Search Results: "Joshilyn Jackson"


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A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY by Joshilyn Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 25, 2012

"Snappy dialogue with a Southern twang, spiritual uplift and undeniably likable characters—'Quirky Cute' at its best."
Jackson (Backseat Saints, 2010, etc.) sticks with her specialty—plucky Southern women who overcome male ill treatment from their past—in this novel about a grandmother, daughter and granddaughter who confront a suddenly uncovered family secret. Read full book review >

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THE ALMOST SISTERS by Joshilyn Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A satisfying, entertaining read from an admired writer who deserves to be a household name."
Jackson (The Opposite of Everyone, 2016, etc.) has written another spirited page-turner set in a new South still haunted by the ghosts of the old. Read full book review >

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GODS IN ALABAMA by Joshilyn Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2005

"A likable new talent chained to a creaky old plot."
Date-rape and murder color the life of a high-school sophomore. Years later, she returns to her hometown to exorcise the demons, in a first novel based on delayed revelations. Read full book review >

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THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYONE by Joshilyn Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"A searing yet ultimately uplifting look at broken people who heal themselves and each other through forgiveness, love, and the power of stories."
A tough divorce lawyer with a troubled past is forced to revisit her childhood when she discovers her estranged mother is probably dead and may have left another child behind. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING by Joshilyn Jackson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 4, 2008

"An entertaining but shallow spin on a Southern Gothic."
Ghosts, more figurative that literal, haunt Jackson's third novel (Between, Georgia, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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SOMEONE ELSE'S LOVE STORY by Joshilyn Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"A surprising novel, both graceful and tender. You won't be able to put it down."
Jackson's novel perfectly captures the flavor and rhythm of Southern life as a young woman preparing for college finds herself caught up in a real-life drama. Read full book review >

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BACKSEAT SAINTS by Joshilyn Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 8, 2010

"Jackson's sprightly prose and charismatic characters offer readers a rollicking good time along with the typical bromides about domestic abuse."
An oddly cheerful story about two generations of battered wives who eventually fight back. Read full book review >

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BETWEEN, GEORGIA by Joshilyn Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2006

"Evocative and lovingly crafted."
A long-standing family feud threatens to destroy a southern town. Read full book review >

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THIS WEEK IN AUDIOBOOKS
by Bobbi Dumas

Hope you all had a nice 4th of July!

It’s been a great week for me with audiobooks. I had the chance to listen to the upcoming Joshilyn Jackson title, The Almost Sisters (releases July 11; Kirkus gave it a star review).

I simply love Jackson, one of my favorite authors.  A beautiful, witty writer, she tells unique, lively ...


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SUMMER, SUPERHEROES AND SUPERSTARS
by Bobbi Dumas

Everyone seen Wonder Woman yet? Yes? Good!

(No? Don’t tell me, just go see it.)

There have been so many great reviews written about this movie that I don’t need to pile anything on. (There’ve also been some awful reviews written about the movie, rebutted by some movie reviewers in articles worth reading, for anyone interested in such things. I ...


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SHE'LL PUT A SPELL ON YOU
by Mandy Curtis

BOOK REPORT for Cold Spell (Fairytale Retellings #4) by Jackson Pearce

 

Cover Story: In-Flight Entertainment

BFF Charm: Heck Yes

Swoonworthy Scale: 3

Talky Talk: Fairy Tale Thriller

Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Lady

Anti-bonus Factor: Cold Weather

Relationship Status: Just Getting Warmed Up

 

Cover Story: In-Flight Entertainment

There’s definitely something sinister about this cover: the frozen thorns, the broken ...


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A LITTLE COMFORT AND RESPITE
by Bobbi Dumas

This has been a crazy month, hasn’t it?

Storms and floods and one thing after another for people across the country.

And yesterday, perhaps you heard that one of the sweetest, most darling romance fans lost her long battle with cancer. Lynne Wall was a Chicago-area librarian with the brightest smile in the world, and I can’t tell you how ...


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