Search Results: "Katherine Longshore"


BOOK REVIEW

MANOR OF SECRETS by Katherine Longshore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"Pitched for Downton Abbey fans but lacking both the style and the accuracy. (Historical romance. 12-16)"
Upstairs, Lady Charlotte pines for a more adventurous, purposeful life, while downstairs, kitchen maid Janie doesn't allow herself to consider any possibilities other than servitude. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRAZEN by Katherine Longshore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 12, 2014

"In this third novel in her trilogy, Longshore skillfully blends history with romance, weaving a compelling, poignant story of love, loss and betrayal. (family tree, author's note) (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
In a companion to Gilt (2012) and Tarnish (2013), Longshore chooses as her heroine a member of Henry VIII's household less well-known than Catherine Howard and Anne Boleyn, the respective subjects of her earlier novels. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TARNISH by Katherine Longshore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2013

"Teens with a love of history will not be able to resist this skillful retelling of the remarkable achievement of Anne Boleyn, who rose from tarnished foreign outcast to the king's bride. (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
Following on Gilt (2012), which told the tale of Henry VIII's doomed fifth wife, Catherine Howard, is another beheaded wife's story. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GILT by Katherine Longshore
Released: May 15, 2012

"A substantive, sobering historical read, with just a few heaving bodices. (Historical fiction. 13 & up)"
The short life and times of Henry VIII's fifth wife, as seen through the eyes of her friend. Read full book review >

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KATHERINE ARDEN
by Rachel Sugar

From its very first pages, you’d have no idea that Katherine Arden’s sweeping historical fantasy is the author’s first novel. And you could be forgiven for expressing your shock (or envy or frustration) when you find out that in fact the wholly absorbing epic, rooted in Russian folklore, steeped in medieval Russian history, in fact began on a private whim ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Full of the eww factor, up-to-date facts and kid appeal, this splendid, gory introduction is not for the faint of heart! (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
Every fall, great white sharks return to feed on the seals and sea lions that migrate to the Farallon Islands just off the San Francisco coast, providing an opportunity for scientific study. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A PUFFIN’S YEAR by Katherine Zecca
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2007

Who can resist puffins with their large eyes, upright posture and bright orange beaks? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TWILIGHT PRISONER by Katherine Marsh
FICTION
Released: April 7, 2009

"An outstanding story with wide appeal. (Fantasy. YA)"
Marsh proves immune to the sophomore jinx in this sequel; after a quick reset of The Night Tourist (2007), this briskly paced story soars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FAMILY TREE by Katherine Ayres
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"As the world of Tyler's family opens to her, the writing is consistently graceful; the unfolding story will enthrall readers. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A poignant first novel about a girl's discovery of her father's Amish upbringing and her own family's past. Read full book review >