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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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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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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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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MRS. POLLIFAX AND THE LION KILLER by Dorothy Gilman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"All in all, a dispirited jumble nowhere near this talented writer's better efforts."
Sometime CIA agent Emily Pollifax is back in Ubangiba (Mrs. Pollifax Pursued, 1995, etc.), one of Africa's poorer countries, with her young friend Kadi Hopkirk, whose missionary doctor parents were killed there during a political coup some years before. Read full book review >

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BLIND DELUSION by Dorothy Phaire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"An inspired, satisfying indulgence for both mystery and romance novel fans."
Love, crime and intrigue converge in Phaire's latest perky, page-turning "romantic mystery." Read full book review >

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WAKE THE DEAD by Dorothy Simpson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 18, 1992

"Wordy but solidly reasoned plotting and mildly interesting characters provide another in Simpson's leisurely, literate series in the British Traditional mode."
Inspector Thanet and sturdy aide Sergeant Lineham are faced once more with a stubbornly resistant puzzle (Doomed to Die, 1991, etc.)—this time when elderly, autocratic Isobel Fairleigh is found smothered to death in her sickbed while the annual charity fàte surges busily outside, on the grounds of Thaxden Hall. Read full book review >

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Released: May 2, 1990

"Fabulous fare for all lovers of historical intrigue."
Book three of the series of Dunnett's mercantile adventures—which began with Niccolo Rising (1986) and continued in The Spring of the Ram (1988)—features hero. entrepreneur Nicholas (Niccolo) vander Poele's participation in a battle for the throne of Cyprus. Read full book review >