Search Results: "Deborah Sharp"


BOOK REVIEW

MAMA GETS HITCHED by Deborah Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2010

"Not as amusing as Mama Rides Shotgun (2009, etc.), but bound to give tourists a look at a Florida that is fast being paved out of existence."
Wedding bells and funeral bells in cow country Florida. Read full book review >

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MAMA RIDES SHOTGUN by Deborah Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2009

"Stephanie Plum goes into the backwoods in an amusingly wild ride through parts of Florida tourists rarely visit."
A family trip to the Florida Cracker Trail to honor the past becomes a hunt for a clever murderer. Read full book review >

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MAMA SEES STARS by Deborah Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Sharp combines a workmanlike mystery with an amusing tale of life and love in the kind of Florida town that tourists rarely see."
Sparks fly when Hollywood comes to Himmarshee. Read full book review >

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MAMA GETS TRASHED by Deborah Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 8, 2013

"The odd amalgam of porn, gossip and family values overlaid with forced humor is much less fun than Mama Sees Stars (2011)."
The Bauer gals bicker their way through marital woes, engagement snafus and sexual innuendos. Read full book review >

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DEBORAH WILLIS
by Megan Labrise

Don’t be afraid of The Dark and Other Love Stories but be warned: Deborah Willis’s delectable fictions aren’t amorous confections.

“I think that title is a bit misleading—actually, I know it is,” says Willis, by phone from home in Calgary. “A lot of people, when I tell them the title say, That sounds so lovely! I can’t wait!” ...


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A LITERARY SECURITY BLANKET
by Leila Roy

I have a problem, and I suspect that some of you out there might suffer from it, too: there are too many books in my bag.

I try to keep their numbers down—after all, I really only bring my bag to work with me, and I work less than ten miles from home—but no matter how many times I empty ...


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BOOK REVIEW

WHENEVER I'M WITH YOU by Lydia Sharp
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

"A hopeful premise damaged by an improbable plot and unlikely characters. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When SoCal native Gabi moves to Alaska, she expects to always be a fish out of water, but in just a short time, she learns to call the frozen tundra home. Read full book review >

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CROWS OVER A WHEATFIELD by Paula Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 1996

"This time out, the author has apparently decided to preach to the converted, offering not healing love or cool logic but ideology. (Author tour)"
Criminal lawyer and novelist Sharp (Lost in Jersey City, 1993, etc.) stakes out a political agenda in this tale of child abuse and two women who crusade against it. Read full book review >

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FIRST DROP by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2005

"Slick, hard-boiled fare with enough gunplay and mayhem to keep Vin Diesel happy, while offering a sop to the romantically minded."
The U.S. debut of private security guard Charlie Fox, a gal with moxie and deadly accuracy with a Sig Sauer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A dispensable take on fiscal misdeeds that await perceptive coverage."
A hit-or-miss recap of events leading up to a 1993 decision by Prudential Securities to settle fraud charges with the SEC, albeit without admitting guilt, from a journalist who is not up to the job of explaining, let alone illuminating, a perdurable scandal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 11, 2013

"A small book featuring an enormous amount of hard-won personal experience, calcifying into a commanding, reassuring guide for addicts to reclaim their lives."
A step-by-step manual for quitting crystal meth, for addicts and those who want to help them. Read full book review >

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WHEN A MONKEY SPEAKS by Damian Sharp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1994

"A haunting gathering of tales that show men and women at war with each other and with the land surrounding them."
In this evocative collection of stories, the wildness of the Australian bush country mirrors the harsh terrain of the human psyche. Read full book review >