Search Results: "R. Dennis Baird"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 6, 2011

"A strong pace and scenes offset flat characterizations."
Three Aelfene kingdoms have collapsed and a war has begun in the prequel to and third volume in the wholesome Brazen Serpent Chronicles series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 6, 2011

"Vulnerable human moments shine in this preachy sword-and-sorcery saga."
Widseth and his wife, Annel, must prove their mettle as leaders in the second installment of the Brazen Serpent Chronicles fantasy series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 28, 2004

"Chaotically paced, but lovers of the genre will enjoy this good-vs.-evil tale with all the traditional accoutrements."
To rescue his captured mother in a multirealm universe, Widseth must use his newfound powers to defeat an evil ruler and his dragons of darkness. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Born To Serve by Dennis R. Fox
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 10, 2015

"A sluggish book that presents a choir director's history, career, and faith."
A debut memoir in poems, prose, and songs shows how Christianity helped one man navigate life. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE TEACHER AND ME by Dennis R. Zinner
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Long on mindfulness but short on storytelling."
In this novel, computer expert Fred leaves behind his everyday life and sets out on a journey of mindfulness and self-discovery. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SONGS FROM NOWHERE NEAR THE HEART by Jon Baird
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2001

"A convincing premise collapses in a farce that celebrates the excess, hedonism, and craven stupidity in a business where music is the last thing anyone cares about."
Coy, smugly assured satire in which Boston rock musicians mismanage their images in order to vie for a fat recording contract. Read full book review >

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VICTORIA by Julia Baird
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A well-researched biography sensitive to Queen Victoria as a woman."
Australian journalist and historian Baird (Media Tarts: Female Politicians and the Press, 2004) draws on previously unpublished sources to fashion a lively, perceptive portrait of the long-reigning queen. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GUPPIES OF HILLY DALE HOUSE by Anne Baird
ANIMALS
Released: June 28, 1991

"An appealing, useful book. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Five half-pint realistic stories about a day-care group (the ``Guppies''), each genial episode making its small, wholesome point via demonstration: the toddler who naps in the morning is the only one who's wide awake at lunchtime; an inchworm is fun to hold, but will be happiest outside. Read full book review >

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CURSES AND WARFARE  by Jeri Baird
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Deepens characterizations as it neatly sets up Volume 3. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Twins Zander and Alexa are faced with the threat of warfare in this second book of the Tokens and Omen series. Read full book review >