Search Results: "Lis Jones"


BOOK REVIEW

A WALK IN THE WILD WOODS by Lis Jones
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Jones's book begins as a traditional 'message' story but delights with a fantasy twist and a subtler bit of wisdom. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A toy rabbit has an unexpected forest adventure. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 11, 2003

"Of much interest to environmentalists, community planners, and policy wonks."
Create a clean, green paper mill in the heart of New York, adding jobs and dollars to a failing economy? Rare is the good idea that is realized without being made somehow less good. Read full book review >

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THE CHORISTER AT THE ABBEY by Lis Howell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 2, 2008

"Well-realized characters can't make up for the overblown plot."
The murder of an unpopular history buff discloses dark secrets. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Despite such burdens, Harris's four married couples endure through better and worse, making this a useful survival manual for newlyweds."
An absorbing look at the complicated, ever-changing institution of marriage. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CANDIDATE by Lis Wiehl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Though it's easy to enter and savor the wholly fictional world of politicians driving, and driven by, the media, Wiehl's plot is well-worn and derivative, with a predictable ending unworthy of her plucky heroine."
A senator's wife may have more invested in the campaign than just her good name. Can a reporter uncover the truth before she becomes the next target? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLORIA RISING by Ann Cameron
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 21, 2002

"Live and Learn' is the unstated theme, and by the end, readers will have a sense of what makes even Mrs. Yardley and Billy tick. (Fiction. 7-9)"
Having made it her mission to impart life information to middle-graders, Cameron brings Julian's friend Gloria (Gloria's Way, 2000) to the forefront once again for a series of edifying encounters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

EYES OF JUSTICE by Lis Wiehl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 3, 2012

"Fans may be dismayed at the demise of a key player, but the fast-paced writing and appealing characters go a long way to making amends."
The surviving members of the Triple Threat (Hand of Fate, 2010, etc.) investigate the shocking murder of one of their own. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOAH’S BED by Lis Coplestone
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"As a riff on the Noah's Ark story, this succeeds swimmingly. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Among the raft of Noah's Ark retellings flooding the Bible story shelves, this interpretation stands out by focusing on a smaller part of the tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A MATTER OF TRUST by Lis Wiehl
Released: March 19, 2013

"Fans who miss the characters and relationships Wiehl (Eyes of Justice, 2012, etc.) usually develops and find her case for a sympathetic heroine less than compelling may want to wait till next time around."
A prosecutor investigating a colleague's death realizes that she too could be in danger. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DARKNESS RISING by Lis Wiehl
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Since Wiehl (Eyes of Justice, 2012, etc.) and Nelson's pulp Armageddon runs into all the usual middle-of-trilogy problems—an ill-defined beginning, a cliffhanger ending and endless, relatively shapeless conflict in between—readers are advised to start with Waking Hours before entering this door to East Salem."
The demonic evil that first became apparent in St. Adrian's Academy for Boys spreads further in this sequel to Waking Hours (2011). Read full book review >