Search Results: "Patricia Veryan"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MANDARIN OF MAYFAIR by Patricia Veryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"Essential to series followers; newcomers might prefer to drop in on the Jewelled Men and their sterling foes in the earlier novels."
The sixth and last flash from the author's Georgian-period Jewelled Men series (Never Doubt I Love, p. 102, etc.)light, romantic adventures featuring classy toffs, foxy villains, and spunky ladies. Read full book review >

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LANTERNS by Patricia Veryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Reliable Veryan, mixing romance, humor, light mystery, and a satisfyingly noisy finish with just enough touches of period diction and mores to add the right Regency flavor."
A curtain call for Veryan's Sanguinet series (Sanguinet's Crown, 1985, etc.), which, like her Golden Chronicles and Jeweled Man sagas, are Georgian/Regency-period adventures with various dastardly groups threatening to subvert the English government. Read full book review >

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THE RIDDLE OF ALABASTER ROYAL by Patricia Veryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Jollity, junkets, and a juicy mystery."
Another roistering Regency romance of mystery and suspense from the author of Lanterns (1996), among many, many others. Read full book review >

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NEVER DOUBT I LOVE by Patricia Veryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1995

"One of Veryan's vintage best—pleasantly predictable, with agreeable people, gentle humor, and the fillip of a popular, sanitized version of 18th-century dialogue."
The fifth in the author's Georgian-period Jeweled Men series, those flounced and pomaded adventures in which a group of young gentlemen slashes one league farther in proving the existence of a traitorous plot against the ruling House of Hanover. Read full book review >

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A SHADOW'S BLISS by Patricia Veryan
Released: April 21, 1994

"Regulation Veryan."
Although Veryan provides less ton tattle and fan flirting than in other volumes of her League of Jeweled Men series (Time's Fool, 1991, etc.), this tale of an amnesiac gentleman demoted to village idiot in the wilds of Cornwall circa 1746 has action fast and sure, as well as the usual beset and besotted lovers. Read full book review >

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ASK ME NO QUESTIONS by Patricia Veryan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"On automatic pilot—but an enjoyable, lighthearted romantic series."
Georgian romancer Veryan launches another handsome, nobly jumpy nob who finds a delightful (if considered unsuitable) love, and—with a little help from his friends who've appeared in Times Fool (1991) and Had We Never Loved (1992)—confounds the latest plot of the nefarious League of Jewelled Men. Read full book review >

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HAD WE NEVER LOVED by Patricia Veryan
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Adorable Amy is tiresome—the aristocratic lasses offer more pep and wit—but, still, this is a busy, jolly series."
Specialist in 18th-century English novels of romantic suspense —all ``i' the vein'' and crackling with marvelous period slang- -Veryan offers a second round of a new series concerning the dirty work of ``the infamous League of Jewelled Men,'' a secret society dedicated to restoring the Stuart line to the throne. Read full book review >

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TIME'S FOOL by Patricia Veryan
Released: Sept. 21, 1991

"Froth and frantic action—all in the period vein."
More Georgian romantic adventuring with a dollop of mystery, amatory chaos, gallops and alarms, and, as always, chirpy chatter of the ton. Read full book review >

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PATRICIA VON PLEASANTSQUIRREL by James Proimos
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2009

"Illustrated with simple cartoons in yellow, purple and gray, this tongue-in-cheek mini-epic will have parents and younger fans of Proimos' offbeat Johnny Mutton tales snickering. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Inspired by a certain children's classic about a "silly boy with no social graces" who becomes king of the Wild Things, snotty young Patricia decides to leave home in search of the princessdom she is sure that she deserves. Read full book review >

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THE SELECTED STORIES OF PATRICIA HIGHSMITH by Patricia Highsmith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

This massive tome reprints five of the seven complete collections of short stories by Highsmith (1921-95), together with a brief introduction by Graham Greene excerpted from a sixth. Read full book review >

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THE GRILLING SEASON by Diane Mott Davidson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 1997

"But the plot is labyrinthine and beyond belief Amiable, readable, forgettable."
Goldy Schulz, the catering queen of Aspen Meadow, Colorado, is once again embroiled in murder (The Main Corpse, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2011

"Well-intentioned, but nowhere near the deepest read on the shelf."
Davis (Harlot's Sauce, 2008) gives cheerful advice for young women. Read full book review >