Search Results: "Cindy Martinusen-Coloma"


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BEAUTIFUL by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma
FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2009

"Still, an acceptable purchase for Christian literature collections. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Seventeen-year-old Ellie is a lovely overachiever who sets lofty standards for herself and those around her, perhaps one of the reasons she rejects her jock-boyfriend Ryan's highly romantic overtures and has drifted apart from her slightly younger, aggressively imperfect sister, Megan. Read full book review >

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RUBY UNSCRIPTED  by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 5, 2009

"An enjoyable story that will resonate with teen readers of Christian fiction. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Fifteen-year-old Ruby is facing another major upheaval in her life. Read full book review >

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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 >

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DEEP UNDERCOVER by Jack Barsky
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 21, 2017

"An intriguing inside look at international espionage."
The making of "an undercover agent spying on behalf of the Soviet Union." Read full book review >

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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 >

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THE PASSION OF DELLIE O'BARR by Cindy Bonner
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 1996

The heroine of this third and decreasingly engaging installment in the McDade Cycle (Lily, 1992; Looking for Lily, not reviewed) is a young woman who gets into trouble in small-town Texas of the 1890's as she follows her heart rather than her head. Read full book review >

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A WARRIOR'S CRY by Cindy Enderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2017

"A delicate dance with a clear, uncompromising message that 'There is no white towel in the corner of belief.'"
A collection of flowing, psalmlike poetry about maintaining faith in the face of affliction. Read full book review >

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POLYGONSTERS by Cindy Helms
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2017

"A kids' tale with enjoyably eccentric visuals and a message of civility and forgiveness."
Bullies meet their very polite match in this quirky new picture book for young readers. Read full book review >

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SACRIFICE by Cindy Pon
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A brilliant second act that can be read alone. (Fantasy. 15 & up)"
This thrilling sequel to Pon's Serpentine (2015) begins soon after the Great Battle between mortals and demons, as Skybright and her compatriots struggle with the fallout and face the looming threat of a new breach to the underworld. Read full book review >

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WANT by Cindy Pon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"An exciting, socially conscious futuristic thriller. (Science fiction. 13-16)"
In a future Taiwan, street kid Jason Zhou disguises himself as one of the wealthy elite in order to take down a murdering CEO. Read full book review >

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Love's Timeless Melody by Cindy Irish
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2015

"A predictable romance involving a British vocalist's search for love, with a few twists."
Though they're opposites in many ways, destiny pushes an aloof superstar and a free-spirited psychic together. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 3, 2003

"Sensitively pitched, moving, and refreshingly unsentimental."
Adoption activist Champnella describes how her four-year-old daughter persuaded her new family to help the little boy she left behind in China. Read full book review >