Search Results: "Penny Vincenzi"


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ANOTHER WOMAN by Penny Vincenzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2012

"A brisk and engaging read that manages to demonstrate that there are some problems no amount of money can forestall, or rectify."
A runaway bride leaves behind a thicket of family secrets and betrayals in Vincenzi's (The Decision, 2011, etc.) latest export. Read full book review >

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OLD SINS by Penny Vincenzi
Released: Feb. 21, 1990

Six women battle for control of a giant cosmetics empire—and the assorted men who also run it—in this shamelessly glitzy debut by a London-based magazine writer. Read full book review >

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ALMOST A CRIME by Penny Vincenzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2006

"Vincenzi's fatally bloated novel nods to the sweet daddy-daughter partnership, and neatly compartmentalizes the guilt working women feel for leaving their children at home with nannies."
A London charity czarina and her fabulous lobbyist husband run aground over the shallows of marital infidelity in this latest from British novelist Vincenzi (No Angel, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >

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A PERFECT HERITAGE by Penny Vincenzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 16, 2015

"A workplace drama that often feels too much like work."
A revered skin care doyenne battles a private equity turnaround team in Vincenzi's latest (More Than You Know, 2012, etc.).Read full book review >

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NO ANGEL by Penny Vincenzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2003

"Overlong and overwrought, though not without a certain veddy British charm."
A first US appearance for British Vincenzi. (Overlook will also be publishing two of her previous novels: Something Dangerous and Into Temptation.) Read full book review >

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WICKED PLEASURES by Penny Vincenzi
Released: Sept. 27, 2012

"A balky lead-up to a breathless close, as sinister secrets belatedly bubble up."
The marriage of an American banking heiress and a British aristocrat breeds—or not—dire consequences. Read full book review >

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SHEER ABANDON by Penny Vincenzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 2007

"More compact than five seasons of soap operas, but equally brain-curdling."
Sixteen years after a trip to Thailand, youthful indiscretions dog four 30-something ex-backpackers, in this voluminous latest from Vincenzi (Almost a Crime, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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SOMETHING DANGEROUS by Penny Vincenzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Trees of the world and dauntless readers, take note: The author gives warning on the last page that 'this story is far from over.'"
Dangerous? Only if you drop this endless sequel (No Angel, 2003) on your foot. Read full book review >

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MORE THAN YOU KNOW by Penny Vincenzi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2012

"An intriguing glimpse at British life at the outset of the turbulent 1960s."
Two sets of brothers and sisters negotiate the post-World War II London reconstruction boom. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR ROCKET! by Penny Dale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Combining the popular topics of space and dinosaurs is a surefire recipe for a storytime hit. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Dale continues to put dinos in situations sure to attract preschoolers' attention. Read full book review >

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A NEW HOUSE FOR THE MORRISONS by Penny Carter
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"With a predictable but satisfying outcome, a briskly amusing text, and sunny illustrations featuring amusingly expressive animal characters and many comical details, a promising debut. (Picture book/Easy reader. 4-8)"
Though little Albert likes their house, his parents are tired of it (``too plain''; ``too much grass to cut''), so they get realtor Mr. Sharkey to show them around—giving Carter a chance for some fanciful exaggeration of houses these alligators declare to be ``too large,'' ``too new'' (Albert writes his name on a modernistic white expanse), ``too old'' (ghosts), unfriendly, overcrowded, etc. At last they spot the perfect house (``Such a big lawn!...We could plant a nice garden'')—their old one. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 10, 2011

"This thoughtful portrayal of two complex women is further enhanced by comprehensive backmatter, making this an invaluable addition to the literature of suffrage. (Nonfiction. 12 & up)"
Two of the most iconic figures in women's history were linked in deep friendship as well as commitment to the most contentious causes in 19th-century America: antislavery and woman suffrage. Read full book review >