Search Results: "Kathy Hatfield"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 17, 2013

"A dually narrated, uplifting tale on overcoming profound adversity."
In this heartwarming dual autobiography, actress Mannix and her daughter, Kathy Hatfield, recount the saga behind a separation of more than 40 years that began when Julie was forced to give up her newborn baby for adoption. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF STORMS by Ruth Hatfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2015

"A powerfully conceived and executed story that adds a wholly original element to the fantasy genre. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
Confident storytelling lays a solid foundation for Book 1 of this original middle-grade fantasy trilogy. Read full book review >

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THE GLASS BALL by Jean Hatfield
ROMANCE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Overly neat and calling on too many tropes, this novel offers wish fulfillment without nuance or complexity."
In this debut romance novel, a woman with a traumatic childhood hopes to find healing on an Alaskan vacation, where she meets an intriguing widower. Read full book review >

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THE COLOR OF DARKNESS by Ruth Hatfield
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 7, 2016

"While the subject matter is dark and at times raw, the message of the strength of the human spirit is ultimately uplifting. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
Book 2 in the middle-grade Book of Storms trilogy. Read full book review >

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THE VALUE OF DISCRETION by T.K. Hatfield
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 25, 2014

"An easy-reading mystery with a focus on 'seniors with benefits.'"
A seaside mystery helps a grieving investigator get back in the game. Read full book review >

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MAMA LOVE by Kathy Mallat
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Little chimps of the human variety will willingly crawl into a parental lap to share this visual and verbal hug. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Despite opening with a frame just the right size for a baby picture, followed by big, close-up paintings of a mother chimpanzee in the wild holding, carrying, grooming, and otherwise showing devotion to her child, this makes a less sappy variant than usual on the "how much do you love me?" genre. Read full book review >

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THE WIMP by Kathy Caple
by Kathy Caple, illustrated by Kathy Caple
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Caple (Fox and Bear, 1992, etc.) has written a ho-hum book about sticking up for yourself with boxed-in, cartoon-style illustrations to match. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-8)"
Arnold the piglet is a classic wimp. Read full book review >

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DROWNING IN HONEY by Kate Hatfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Often too predictable, and burdened by one too many plot digressions, but, still, a generally compelling portrait of the psychology of love and violence."
A British work that begins as a riveting psychological novel on the subject of marriage and violence, then sadly sinks into melodrama. Read full book review >

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GARDEN OF HER HEART by Shanna Hatfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2016

"A historical tale that will most appeal to romance fans for who enjoy a slow-burn approach."
In Hatfield's (Dally, 2017, etc.) World War II-set romance, an injured soldier and a Japanese-American woman headed for an internment camp conspire to save her family farm—and each other.Read full book review >

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BOOST by Kathy Mackel
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Although the author tries to muddy the waters with an undercooked subplot that involves possible past malfeasance on the part of Savvy's coach, the final revelation is heavily foreshadowed, making the most surprising thing how readily Savvy forgives. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Against the odds, 13-year-old, 6'2" Savvy, the psychologically tough heroine of Mackel's engrossing story, makes it onto a competitive basketball team for older girls. Read full book review >

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STARRING HILLARY by Kathy Caple
Released: March 2, 1999

The diet revolution, formally reserved for adolescents and adults, takes front and center stage in a picture book that purports to be a lesson in self-esteem. Read full book review >