Search Results: "Barbara Taylor Sissel"


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SAFE KEEPING by Barbara Taylor Sissel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"A few elements that don't quite hang perfectly and an ending that ties things up neatly but not satisfactorily keep the book from being completely successful, but the impressive writing and affecting subject matter will keep most readers engaged."
In crisis as the shadows of two murders hang over their 34-year-old son, a family must sift through a lifetime of mistakes and misunderstandings to uncover the truth. Read full book review >

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CORAL REEF by Barbara Taylor
NATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"Glossary; index. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
One of four titles in the outstanding new ``Look Closer'' series, this one focusing more on the creatures that inhabit reefs than on the coral builders. Read full book review >

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POWER OF A WOMAN by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Released: July 30, 1997

"For Bradford's devoted fans, which by now number in the millions. (First printing of 400,000; Literary Guild main selection; author tour; TV & radio satellite tour)"
Received too late for a full review, Bradford's newest romantic suspense yarn (Her Own Rules, 1996, etc. etc.) begins during one Thanksgiving in Connecticut and ends, some months later, in the Grill Room of the Dorchester Hotel in London. Read full book review >

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CAVENDON HALL by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Not even the Great War can jar this novel out of its stalwart complacency."
Life—and melodrama—upstairs and downstairs at a Yorkshire stately home, as World War I nears. Read full book review >

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HER OWN RULES by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1996

"Lukewarm romance in one of those silk cases—and always saleable. ($1,000,000 ad/promo; author tour; TV and radio satellite tour)"
Bradford's (Love in Another Town, 1995, etc.) latest romantic heroine swans through her 40's having it all—great kids, a promising relationship simmering, and a tidy business. Read full book review >

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THE RAVENSCAR DYNASTY by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"A rote exercise in blockbuster-building."
Bloated beginning of a new Bradford saga about English tycoons. Read full book review >

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THE TRIUMPH OF KATIE BYRNE by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2001

"Bradford's chatterbox style and cast of thousands create nothing but confusion, but her fans probably won't care."
A ho-hum mystery of sorts from megaselling Bradford (A Sudden Change of Heart, 1999, etc.), this about a young actress who's haunted by a violent attack on her closest chums. Read full book review >

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LETTER FROM A STRANGER by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"Bradford's efforts to assign the moral high ground are doomed to fail, since she can't seem to penetrate her characters' hypocrisy."
An unexpected letter leads a beautiful documentarian to Turkey, where she reunites with her long-lost grandmother. Read full book review >

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UNEXPECTED BLESSINGS by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2005

"For the fans, their numbers also legion."
The Hartes again. Read full book review >

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WHERE YOU BELONG by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

"Afterward she returns to New York to begin her life anew—a long and tortuous process that seems more agonizing and dangerous than the worst assignment Val ever took on."
Where You Belong ($24.95; Mar.; 416 pp.; 0-385-49275-8): The latest from the prolific Bradford (A Sudden Change of Heart, 1999, etc.) that follows the adventures of Valentine ("Val") Read full book review >

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EMMA’S SECRET by Barbara Taylor Bradford
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2004

"Fans will be interested. Everyone else, mystified."
Emma Harte returns, though not in the flesh, for a hefty fourth in the series that began with the bestselling A Woman of Substance (1979). Read full book review >