's original bitchy attitude needed adjusting, this incarnation makes for some embarrassingly maudlin moments."
Brennan gives Maxine "Max" Revere a makeover, though she's still a rich, beautiful and brilliant TV host and true-crime crusader. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"From the upper echelons of working mothers, a fictional answer to The Nanny Diaries—and likely to be as popular."
An above-average addition to the crowded genre of working-mother-angst novels, a first from British journalist Pearson, the mate of New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane. Read full book review >

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NOW YOU SEE IT by Allison Lynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 13, 2004

"Lynn's gripping and feverish tale builds momentum page by page—right up to a surprise climax that confounds all expectations but seems obvious once it arrives."
Haunting debut about a husband's attempt to unravel the mystery of his wife's disappearance. Read full book review >

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Lulu in Babylon by Allison Silver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 2016

"For lovers of Hollywood, this novel offers an immersive look at the past and present of the movie business, though its plot beats may be overly familiar."
Silver (20th Century Travel, 2010) delivers a Hollywood coming-of-age story with a reverence for the stars and stories of old Hollywood. Read full book review >

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The Sweetheart Deal by Allison Morse
Released: May 15, 2015

"A satisfying romance bolstered by strong characters, detailed settings, and surprising plot twists."
In Morse's debut romance, a business deal reunites a woman with the man who betrayed her years earlier. Read full book review >