Search Results: "Dorothy Garlock"


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TWICE IN A LIFETIME by Dorothy Garlock
ROMANCE
Released: July 7, 2015

"A feel-good love story that comforts rather than challenges. Garlock excels at creating an experience her readers want, one that's still heartwarming no matter how many times they've seen it."
With this historical romance, the prolific Garlock (Take Me Home, 2014, etc.) again uses midcentury, small-town America as her backdrop for a gentle tale of love lost and found.Read full book review >

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UNDER A TEXAS SKY by Dorothy Garlock
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"Tepid and disappointing."
Anna Finnegan is plucked from Depression-era obscurity to star in a famous producer's epic film. Read full book review >

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ON TALL PINE LAKE by Dorothy Garlock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2007

"Tame romantic adventure with some laughable gangster dialogue and clichés galore, from the prolific Garlock."
Young woman managing a remote fishing camp encounters romance and danger after receiving a mysterious package from her estranged half brother. Read full book review >

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A PLACE CALLED RAINWATER by Dorothy Garlock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2002

"Old-fashioned mellerdrama with nonstop action, true lovers, and sneering villains—all in this third hardcover from veteran romancer Garlock (The Edge of Town, not reviewed)."
Roustabouts and romantics in the Tulsa oilfields. Read full book review >

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THE RIVER HOME by Dorothy Weil
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"An engaging tale of growing up around the great rivers of the Midwest—and perhaps one of the last memoirs by someone brought up during the Depression."
Although not a household name even in her hometown of Cincinnati, author and TV producer Weil (Continuing Education, 1979) offers an autobiography of wide appeal, skillfully mixing the story of her extended family with a vivid picture of an era—America from the '30s to the '50s—that seems increasingly exotic. Read full book review >

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HOW TO MURDER YOUR MOTHER-IN-LAW by Dorothy Cannell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 1994

"Amiable, sometimes funny, sometimes tedious nonsense."
Another jumpy chapter in the life of Ellie Haskell (Femmes Fatal, etc.)—now thin, married to restaurateur Ben, mother of twins, and mistress of Merlin's Court in Chitterdon Fells. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2001

"Anna Yezierska she's not, but Gallagher does offer some charming vignettes."
Episodic reflections on a literary life. Read full book review >

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MRS. POLLIFAX, INNOCENT TOURIST by Dorothy Gilman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Another dainty sip of Old Reliable (Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer, 1996, etc.)—three parts expert tour-guide, one part game intrigue—the whole mixture gently stirred, never shaken."
The only thing the CIA's peripatetic den mother has to do this time out (her 13th) is provide cover for her old friend John Sebastian Farrell as he hangs around Amman waiting to smuggle the manuscript of a dead Iraqi dissident's explosive last novel out to the West. Read full book review >

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MRS. POLLIFAX PURSUED by Dorothy Gilman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Certainly a varied enough buffet, even if some of the offerings are past their prime."
On the run from a mysterious van mislabeled "Chigi Scap Metal" that's been following her ever since she ran into her old friend Sammy — Sammat Yusufu, legitimate heir to the troubled Ubangiban throne — in New Haven, sketch artist Kadi Hopkirk shakes her pursuers long enough to hide out in a handy storage closet. Read full book review >

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THE ELUSIVE MRS. POLLIFAX by Dorothy Gilman
Released: Sept. 17, 1971

"Oh, the entertaining Mrs. Pollifax."
Mrs. Emily Pollifax is probably the only lovable C.I.A. agent around and here, once again, she's in as full glory as her night-blooming cereus. Read full book review >