Search Results: "Maxine Paetro"


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WINDFALL by Maxine Paetro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 1991

"It's all utterly predictable, but neatly poised between flippancy and sentiment: a smooth, wish-fulfilling ride for thirtysomething-ish females."
Paetro's third (following Babydreams, 1989, and Manshare, 1986) is a larkish tidbit that goes nicely with pi§a coladas and beach umbrellas—a trendy fantasy for the sorts of girls who invariably give their hearts to altar-shy guys. Read full book review >

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CONFESSIONS OF A MURDER SUSPECT by James Patterson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 24, 2012

"An unsatisfying ending and an unlikable cast make this thriller anything but. (Mystery. 12 & up)"
When a wealthy and powerful New York couple is discovered dead in their bed, the prime suspects are their four overachieving children. Read full book review >

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WOMAN OF GOD by James Patterson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 26, 2016

"A high-concept pitch, a potboiler on the page, and a protagonist to cheer for, but the authors do not quite tie it all together."
Chronicling the life of physician-turned-priest Brigid Fitzgerald, Patterson (The Christmas Wedding, 2011, etc.) and Paetro hurry through a tale where angels fear to tread. Read full book review >

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MAXINE BANKS IS GETTING MARRIED by Lori Aurelia Williams
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 28, 2010

"It's a pleasure watching her learn from experience and apply that earned wisdom, especially the dawning recognition that if Demonee has the right to be loved and accepted for who she is, so has Maxine herself. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
From the first line, the eponymous narrator—affectionate, funny and smart—draws readers into her story with the same strong will she uses to persuade her longtime boyfriend, Brian, to tie the knot. Read full book review >

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PI-RAT! by Maxine Lee
by Maxine Lee, illustrated by Maxine Lee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"Good piratical fun. (Picture book. 3-5)"
A pirate rat and his fearless crew sail the seas—until a "monster" ends the voyage. Read full book review >

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Tested by the Night by Maxine Mansfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2015

"Pleasant adventure takes a back seat to eroticism in this fantasy romance."
With her bodyguard-turned-lover at her side and a few magical tricks up her sleeve, a princess embarks on a quest to earn the right to rule her patriarchal society in the fifth installment of Mansfield's (Touched by Magic, 2012, etc.) Academy Series. Read full book review >

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DEAL WITH THE DEVIL by Maxine O’Callaghan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"The California freeways are teeming with scrappier, edgier, more engaging shamuses, and very likely more compelling professional killers as well."
Something for almost no one in this grab bag of 15 shorts written over a 25-year span. Read full book review >

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THE LAW OF RETURN by Maxine Rodburg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

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Touched by the Magic by Maxine Mansfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2012

"A saucy romp whose narrative excesses are tempered by likable lead characters and a tender love story."
A student healer and a noble paladin discover their destinies after they're paired up in a sexually charged college class in Mansfield's (Tamed by the Fire, 2013, etc.) erotic fantasy. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"An eminently readable (if largely republished) collection from a writer with a keen and sympathetic eye for the private turmoils of our time."
Fifteen new stories, accompanied by substantial chunks of her two previous collections (BOP, 1986; Signs of Devotion, 1993), make clear that Chernoff still has the desirable touch of wry wit when it comes to disaffected adults and their all-too-normal problems. Read full book review >