Search Results: "Lurlene McDaniel"


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THE YEAR OF CHASING DREAMS by Lurlene McDaniel
ROMANCE
Released: July 22, 2014

"A pleasant-enough outing for fans of old-fashioned, relatively clean romance. (Romance. 12 & up)"
Two 20-year-old best friends enjoy their romances while trying to save the family farm in Tennessee. Read full book review >

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LOSING GABRIEL by Lurlene McDaniel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 14, 2016

"A standard weeper. (Fiction. 13-18)"
The lives of three high schoolers become deeply entangled around the birth of a child. Read full book review >

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FANTASY
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"McDaniel's fans won't be disappointed by this varied presentation, although there is little here to surprise readers of the genre. (Paranormal romance. 11 & up)"
A distinctly romantic sensibility links three novellas exploring different forms of time travel. Read full book review >

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HEART TO HEART by Lurlene McDaniel
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 8, 2010

Those familiar with McDaniel's tearjerker style won't be surprised or disappointed by this latest iteration, in which teenager Elowyn Eden's untimely death enables another teen, Arabeth St. Read full book review >

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BREATHLESS by Lurlene McDaniel
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 12, 2009

"Despite—or perhaps because of—these formula-wrought flaws, McDaniel's fans, who seemingly read with tissues in hand, will snatch it off the shelves. (Fiction. YA)"
The prolific author's latest novel features her signature pull at teen readers' hearts. Read full book review >

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SOMEBODY'S BABY by Lurlene McDaniel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 11, 2017

"Standard inspirational romance by a genre master. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Since Sloan Gabriel won an American Idol-like reality show, her lifelong dream of fame and fortune has come true. Read full book review >

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AGENTS OF THE UNDERTOW by Jack McDaniel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2017

"This gripping sci-fi-esque yarn ably incorporates social and political themes."
Years after fighting off a plague infection, survivors become the target of a dubious administrator who's convinced they still carry the lethal virus in this dystopian novel. Read full book review >

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THE SAC AND FOX INDIANS by Melissa McDaniel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"These quotes, interesting in themselves and serving to further the text, lack attribution; no sources are included. (map, chronology, glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
This flawed volume in the Junior Library of American Indians series discusses the history and traditional lifestyle, practices, and attitudes of two closely linked tribes of the upper Midwest, the Sac and Fox. Read full book review >

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Criminal Zoo by Sean McDaniel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A penetrating look inside a killer's head; disquieting but insightful."
A debut thriller tells the story of a killer imprisoned in a facility that may be more barbaric than the atrocities he's committed. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 2009

"Probing analysis and jocular wit, but with observations that may be too familiar."
The commonplace world of Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye is put under the looking glass in this page-by-page interpretive guide by McDaniel (Collected Essays: 1972-2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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WORDS AT WORK by Lynda McDaniel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 6, 2009

"A timely manual that business people at any level will find useful."
Tips, techniques and tactics for better business writing. Read full book review >

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TELL THEM ABOUT MY LOVE by Milly McDaniel
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 12, 2016

"A heartfelt series of Christian meditations, heavy on both Scripture and uplift."
A series of emotionally charged personal readings of Christian Scripture. Read full book review >