Search Results: "Neil Goodwin"


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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2000

"An all-too-short, manylayered tale that succeeds as a roots memoir, detective story, and revelation of tragically tangled bloodlines."
An American ethnographer's journal of a 1930 sojourn with a band of renegade Apaches living in Mexico's Sierra Madre mountains, published now for the first time, along with his son's account of travels in his father's footsteps. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 26, 2013

"A swift, enjoyable treatment of one of the most significant battles of the period."
In this account of a pivotal battle in Scottish history, Goodwin (Fatal Colours: Towton 1461—England's Most Brutal Battle, 2012, etc.) demonstrates that he understands that history is much more interesting in small bites. Read full book review >

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BREAKING HER FALL by Stephen Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Serious, contemplative, and also slow-moving third from Goodwin (The Blood of Paradise, 1979, etc.)."
A contemporary family drama, filled with angst and redemption. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"A fast-paced, multilayered story of seaside murders separated by three centuries."
Two women murdered in Marblehead, Massachusetts, 301 years apart—one in 1690 and the other in 1991—would seem to have nothing in common, but Goodwin ties both together in her novella. Read full book review >

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THE FORTUNE HUNTER by Daisy Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 29, 2014

"Goodwin has hit on a winning formula—a sophisticated blend of money, class, history, misunderstandings among lovers, spirited women, and unpredictable but irresistible men—and is sticking with it."
The love triangle created by an heiress, an empress and an "Adonis on horseback" is delightfully dissected in the second historical romance (The American Heiress, 2011) from a best-selling British novelist. Read full book review >

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THE AMERICAN HEIRESS by Daisy Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2011

"Superior entertainment."
A shrewd, spirited historical romance with flavors of Edith Wharton, Daphne du Maurier, Jane Austen, Upstairs, Downstairs and a dash of People magazine that charts a bumpy marriage of New World money and Old World tradition. Read full book review >

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THE DIFFERENCE by Suzanne Goodwin
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"A shade filmy, like most Goodwin romances, but with all the usual lilt and lift as chatty characters bumble along."
Though Goodwin's romances are usually set in the past, they will often poke into the presentlike The Rising Storm (19)93 and also this tale of 22 years of marital dustups, another family saga filled with chirrupy cocktail banter and posh digs. Read full book review >

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN IN LONDON by George Goodwin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"The British author provides finely textured, subtle shading to a well-known American Founding Father."
A fleshed-out examination of Benjamin Franklin's affinity with England. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"An interesting and valiant attempt to encompass a subject that may be too cumbersome for one volume."
British popular historian Goodwin (Lords of the Horizons, 1999, etc.) explains how the Yankee dollar replaced Spanish pieces of eight as the world's most powerful money. Read full book review >

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THE RISING STORM by Suzanne Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"A slow but satisfying read for Anglophiles."
The author of several stolid but agreeable historical romances (A Change of Season, 1992, etc.) gets more mileage out of a new plot twist, framing a WW II romance—set in England and France— with a contemporary one. Read full book review >