Search Results: "Donna Hill"


BOOK REVIEW

SHIPWRECK SEASON by Donna Hill
ADVENTURE
Released: April 20, 1998

In this rousing cousin to Kipling's Captains Courageous, a teenage Boston dandy catches up on life lessons when he is consigned to a lifesaving station on Cape Cod. Read full book review >

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GUILTY PLEASURES by Donna Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Unimaginative plot and tiresome writing leave the reader stranded at sea. After 28 novels (Divas, Inc., 2004, etc.), maybe Hill just has no more tricks up her sleeve."
A couple of seasoned con artists tackle their toughest challenge to date. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DIVAS INC. by Donna Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2004

"Squeaky-clean and wholesome, without a hint of sex, sass, or flava."
Hill (An Ordinary Woman, 2002, etc.) skips the earnest inner-city dramas this time around and has a little fun—but just a little. Read full book review >

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MURDER UPTOWN by Donna Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 16, 1992

"There's rough justice in the academic murders: better perish than publish such charmless stuff."
Actually murder midtown, since Fuller College seems a dead ringer for Hunter, home to children's author Hill, who wields the conventions of the academic whodunit—who killed sarcastic, philandering Paul Baskin (Sociology) and stuffed his body into the cafeteria trash?— with a torpid hand. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RHYTHMS by Donna Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Heartfelt vividness breathes life into a soap-ish plot from Hill (Shipwreck Season, 1998, etc.)."
A Mississippi preacher's daughter heads north—and comes home humbled. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AN ORDINARY WOMAN by Donna Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2002

"Low-key, oddly unemotional soap, from the author of Rhythms (2001), etc."
Infidelity, followed by endless introspection. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IN MY BEDROOM by Donna Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2004

"Well-meaning but wooden drama from Hill (An Ordinary Woman, 2002, etc.)."
Toxic memories, mental illness, painful recovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER NIGHTS by Francis Ray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"In no way does hardcover improve the prose of these writers."
Hardcover compilation of three short African-American Christmas novels by paperback romance novelists. Read full book review >

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HOLIDAY TEMPTATION by Donna Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A sweet, sexy, and satisfying trio of novellas."
Professional women at personal crossroads find love in three contemporary holiday romances. Read full book review >

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MAKING OLD STORIES NEW WITH DONNA JO NAPOLI
by Julie Danielson

Adventure, magic, love, and betrayal. That’s what the sub-title of Donna Jo Napoli’s newest book, Tales From the Arabian Nights, promises readers. In this ambitious and handsomely-designed collection, illustrated by Christina Balit, Napoli gathers a selection of these ancient stories, 45 of the original 1,001 “nights.” Her respect for the legendary tales is evident in not only her ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MISS MOON by Janet Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Enchanting for dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Twenty succinct bits of advice for living are accompanied by whimsical oil paintings of an English governess and her canine charges. Read full book review >