Search Results: "Jodi Thomas"


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BETTING THE RAINBOW by Jodi Thomas
ROMANCE
Released: April 1, 2014

"Gratifying emotional moments and resolutions mostly overcome some flawed storytelling."
When widow Ronny Logan comes back to Rainbow Road, the once-shy loner will be wrapped into the lives of her neighbors, including an injured serviceman and two sisters who are hoping to finally change their lives. Read full book review >

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CHANCE OF A LIFETIME by Jodi Thomas
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Thomas keeps the pace moving along in a decent story, and if romance readers and Thomas fans don't ask too many questions, they won't be disappointed."
Librarian Emily Tomlinson, attorney Rick Matheson and country singer/songwriter Beau Yates share more than just a zip code in Harmony, Texas; they each have secret aspirations they're not even sure of, but their dreams just may come true if they can shake off the past and embrace uncertain but promising futures. Read full book review >

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PROMISE ME TEXAS by Jodi Thomas
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Though flawed, a generally fun adventure."
Just minutes after discovering her fiance is the last person she wants to marry, Beth McMurray survives a train crash through the brave actions of a shadowy character who might be an outlaw; claiming she's married to him seems the best way to save them both. Read full book review >

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UNPRECEDENTED by Thomas Lake
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"An early, vivid re-creation. Readers seeking great depth and understanding will have to look elsewhere."
CNN's photo-and-text account of the 2016 presidential election. Read full book review >

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BEFORE SHE IGNITES  by Jodi Meadows
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 26, 2017

"A page-turner that promises future intrigue, special powers, and dragon adventures. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
In this series debut, a young girl uncovers information that threatens to shake the foundation of her world. Read full book review >

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THE TENTH CIRCLE by Jodi Picoult
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2006

"As a third-act whodunit—the culprit is an easy guess—the story fails. Picoult, who is so often an inventive and compelling storyteller, relies here on convention and sentimentality."
Picoult (Vanishing Act, 2005, etc.) fumbles in this 13th novel of, predictably, a family in crisis. Read full book review >

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THIEVES GET RICH, SAINTS GET SHOT by Jodi Compton
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 26, 2011

"Addictive. Though Compton (Hailey's War, 2010, etc.) veers closer here than a good writer should to a kind of Rambo-ized chick lit, Hailey's comet continues to shine."
This time out, Hailey Cain—the woman who doesn't know fear because, well, she can't—finds herself framed and on the run. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 7, 2016

"An insightful, empathetic strategy for separation."
Life coach Schuelke shares lessons that she learned from planning her exit from an emotionally abusive marriage in this debut how-to guide. Read full book review >

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SALEM FALLS by Jodi Picoult
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2001

"Colorful, but best for those who don't mind Picoult's heavily sentimental style."
Teenaged witches, DNA evidence, Megan's Law, belladonna-laced tea, and an honest ex-con addicted to Jeopardy!, all mixed up in a well-researched if slightly disappointing small-town legal drama by veteran Picoult (Plain Truth, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >

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MERCY by Jodi Picoult
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 1996

"Overly predictable characters aside, Picoult does manage this time to bring trendy, headline-grabbing themes to life. (Literary Guild alternate selection)"
Despite kilt-wearing characters right out of Brigadoon, Picoult (Picture Perfect, 1995, etc.) persuasively explores a mercy killing in a small Massachusetts town and the subject of spouses who love too much. Read full book review >

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HARVESTING THE HEART by Jodi Picoult
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Some good writing, but not enough to sustain a concept-driven and rather old-fashioned story, despite its occasional contemporary gloss."
An updated formulaic second novel (after Songs of the Humpback Whale, 1992) in which the young heroine not only finds herself but along the way comes to terms with that other contemporary women's issue: motherhood. Read full book review >