Search Results: "Beth Groundwater"


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A REAL BASKET CASE by Beth Groundwater
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 21, 2007

"A tense, exciting debut."
Drugs and jealousy add up to a Rocky Mountain murder. Read full book review >

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A BASKET OF TROUBLE by Beth Groundwater
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 8, 2013

"The latest starring Claire (To Hell in a Handbasket, 2012, etc.) packs in more action than a typical cozy, though readers annoyed with the heroine's occasional know-it-all tone might enjoy seeing her in a bit of peril."
A sister steps in to help when her brother's horse-riding business is the scene of an accidental death—or murder. Read full book review >

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TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET by Beth Groundwater
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 15, 2009

"Groundwater's second leaves the bunny slope behind, offering some genuine black-diamond thrills."
A family's ski vacation turns deadly when they find out their social connections are a little more connected than they thought. Read full book review >

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DEADLY CURRENTS by Beth Groundwater
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2011

"Groundwater (To Hell in a Handbasket, 2009, etc.) kicks off a new series that combines outdoor action with more than a modicum of old-fashioned detection."
A rafting trip down the Arkansas River gives a young Colorado river ranger a lesson in murder. Read full book review >

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WICKED EDDIES by Beth Groundwater
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"Once again, Groundwater, mixing mystery with outdoor adventure, comes up with an excursion that will please most comers."
A fishing tournament brings murder to the Arkansas River and distress to a novice river ranger. Read full book review >

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FATAL DESCENT by Beth Groundwater
Released: June 8, 2013

"Figuring out which river is in which state is just the beginning of readers' frustration, as Groundwater squanders her opportunities for complex interactions among interesting characters, focusing instead on how her heroine's virtue shines imperishably through."
A late-season rafting trip spells trouble for a river ranger doubling as an adventure tour guide. Read full book review >

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ABC GULLS by Beth Rand
by Beth Rand, illustrated by Beth Rand
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Kids without a frame of reference will still get a kick out of these goofy gulls. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Take a seaside location, add a colony of gulls and the alphabet, and the result is a clever abecedary specific to Maine. Read full book review >

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BIG FAT DISASTER by Beth Fehlbaum
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2014

"Colby's experiences, while extreme, ring true, and the fast pace, lively and profane dialogue, and timely topic make it a quick and enjoyable read. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Colby's life as the heavy daughter of a disapproving former Miss Texas beauty queen is difficult enough, but it gets worse very quickly once she discovers a photo of her politician father kissing another woman. Read full book review >

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PACK OF DORKS by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Lucy's perfectly feisty narration, the emotionally resonant situations and the importance of the topic all elevate this effort well above the pack. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Debut author Vrabel takes three knotty, seemingly disparate problems—bullying, the plight of wolves and coping with disability—and with tact and grace knits them into an engrossing whole of despair and redemption. Read full book review >

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STARRING JULES (AS HERSELF) by Beth Ain
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Though not as distinctive as Clementine, Jules eventually settles, becoming a vulnerable and likable heroine. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Seven-year-old Jules has been asked to audition for a television commercial. But she needs help. Will she turn to her know-it-all ex-best friend for it? Read full book review >

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GETTING SOMEWHERE by Beth Neff
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"A story that fades before it can ever find its stride. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Four girls facing time behind bars choose to spend their incarceration on an experimental group farm in the middle of nowhere. Read full book review >

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THE KISSING BOOTH by Beth Reekles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 14, 2013

"Lacking in everything but length. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Sixteen and never-been-kissed Elle is unprepared for the fallout from her brief stint working in a kissing booth. Read full book review >