Search Results: "Josephine Evetts-Secker"


BOOK REVIEW

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD by Josephine Evetts-Secker
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Gorgeous and shining with light throughout. (Picture book/fairytale. 3-6)"
Luminous colors, a deft combination of visual delicacy and richness, and a touch of surrealism make Little Red Riding Hood's adventure a glowing feast for the eyes. Read full book review >

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HOLY TERROR by Josephine Boyle
Released: Feb. 23, 1995

"Boyle (Maiden's End, 1989, etc.) unfolds a ghost story that's spooky but not scary, thanks to the generous comic relief provided by grandes dames Curran and Witherley-Bashe—and a piquant emphasis on the spiritual nature of spirits in this Protestant corrective to Anne Rice."
The penny-dreadful title conceals a truly unusual ghost story. Read full book review >

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THE STILLEST DAY by Josephine Hart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Its natural condition, like that of Pater or Poe, seems to be the high-sounding aphorism——In repetition the history of an old sin achieves an almost biblical resonance' —whose dominance turns this novel into a commonplace book. (First printing of 30,000)"
The author of Damage (1991), Sin (1992), and Oblivion (1995) is back again with her most expansively titled, yet ungenerously plotted, novel of passionate obsession. Read full book review >

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THE FIREMAN'S FAIR by Josephine Humphreys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1991

"An appealing romance that's something of a parable for the end of the 80's—when the hurricane hits, false love and yuppie pretensions are swept away, really gone with the wind."
Far richer in love than Rich in Love (1987), this third novel from Humphreys (her first was Dreams of Sleep, 1984) fully evokes a jittery, post-hurricane Charleston where people are figuring out that they need to rebuild their lives as well as their rooftops. Read full book review >

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NOWHERE ELSE ON EARTH by Josephine Humphreys
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2000

"A remarkable achievement from a writer who just keeps getting better."
Another character-rich, atmospheric, thematically complex tale from Humphreys (The Fireman's Fair, 1991, etc.), set in a "piney lower corner of North Carolina" during the Civil War era. Read full book review >

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THE DARK AND ALIEN ROSE by Josephine Edgar
Released: July 23, 1991

"Pleasant—with all these elegant surrounds—and forgettable."
By the English author of cheerful period romances like Margaret Normanby (1983)—Margaret of that title appears here—and Bright Young Things (1986), here are the WW I-era adventures of an exotically beautiful, charmingly chirpy Persian/English lass raised in France, who, after a luxurious start in life, later suffers for love. Read full book review >

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THE STARCHED BLUE SKY OF SPAIN by Josephine Herbst
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 14, 1991

These posthumous memoirs of novelist and journalist Herbst (1892-1969) alternate between dreamy recollection and thoughtful questioning of literary and political fashions. Read full book review >

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GODDESS by Josephine Angelini
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 28, 2013

"Oh, the humanity. (Paranormal romance. 14-16)"
Power, love and vengeance come together in this consistently over-the-top conclusion to the Starcrossed trilogy. Read full book review >

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DREAMLESS by Josephine Angelini
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 29, 2012

"Interesting plot twists almost carry endless pages of Forbidden Love. (Paranormal romance. 13-15)"
Real sexual tension apparently requires all the divine forces in the universe be arrayed against you, if this book is any guide. Read full book review >

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THE DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM OF LOVE by Josephine Carr
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2003

"Too tame for a romance, too obvious for a mystery, but Carr (whose 'inspiration,' we're told, was 'her librarian mother's zeal for books') has a knack for quirky characters. Oddly amusing."
Librarian runs amok. Read full book review >