Search Results: "Markian Moyes"


BOOK REVIEW

LOOSE STRANDS by Markian Moyes
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 2014

"Fantasy readers who love to explore will have days or weeks of entrancing material to obsess over. (Requires iPad 2 and above.) (iPad fantasy app. 9-14)"
A twisty app with a choose-your-own-adventure-style conceit surprises as a fully realized, memorable fantasy novel. Read full book review >

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THE SHIP OF BRIDES by Jojo Moyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"Moyes' fans won't be disappointed with this altogether pleasant voyage."
Australian brides form friendships as they make their way to England aboard an aircraft carrier in this novel, originally published in Britain in 2005, from Moyes (Silver Bay, 2014, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE LAST LETTER FROM YOUR LOVER by Jojo Moyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2011

"A nicely judged sense of period and the author's full-blooded commitment lend heartfelt emotion to simple characters in a tour de force of its kind."
A prize-winning, cross-generational love story of missed connections and delayed gratification hits a seam of pure romantic gold. Read full book review >

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ONE PLUS ONE by Jojo Moyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2014

"Moyes has mastered the art of likable, not terribly memorable, but far from simple-minded storytelling."
Popular British author Moyes (The Girl You Left Behind, 2013, etc.) offers another warmhearted, off-kilter romance, this one between a financially strapped single mother and a geeky tech millionaire. Read full book review >

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SILVER BAY by Jojo Moyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"The wit and nuanced shadings of Moyes' best are unfortunately missing in this predictable tear-jerker, a pale echo of the 1983 film Local Hero."
More earnest and less quirky than Moyes' later successes, Me Before You (2012) and One Plus One (2014), this romantic novel originally published in Britain in 2007 centers on the moral and emotional crises faced by a buttoned-down Englishman who disrupts the tranquility of an isolated coastal community in New South Wales when he scopes it out for a high-end resort.Read full book review >

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TWICE IN A BLUE MOON by Patricia Moyes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Echt cozy, and just the tonic for frazzled nerves: Moyes at her most companionable."
Gardiner cousins James and Susan, who haven't kept up with each other, are reunited at the reading of Uncle Sebastian's will: James gets the London townhouse, worth a packet, and Susan, a Swiss-trained restauranteur, is left the Blue Moon, a derelict inn in Essex. Read full book review >

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THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND by Jojo Moyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"While Liv's more pedestrian story is less romantic than Sophie's and far less nuanced, Moyes is a born storyteller who makes it impossible not to care about her heroines."
The newest novel by Moyes (Me Before You, 2012, etc.) shares its title with a fictional painting that serves as catalyst in linking two love stories, one set in occupied France during World War I, the other in 21st-century London. Read full book review >

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AFTER YOU by Jojo Moyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Moyes is a Maeve Binchy for the 21st century, and she has the formula down pat: an understanding of family dynamics, a nod to social issues, plenty of moral uplift, and a sentimental streak, all buoyed by a rollicking sense of humor."
Moyes' sequel to her bestselling Me Before You (2012)—which was about Louisa, a young caregiver who falls in love with her quadriplegic charge, Will, and then loses him when he chooses suicide over a life of constant pain—examines the effects of a loved one's death on those left behind to mourn. Read full book review >

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PARIS FOR ONE AND OTHER STORIES by Jojo Moyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 18, 2016

"Me Before You fans searching for the same emotional intensity should probably look elsewhere, but these stories make for a diverting treat while waiting for Moyes to write her next tear-jerker."
Moyes (After You, 2015, etc.) explores the lives of unsatisfied women in this collection of short stories and a novella. Read full book review >

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THE HORSE DANCER by Jojo Moyes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"Fans of Moyes (Paris for One and Other Stories, 2016, etc.) know what to expect from her books—big emotions, quirky characters, and a few tears—and this one delivers on all counts."
A horse-loving girl and a cynical lawyer cross paths in this 2009 novel now being published in the U.S. Read full book review >

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ME BEFORE YOU by Jojo Moyes
Released: Dec. 31, 2012

"Despite some obviousness in the storyline, this is uplift fiction at its best, with fully drawn characters making difficult choices."
A young woman finds herself while caring for an embittered quadriplegic in this second novel from British author Moyes (The Last Letter from Your Lover, 2011). Read full book review >

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SPRING CLEANING, AWESOME READING
by Bobbi Dumas

Are you a Spring Cleaner? Is this the time you go through closets and boxes, wash windows and pack away clothes?

The weather in Wisconsin has been a little erratic the past couple of months, so I’m hesitant to put away any warm clothes just yet. However my awesome husband has had some time off this month and has decided ...


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