Search Results: "Jill Mansell"


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THE UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCES OF LOVE by Jill Mansell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2015

"A graceful blend of heartbreak, humor and redemptive love."
A collection of would-be couples in Cornwall must overcome secrets, conflict and uncertainty to find love and their happy endings. Read full book review >

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YOU AND ME, ALWAYS by Jill Mansell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"A painless read but with few rewards."
British author Mansell (Three Amazing Things About You, 2015, etc.) continues her franchise of pastel-covered books featuring the romantic lives of lovable characters in picturesque English locales. Read full book review >

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AN OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE by Jill Mansell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"Mansell knows her craft and delivers a finely tuned romantic comedy."
A London teenager sells out her boyfriend, but will it put an end to true love ten years later? Read full book review >

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THINKING OF YOU by Jill Mansell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2013

"Mansell is like a Michelin-rated chef: She may use the same common ingredients, but under her sure hand the results are deliciously superior."
In British Mansell's 11th novel a lovable ditz approaches an empty nest, a new job and a pathological roommate with comic charm and a dash of courage. Read full book review >

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MY OLD TEDDY by Dom Mansell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 1992

"An appealing true-to-life vignette. (Picture book. 1-5)"
First, ``My old Teddy's leg came off,'' and the ``Teddy doctor'' (mother) ``made Teddy better.'' An arm, an ear—each time Mother, interrupted in a household task, is ready to help, but after she sews Teddy's head back on, she decrees that ``Teddy has to rest'' and supplies a new model. Read full book review >

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IF DINOSAURS CAME TO TOWN by Dom Mansell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1991

"Not a new idea, but carried out with unusual verve, humor, and respect for the substantial amount of information conveyed. (Picture book. 4-10)"
Mansell imagines dinosaurs in various contemporary environments: Diplodocus causing an urban traffic jam; Deinonychus in competition with the rats at a dump; Stegosaurus browsing in a pasture; Elasmosaurus menacing a rowboat; Bagceratops nesting on a child's bed. Read full book review >

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TERRORMAZIA by Anna Nilsen
FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A test of concentration, this one may seduce reluctant or less-adept readers to spend some time in the funhouse. (Picture book. 5+)"
In a particularly challenging maze book, readers must thread their way through a host of evil environments (one tricky maze per spread) on the island of Terrormazia in pursuit of the treasure hidden alongside Crocodile Creek. Read full book review >

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ALL FOR ONE by Jill Murphy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Astutely conveying a vital life lesson with aplomb while avoiding any treacly sentimentalism, this is definitely to be shared with any child navigating the rocky waters of peer relations. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Murphy's lovable little monster, Marlon (The Last Noo-Noo, 1995) returns in a heartfelt and ultimately triumphant tale about being excluded. Read full book review >

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MAD ABOUT PLAID by Jill McElmurry
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 2000

"The artwork is jazzy and two-dimensional, with, of course, the emphasis on color, as a book about plaid really ought to do. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Newcomer McElmurry offers a madcap romp with a plaid that spreads like the flu. Read full book review >

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BARNYARD BIG TOP by Jill Kastner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Great fun. (Picture book. 4-7)"
It's just another day on the farm for Ben and his pig, Clarence, until Uncle Julius arrives with his Two-Ring Extravaganza. Read full book review >

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ALL THAT GLITTERS by Jill Santopolo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Not just for lemonade-stand owners. (Fiction. 7-10)"
This amusing chapter-book series opener follows two grade school sisters as they start their own donations-powered nail salon. Read full book review >

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IMPOSTOR by Jill Hathaway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 26, 2013

"Hits the right buttons for mystery and paranormal lovers. (Paranormal mystery. 12 & up)"
In this sequel to 2012's Slide, Vee suspects that someone is sliding into her own mind, instead of the other way around. Read full book review >