Search Results: "Natasha Farrant"


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WHAT WE DID FOR LOVE by Natasha Farrant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2014

"A worthwhile addition to historical romance that honors one real French town's tragic and true event. (afterword) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Set against the backdrop of World War II, Farrant's first for teens (After Iris, 2013, etc.) captures the whirlwind of first love and the complications of taking action during a most dangerous time. Read full book review >

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AFTER IRIS by Natasha Farrant
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 11, 2013

"An uplifting, memorable read. (Fiction. 10-14)"
In this keenly drawn family drama, Blue, sure that no one else still misses her twin, Iris, turns a camera on her workaholic parents, tempestuous older sister, Flora, and younger siblings Jasmine and Twig, the Babes, who entertain themselves with race-car-driving rats. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET DIARY OF LYDIA BENNET by Natasha Farrant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Readers wanting a real taste of Austen won't find it, but it's a pleasant enough sojourn in her world regardless. (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
Farrant bravely takes on Pride and Prejudice from the point of view of the youngest Bennet sister. Read full book review >

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FOR KEEPS by Natasha Friend
Released: April 6, 2010

"Hopeful and endearing. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Having been deserted by her father before she was born, Josie fears abandonment and heartbreak. Read full book review >

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PERFECT by Natasha Friend
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Clearly and simply written with a nice balance of humor and drama, with insight into the mind of 13-year-olds and how families suffer from trauma, this story can speak to girls coping with their own transitions into adolescence. (Fiction. 10-16)"
Thirteen-year-old Isabelle has a gaping hole in her life: her father died several years ago, and she has never expressed her emotions about the tragedy. Read full book review >

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THE HARLEM CHARADE by Natasha Tarpley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A story that motivates justice and inspires kindness, this will have readers hoping for another outing with these appealing protagonists. (author's notes) (Mystery. 8-12)"
The worlds of three Harlem kids collide in an intriguing historical mystery. Read full book review >

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EVIL IS DONE by Natasha Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2007

"A suspenseful, angst-ridden page-turner."
When a pregnant woman is badly beaten and dies, her husband is suspect. Read full book review >

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A POISONED MIND by Natasha Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 24, 2008

"An intricate, literate entwining of a legal mystery with a complex character's muddled life."
A tormented teen and a tricky liability case add up to double trouble. Read full book review >

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SOUR GRAPES by Natasha Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 14, 1998

"Despite the lead detectives' tiresome mutual self-congratulation ('You are wonderful, Willow,' etc.), the marvelously edgy portrait of Lutterworth—by turns cringing, wheedling, apologizing, yet threatening—makes this the best of Cooper's seven books."
"I'm wholly disinterested. I just want to know what happened," says Emma Gnatche, and she just may be right. Read full book review >

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KEEP ME ALIVE by Natasha Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 29, 2004

"The suspense will keep readers from looking too closely at the coincidences, but nothing will distract them from the disgusting way one loose end gets tied up. It's enough to make you a vegetarian."
Trish Maguire, barrister and staunch defender of the weak (A Place of Safety, 2003, etc.), wonders whether it's really better not to know how sausages get made. Read full book review >

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LUSH by Natasha Friend
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"Realistic family drama. (Fiction. 12-15)"
After years of pretending she has a "normal" family, a worried teen finally confronts her father's alcoholism. Read full book review >

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FAULT LINES by Natasha Cooper
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

"A few dull patches, but reasonably entertaining overall."
Kingsford attorney Trish Maguire (Creeping Ivy, 1999) is in shock, grieving over the death of her friend Kate Huggate, a social worker who sometimes helped Trish with juvenile court cases. Read full book review >