Search Results: "Nancy Holder"


BOOK REVIEW

NANCY by Adrian Fort
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 22, 2013

"Not the usual gossipy tale of the rich and famous, but rather a wonderful history of tumultuous times."
Fort (Archibald Wavell, 2009, etc.) presents a life of Nancy Astor (1879-1964), a Southern belle and the first woman elected to the House of Commons of the British Parliament. Read full book review >

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PRETTY LITTLE DEVILS by Nancy Holder
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"An interesting, scary mystery. (Fiction. YA)"
The perils of popularity may be too much for Hazel as she joins the eponymous clique of girls in the "in crowd" at her high school. Read full book review >

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SPIRITED by Nancy Holder
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

Holder's colonial "captured-by-Indians" romance is thoroughly dispiriting. Read full book review >

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OUTSIDERS by Nancy Holder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"Fresh-baked evil in sinful slices, some thick and hearty, others thin and wispy."
Plenty of reaffirmation for all the freaks and geeks sulking in the back of the classroom. Read full book review >

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CRUSADE by Nancy Holder
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Yes, it's derivative and violent, but the page-turning action, hordes of sexy vampires and sullen teens qualify this as an end-of-summer beach read for those so inclined. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
This hefty series opener and literary bottom feeder offers a dizzying blend of dystopian teen romance, fangs and fur, the craft, voodoo and assorted religions and political philosophies. Read full book review >

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UNLEASHED by Nancy Holder
FANTASY
Released: Nov. 22, 2011

"Enjoyable enough, but it doesn't stand out from the pack. (Paranormal romance. 12-17)"
After her mother's death Katelyn trades in Los Angeles for a backwoods Arkansas town where everything, all the way down to deaths, is wolf-themed. Read full book review >

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FANCY NANCY by Jane O’Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2006

"The poignant message about love needing no embellishment adds a heartwarming touch to this fun-filled tale. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A tot with a penchant for panache is at the center of this playful tale that celebrates marching to the beat of your own drummer. Read full book review >

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NANCY CULPEPPER by Bobbie Ann Mason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2006

"Mason has written some fine novels, in particular In Country (1985) and Feather Crowns (1993), but the short-story form has always seemed especially congenial to her; there's hardly a wasted word or a sloppy sentence in this quiet, gently moving collection."
Four previously published stories, a novella and two new tales follow the author's semi-autobiographical heroine in an uneasy back-and-forth between her native Kentucky and the wider world. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 1996

"A manual of room arrangement and garden design combined with a view of a now-extinct lifestyle where newspapers were ironed for weekend guests that should capture students of design and history. (16 pages color photos, 150 b&w photos, not seen)"
Romantic family history meets interior design and gardening in this life of Virginia-born Nancy Lancaster, who gets credit here for creating the English Country style—homey chintz in baronial spaces. Read full book review >

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THE RULES by Nancy Holder
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 23, 2015

"There aren't clues enough to make this a mystery, but thriller fans should enjoy it. (Thriller. 12-18)"
A superrich but neglected teen mourns his equally shy sister and decides to get revenge on the teens he blames for her death. Read full book review >

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DAMNED by Nancy Holder
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Characters ostensibly serve some vaguely spiritual higher good, but as the body count mounts, the ecumenical blather proves to be a fig leaf covering a near-pornographic celebration of all the ways we kill. (Horror. 14 & up)"
This trilogy's second act (Crusade, 2010) delivers less romance and more violence, but neither plot nor characters develop much. Read full book review >

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NANCY KNOWS by Cybèle  Young
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 12, 2014

"Pure fascination. (Picture book. 3-10)"
Nancy is an elephant who has forgotten something, and she just can't remember what it could be. Read full book review >