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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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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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 >

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THE SILVER BOAT by Luanne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2011

"Errs on the side of the pat and predictable."
Three middle-aged sisters gather to consider the fate of their family property on Martha's Vineyard. Read full book review >

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THE EDGE OF WINTER by Luanne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2007

"Loaded with Rice's usual overwrought romance—replete with crashing-wave metaphors."
The removal of a submerged WWII relic creates unlikely alliances. Read full book review >

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CLOUD NINE by Luanne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 12, 1999

"An unbelievable death walk down the aisle tops off this syrupy concoction. (Author tour)"
The obstacles inherent in finding true love, fighting terminal cancer, reconciling a broken family and maintaining the family farm are resolved—all within a few weeks—in this latest schmaltz-fest from Rice (Home Fires, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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SILVER BELLS by Luanne Rice
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2004

"Lyrical and lovely: a standout Christmas story."
Lost souls, found again. Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF PARIS by Luanne Rice
Released: June 1, 1991

"Fluffy, but good-puffed Rice, Parisian-style."
Romantic Rice (Stone Heart, etc.) continues to explore every angle of family love in her fourth novel-this time in Paris where l'amour takes some unexpected turns. Read full book review >

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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

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 >

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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 >