Search Results: "Emma Cane"


BOOK REVIEW

TRUE LOVE AT SILVER CREEK RANCH by Emma Cane
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"A textured, satisfying romance with a cast of characters you care about and a community that draws you in."
Hometown hero and wanderer Adam Desantis is back in Valentine Valley, concerned about his grandma; he doesn't intend to stay in the town that he never fit into, and he definitely knows better than to get involved with Brooke Thalberg, daughter of the richest rancher in the valley—no matter what his heart says. Read full book review >

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THE ENTERTAINER by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 2, 2015

"A pleasant party bonbon. (Picture book. 3-6)"
When the family hires the man in the big, brown bear suit to entertain at Billy's birthday party, many surprises follow. Read full book review >

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WISH by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"The sentiments are certainly sweet, but this vein may be just about played out. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Another in Dodd's series of diminutive picture books that celebrate the loving bond between an adult and a child. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE YOU by Emma Dodd
by Emma Dodd, illustrated by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"A companion, No Matter What (ISBN: 978-0-525-47932-1), while not as original, offers reassurance that Momma Elephant will love her baby no matter what. (Picture book. 2-5)"
While frolicking with one of his parents, a bear cub shares all his dreams. Read full book review >

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I DON'T WANT A COOL CAT! by Emma Dodd
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 9, 2010

"For those who don't want a dull book, never fear—Dodd's latest is picture- (and pitch-) perfect. (Picture book. 2-5)"
It's definitely been done before—by the author herself (I Don't Want a Posh Dog, 2009) as well as by myriad others who've created their own takes on "why my pet's the best." Read full book review >

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POPPY PICKLE by Emma Yarlett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Moral of the story: an excess of imagination may get you into trouble, but it's clearly worth it. (Picture book. 4-6)"
The perils of imagination reach their peak when a little girl unleashes an extraordinary ability. Read full book review >

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MISSING MAGIC by Emma Laybourn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"On the plus side, it's a younger read than HP, there are lots of humorous school scenes and it's Ned, the good guy without any magical abilities, who comes to the rescue. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Another Harry Potter spawn, the twist here is that the central character, Ned, is the only one who doesn't have magical powers. Read full book review >

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THE MOVIE VERSION by Emma Wunsch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"Thumbs up for close siblings but thumbs down for this bland issues-novel debut. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A movie-obsessed teen struggles to cope after the older brother she idolizes is diagnosed with a mental illness. Read full book review >

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GAMESCAPE by Emma Trevayne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"An overlong but reasonably effective dystopian thriller. (Science fiction. 14-17)"
A teen gamer plays for his life. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF MONTHS AND YEARS by Emma Trevayne
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A just-scary-enough adventure that might send readers to investigate more about real-life 'calendar houses' like Amelia's new one. (Horror. 8-12)"
An awkward protagonist takes on an unconventional "haunted" house in this dark middle-grade fantasy from England. Read full book review >

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THE MATHEMATICS OF LOVE by Emma Darwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"An ambitious debut, poorly executed."
A muddled first novel, from England, about love and war's aftermath, told by alternating narrators: an early-19th-century soldier and a late-20th-century teenager. Read full book review >

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ADÈLE by Emma Tennant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Delightful may not be the word, but this is certainly lots of fun. Despite the odds, Tennant's story works perfectly, creating a genuine modern sequel to Brontë's tale that's neither a parody nor a cheap imitation."
After two sequels to Pride and Prejudice (Pemberley, 1993; An Unequal Marriage, 1994) and one to Emma (1998), Tennant retells Jane Eyre from the perspective of, mainly, Rochester's daughter Adèle. Read full book review >