Search Results: "Carrie Adams"


BOOK REVIEW

THE STEPMOTHER by Carrie Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2009

"The platitudes and occasional preaching go down pretty smoothly thanks to Adams's sharp but good-natured wit."
In this sequel to The Godmother (2007), British author Adams coasts from chick lit to mother-hen lit. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GODMOTHER by Carrie Adams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Unusually child-centered for chick-lit—and considerably too long—but engaging enough."
A perky debut considers whether a Londoner's life of drinking, clubbing and one-night stands is more enviable than her friends' bumpy marriages and parenting woes. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT GLITTERS
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for The Gold-Son by Carrie Anne Noble

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
BFF Charms: Oda Mae Brown, Natalie Imbruglia
Swoonworthy Scale: 4
Talky Talk: Folkloric
Bonus Factor: Leprechauns
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Hiding My Valuables

Cover Story: Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

When first we practice to deceive … or ...


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BOOK REVIEW

TIPS ON HAVING A GAY (EX) BOYFRIEND by Carrie Jones
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2007

"Clumsy comma splices and absences, along with awkward repetition, distract from an emotional story that's otherwise true at heart. (Fiction. YA)"
This touching tale about a teenage girl whose boyfriend turns out to be gay is marred by prose that is seemingly unedited. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GIRL, HERO by Carrie Jones
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2008

"But readers will respond to the self-aware but vulnerable Lily as she grows over time into her own unique hero. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In a quirky but deliberate voice both serious and funny, Lily navigates her complicated life by writing to John Wayne. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ENTICE by Carrie Jones
FANTASY
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Fans of the first two will continue to swoon, enjoying prose that's idiosyncratically casual (Valhalla feels 'ungettable') and indulgently, oh-so-teen-like angsty ('Your sigh smells like sorrow'). (Paranormal romance. YA)"
Jones picks up directly after the end of Captivate (2010), when Zara allowed Astley to kiss her and turn her into a pixie. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

COVER THE BUTTER by Carrie Kabak
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2005

"Kabak's gift for describing wonderful food and décor, and her way of encapsulating decades in a few swift strokes, take this tale beyond the standard middle-age revenge formula."
A woman in her 40s sheds toxic parents and boorish husband for Provençal sun. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE DARK by Carrie Brown
Released: April 21, 1995

"It would help to miss the Sixties a lot before you dip in."
Five teenaged kids set up a still on the grounds of the old Sunstrike commune in the hills of Washington and drink themselves silly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Brittle comic dialogue vies with lurid Gothic sensation: a debut that, for all its polish, shows why the world hasn't been waiting for a collaboration between Jane Austen and Mrs. Radcliffe."
Will Jane Austen's happily newlywed Mr. Darcy ever install his bride as Pemberley's new mistress? Not until the couple solve a disturbing mystery surrounding a wedding guest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The STATE OF GRACE by Carrie Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"An often engaging mystery, bolstered by complex, well-developed characters, exotic locations and an effective narrative structure."
In Hannah's debut novel, the past and present collide in unexpected and dangerous ways as a woman searches for her missing friend. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Bebris cleverly entwines the characters from Persuasion in the sixth of her mysteries (The Matters at Mansfield, 2008, etc.) based on Jane Austen's beloved novels. The mystery, written in Austen's style, conceals many suspects in a cloak of respectability."
A visit to Lyme draws the sleuthing Darcy family into a difficult and dangerous situation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROPE WALK by Carrie Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"Brown (Confinement, 2004, etc.) has a delicate flair for language and the telling detail, but her Hallmark Hall of Fame tendencies are sickly-sweet."
A ten-year-old girl in a small Vermont town broadens her horizons while confronting the harsher reality presented by her new friendship with a young boy and an artist dying of AIDS. Read full book review >