Search Results: "Lee Mims"


BOOK REVIEW

HIDING GLADYS by Lee Mims
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Mims, a former field geologist who clearly knows mining protocol, equipment and land resources, seasons Cleo's debut with too many Perils-of-Pauline impediments and too much romantic folderol."
A plucky geologist and her deerhound almost lose their lives in North Carolina. Read full book review >

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TRUSTING VIKTOR by Lee Mims
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2014

"Although geologist Mims (Hiding Gladys, 2013) writes with professional authority, she could have established her heroine as a specialist in a man's world without burdening readers with so many scientific details—or undercutting Cleo's self-sufficiency by obliging her to be rescued again and again."
Underwater intrigue, offshore drilling and onshore romance enliven a scientist's days and nights. Read full book review >

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SAVING CECIL by Lee Mims
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 8, 2015

"Mims' heroine (Trusting Viktor, 2014, etc.) and supporting cast flesh out a rich crew of characters, although Cecil's prominence in the title is a bit too much of a spoiler."
Drilling for natural gas gets a geologist in deep trouble when she finds a body near the drill site. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRAIRIE CHICKEN LITTLE by Jackie Mims Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Nevertheless, good fun to share in a lap or with a group. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Mary McBlicken is one panicky prairie chicken. Read full book review >

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SOME SUNNY READING FOR A STRANGE SPRING
by Bobbi Dumas

Is spring a little wiggy for you this year? In Wisconsin, it really can’t figure out what it wants to do. A week or so ago it was a sunny eighty degrees and now it’s cool and rainy, hovering around fifty. Thankfully there are so many bright books releasing these days that we can find sun in their pages, if ...


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BOOK REVIEW

OUR TEXAS by Jackie Mims Hopkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"A bumpy ride through the Lone Star State. (Informational picture book. 7-10)"
"The great state of Texas is waiting for you. / Come travel the land and meet people, too. / Then pick a direction—north, south, east, or west— / and you can decide which parts you like best." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2006

"A good try nonetheless, and a natural for fans of the likes of Lisa Wheeler's operetta Seadogs (2004), 'staged' by Mark Siegel. (Picture book. 7-9)"
With folktale characters crowding the supporting cast, a sturdy heroine sets out to rustle up some gold to save her mine, house and hand from an oily banker in this elaborately staged—if not particularly well-knit—potboiler. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET'S OUT
by Leila Roy

While there’s no explicit rule against romantic relationships, our colonial ancestor jinxed them in her Last Word: “Beware ye aromateur; lay your traps of love, but do not yourself get caught.” Fall in love and, like Aunt Bryony, lose your supersniffer. It’s why Mother chose my father from a list of donors she got in the mail like a ...

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BOOK REVIEW

CAVE DETECTIVES by David L. Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Over-designed, under-detailed and without even a mention of the cave's extensive official website, this may excite curiosity about the Riverbluff finds, but isn't likely to satisfy it. (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
The author's strenuous efforts to pump up the excitement aren't particularly successful, but there's enough intrinsic drama to carry readers along in this account of the discovery and early exploration of Missouri's Riverbluff Cave, the oldest found so far in this country with fossil remains. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PLAYTIME by Fiona Lee
by Fiona Lee, illustrated by Fiona Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2015

"Skip. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Seven classic finger rhymes and songs form the text of this board book. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GOOD DOG, PAW! by Chinlun Lee
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2004

"Who can argue with that? (Picture book. 3-6)"
A day at the vet is rendered in song by a cheerful, personable spaniel. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 6, 2015

"An affecting portrayal of caring for a terminally ill spouse."
A husband's account of his wife's courageous battle with Lou Gehrig's disease—and his joys and sorrows as her primary caregiver. Read full book review >