Search Results: "Chelsea Haywood"


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90-DAY GEISHA by Chelsea Haywood
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 9, 2009

"An entertaining but shallow read that reveals more about the author than Japan."
The high and low times of a temporary hostess in Japan. Read full book review >

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OUT OF WARRANTY by Haywood Smith
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"In Smith's sure hands, this funny tale of unlovable misfits is a gentle, romantic surprise."
Can a middle-age woman with a chronic fungal condition find love, or at least decent medical coverage? She might find both in this unlikely winner from the best-selling Haywood Smith. Read full book review >

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THE RED HAT CLUB RIDES AGAIN by Haywood Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2005

"Potty humor worthy of the Golden Girls, plus musings on friendship and the metaphysical as true religion—all rolled into one."
A spicy sequel offers an engaging ode to the lasting bonds of southern sisterhood and life-begins-at-50 optimism that will melt the most cynical of Yankee hearts. Read full book review >

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NORTHMEN by John Haywood
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"An encyclopedic history of Scandinavia, her raiders, and the effect they had on world cultures—not necessarily a tale to curl up with next to a fire but certainly a sturdy reference book."
Dark Ages expert Haywood (Viking: The Norse Warrior's (Unofficial) Manual, 2013, etc.) sets out to chronicle the history of the Vikings, "an unprecedented phenomenon in European history…for the vast expanse of their horizons." Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"The book is useful, and its flashy contemporary format and the striking photographs that will keep it circulating. (glossary, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
This well-written, informative entry in the Student's Guide to American Civics series serves as a good introduction to a complex and sometimes controversial issue. Read full book review >

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KILL YOU TWICE by Chelsea Cain
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"Cain's abiding determination to outdo the suspense, plot twists and gore of each previous outing is both perverse and awe-inspiring."
A fourth match—a fifth, if you count The Night Season (2011), in which she's limited to a cameo—between Gretchen Lowell, the Beauty Killer, and Archie Sheridan, the Portland cop who alternates between locking her up and having sex with her. Read full book review >

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THE RED HAT CLUB by Haywood Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2003

"Much livelier than Smith's first (Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch, 2001). Great title and fabulous cover art will have readers reaching for it."
Rowdy southern feminist fantasy for women of a certain age. Read full book review >

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QUEEN BEE OF MIMOSA BRANCH by Haywood Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Derivative plot, limp humor, dull heroine."
Fifty-year-old divorcée starts over, in a lackluster first hardcover from Smith. Read full book review >

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NIGHT PILGRIMS by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 30, 2013

"No fangs, capes, hissing or bats: just a wise immortal moved by vast pity."
The latest entry in Yarbro's impressive historical fantasy cycle, each independently intelligible, about the saintly vampire Count Saint-Germain (Commedia Della Morte, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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Haunting Investigation by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 31, 2015

"Engaging characters, one already dead, highlight this loving tribute to the classic detective story."
In Yarbro's (Sustenance: A Saint-Germain Novel, 2014, etc.) mystery/thriller, a journalist in 1924 investigates a possible murder with help from the ghost who's haunting her.
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AUGUSTA LOCKE by William Haywood Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2006

"Self-conscious, strained myth-making clots a good story."
A near-epic saga aims for the literary stratosphere, but its purple prose drags it down. Read full book review >