Search Results: "Gwen Christie"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CHAMPION HARE by Gwen  Christie
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 19, 2012

"Concepts like sportsmanship, perseverance, humility and knowing and accepting one's own strengths and limitations are a gold mine of potential teaching moments. They also warm the heart. (iPad storybook app. 4-8)"
In this reversal of the age-old tortoise-vs.-hare tale, a young hare competes against some formidable opponents. Read full book review >

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THE JOY OF EATING by Gwen Irwin
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 14, 2016

"A realistic, motivating conversation about weight loss for those who have tried everything else and failed."
Part memoir and part pep talk, this debut book urges dieters to stop counting fat grams and learn to enjoy food. Read full book review >

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All Means All, If You Believe by Gwen Sutton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2013

"Readers of faith may revel in these characters, their mistakes and their triumphs, but others might be turned off by the heavy-handed plot."
Strong Christian faith rescues friends and family from an onslaught of personal tragedies. Read full book review >

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LOVE SAVES THE DAY by Gwen Cooper
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"The follow-up to an international best-seller starts off well but falls apart under its own best intentions."
The tumultuous life of a cat spans the equally turbulent lives of the mother and daughter who share her always-changing New York City existence. Read full book review >

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MONTANA by Gwen Florio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2013

"A promising debut."
Journalist Florio's story about a friend's murder arrives crammed with atmosphere and intriguing characters. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCESS AND THE PAUPER by Gwen Davis
Released: May 10, 1989

With a nod to Mark Twain, the author of trashy tun (Silk Lady; Ladies in Waiting; The Aristocrats) displays a surprisingly light touch for gentle satire: an unhappy princess changes places with a Welsh miner's cheerful wife. Read full book review >

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RUNNING DOGS by Gwen Moffat
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"A slow start, but Moffat, better known for her Miss Pink series (Veronica's Sister, 1992, etc.), shows considerable skill at environmental description and gradually draws the reader into the sorry lives of her haves and have-nots."
Tucked into an upper corner of Washington state is the little town of Prosper, where the wealthy live in glass-walled splendor facing the cliffs, the forest, the water-sluiced vegetation, eagles, deer, beavers'and the snarling, ferocious hounds owned by Kent and Misty Hubbell, the trashy element in town. Read full book review >

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LIPSHTICK by Gwen Macsai
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"An irresistible invitation from the Nineties successor to Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. (Cosmopolitan Book Club; author tour)"
A candid, often clich‚d, but always comic frolic revealing the inner life of girls, dates, brides, wives and mothers. Read full book review >

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TIME AND CHANCE by Gwen Davenport
Released: Sept. 21, 1993

"Despite shameless use of coincidence, and not particularly endearing people: an entertaining and engrossing period tale in which all goes wrong and finally all goes right."
An inviting dilemma-popping tale detailing the considerable time-after-time misfortunes of a Victorian family from the 1830's on—and the cheerfully impossible chances that bring resolutions— by the author of several novels published in the 1950's and 60's (including the movie-and-TV-sitcom-bound Belvedere). Read full book review >

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Roll Call by Gwen Mansfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2015

"An exhilarating ride full of sheer drops and whiplash curves."
The author of Experiment Station Road (2011) returns with a YA novel about resistance fighters standing against a military government in what's left of a future America.Read full book review >

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PLANT THE TINY SEED by Christie Matheson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"Preschoolers need to learn how plants grow. This supplies the basics, but novelty (an arguably waning term for app imitators on paper) is not a substitute for compelling art. (notes) (Picture book. 2-5)"
This companion to Matheson's two previous titles featuring interactivity (Tap the Magic Tree, 2013; Touch the Brightest Star, 2015) encourages listeners to tap, press, and swipe their way through gardening. Read full book review >

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COLD SUMMER by Gwen Cole
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 2, 2017

"This emotional journey for a time-traveling guy and his now-girl-next-door is better suited to romance readers than science-fiction aficionados. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
There's no time like the present in this time-travel romance. Read full book review >