Search Results: "Cathy Kelly"


BOOK REVIEW

IMPERIAL KELLY by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Kelly's ribald adventures can usually wear down the resistance of even the most cynical reader as history is revised with a vengeance."
Charming, wily Luther Kelly (Kelly Blue, 1991, etc.) follows orders from a blackmailing Theodore Roosevelt—orders that will take him around the world via Cuba, South Africa, and the Philippines. Read full book review >

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JUST BETWEEN US by Cathy Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 3, 2006

"Sentimental and sweet. The Miller girls feel like old friends by the end of this well-rendered novel."
Four lasses try to balance love and life in modern Ireland. Read full book review >

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WHAT SHE WANTS by Cathy Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2003

"Overlong but generally amiable second from Irish author Kelly (Someone Like You, 2001)."
Five heroines for the price of one. Read full book review >

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IT STARTED WITH PARIS by Cathy Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Though Kelly is a skilled writer, the excess of storylines weighs heavy on the novel."
Planning for a wedding causes loss and regrets to bubble up to the surface in Kelly's (The House on Willow Street, 2013, etc.) new novel.Read full book review >

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KELLY + VICTOR by Niall Griffiths
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2004

"Modern romance? More like an exorcism of writerly boredom."
The fourth from Welsh author Griffiths (Sheepshagger, 2002, etc.) gives vent to wasted urban youth via sadistic sex and feisty vernacular. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE ON WILLOW STREET by Cathy Kelly
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"The characters, with all their detailed idiosyncrasies, are authentically portrayed, and the peregrinations of the complex plot make for a fascinating journey and an excellent read."
A novel for and about women, a tapestry woven of romance and mystery, secrets kept and revealed, hearts broken and mended, dreams shattered and realized as destinies are rediscovered. Read full book review >

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SOMEONE LIKE YOU by Cathy Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2001

"Commonplace story, but bestselling UK novelist Kelly has a wonderful flair for characterization and a gentle sense of humor: an appealing debut on this side of the Atlantic."
Three women plus assorted lovers, husbands, and children. Read full book review >

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KELLY PARK by Jean Stubbs
Released: July 21, 1992

"A minor disappointment from an accomplished writer."
Stubbs follows her excellent, complex Light in Summer (1991) with this less successful tale of a female chef who transforms a crumbling English villa into a prosperous country inn—wherein the heroine's motives remain less than clear and the plot surprisingly predictable and trite. Read full book review >

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KELLY BLUE by Peter Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"Very, very funny, and because the Indians are people who make jokes and war rather than saints who make epic movies, their fate is genuinely bitter."
The amusing adventures of Luther ``Yellowstone'' Kelly continue (Yellowstone Kelly-not reviewed), bringing him a Native American marriage and pitting him against a Native American church. Read full book review >

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KELLY IN THE MIRROR by Martha M. Vertreace
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1993

"Still, the author makes a good debut with her nicely honed text and realistic dialogue; her depiction of this affectionate African-American family is warm and wholesome, while Speidel's richly toned impressionistic pastels are full of good humor. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Not realizing how much Kelly worries because she isn't included in their comparisons, her family talks constantly about how much Bryan looks like Daddy and Erin looks like Mamma. Read full book review >

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KELLY 'N' ME by Myron Levoy
FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 1992

"As in Levoy's Alan and Naomi (1977) and A Shadow Like a Leopard (1981), the plot is relatively simple; but the complex characters and powerfully drawn setting command attention. (Fiction. 12+)"
Two Manhattan teenagers in a bittersweet summer romance: Anthony finds that his mother, a narcissistic over-the-hill actress, has become too dependent on both alcohol and her son since his father left for L.A. and another woman; Kelly is rebelling against her parents' Fifth Avenue lifestyle and the frenetic trendiness of her former crowd by masquerading as a janitor's daughter and using her parents' credit cards to provide handouts for street people. Read full book review >