Search Results: "Kristin Harmel"


BOOK REVIEW

WHEN WE MEET AGAIN by Kristin Harmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 7, 2016

"An appealing family saga that connects generations and reaffirms love."
Harmel (The Life Intended, 2014, etc.) returns with a family drama that spans generations. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF FRENCH KISSING by Kristin Harmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2008

"Harmel (The Blonde Theory, 2007, etc.) hits all the required marks, and the novel may appeal to those readers who want a location change from the usual New York, but the predictability of the plot renders the book forgettable."
A young woman working in media struggles to find love and fulfillment. Sound familiar? Read full book review >

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THE BLONDE THEORY by Kristin Harmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2007

"A dull and disjointed second effort from the self-described 'Lit Chick.'"
New York attorney concocts a strange theory to explain her dating slump. Read full book review >

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WHEN YOU WISH by Kristin Harmel
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"Better written than the usual fluff of this type, and fun for girls who wish they were stars. (Fiction. YA)"
Star Beck, a 17-year-old pop sensation à la Britney Spears, can't stand her insane, publicity-driven life or her stage-mother from Hell. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE INTENDED by Kristin Harmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"Though elements of the plot are predictable and the prose is unadorned, this book is well-paced and warmhearted."
Harmel (The Sweetness of Forgetting, 2013, etc.) takes on relationships, family and loss.Read full book review >

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AFTER by Kristin Harmel
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 9, 2010

"While the dialogue and explanations of Lacey's group can be stilted and didactic, the various reactions to grief depicted are real and can serve as a guide for other teen survivors and the adults in their lives. (Fiction. YA)"
Chick-lit author Harmel incorporates the comparatively serious topic of grief into this predictable yet heartfelt story. Read full book review >

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HOW TO SLEEP WITH A MOVIE STAR by Kristin Harmel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2006

"Stale office politics, predictable crises and strangely priggish attitudes; if this book were a person, it would be nervously tucking hair behind its ear, wondering if the reader thinks it's showing too much skin."
Fashion magazine girl interviews hot actor guy, then the whole world thinks they slept together. Read full book review >

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ANIMAL BEAUTY by Kristin Roskifte
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"It rarely comes amiss to give superficiality a poke in the eye, but this is an awfully sharp stick. (Picture book. 5-9) "
Denizens of the zoo become slaves to fashion, with predictably unfortunate results. Read full book review >

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EVERY LAST PROMISE by Kristin Halbrook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 21, 2015

"A devastating, important examination of the far-reaching, insidious nature of rape culture. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A small-town girl is forced to choose between doing the right thing or fitting in after a night of unforgettable violence. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER GATE by Kristin Bailey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Tender and magical. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Wynn is a sweet-natured 11-year-old with physical and mental challenges that have caused her to be labeled a changeling and hidden away with her mother in a lonely hut far from the serfs' village. Read full book review >

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TRUE COLORS by Kristin Hannah
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2009

"Above-average formula fiction, making full display of the author's strong suits: sense of place, compassion for characters and understanding of family dynamics."
Female rivalry is again the main preoccupation of Hannah's latest Pacific Northwest sob saga (Firefly Lane, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >