Search Results: "Lee Sweetapple"


BOOK REVIEW

Vette Head's Not Dead by Lee Sweetapple
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 23, 2005

"A promising but unevenly executed thriller."
In Sweetapple's (Key West Revenge, 2012) thriller, a group of friends on a hunting trip discover that they're the ones being targeted. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WASP Sting by Lee Sweetapple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2016

"A tight, exciting escapade with an admirable female aviator."
In this historical novel, a Women Airforce Service Pilot embarks on a dangerous mission during World War II to retrieve a Jewish scientist from Lithuania. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KEY WEST REVENGE by Lee Sweetapple
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 29, 2012

"A thriller that sometimes gets lost in its details."
U.S. government agents battle drug dealers in Sweetapple's latest thriller, which includes characters from the author's 2005 novel Vette Head's Not Dead. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TEMPLAR CODES by Lee A. Sweetapple
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2014

"A by-the-numbersthriller with a serviceable premise, though it's hampered by awkward prose and a plodding narrative."
A new thriller involving international politics and ancient artifacts. 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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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

POOL by JiHyeon Lee
by JiHyeon Lee, illustrated by JiHyeon Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 5, 2015

"While the contrast between the slender explorers and the fat intruders is unfortunate, Lee's control of palette and pacing makes this Korean import otherwise a delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two children with phenomenal lung capacity have an astonishing adventure in the neighborhood pool. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PI-RAT! by Maxine Lee
by Maxine Lee, illustrated by Maxine Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Good piratical fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pirate rat and his fearless crew sail the seas—until a "monster" ends the voyage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EMPEROR'S COOL CLOTHES by Lee Harper
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"The visual humor makes this a winner, and adults will appreciate the easy segue into conversations about honesty and what defines 'cool' that are sure to follow. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Andersen's classic tale gets a humorously "cool" update in an imaginary land in which emperor penguins, polar bears, seals, walruses and albatross coexist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SNOW! SNOW! SNOW! by Lee Harper
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 20, 2009

"Again!' (Picture book. 2-5)"
The morning after a snowfall a dog family heads out to the "best sledding hill in the / whole / wide / world." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHEN YOU ARE CAMPING by Anne Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2012

"Just right. (Picture book. 3-6)"
So many things to do in the great outdoors! Read full book review >

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THE VERY KIND RICH LADY AND HER ONE HUNDRED DOGS by Chinlun Lee
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Creative teachers in the early grades will use this book for counting or '100th day of school' activities, and of course it's a natural to pair with Gag's Millions of Cats. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The "very kind" lady in this story is modeled after an actual canine philanthropist whom the author/illustrator met in her native Taiwan. Read full book review >