Search Results: "Donna Kauffman"


BOOK REVIEW

BLUE HOLLOW FALLS by Donna Kauffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 27, 2017

"A nice story that, while a bit plodding, is fresh in ideas and scenery."
In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, a war vet and a horticulturist share the inheritance of an old mill. Read full book review >

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BABYCAKES by Donna Kauffman
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Despite some flaws, this is a sweet, romantic confection that will have readers rooting for Sugarberry Island and all of its inhabitants but especially for the star-crossed Kit and Morgan, little Lilly and her turtle friends."
Kit and Morgan each come to Sugarberry Island for a fresh start, and despite some major valid reasons as to why they should keep their distance, they simply can't get over the feeling that their new lives go together like frosting on a cupcake. Read full book review >

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PELICAN POINT by Donna Kauffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A light romance with a touch of heat, a pinch of intensity and a dash of mysterious small-town magic."
Renowned lighthouse expert Alex MacFarland has come to Blueberry Cove, Maine, to renovate and heal; sexy lighthouse owner Logan McCrae is resistant to change, but the interfering community may be what they both need to find peace—and each other. Read full book review >

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HONEY PIE by Donna Kauffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013

"Expanding her Sugarberry series to include a new character, Kauffman (Babycakes, 2012, etc.) dishes sweet desserts. Though she breaks no new ground, audiences will find the cast of regulars and newcomers easy to like."
An artist moving to a new town meets a man who encourages her to give love a chance. Read full book review >

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THE BIG BAD WOLF TELLS ALL by Donna Kauffman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2003

"A wisp of a story deftly spun to novel length—with a zippy style to keep it going."
Been-there, done-that babe falls for Mr. Nice Guy, in a first from romancer Kauffman. Read full book review >

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DEAR PRINCE CHARMING by Donna Kauffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2004

"Nothing to it, but Kauffman (<\I> Catch Me If You Can, p. 517) has a wonderful knack for turning nothing into sparkling fun."
Sports reporter spars with ditzy publicist. Read full book review >

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN by Donna Kauffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2004

"A more complex romance than usual from Kauffman (The Big Bad Wolf Tells All, 2003, etc.), with plenty of hot sex."
American anthropologist is not pleased to discover he's inherited a castle and land in the Highlands, thousands of miles away from his home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Read full book review >

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THE BATHTUB PRIMA DONNA by Anne Brouillard
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Brouillard's illustrations are gems: a beckoning village square, a storm of operatic dimensions, and an unforgettable songbird. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This fine little enchantment from Brouillard follows the consequences of a prima donna discovering the tap will issue no water for her morning bath. Read full book review >

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HOOPI SHOOPI DONNA by Suzanne Strempek Shea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1996

"Until the ludicrous finale, when Betty's sister Aniela, a Donna look-alike from Poland, appears and offers a highly implausible rationale for Donna's father's inexcusable behavior, this is a sometimes rollicking, sometimes heartbreaking, effectively quirky read. (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A worthy follow-up (titled after the American pronunciation of a Polish polka) to Shea's promising debut (Selling the Lite of Heaven, 1994); again, the author captures the spirit of an insular Polish-Catholic community and homes in on one unforgettable family. Read full book review >

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THE DEATH OF DONNA-MAY DEAN by Joey Manley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 1991

"Though sometimes slick—and though Keller's stories are not nearly the hoot Manley seems to think they are—this is an honest portrayal of not only small-town homosexuality but also of generational conflict."
A promising first novel that chronicles homosexual life in small-town Alabama—in particular, the coming of age of Jamie, who rejects the camp-riddled life of his storytelling mentor for realism. Read full book review >

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THE SUGAR COOKIE SWEETHEART SWAP by Donna Kauffman
ROMANCE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"Three writers, three fun, sexy Christmas romances—light, sugary holiday fare."
Three best friends attend their small-town community Christmas cookie swap, bemoaning their loveless state, but the holiday season will prove to be their most romantic ever. Read full book review >

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DONNA ROSE AND THE ROOTS OF EVIL by Norma Tadlock Johnson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 2009

"The bourgeoning romance between Johnson's delightful older sleuths (Donna Rose and the Slug War, 2005) is likely to make them even more popular with the cozy crowd."
The murder of an inept and unpopular police chief leaves a pair of amateur sleuths in charge. Read full book review >