Search Results: "Eloisa D. de Jesús"


BOOK REVIEW

LAKAS AND THE MAKIBAKA HOTEL/SI LAKAS AT ANG MAKIBAKA HOTEL by Anthony D. Robles
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2006

"The vivid paintings have a cartoon quality that punches off the page and there are some fun touches: The landlord wears a hat and suit of $1000 bills. (bilingual English-Tagalog text) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Lakas, a young Filipino American, befriends several street performers who all live in the Makibaka Hotel. Read full book review >

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FRIGID TALES by Pedro de Jesús
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Witty and accomplished—but thinly developed."
Sex is a preoccupation and, as the King of Siam would say, "a puzzlement" in this debut collection of six coy, elusive stories from a young Cuban fiction writer and translator. Read full book review >

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MY AMERICAN DUCHESS by Eloisa James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"A gratifyingly lush, vibrant, and emotional romance."
Merry, an American heiress in Regency England, meets her perfect match, the Duke of Trent; unfortunately, she has a reputation as a runaway fiancee, and she's betrothed to his twin brother. Read full book review >

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THE UGLY DUCHESS by Eloisa James
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"A unique, winning romance that explores universal themes through an uncommon plot and eccentric characters, leading to a hard-won yet satisfying happily-ever-after."
Though they love each other, a young heiress feels betrayed by her husband soon after the wedding and throws him out, sending them each on journeys of discovery that will impact their future in astonishing and potentially insurmountable ways. Read full book review >

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WILDE IN LOVE by Eloisa James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A charming, romantic, and unexpectedly funny start to a very promising new series. A must for James fans and a sure bet for everyone else."
An adamantly private lady seeks a sensible match, but a notorious and rakishly handsome adventurer proves difficult to resist in the first of a Georgian-set historical romance series. Read full book review >

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POTENT PLEASURES by Eloisa James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 1999

"James' tale is often bright and funny, though the reader may wish for a plot not driven solely by the whims of a shallow hero."
A Regency historical with a flawed hero, courtesy of newcomer James. Read full book review >

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THREE WEEKS WITH LADY X by Eloisa James
ROMANCE
Released: March 25, 2014

"Emotionally rewarding and elegantly written, with textured characters and a captivating plot, this is James at her best."
When Lady Xenobia is hired to restyle Thorn Dautry's country estate to help him win a perfect bride, they're both loath to admit they've met their perfect matches. Read full book review >

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IN THE LAND OF SILENCE by Jesús Urzagasti
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"But perplexity implies interest and a desire for answers, both of which Urzagasti fails to arouse."
Originally released in South America in 1987, this tedious, pretentious novel by a Bolivian poet and novelist is at least consistent. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CAKE by D
by D
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2008

"How much of a reading audience there is for this inner-city Weltanschauung is the question."
A novel from D (Got, 2007) about drugs, not baking, set in Atlanta and Brooklyn. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONCE UPON A TOWER by Eloisa James
ROMANCE
Released: May 28, 2013

"A work of romantic historical fiction with an emphasis on sex."
An erotic novel set in England and Scotland in the early 1800s. Read full book review >

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FOUR NIGHTS WITH THE DUKE by Eloisa James
ROMANCE
Released: April 1, 2015

"Historical romance at its smart, poignant best."
Desperate to keep her disabled nephew and her secret identity as a writer safe, Mia Carrington blackmails the Duke of Pindar into marrying her. Read full book review >

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SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN by Eloisa James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"Another bright, delightful read from a queen of historical romance."
When Eugenia Snowe, owner of the most renowned governess agency in England, meets Ward Reeve, a rich inventor and bastard son of an earl, he turns her life upside down. Read full book review >