Search Results: "Loretta McCutchen"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 18, 2013

"Captivating and concerning, but more details would be welcome."
In the first of a planned series, McCutchen recounts coming face to face with God, Jesus, angels, demons and other visions while spending time at a strange church that she visits with her sister. Read full book review >

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PIRATE TREASURE by Loretta Krupinski
ADVENTURE
Released: April 1, 2006

"Nothing subtle here, but that may be the best course for some young audiences. (Picture book. 6-8)"
"Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning." Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 1995

"A worthwhile adventure, and a small slice of nautical history. (glossary) (Picture book. 6-9)"
Krupinski (A New England Scrapbook, 1994) notes that she pored over old logbooks and letters to create this fictional journal of a 19th-century boy's sea journey from Mystic, Conn. to Hawaii. Read full book review >

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DEATH & THE BREWMASTER'S WIDOW by Loretta Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2016

"The second case for Death and Wren (Death of the Redheaded Woman, 2015) uses an intriguing premise to flesh out the charming detective duo."
Tragedy stalks a pair of brothers, one of them dead, the other one Death. Read full book review >

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DEATH & THE GRAVEDIGGER'S ANGEL by Loretta Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2017

"Ross' sleuthing pair (Death and the Brewmaster's Widow, 2015, etc.) again faces a present-day murder steeped in historical detail. The subpar mystery is offset by the ripped-from-the-headlines buzz."
An auctioneer tries to help her boyfriend free a fellow veteran suffering from PTSD when he's accused of murder. Read full book review >

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DEATH AND THE REDHEADED WOMAN by Loretta Ross
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2015

"Ross' debut features a likable pair of sleuths, some local Missouri history and a nice little mystery. First of a planned series."
An auctioneer and a former Marine make a formidable pair of sleuths. Read full book review >

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IN SEARCH OF MOCKINGBIRD by Loretta Ellsworth
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2007

"An engaging road trip. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Believing that the tattered copy of To Kill a Mockingbird she carries around is her only connection to her dead mother, bookish Erin is angry when her newly engaged father gives her the woman's teenaged diary as a 16th-birthday present. Read full book review >

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The Fireproof Girl by Loretta Lost
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 3, 2016

"A well-written, serpentine, breezy thriller centered on themes of belonging, abandonment, and the emotional struggle of parentless children."
An adventuresome tale of two co-dependent foster kids, one of whom becomes unraveled when the other is found murdered. Read full book review >

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Released: March 18, 2014

"A comprehensive book about manners, but one that isn't as fun, memorable or accessible as it could be."
In Neff's debut children's book, playful animals remind kids to mind their manners. Read full book review >

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DUKES PREFER BLONDES by Loretta Chase
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 29, 2015

"Chase retains her well-earned star status."
Beautiful heiress Lady Clara Fairfax is getting tired of proposals from men she doesn't want, so when she meets brilliant, compelling barrister Oliver Radford, she is intrigued, then enthralled as the two attempt to save an urchin and survive the dangerous aftermath of their benevolent alliance. Read full book review >

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LIGHTLAND by H.L. McCutchen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"Clever details and amusing quirks add character to a familiar struggle of good versus bad, in this case, played out in light and dark. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Set in a small Iowa town, this fantasy by a newcomer addresses the power of memory. Read full book review >