Search Results: "Lea Wait"


BOOK REVIEW

SHADOWS ON THE COAST OF MAINE by Lea Wait
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"The redecorated haunted house muffles the raw anxieties of its Gothic predecessors, as the older family scandals resonate more strongly than present-day conflicts."
Children heard, and heard of, but not seen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THREAD AND GONE by Lea Wait
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"It's a big jump from needlework to homicide, but Wait combines a plausible plot with the same rockbound coastal atmosphere as in Shadows on a Maine Christmas (2014)."
Historic embroidery is a motive for murder in a small Maine town. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNCERTAIN GLORY by Lea Wait
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2014

"A worthy and entertaining trip back through time. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Joe runs his own newspaper, quite an accomplishment for a 14-year-old, even in 1861. With the Civil War beginning and a young spiritualist in town, he's got lots to write about. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOWS AT THE SPRING SHOW by Lea Wait
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 2, 2005

"An excellent primer on how to organize an antique show, but a damp squib in the mystery department."
Suburban New Jersey is usually such a peaceful place. So why is Maggie Summer getting threatening calls and letters? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STOPPING TO HOME by Lea Wait
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"This is a small quibble with a novel otherwise finely crafted, with a very nearly perfect sense of its setting in place and time. (historical note) (Fiction. 8-12)"
A quiet tale of love and belonging, set on the coast of Maine in 1806. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTERING WELL by Lea Wait
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"A treasure waiting to be found. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A tragic accident leaves Will without a leg. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOWS ON THE IVY by Lea Wait
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 24, 2004

"A pedestrian outing whose murderer seems a little incredible and whose heroine's realistic grappling with love and life a bit of a drag."
Maggie Summer discovers that no good deed goes unpunished, at least when it comes to supporting undergraduates who are also single parents. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEAWARD BORN by Lea Wait
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Those who enjoyed the author's first work must read this one, too. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Thirteen-year-old Noah Brown, last seen in Wait's debut Stopping to Home (2001), tells the story of his escape from slavery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FINEST KIND by Lea Wait
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Well-written with loving detail about life in coastal Maine and a lesson clearly taught about the importance of friends and community, this is a story that will linger in the hearts of readers. (historical notes) (Fiction. 8-12)"
Living in Boston, 12-year-old Jake Webber and his family were used to fine parties, music, candles and elegant clothes, and Jake was responsible only for going to school, being polite and staying out of the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOWS AT THE FAIR by Lea Wait
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2002

"Maggie is pleasantly cozy, though her first case is about as thrilling as an episode of Antiques Roadshow."
Maggie Summer returns to the antique-show circuit after an especially rough winter. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHADOWS ON A MAINE CHRISTMAS by Lea Wait
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Maggie's latest adventure nearly sinks under the weight of Christmas cookies and baubles, cloying characters, and plugs for real-life Maine products and retail businesses."
Holiday homicide brings old secrets to light in a seaside town in Maine. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FOLLOWERS by Rebecca Wait
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 25, 2017

"Wait handles her material with restraint and, by avoiding sensationalism, renders her grotesque story all the more resonant."
A struggling single mother falls under the spell of a charismatic cult leader, but her rebellious 12-year-old daughter isn't quite so gullible. Read full book review >