Search Results: "Livia Blackburne"


BOOK REVIEW

ROSEMARKED by Livia Blackburne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"A dark tale filled with tension and secrets and lightened by two brave companions. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Two young people fight oppression against the backdrop of plague. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIDNIGHT THIEF by Livia Blackburne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"While this volume comes to a satisfying conclusion, thoughtful readers will keep pondering the future of Forge and its people. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
A debut fantasy spins standard tropes into a dark, morally complex adventure. Read full book review >

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ROSEMARKED BY LIVIA BLACKBURN
by Thea James

Rosemarked

Rosemarked by Livia Blackburn

What would any of us be like without our past? If I could no longer remember my years growing up with you and Alia, if my training as a healer was erased, would I still be me? If I started a new life, made new friends, fell in love, decided to apprentice in farming instead ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1999

"Interesting and inspiring, this story makes painfully clear how the fight to survive extended well beyond the war years; the discomforts and obstacles the author faced and articulates in such riveting detail will make readers squirm at the security and ease of their own lives. (Memoir. 12-14)"
In a sequel to the well-received I Have Lived a Thousand Years (1997, not reviewed), Bitton-Jackson writes of her life as Elli Friedmann in 1945, when she, her brother, and mother were liberated from Auschwitz and sent back to their former home in Czechoslovakia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HELLO, AMERICA by Livia Bitton-Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Despite some factual errors, readers might learn about the times, but the present volume is less interesting than the previous two, and those who may wish to follow her rise from her terrible life during WWII, may be disappointed. (Memoir. 8-10)"
In the third chapter of her memoir, the author and her mother arrive in the US in 1951, after rescue from the concentration camps and several years of living an uncertain life in Europe. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Washburn's Fresh Baked series (The Christmas Cookie Killer, 2008, etc.) continues to feature competent mysteries, likable characters and the obligatory recipes."
An amateur sleuth's Christmas plans are upset by murder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FRANKLY MY DEAR, I’M DEAD by Livia J. Washburn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"The first in a Literary Tour Mystery series from Washburn (The Christmas Cookie Killer, 2008, etc.) is a promising addition to the ranks of cozies featuring strong Southern women."
Rhett Butler is murdered, and the suspects naturally include Scarlett O'Hara. Read full book review >