Search Results: "Daisy Goodwin"


BOOK REVIEW

THE FORTUNE HUNTER by Daisy Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"Goodwin has hit on a winning formula—a sophisticated blend of money, class, history, misunderstandings among lovers, spirited women, and unpredictable but irresistible men—and is sticking with it."
The love triangle created by an heiress, an empress and an "Adonis on horseback" is delightfully dissected in the second historical romance (The American Heiress, 2011) from a best-selling British novelist. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN HEIRESS by Daisy Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2011

"Superior entertainment."
A shrewd, spirited historical romance with flavors of Edith Wharton, Daphne du Maurier, Jane Austen, Upstairs, Downstairs and a dash of People magazine that charts a bumpy marriage of New World money and Old World tradition. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA by Daisy Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Fun, romantic, and suited for both adult and teenage readers. On its way to PBS in January 2017."
The teenage Queen Victoria, raging against her mother, crushing on her prime minister, and not impressed by her loser cousin Albert. Read full book review >

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GOODWIN THE GOAT by Don Freeman
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 16, 2017

"Definitely a work in progress—particularly next to the painterly chaos in David Wiesner's Art & Max (2010) and Karen Beaumont and David Catrow's I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (2005). (Picture book. 6-8)"
A never-before-published tidbit from the archives of Corduroy's creator, featuring a goat that gets into an artist's paint box. Read full book review >

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MISSING DAISY by T.G. Gilpin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 14, 1995

"Gilpin's third (Death of a Fantasy Life, 1993, etc.) features routine detective work enlivened by the careful portrait of unlovable George and an ugly, though unsurprising, final revelation."
George Potter is a stick-in-the-mud, a prig, a martinet, a petty tyrant to his hapless charges in the Weston Secondary School. Read full book review >

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OOPSY DAISY by Lauren Myracle
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2012

"Milla, Violet, Yaz and Katie-Rose continue to charm; here's hoping they have more hijinks in store. (Fiction. 9-13)"
The flower friends play matchmaker in Myracle's (Violet in Bloom, 2010, etc.) third volume in the Flower Power series. Read full book review >

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LADY DAISY by Dick King-Smith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1993

"A surprising subject for King-Smith—no farms, no animals- -but enjoyable. (Fiction. 8-12)"
When the Victorian doll Ned finds in Gran's attic speaks to him, it's the beginning of an unusual friendship. Read full book review >

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DAISY DARE by Anita Jeram
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Dare children, instead, to take on Kevin Henkes's Sheila Rae, the Brave (1987). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Sprightly illustrations can't compensate for the irresponsible message in this tale of a fearless mouse who will accept any dare her friends think upwalking on top of a wall, eating a worm, making faces at an elderly neighbor. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Precious in the very best sense of the word, these sophisticated, delicate images repay repeated examination, as well as sending the sweet message that girls are thought as beautiful as flowers all over the world. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The opening spread is breathtakingly lovely: "Flora, Florica, Kukka, Lore, Hana and Zvetana mean flower." Read full book review >

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THE ALCHEMY OF CHARLOTTE GOODWIN by Michelle Colston
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Readers will be anxious for a sequel to this engaging novel, as one book of Charlotte's lives isn't enough."
A woman glimpses the lives she could have led in Colston's (The Undiscovered Goddess, 2012) well-crafted novel. Read full book review >

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A BALL FOR DAISY by Chris Raschka
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 10, 2011

"Rarely, perhaps never, has so steep an emotional arc been drawn with such utter, winning simplicity. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A little dog and her big ball map an inner life rich in heights of joy and depths of sorrow. Read full book review >