Search Results: "Paula Brackston"


BOOK REVIEW

PAULA by Isabel Allende
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 2, 1995

"A fascinating window into the creative world of Allende, who, with dignity and courage, tells her life's story as reflected through the tragic death of her daughter."
In her first nonfiction work, Allende (The Infinite Plan, 1993, etc.) produces a beautiful and deeply personal account of the process of grieving and the power of stories. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT WITCH by Paula Brackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2014

"Previously a sprightly tale-spinner, Brackston has mislaid her magic touch this time round."
Downton Abbey meets the dark arts in Brackston's (The Winter Witch, 2013, etc.) latest, which sees an aristocratic young English witch leading a fight against an evil magic order while world war looms. Read full book review >

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THE WINTER WITCH by Paula Brackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"Love of landscape and lyrical writing lend charm, but it's Brackston's full-blooded storytelling that will hook the reader."
I married a witch, discovers the kindly Welsh widower making a marriage of necessity to a mute dairymaid. Read full book review >

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THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER by Paula Brackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"History, time travel and fantasy combine in a solidly readable entertainment."
A white witch is pursued across time by her nemesis, a sorcerer who may also have been Jack the Ripper. Read full book review >

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LAMP BLACK, WOLF GREY by Paula Brackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Brackston has all the ingredients for a perfect tale—romance, magic, and mystery—but the final result does not satisfy."
A disappointed artist moves to a Welsh cottage where she gets entangled in an ancient love story involving Merlin, the magician of Arthurian legend. Read full book review >

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THE SILVER WITCH by Paula Brackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 21, 2015

"A stunning setting and bewitching premise make this book appealing, but Brackston's execution falls short of its mark."
Grief, magic and the ancient world collide in Brackston's (The Midnight Witch, 2014, etc.) fourth novel.Read full book review >

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PAULA BUNYAN by Phyllis Root
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 6, 2009

"The text is printed on cream-toned stock, often with black-and-white vignettes contributing to the old-timey look. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Paula Bunyan, who could outwrestle her more famous brother Paul "three times out of six," gets tired of hauling ferries across the river on her shoulders and sets out for more open spaces where she can sing without breaking china and walk without running out of forest. Read full book review >

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PAULA SPENCER by Roddy Doyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2007

"Profound, subtle and unsentimental—the latest from a master back in top form."
An intimate, humane portrait of a working-class Irish woman's pleasures and struggles in her first year of sobriety. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Preach it, Paula."
An encyclopedic tour of Southern cuisine that leaves no doubt about Deen's (Paula Deen: It Ain't All About the Cooking, 2009, etc.) latest bountiful and delicious contributions to the contemporary American kitchen. Read full book review >

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THE CASE OF THE FICKLE MERMAID by P.J. Brackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 15, 2016

"The no-nonsense heroine has grown quite the sarcastic tongue since the days of the breadcrumb trail, and the blend of fantasy and murder isn't a perfect recipe. But credit Brackston (Once Upon a Crime, 2015, etc.) with imagination, if not consistency."
A grown-up Gretel and her wastrel brother, Hans, take to the seas in their third crime-solving adventure. Read full book review >

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THE SORCERER'S APPENDIX by P.J. Brackston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"This fourth series entry features a resourceful but not entirely lovable heroine, zany secondary characters, and the tendency to go for cheap laughs. Still, give Brockton (The Fickle Mermaid, 2016, etc.) high marks for creativity."
A brother and sister of fairy-tale fame stumble from one complication to another in their search for a missing magician. Read full book review >

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MOON JUMP by Paula Brown
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Jersey,'' they shouldn't all look like Guernseys)—but the idea is unusual, and the brightly colored, nicely designed illustrations have a merry verve. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Bearing a pole and a pack, Miss Heiferton arrives in time to draw then tenth and last turn for the moon-jumping contest. Read full book review >