Search Results: "Kristine Oakhurst"


BOOK REVIEW

Tall Omaha by Kristine Oakhurst
Released: June 16, 2014

"A promising YA fiction debut from an equestrian expert."
An abused teenage girl and a discarded thoroughbred endure hardships in this first novel of a planned trilogy. Read full book review >

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SEERS by Kristine Bowe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"The ending suggests there's more to come, and both the strong cast and intriguing premise hold promise for sequels—if the author can manage them without, as here, running out of steam. (Science fiction. 11-14)"
In a tale that is electrifying until suddenly going dead, a fiery-tempered teenager who can read and alter memories discovers that she's being played. Read full book review >

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IF THIS IS HOME by Kristine Scarrow
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 18, 2017

"Trials and tragedy with a happy ending for nearly all, a comfort read for teens. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Jayce has coped with too much adult responsibility, with her mom raising the 16-year-old and her 4-year-old sister alone, barely scraping by. Read full book review >

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HOW TO LOVE AN AMERICAN MAN by Kristine Gasbarre
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 16, 2011

"Chick-lit-alicious."
In this fun but also moving debut memoir, Gasbarre tells the story of how she "boomeranged" back home to help care for the newly widowed grandmother who unexpectedly became her "ideal relationship guru." Read full book review >

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THE SPARK by Kristine Barnett
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 9, 2013

"An invigorating, encouraging read."
A memoir that attempts to answer the question, how do we determine the differences between gifted and disabled? Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 2, 1993

"Environmentally friendly, but a dud."
A quirky, ever-so-chic tale of death, fast cars, and ecotage in the Pacific Northwest, and a young woman in over her head, from Oregon journalist Rosemary, whose background in environmental issues and their local implications is amply applied in this debut. Read full book review >

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LOVEY BUNNY by Kristine A. Lombardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A great book to share with sensitive children concerned about the steadiness of parental love and a pleasant example of creative problem-solving. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A winsome girl rabbit is her mother's "lovey bunny," but when she borrows her mother's fancy dress with unfortunate results, she wonders if the affection from her mother is in jeopardy. Read full book review >

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THE GRUMPY PETS by Kristine A. Lombardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 5, 2016

"Though on the tame side, it's still a sweet story about a boy and a dog rescuing each other. (Picture book. 3-6)"
What happens when pets resemble even the youngest, grumpiest of owners? Read full book review >

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MR. BIDDLES by Kristine A. Lombardi
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"An unlikely duo in an unbelievable story that doesn't quite feel well-constructed in the end. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An unpredictable tale of a surprising friendship. Read full book review >

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DOVE SONG by Kristine L. Franklin
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"Franklin (Eclipse, 1995, etc.) comes up with a pat resolution, including the revelation that Bobbie Lynn's father is alive, and ties up loose ends in a way that is not fully credible. (Fiction. 10-13)"
Two young people take on more than they can handle in this anguished, reflective story set on the homefront during the Vietnam War. Read full book review >