Search Results: "Dame Darcy"


BOOK REVIEW

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Not so hot. (additional readings) (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
An exploration of "witchcraft" shown through the mind-numbing pink fog of a teen-magazine lens. Read full book review >

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NAMELESS DAME by Bart Schneider
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2012

"The mystery plot commands so little attention that you know it's a throwaway. The big attractions here are Augie's voice, the loopy milieu and the recitation of more poems, new and old, than you've seen in the genre for a coon's age."
Minneapolis private eye Augie Boyer (The Man in the Blizzard, 2008, etc.) spends some time in Sonoma County, with equally shaggy results. Read full book review >

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THE DAME by R.A. Salvatore
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"A standard, dialogue-heavy entry."
Salvatore (The Pirate King, 2008, etc.) delivers another installment in his Saga of the First King series. Read full book review >

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THE TRUE DARCY SPIRIT by Elizabeth Aston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2006

"Light historical romance with the benefit of a sterling pedigree."
For Jane Austen lovers, this latest take on the Darcy clan offers an amusing addition to the literature of Regency London's mores. Read full book review >

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OLD DAME COUNTERPANE by Jane Yolen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 19, 1994

"Yolen is always worth reading aloud, and given a spirited enough performance, kids will lose themselves in the verse. (Fiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
A well-turned take on Genesis in which Old Dame Counterpane picks a thread, sews a scene, picks another thread, and sews on until all is created for that day. Read full book review >

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APRIL UPSTAIRS; DARCY DOWNSTAIRS by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Released: Nov. 30, 1990

In the first of these companion titles, April moves into the top half of a house where her cousin Darcy already lives, and enters exclusive Fairfield Academy. Read full book review >

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DARCY AND ELIZABETH by Linda Berdoll
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2006

"Not without charm, but too bloated and overheated to be enjoyed as light-hearted fun."
There are Jane Austen fans, and there are Jane Austen spin-off fans. Sometimes they merge, but probably not while reading Berdoll's bawdy second novel about the Darcys (Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife, 2004). Read full book review >

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NO PLACE FOR A DAME by Connie Brockway
ROMANCE
Released: Dec. 1, 2013

"Clever, sexy, fun and breathtakingly romantic."
The latest from RITA award recipient (The Bridal Season, 2001, etc.) and Minnesota resident Brockway. Read full book review >

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THE BATTLE OF DARCY LANE by Tara Altebrando
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 22, 2014

"Despite the evergreen theme, Julia's whining is more likely to turn readers off than help them relate to her. (Fiction. 9-11)"
As soon as new neighbor Alyssa shows up, Taylor is mesmerized, leaving best friend Julia feeling threatened. Read full book review >

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THIS DAME FOR HIRE by Sandra Scoppettone
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2005

"'Ya can learn a lot from reading novels,' confides Faye. Ya sure can, if they're as thick with period detail as Scoppetone (Gonna Take a Homicidal Journey, 1998, etc.) makes this one."
A female gumshoe, her boss off fighting the "Japs," minds the store and more in 1943 Gotham. Read full book review >