Search Results: "Karen Kingsbury"


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THE CHANCE by Karen Kingsbury
Released: March 5, 2013

"Will appeal mainly to Kingsbury devotees, as well as lovers of religious tracts…and basketball."
Another weeper from Christian-fiction diva Kingsbury, this time featuring a prayerful NBA star and his long-lost first love. Read full book review >

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FIFTEEN MINUTES by Karen Kingsbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"Though Kingsbury's writing is serviceable, Zack's interior life, which is consumed by guilt, worry, shame, reticence and insecurity, becomes a drain on the novel's momentum."
Christian novelist Kingsbury offers a faith-based look at an American Idol-style show and the inherent spiritual risks placed upon the contestants. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDGE by Karen Kingsbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A sentimental romance with a religious foundation, albeit with no confrontation of difficult metaphysical questions, this is sure to bring believers joy."
Facebook, Twitter and assorted other modern gadgetry provide a central link in Kingsbury's latest Christian romance, one in which a dash of old-world paternalism sparks the action. Read full book review >

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WE BELIEVE IN CHRISTMAS by Karen Kingsbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Brown's attractive illustrations include a multiethnic cast in the Christmas pageant and a lovely view of a girl playing the role of Mary on the cover. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This bestselling inspirational author offers a heartfelt holiday story about a family's participation in a traditional Christmas pageant at their church, contrasting the meaning behind the first Christmas with modern, secular celebrations. Read full book review >

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LET’S HAVE A DADDY DAY by Karen Kingsbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2010

"Andreasen's soft-focus, dappled images depict the actions hypothesized without substantially expanding on the text. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A father outlines to his two children all the fun they might have together on a Daddy Day. Read full book review >

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GO AHEAD AND DREAM by Karen Kingsbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"A superficial sketch, driven far more by its worthy agenda than by any effort or evident desire to connect with real readers. (Picture book. 7-9)"
An NFL quarterback and the "Queen of Christian Fiction" (so styled by Time magazine) deliver a heaping shovelful of sugary inspiration. Read full book review >

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HALF A LIFELONG ROMANCE by Eileen Chang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"With compelling protagonists and a host of memorable supporting characters, this novel tells an emotionally complex story with a number of powerful moments."
Two star-crossed lovers navigate romantic confusion, familial interference, and looming war in this novel, set in China in the 1930s and '40s. Read full book review >

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LOVE IN A FALLEN CITY by Eileen Chang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A major rediscovery."
Entrenched cultural values collide with rapid social change in this collection of the stories and novellas of the late (1920-95) Chinese author. Read full book review >

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO GRACEY by Suzanne Kingsbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Melodrama of the highest sort, occasionally shrill but still attention-worthy."
A day in the life of an Atlanta, Georgia, sliding toward oblivion. Read full book review >

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DEAD AND BREAKFAST by Kate Kingsbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"The prolific Kingsbury (Mulled Murder, 2013, etc.) launches a new series with likable characters and a beautiful setting but very little to set this cozy apart from many others."
A divorcée and her grandmother are trying to open a B&B on the Oregon coast, but their plan is derailed by a shocking discovery. Read full book review >

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SLAY BELLS by Kate Kingsbury
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2006

"A pre-WWI whodunit in the classic style, furnished with amusing characters, stilted dialogue and a simple mystery."
The staff at the Pennyfoot Hotel is busy preparing for Christmas when several homicides threaten to ruin the festivities. Read full book review >

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PSYCHOHISTORICAL CRISIS by Donald Kingsbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"A bold and fascinating attempt to reimagine a science fiction classic; unfortunately, amid all the noise of flashbacks, character-building, and historical jokes, it's hard to distinguish the worthwhile signal."
Kingsbury's first outing in 15 years (The Moon Goddess and the Son, 1986; Courtship Rite, 1982) reinvents the late Isaac Asimov's famous Foundation trilogy, treating the original as a thinly fictionalized account of actual Galactic history. Read full book review >