Search Results: "Amanda Flower"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 1991

"A captivating tale with intimations—in this rendition—of a happy ending. (Fifteen photographs—not seen.)"
Valiant Michael Eisner fights the mighty dragons of corporate takeovers, union demands, and executive complacency in this re- creation of the Disney rags-to-riches myth by a free-lance business journalist (Esquire, GQ, etc.)—this version livelier and more thoroughly researched than Ron Grover's The Disney Touch (p. 376). ``I like Michael Eisner,'' Flower admits in his introduction- -and this statement, in the face of Eisner's refusal to be interviewed (a refusal that many of his subordinates at Disney instantly echoed), offers a clue to the contradiction, which Flower finds fascinating, between personal charm and corporate ruthlessness in both the Disney Company and in Eisner himself. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE STOLEN SUN by Amanda  Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"This, coupled with her unique perspective on a common theme, make the dramatic read-aloud an easy addition to multicultural collections. (Picture book/folktale. 5-9)"
Weaving together important themes in Native Alaskan culture, Hall (The Hard to Swallow Tale of Jonah and the Whale, not reviewed, etc.) creates a hauntingly original story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STORMY WEATHER by Amanda Harvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"The author's appealing watercolors are notable for their beautiful composition. (Picture book. 4-8)"
While Maud fixes her own breakfast and the baby wails, her parents are shown—in soft, expressive illustrations—bitterly quarreling. Read full book review >

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SIDESHOW JOB
by Jennie K.

BOOK REPORT for Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Cover Story: Big Top, Big Skirt
BFF Charm: Maybe
Swoonworthy Scale: 7
Talky Talk: Cheap Thrill Seekers, Vendors and the Dealers
Bonus Factors: Traveling Carnival, Mysterious Loner Dude, Diversity
Relationship Status: Lurking in the Shadows

 

Cover Story: Big Top, Big Skirt

Aside from the literal “under her skirt” commentary this cover ...


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BOOK REVIEW

YUMMY! by Lee Bennett Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Together, the poetry and illustrations fit tightly, like a sandwich cookie—meant for each other and yummy to the core! (Picture book. 4-6)"
A whimsical kaleidoscope of watercolor and gouache illustrations whets the appetite of voracious children eating their way through breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, and dessert in 16 delectable, poetic menu choices. Read full book review >