Search Results: "Mary Jo McConahay"


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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"A layered examination of a place and a people whose ancient culture is rapidly disappearing."
A travel memoir of journeys in the jungles of Central America and encounters with the Lacandón people, descendants of the ancient Mayans. Read full book review >

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LOUISE IN LOVE by Mary Jo Bang
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Don't be fooled by the frou-frou: this girl can dance."
Bang's new collection is a series of short- to medium-length lyrics disguised as a verse-novel about a woman named Louise, and a few shadowy figures besides. Read full book review >

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ONCE A REBEL by Mary Jo Putney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"Though suspense and adventure drive this story forward, the love at its center sets it apart."
Two childhood friends find each other again by the dawn's early light. Read full book review >

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THE BARTERED BRIDE by Mary Jo Putney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"An improbable historical romance that doesn't know when to quit: another in the long line of wonderfully entertaining tales from Putney (China Bride, 2001, etc.)."
Kidnapped and enslaved by Malay pirates, English gentlewoman Alexandra is rescued by a dashing captain who falls in love with her. Read full book review >

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A Girl Named Mary by Mary Jo Nickum
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2016

"A provocative, intelligently constructed historical exercise."
A fictional imagining of the childhood of Jesus' mother, Mary. Read full book review >

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DARK MIRROR by Mary Jo Putney
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2011

"Putney, an award-winning adult romance author, keeps the pace fast, adds a dash of suspense and shines a friendly light on history while providing plenty of entertainment in her first novel for teens. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
This enjoyable supernatural time-travel story follows many of the conventions of romance novels, with its characters mostly drawn from English aristocracy (in this case in 1803) and an impossible romance with a drop-dead gorgeous young heir to a dukedom. Read full book review >

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A KISS OF FATE by Mary Jo Putney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 2004

"Not Putney's best, but entertaining nonetheless."
An English enchantress in love with a Scot, circa 1745. Read full book review >

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THE WILD CHILD by Mary Jo Putney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1999

"The working-out of family and emotional problems doesn—t seem enough to give this story needed spice, and the sudden, melodramatic addition of a villain is a bit slapdash."
Twins seem to be the newest romance fashion. Read full book review >

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THE CHINA BRIDE by Mary Jo Putney
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2000

"Delicately sensual East-meets-West historical romance."
The forbidden world of 19th-century China opens its gates to a wandering Scottish lord and the beautiful Eurasian girl who serves as his guide. Read full book review >

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NOT QUITE A WIFE by Mary Jo Putney
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Elegant and tender; a compelling sweep of romance and adventure with a gratifying undertone of social justice elements."
An estranged couple is brought together by fate and tries to make a go of it again, but the tensions that drove them apart still exist, and unbeknownst to them, they have a shadowy, malevolent enemy, too. Read full book review >

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SOMETIMES A ROGUE by Mary Jo Putney
ROMANCE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Both elegant and swashbuckling, romantic and rollicking—an entertaining, satisfying romance."
Bravely standing in for her very pregnant twin sister, the Duchess of Ashton, Sarah Clarke-Townsend is abducted by Irish agitators; being rescued by Rob Carmichael sets in motion a series of events that will change both their lives forever. Read full book review >

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EXCUSE ME, I'M TRYING TO READ! by Mary Jo Amani
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"A crowd-pleasing celebration of reading; nevertheless, it doesn't hold a candle to such more-polished presentations as Judy Sierra and Marc Brown's Wild about Books (2004). (Picture book. 3-6)"
Curious animals continually disrupt a young African girl's attempts to read. Read full book review >