Search Results: "Kate Kingsbury"


BOOK REVIEW

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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KATE by William J. Mann
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2006

"A sprawling salute to an awe-inspiring, world-class actor."
Film biographer/historian Mann (Edge of Midnight, 2005, etc.) considers the vibrant life of a 20th-century icon with encyclopedic scrutiny and a pinch of whimsy. 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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DOOM WITH A VIEW by Kate Kingsbury
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A distinct improvement over the series debut that provides lots of suspects, family problems, and a hint of romance to come."
A haunted inn finally opens, with decidedly mixed results. Read full book review >

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NO CLUE AT THE INN by Kate Kingsbury
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 4, 2003

"Busy Kingsbury skims over the scenes that should be the funniest in this overpopulated country-house-murder entry."
Dark doings mix with Yuletide cheer as mass-market paperback veterans Hugh and Cecily Sinclair Baxter return to Badgers End for another turn at the helm of the Pennyfoot Hotel. Read full book review >

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KATE & PIPPIN by Martin Springett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Again, awwww. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The true story, captured in intimate photos, of an old Great Dane and an abandoned fawn. Awwww. Read full book review >

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KATE CULHANE by Michael Hague
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2001

"Spectral figures, Gothic hues, and Rackham-esque lines are used very effectively in the watercolor pictures, which are fully as scary as the text. (source note) (Picture book/folktale. 9-12)"
A shivery ghost story from Ireland that will surely appeal to lovers of the macabre. Read full book review >

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CAPTAIN KATE by Carolyn Reeder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1999

"The real strength of the novel, however, is in the depiction of the complex, tangled relationship that forms between Kate and Seth, and the emotional growth they experience as they struggle to reconcile their feelings about sharing a new family. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Setting her story in the third year of the Civil War, Reeder (Foster's War, p. 61, etc.) writes of a young girl who takes it upon herself to pilot the family's canal boat 184 miles from Cumberland, Maryland to Georgetown. Read full book review >

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KATE SHELLEY by Robert D. San Souci
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A fine alternative to Margaret Wetterer's stiffer, simpler (but no less dramatic) Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express (1990). (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-11)"
The gripping, true story of a 15-year-old Iowan who ventured out into a wild storm to give warning of a wrecked railroad bridge. Read full book review >

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BRAVE YOUNG KNIGHT by Kate Kingsbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Earnest, but that's probably not enough to captivate readers. (Picture book/religion. 5-8)"
Kingsbury, a prolific author of Christian novels for adults, offers a story for younger readers about a courageous knight who competes to become prince of his homeland and heir to the throne. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

His Kate by Sue Krawitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2016

"A romance with a believable premise, but its unsympathetic protagonist makes it fall flat."
Krawitz's debut novel, set squarely in Nicholas Sparks-style territory, offers a romance between a computer programmer and a public relations executive. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CONVERTING KATE by Beckie Weinheimer
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: March 1, 2007

"Richly multilayered characters, portrayed with empathy, make this debut novel a strong addition to a growing body of works about adolescents seeking to reconcile the cohesive faith of childhood with the fractured religious diversity of the adult world. (Fiction. 12+)"
After her estranged father's death, Kate, 15, moves to Maine with her mother, a member of a small, ingrown Christian sect. Read full book review >