Search Results: "Luanne Rice"


BOOK REVIEW

HOME FIRES by Luanne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1995

"Rice's home fires burn brighter than most, and they leave more than a few smoldering moments to remember."
Good, domestic drama is Rice's chosen field, and she knows every acre of it (Blue Moon, 1993; Secrets of Paris, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE LEMON ORCHARD by Luanne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Lovely and compelling, with quiet yet brave social commentary that enhances the book's impact."
Five years after the death of her daughter, Julia comes to Malibu to house-sit and is drawn to the overseer of the orchard property, an illegal immigrant who has his own tragic past. Read full book review >

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LITTLE NIGHT by Luanne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2012

"A new rendering of Rice's familiar themes of sisterhood and inherited dysfunction, which suffers from slapdash characterization but profits from a sure-handed depiction of the wilds of New York."
A Manhattan ornithologist strives to heal the rift that has divided what is left of her family. Read full book review >

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SUMMER LIGHT by Luanne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 3, 2001

"Unpleasantly morbid, despite all the fairy-dust and child angels. And there's far too much play-by-play hockey for a romance."
The latest from the bestselling author, among many others, of Follow the Stars (2000), among many others. Read full book review >

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WHAT MATTERS MOST by Luanne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2007

"Rice, usually good at bringing to life the Irish landscape, this time falls flat."
An emotionally exhaustive revisit with the two Irish-American families from Sandcastles (2006). Read full book review >

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FOLLOW THE STARS HOME by Luanne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 8, 2000

"The good news: At least there are no violins."
A sobfest about a mother, her brain-damaged child, and the two men she's loved. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BLUE MOON by Luanne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Old Rice, then, with a new recipe—loves and fishes to feed the masses. (First printing of 35,000; First serial to Good Housekeeping)"
A Rhode Island fishing family rides out some rough seas, both emotionally and literally, in Rice's latest (and most crafted-for- popular-success) effort. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIGHT OF THE MOON by Luanne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"Nothing fresh here."
Rice (What Matters Most, 2007, etc.) returns with another novel about family ties, love, hurt and redemption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DANCE WITH ME by Luanne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2004

"A return to what the author does best: heartfelt family drama, gracefully written and poignant."
You can go home again. Read full book review >

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SAFE HARBOR by Luanne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2002

"More a romance than a realistic take on love and family, but Rice fans won't mind."
Another misty-eyed tale of family ties that bind, with the addition of a trendy love affair between an older woman and a younger man as a sister confronts a mystery and takes charge of her two nieces. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DREAM COUNTRY by Luanne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2001

"Too warm, too fuzzy, and way too sweet."
Rice (Follow the Stars Home, 1999, etc.) returns with yet another saccharine celebration of the family ties that hold—even through a child's disappearance, a teenager's pregnancy, and a disturbed man's vengeance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

RICE by Su Tong
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"Balzac and Zola would have recognized a kindred spirit in Su Tong, whose extraordinary pictures of the extremes to which human beings drive one another and themselves seem scarcely inferior to their own."
This riveting melodrama is the first full-length novel in English from the young Chinese author of the brilliant novella Raise the Red Lantern (1993). Read full book review >