Search Results: "Lloyd G. Francis"


BOOK REVIEW

From Rum To Roots by Lloyd G. Francis
Released: July 4, 2013

"Simplistic execution belies an emotionally charged narrative shaped by the main characters' pasts and by Jamaican history."
Two Jamaican immigrants find love and success together in America selling a popular tonic, but the pain they left on the island still impedes their happiness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAS ANYBODY LOST A GLOVE? by G. Francis Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"This is an involving read that reminds us that it never hurts to try. (Picture book. 4-7)"
There is nothing as refreshing as the hopefulness of a child. Read full book review >

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HOW COULD YOU BE SO HEARTLESS
by Mandy Wan

BOOK REPORT for The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face
BFF Charm: Let Me Love You
Swoonworthy Scale:
 6
Talky Talk: Modern-Day Fairy Tale
Bonus Factors:
 Deal with the Devil, Portland
Anti-Bonus Factor: Patti Chase Award for Awful Parenting
Relationship Status: Summer Fling

Cover Story: Blurry Big Face

Aside from finding a cover model who ...


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BOOK REVIEW

CROSSFIRE by Dick Francis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

The late Dick Francis's 44th, and last, canter around the track echoes several of his greatest hits. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE ROPE TRICK by Lloyd Alexander
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"It is no illusion that this is a magical read. (Fiction. 8-12)"
It's wonderful to be in the thrall of a master storyteller once more, as Alexander (The Gawgon and the Boy, 2001, etc.) spins this full-hearted tale of magic, illusion, and love. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF PRINCE JEN by Lloyd Alexander
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

Recounting the adventures of the son of an imaginary Chinese emperor, a master storyteller once again weaves a compelling tale. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EL DORADO ADVENTURE by Lloyd Alexander
Released: April 1, 1987

"Lightweight, compared to Alexander's Westmark series, but should entertain adventure fans."
The heroine of last year's Illyrian Adventure returns for another series of hairbreadth escapes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

VODKA ON MY WHEATIES by Ann Lloyd
Released: Nov. 26, 2010

"A survivor's story that sometimes buckles under its loquacious tendencies yet reveals a one-of-a-kind life bound together by abandon, resilience and pure fun."
A romping, vivacious memoir covering eight decades of one woman's peripatetic existence that reads as though Katherine Hepburn was dropped into one of Hunter S. Thompson's fever dreams. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SHOW-ME STATE by Lloyd Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 1996

"It isn't bad when Rees keeps his tongue in his cheek, but he undercuts his poor professor so severely it's hard to care about him, and, unlike Greene's, Rees's contempt for America is neither veiled nor well-informed."
British import about a wimpy English professor, Arthur Noone, on sabbatical at a regional university in Missouri. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

AND LET THE CREDIT GO by Lloyd Alexander
Released: Feb. 18, 1954

"Tabloidish."
This probably is meant to be fiscal funnery, but the little taste and less humor will not appeal to a discriminating audience — or to bankers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DEATH COMES TO KURLAND HALL by Catherine Lloyd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 24, 2015

"A saucy tale of love and murder, Regency style."
A squabbling pair of Regency sleuths is presented with a complicated case. Read full book review >