Search Results: "Anne Gracie"


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GRACIE by Ruth Brown
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2011

"Brown's elegant pictures (no one does cats quite like her) suggest, in the best possible way, Classics Illustrated comics, and her story is similarly robust and interesting. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A raging storm is prelude to a miracle at sea. Read full book review >

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GRACIE by Donna Jo Napoli
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2004

In her second sequel to Prince of the Pond (1992), Napoli remixes themes and characters from the first sequel, Jimmy, the Pickpocket of the Palace (1995). Read full book review >

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THE WINTER BRIDE by Anne Gracie
ROMANCE
Released: April 1, 2014

"A romantic winner, with Gracie's typical witty charm and sweeping emotion."
Neither Freddy Monkton-Coombes nor Damaris Chance is interested in marriage, so Freddy convinces Damaris to enter into a fake engagement to get his mother and a horde of marriageable young ladies off his scent. What could possibly go wrong? Read full book review >

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THE SPRING BRIDE by Anne Gracie
ROMANCE
Released: June 2, 2015

"In spite of a rather convoluted plot and a herky-jerky beginning, the novel settles into a funny and fast-paced rhythm. The main characters are vibrant and complex, and if some of the secondary characters are a bit typecast, the author's skill as a storyteller makes this well worth reading."
A nobleman's son returns from eight years of spy work on the Continent to discover that he's about to be disinherited, if he's not convicted of murder first. Read full book review >

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THE AUTUMN BRIDE by Anne Gracie
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A complex, charming heartwarmer that celebrates love, brave heroines and the miracle of second chances."
After governess Abigail Chantry saves her sister and two friends from abduction and ruin, the four women determine to survive together, finding a surprising champion in an elderly baroness—much to the chagrin of her handsome nephew. Read full book review >

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SAVING GRACIE by Jill  Teitelman
Released: Dec. 5, 2012

"A witty, sharp novel that explores the way age, illness and parenting drive even the strongest characters toward growth and redemption."
Teitelman creates a soulful, coming-of-middle-age journey following Ruthie, a creative New Yorker with a unique skill for attracting dysfunctional relationships. Read full book review >

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AMAZING GRACIE by A.E. Cannon
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Some of the minor characters (especially Pete) are too broadly drawn to be wholly believable; but Cannon finds sunshine even in the dim corners of Gracie's fears, presenting a clear-eyed heroine who manages not only to survive but to preserve her very fallible family. (Fiction. 12+)"
Gracie's woes are many: she's too practical to like her new stepfather Pete's get-rich-quick schemes; she wasn't told that they were moving to Salt Lake City until the last minute; she's saddled with the care of her new stepbrother, Sinjian. Read full book review >

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SASSY GRACIE by James Sage
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 1998

"Strong colors, varied perspectives, and Gracie's red shoes and wiry pigtails hold readers; although the story is oddly paced, and slightly mean-spirited, few preschoolers will be able to resist participating on the 'Bumpety-Bumps.' (Picture book. 3-7)"
A read-aloud with some pretty convincing sound effects. Read full book review >

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Illuminating Gracie by Lisa C. Temple
Released: June 8, 2013

"A well-paced fantasy story of redemption and self-improvement."
In Temple's debut YA fantasy novel, a young woman contends with angels, battles demons, and learns to love herself and others. Read full book review >

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QUEEN ANNE by Anne Somerset
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 31, 2103

"Anne's natural reserve and her instinct for discretion has led historians to believe that she was weak and dominated by women of stronger character. Somerset's impressive scholarship debunks that belief and shows Anne as a masterful, even authoritative, queen who survived the influence of her 'friends.'"
Somerset (The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV, 2004) delivers an exhaustive and easily readable history of a queen trying to emulate Elizabeth I with none of the Tudor forcefulness and too much of the Stuart feebleness. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2011

"An enjoyable journey through parenthood and then back to reality, though somewhat unreasonable in its culinary expectations, particularly for new parents."
New York Times writer Dixon (The Art of Losing, 2007, etc.) chronicles his labors with the different phases of new parenthood and his endeavors to keep his family fed. Read full book review >