Search Results: "Beth Harbison"


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ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME by Beth Harbison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2011

"Readers will be casting their votes for Rick—and not the guy who got away."
A harried events planner pines for the high-school heartthrob who got away, but is the feeling mutual? Read full book review >

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WHEN IN DOUBT, ADD BUTTER by Beth Harbison
Released: July 17, 2012

"A lovable heroine and an engaging cast of eccentrics makes for a cheerful summer read."
Carried by an appealing narrator, this latest from the bestselling author of Shoe Addicts Anonymous (2007, etc.) features the exploits of a personal chef and her collection of oddball clients. Read full book review >

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IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME by Beth Harbison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 28, 2015

"The fun of Harbison's (Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger, 2013, etc.) conceit is overshadowed by its clichéd ending."
A wealthy financier, unhappy with her loveless state, hits her head and wakes up back in high school, with a chance to rewrite her future. Read full book review >

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CHOSE THE WRONG GUY, GAVE HIM THE WRONG FINGER by Beth Harbison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013

"Amiable, though the manic narrative style can be grating."
A runaway bride, competing brothers, a potential gold digger and a 30-day "reinvent yourself" challenge provide laughs in this latest from Harbison's good-girls-making-bad-choices arsenal. Read full book review >

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SHOE ADDICTS ANONYMOUS by Beth Harbison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2007

"Harbison's hardcover fiction debut lovingly describes beautiful shoes. Too bad the love stories never reach the same intensity."
Three ladies bond over their shared enthusiasm for high-end footwear—while trying to sort out their various personal issues. Read full book review >

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HOPE IN A JAR by Beth Harbison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"It's all entirely predictable, although Olivia's troubled relationship with her mother is nicely wrought."
Harbison (Secrets of a Shoe Addict, 2008, etc.) offers her heroine not one but two life-altering makeovers. Oh, what eye shadow and concealer can do. Read full book review >

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ANYTHING TO HAVE YOU by Paige Harbison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"With characters and situations readers will recognize, Harbison scores. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
An insightful examination of a longtime friendship soured by romance and personality conflicts. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Fascinating—but bewildering and not entirely trustworthy- -intellectual fun."
In a dizzying display of historical cultural literacy, Harbison (English/St. 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 >