Search Results: "Bob Lea"


BOOK REVIEW

PRINCE OF FOOLS by Philip Caveney
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: April 8, 2008

"Sebastian, Max and Cornelius prove their worth and emerge unusual but engaging heroes in this first of promised further adventures of Sebastian Darke. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
A half-human, half-elf teen sets out to make his fortune as a court jester, but proves he is anything but the prince of fools in this high-action fantasy. Read full book review >

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AS RIGHT AS RAIN
by Julie Danielson

This week, I read two brand-new picture books I really like, both from authors and illustrators overseas (Wales, England, and Australia) – Bob Graham’s Home in the Rain and Nicola Davies’ King of the Sky, illustrated by Laura Carlin. “It rained and rained and rained,” begins one. “Didn’t it rain!” begins the other. A steady rain even hit ...


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BOOK REVIEW

REALITIES by Lea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2006

"Like the better aspects of living theater, the author has turned the everyday into something deep and achingly soulful."
Three female friends experience sea changes of tsunami proportions in this novel of love's strange ways. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOWS AT THE SPRING SHOW by Lea Wait
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"An excellent primer on how to organize an antique show, but a damp squib in the mystery department."
Suburban New Jersey is usually such a peaceful place. So why is Maggie Summer getting threatening calls and letters? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTERING WELL by Lea Wait
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A treasure waiting to be found. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A tragic accident leaves Will without a leg. Read full book review >

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SHADOWS ON THE COAST OF MAINE by Lea Wait
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The redecorated haunted house muffles the raw anxieties of its Gothic predecessors, as the older family scandals resonate more strongly than present-day conflicts."
Children heard, and heard of, but not seen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREAD AND GONE by Lea Wait
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"It's a big jump from needlework to homicide, but Wait combines a plausible plot with the same rockbound coastal atmosphere as in Shadows on a Maine Christmas (2014)."
Historic embroidery is a motive for murder in a small Maine town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STOPPING TO HOME by Lea Wait
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"This is a small quibble with a novel otherwise finely crafted, with a very nearly perfect sense of its setting in place and time. (historical note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
A quiet tale of love and belonging, set on the coast of Maine in 1806. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PLACE IN MIND by Sydney Lea
Released: June 14, 1989

Following two books of poetry, Lea's first novel is a leisurely, evocative study of time, place, and a friendship between two men, set mainly in a remote village in Maine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOWS ON A MAINE CHRISTMAS by Lea Wait
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Maggie's latest adventure nearly sinks under the weight of Christmas cookies and baubles, cloying characters, and plugs for real-life Maine products and retail businesses."
Holiday homicide brings old secrets to light in a seaside town in Maine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Epochs of Man: Evacuation by J.H. Lea
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 9, 2015

"A well-meaning sci-fi novel that takes an unusual approach to Earth's initial interaction with alien races."
A first-contact story that offers an intriguing new take of the origin of humankind. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE OTHER SIDE OF ANGER by Courtney Lea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"A solid romance with thrills, sex, and plenty of Southern charm."
In Lea's debut romance novel, an emotionally damaged chef and a reclusive carpenter fall for each other while dealing with fallout from their pasts. Read full book review >