Search Results: "Christine Brown"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2012

"A different take on married life, of broader interest because of the issue of same-sex marriage and Mitt Romney's membership in the LDS."
A behind-the-scenes look at the life of a celebrity polygamist family. Read full book review >

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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BOOK REVIEW

LEON AND ALBERTINE by Christine Davenier
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"In this triumphant picture book, Leon is equally appealing whether he reflects utter dejection or joyous abandon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A charming love story that makes gentle points about not losing one's true self in the pursuit of romance. Read full book review >

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OLIVER CAT ON PLANET B by Christine Kettner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2003

"The three stories overall are not stellar, but serviceable, as are the author's bright, simple illustrations. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Oliver is a can-do sort of cat who moves cheerfully through three short chapters in this mid-level easy reader. Read full book review >

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JASMINE AND MADDIE by Christine Pakkala
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"While no new ground is covered in Pakkala's novel, the spot-on cover will entice readers who will identify with the pain of middle school, enjoy the well-developed secondary characters and applaud the girls' growth. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Can two seemingly opposite girls become friends? Read full book review >

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WATCHING JULY by Christine Hart
CLASSICS
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

A grieving teenager stumbles into an abusive relationship and is terrified by supernatural visions in this pedestrian thriller. Read full book review >

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SCOUT by Christine Ford
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2006

"Nonetheless, Ford shows considerable skill in distilling the messy complexity of grief and emotional renewal in poetry that often sings. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Her mother lost to cancer, 11-year-old Cecelia, aka "Scout," withstands a fresh trauma that triggers familial healing in this novel-in-verse. Read full book review >

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ASK ME HOW I GOT HERE by Christine Heppermann
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"Abortion is a life-altering choice, but this book doesn't go there. (Verse fiction. 14-18)"
Can a good Catholic girl be pro-choice? Read full book review >

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RIDING CHANCE by Christine Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A worthwhile first outing; Kendall shows promise. (Fiction. 10-14)"
A troubled inner-city boy learns to play polo in a program modeled after Philadelphia's famed Work to Ride. Read full book review >