Search Results: "Amanda Flower"


BOOK REVIEW

AMANDA by Kay Hooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"A well-traveled path with nary an unpredictable turn. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
A first hardcover for the popular Hooper provides all the requisite thrills, chills, and hot-blooded romance, but this southern-style mystery, love story, should-be-a-TV-movie-of-the- week somehow lacks soul. Read full book review >

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THE FINAL VOW by Amanda Flower
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2017

"Flower's third features less history, more romance, and a stronger mystery than its predecessors (The Final Tap, 2016, etc.)."
Only murder is worse than having to help plan your ex-husband's wedding—and it's not that much worse. Read full book review >

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ANDI UNEXPECTED by Amanda Flower
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"A fun little detective story with some simple life lessons. (Mystery. 10-14)"
This series opener for middle-grade mystery fans introduces sixth-grade amateur detective Andi Boggs and her sidekick, next-door-neighbor Colin. Read full book review >

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MAID OF MURDER by Amanda Flower
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2010

"The first bud in a new series that fans of Donna Andrews's lighthearted Meg Langslow mysteries will be eager to see bloom."
Some tales of murdered brides are pretty grim. Not this one. Read full book review >

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ASSAULTED CARAMEL by Amanda Flower
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Flower launches her new series by evoking the nightmare nuptials of The Final Vow (2017), throwing in a few Pennsylvania Dutch words to provide atmosphere in a cozy as light as the heroine's handmade mousse."
Murder in a candy store upends an Amish community. Read full book review >

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THE FINAL TAP by Amanda Flower
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2016

"Kelsey's second appearance reviews the past and present of maple sugar, adds some romantic complications, and tosses in perhaps too many suspects for a truly cohesive story."
Who knew maple sugar could provide a motive for murder? Read full book review >

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THE FINAL REVEILLE by Amanda Flower
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2015

"In kicking off her Living History Museum series, Flower (Maid of Murder, 2010, etc.) combines a plethora of suspects, a soupçon of history, and a dash of romance."
A living history museum teeters on the brink of extinction. Read full book review >

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AMANDA/MIRANDA by Richard Peck
FICTION
Released: March 11, 1980

"All in all, a gorgeously romantic, implausible affair comfy as eiderdown."
Peck has unearthed one of the hoariest of chimney-corner romantic devices—the wobbly course of love and intrigue when two young things of diverse origins and temperament look exactly alike and cross destinies; and he displays it here in late-Edwardian satin, with agile prose and a straight face. Read full book review >

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THE AMANDA PROJECT by Stella Lennon
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"A baldly predatory attempt to get into teens' wallets. (Mystery. 14 & up)"
According to popular Callie, Amanda Valentino was a quirky math genius who lived in a pretty, Victorian house. Read full book review >

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AMANDA BEAN'S AMAZING DREAM by Cindy Neuschwander
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"At the end of the book, Marilyn Burns (The Greedy Triangle, 1995, etc.) does a credible, if prim, job of explaining the broad contexts of multiplication to adults working with children. (Picture book. 6-10)"
The protagonist in this story has a sort of low-grade obsessive/compulsive disorder: "I count anything and everything," chirps Amanda. Read full book review >

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GHOST FLOWER by Michele Jaffe
Released: April 12, 2012

"A compellingly sinister page-turner. (Suspense. 14 & up)"
In a tense mystery, a former foster kid calling herself Eve Brightman enters a dangerous scheme to impersonate a missing heiress. Read full book review >