Search Results: "Cindy Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

MY JANE AUSTEN SUMMER by Cindy Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 29, 2011

"An unfocused debut which dances uneasily around its central conflict."
A young Texan on the run from bad relationships, familial and otherwise, spends a summer in Mansfield Park with Jane. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THINGS THAT GO by Frankie Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Consider these sturdy board books training titles for Walter Wick's more densely packed I Spy titles. (Board book. 2-5)"
A topsy-turvy tumble of brightly colored iconic images on a clean white background is accompanied by the invitation, "What can you spot? What do you see?" Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MORE SIMPLE SIGNS by Cindy Wheeler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"An ideal first book on ASL, making self- instruction possible even for beginners. (Picture book. 4-9)"
A companion volume to Wheeler's earlier Simple Signs (1995, not reviewed, etc.), this cheerfully illustrated manual demonstrates the American Sign Language alphabet, plus signs for 31 basic words and phrases (e.g., stop, go, yes, please). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HONK WHOOP by Cindy Helms
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2017

"Another captivating mix of eccentric visuals and gentle messages of unity by an author/illustrator who dances to her own quirky tune."
Music of an unexpected kind becomes the bridge to a new friendship in this picture book. Read full book review >

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I'LL TELL YOU WHAT I WANT, WHAT I REALLY REALLY WANT
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for Want (Book 1) by Cindy Pon

Cover Story: Big Sci-Fi Face
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: In the Not Too Distant Future
Bonus Factors:
 Taipei, Ocean's 11, Tasty Business
Relationship Status: Leaves Me Wanting More

Cover Story: Big Sci-Fi Face

I mean...sure? The fishbowl helmet and the ambiguous futuristic background are ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: May 1, 2009

"This fantasy heroine, who shows her spunk with quiet self-determination instead of swordfights, headlines an appealing magical adventure set in a refreshingly non-Western milieu. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
Ai Ling wants to be a dutiful daughter, but surely marrying the vile widower Master Huang is a bad idea. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNDER THE ASHES by Cindy Rankin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Readers are sure to overlook craft flaws as they fall in love with spunky Beth. (Historical fiction. 9-12)"
Debut author Rankin breathes life into the story of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Read full book review >

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SYDNEY MACKENZIE KNOCKS 'EM DEAD by Cindy Callaghan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"A deeply flawed story of hidden history literally buried within a small white town. (author's note, recipes) (Mystery. 9-13)"
A haunted house helps Sydney make friends in a new community. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUTH OF REASON by Cindy Eppes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 5, 2002

"The atmosphere of mystery is not sustained very well (the real nature of the situation is obvious early on), but, still, this is a fine portrait of adolescent confusion and small-town anxiety, narrated with a fine, light touch."
A likable and earnest debut, 1960s-set, about an adolescent coming to terms with her troubled family. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Song That Seduced Paris by Cindy Irish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2015

"A fun, sexy escape.
"
In this debut romance novel, a woman gets a new lease on life while managing four irresistible men training to become the world's next singing sensation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EVENTIDE by Cindy Martinusen
Released: Feb. 8, 2006

"Not for diabetics."
A tear-jerker from veteran Christian novelist Martinusen about young love revisited in the shadow of untimely death. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAKING FIRE by Cindy Gerard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 23, 2016

"Supersexy romantic suspense fueled by a high-octane plot, breathtaking tension, and blazing passion."
Bobby Taggart and Talia Levine have a complicated past, but when they're thrown together in a bombing in Oman, the stakes get high and very personal. Read full book review >