Search Results: "Mike Blakely"


BOOK REVIEW

A SONG TO DIE FOR by Mike Blakely
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 18, 2014

"A little dark to be a comic caper, but with an original plot and Texas-true characterizations, it's a top-notch mystery."
In his modern Texas whodunit, Blakely melds a Las Vegas Mafioso tale into the Austin music scene. Read full book review >

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WHAT ARE THE CHANCES by Kenny Rogers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A caper novel for fans of country music legend Rogers."
The country star extends his brand by collaborating on a book that shows how to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A TALE OUT OF LUCK by Willie Nelson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 3, 2008

"An overflowing, hospitable story. Shakespeare it ain't, but we didn't expect it to be."
America's most famous outlaw conjures up a Wild West fable about the Texas town he made up from scratch. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR  by Lauren Blakely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Blakely tackles a heist novel that's heavier on sex and hyped-up mistrust than on true emotional conflict, but a fun story, upscale beach setting, and sizzling chemistry mean that fans likely won't care. The cliffhanger ending will keep them coming back for more."
Steph Anderson has come to the Cayman Islands for business and personal reasons, but meeting Jake Harlowe, a sexy fortune hunter, embroils her in a search for lost diamonds that has her questioning old alliances and wondering if she can trust Jake—with her secrets or her heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR by Lauren Blakely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"A steamy tropical romp with an adequate amount of suspense."
A tour operator and a bounty hunter decide to team up when they find themselves searching for the same treasure. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Devotees of Rush Limbaugh will almost certainly dismiss this as yet another liberal rant, but like-minded readers ought to find much to applaud in Blakely's arguments."
An exhortation, at once serious and lighthearted, for Americans to stop being bystanders as the country careens toward disaster. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 2002

"Ultimately, the author leaves Siberia with—remarkably—his capitalist fervor intact. (Photographs)"
The exploits of an American entrepreneur in the Russian Far East: adventurous, often ingenious, but also bathed in the righteous pomposities of a free-market zealot. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SAPPHIRE HEIST  by Lauren Blakely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A breezy romance that may appeal to summer readers looking for sexy sun and fun rather than depth or intricacy of plot."
With a cache of stolen diamonds at stake, two strangers-turned-lovers and investigative partners discover that the fun may be over when their trust in each other is tested. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Still, American moms of the post-Kennedy era will recognize—and even admire—themselves here."
A memoir of a woman in progress, this volume describes the 20 years spent raising two sons to be sensitive, responsible, independent—and, hopefully, to pick up their socks. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

SIGHTSEEING WITH MARGARITA ENGLE AND MIKE CURATO
by Julie Danielson

In Margarita Engle’s All the Way to Havana, illustrated by Mike Curato, a young boy in Cuba sets out with his parents in their noisy old family car to visit his new cousin on his “zero-year birthday.” Driving down potholed streets, beside the farms and beaches and forests of Havana, readers join the boy in taking in the sights ...


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