Search Results: "Lynda Colgan"


BOOK REVIEW

MATHEMAGIC! by Lynda Colgan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2011

"Colgan makes math cool, and that speaks for itself. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
Stun friends and family members by guessing secret numbers and doing painless long division. Read full book review >

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IMPERFECTIONS by Lynda Durrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 29, 2008

"Lovely and thought-provoking. (Historical fiction. 10-15)"
For 14-year-old Rosemary, her little brother, Isaac, and her baby sister, Anne, the Shaker village of Pleasant Hill, Ky., is a clean haven and welcome refuge from their father's abuse and the violence of the Civil War. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 1996

"An up-close chance to meet a tough cookie who loves being a pro—and who probably wouldn't take your calls."
If the Girl Scout troops of Beverly Hills need an illuminating manual for their Fundamentals of Successful Producing merit badge, this is it. Read full book review >

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FOOL'S RETURN by Lynda Chervil
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"Readers looking for a heroine with brains and beauty will enjoy following Gabrielle's appealing journey."
A compelling mystery/adventure about past lives and cutting-edge technology, set on the coast of Maine. Read full book review >

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SUMMER AT LITTLE BEACH STREET BAKERY by Jenny Colgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 22, 2016

"Colgan has a wide fan base who find her light novels as warm and delicious as the sweets in her books. Her latest, though, is half-baked."
Plucky Polly Waterford wants a simple life of baking treats at the Little Beach Street Bakery and cozying up her home, a run-down lighthouse she shares with a beekeeper boyfriend and pet puffin. Read full book review >

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THE WHISPERING LAKE GHOSTS by Lynda Beauregard
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2013

"A weak outing in a worthy series, with camp safety plainly playing second fiddle to science instruction. (glossary, recap, experiments) (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 8-10)"
The latest graphic Summer Camp Science Mystery fills readers in on the ups and downs of acoustics—but not without sounding some sour notes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEAN CUT by Lynda La Plante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2008

"Every page burns with intensity, but the mind-boggling complexities of the plot, which require endless summaries without ever leading to a single explanation that would make sense of them all, will leave most readers scratching their heads and wondering what they missed."
More skullduggery, more nasty sex, more personal danger, and lots more homicide for DI Anna Travis and her boss and lover, DCI James Langton (Above Suspicion, 2006). Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE GOD'S GATE by Lynda S. Robinson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 13, 1995

"But this sequel is still a powerfully imagined tonic for readers who say they don't like historical mysteries."
Troubled times for King Tutankhamun, who has to fend off threats from the marauding Hittites against the outlying territories of his empire and rivalry from the priests of the god Amun at home. Read full book review >

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THE RED DAHLIA by Lynda La Plante
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 3, 2007

"Just what fans of the British procedural have been praying for while the telly is in summer reruns. "
Half a century after the Black Dahlia murder rocked L.A., a lethal copycat goes to work across the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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CHRISTMAS AT LITTLE BEACH STREET BAKERY by Jenny Colgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Complications abound in this well-crafted, light holiday romance."
Talented baker Polly Waterford doesn't know what to do when her best friend, Kerensa, swears her to secrecy. Kerensa's drunken one-night stand may jeopardize not only her pregnancy, but also her marriage, not to mention Polly's engagement to Huckle. Read full book review >

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SWEETSHOP OF DREAMS by Jenny Colgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2014

"A sweet and delicious journey."
Rosie Hopkins has settled into life in London—with "settle" being the operative word—when her job gets put on hiatus and her mother convinces her to help an elderly great-aunt who lives in a country village and owns a sweet shop. Read full book review >