Search Results: "Jenny Colgan"


BOOK REVIEW

AMANDA’S WEDDING by Jenny Colgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"This kind of import is definitely an acquired taste. (Film rights to Warner Bros.)"
First novel about two Londoners sabotaging the wedding of a social-climbing chum. Read full book review >

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MEET ME AT THE CUPCAKE CAFE by Jenny Colgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Readers with an interest in baking will love this book. Those who can't bake can skip the recipes and enjoy the humor."
A funny novel about friendship, food and love, from British author Colgan. Read full book review >

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THE BOY I LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Colgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Hardly Jane Austen, but fun nonetheless."
13 Going On 30 in reverse—every bit as fluffy, and every bit as entertaining. Read full book review >

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THE BOOKSHOP ON THE CORNER by Jenny Colgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 20, 2016

"A charming, bracingly fresh happily-ever-after tale with playful nods to the Outlander series."
What's a shy English librarian to do when she's downsized out of a job and her only hope for remaining employed is to become a social media-savvy coordinator of online content? Read full book review >

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SUMMER AT LITTLE BEACH STREET BAKERY by Jenny Colgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Colgan has a wide fan base who find her light novels as warm and delicious as the sweets in her books. Her latest, though, is half-baked."
Plucky Polly Waterford wants a simple life of baking treats at the Little Beach Street Bakery and cozying up her home, a run-down lighthouse she shares with a beekeeper boyfriend and pet puffin. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS AT LITTLE BEACH STREET BAKERY by Jenny Colgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Complications abound in this well-crafted, light holiday romance."
Talented baker Polly Waterford doesn't know what to do when her best friend, Kerensa, swears her to secrecy. Kerensa's drunken one-night stand may jeopardize not only her pregnancy, but also her marriage, not to mention Polly's engagement to Huckle. Read full book review >

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SWEETSHOP OF DREAMS by Jenny Colgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A sweet and delicious journey."
Rosie Hopkins has settled into life in London—with "settle" being the operative word—when her job gets put on hiatus and her mother convinces her to help an elderly great-aunt who lives in a country village and owns a sweet shop. Read full book review >

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MOSES by Jenny Perepeczko
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"A 'true story' with an extensive text and extra helping of imagination. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
A rescued baby elephant raised in Malawi turns out to be much like a human baby, exploring his world, needing cuddles and comfort, learning to use his body parts and making friends. Read full book review >

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MATHEMAGIC! by Lynda Colgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Colgan makes math cool, and that speaks for itself. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Stun friends and family members by guessing secret numbers and doing painless long division. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TAKING OFF by Jenny Moss
FICTION
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"While depicting the feel of the mid-'80s—jean jackets and shoulder pads galore—she also beautifully portrays the timeless teen quest for identity. (author's note, bibliography) (Historical fiction. YA)"
Living in Clear Lake, Texas, home of Johnson Space Center, in 1985, high-school senior Annie, the granddaughter of Winnie from Winnie's War (2009), secretly writes poetry in a town filled with scientists. Read full book review >

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PAPER COVERS ROCK by Jenny Hubbard
FICTION
Released: June 14, 2011

"Readers will eagerly anticipate her next work, and in the meantime they may try such similar, classic fare as A Separate Peace and The Catcher in the Rye. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
It may take a village to raise a child, but a boys' boarding school is a poor substitute, with its 24/7 peer culture and absentee parents "who pay shitloads of money to send their sons away." Read full book review >