Search Results: "Lisa Kleypas"


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MARRYING WINTERBORNE by Lisa Kleypas
ROMANCE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Kleypas is a masterful writer, and her latest offering will be welcomed by fans old and new."
A Welsh grocer's son has built a retail empire in London, but an infatuation with the daughter of an earl threatens his self-control. Read full book review >

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LISA, LISA by Béatrice Shalit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"French writer Shalit's fifth novel—and first US publication—is an accomplished soap-script that needs fleshing out."
Goodness knows, there's a passel of domestic furor and flurry within this novel's Jewish/French family, who are gathered for a wedding—but somehow the fuss and feathers have no more emotional depth than the plink-plunk of a rapid badminton volley. Read full book review >

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DEVIL IN SPRING by Lisa Kleypas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"A funny and charming story that will delight readers from the first page to the last."
When two strangers are found alone in a summerhouse during a ball in Victorian London, they're forced into an engagement neither of them wants—at first. Read full book review >

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SUGAR DADDY by Lisa Kleypas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"Sinfully pleasurable melodrama."
Growing up as an outsider in Welcome, Texas, Liberty Jones struggles to find love and acceptance. Read full book review >

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COLD-HEARTED RAKE by Lisa Kleypas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A gratifying series starter from a not-to-be-missed romance author."
Inheriting an earldom riddled with debt, Devon Ravenel intends to sell everything off and sink back into his feckless life—until he sets foot on the land and feels the seductive pull of responsibility and meets the beautiful widow trying to hold everything together. Read full book review >

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RAINSHADOW ROAD by Lisa Kleypas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2012

"Strengthened by characters with depth and something interesting to say, this winning first installment in a trilogy is sure to thrill fans of modern romantic fiction."
A little romance and a little magic make for a surprising page turner as a glass artist falls for a vintner on an island in the Puget Sound. Read full book review >

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BROWN-EYED GIRL by Lisa Kleypas
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Fans have been waiting a long time for Joe Travis' story, and they will celebrate this book."
Wedding planner Avery Crosslin meets Joe Travis—of the Houston Travises—at a society event and convinces herself that he's good for business but a bad romantic bet; rebel Joe has other plans, however, and he usually gets what he wants. Read full book review >

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CRYSTAL COVE by Lisa Kleypas
Released: Feb. 5, 2013

"A witty, moving and entertaining read."
A love story that draws on all the senses, including the proverbial sixth. Read full book review >

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DREAM LAKE by Lisa Kleypas
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"A little magic, a lot of romance and well-drawn characters make a satisfying read."
The amnesiac ghost of a World War II pilot could be just what Alex Nolan needs. Read full book review >

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MONA LISA by Dianne Hales
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"The breezy tone is a jarring contrast to the considerable scholarship that informs the author's history."
Like many visitors to the Louvre, journalist Hales (La Bella Lingua: A Passionate Journey through the World's Most Beautiful Language, 2009, etc.) was fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci's famous portrait and set out to investigate the real Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo: "Why did the most renowned painter of her time choose her as his model?...And why does her smile enchant us still?" Read full book review >

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I, MONA LISA by Jeanne Kalogridis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A clever reworking, though not completely convincing."
Kalogridis (The Borgia Bride, 2005, etc.) chronicles the perils of young Lisa di Antonio Gherardini long before she became the subject of Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting. Read full book review >

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MONA LISA by Letizia Galli
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 1996

"Some additional facts are provided at the end, but no specific references are cited. (Picture book/biography. 5-8)"
In a work subtitled ``The Secret of the Smile,'' readers learn a lot about Leonardo da Vinci, but little about his painting of the woman called Mona Lisa. Read full book review >