Search Results: "Rachelle Sparks"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 5, 2013

"The subject matter makes the book occasionally painful to read, but it is informative about the difficult world of children with life-threatening diseases and their families."
An inspirational book about eight children who struggled with life-threatening diseases and had their wishes granted by the Make-A-Wish foundation. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FALLING HARD by Megan Sparks
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"This fun romp of a girls' sports story would make a highly watchable flick (and arguably already has, given its resemblance to the 2009 film Whip It). (Fiction. 11-13)"
Roller derby and cheerleading are even farther apart than London and Liberty Heights, Ill. Read full book review >

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LOTUS BLUE by Cat Sparks
Released: March 7, 2017

"The epitome of a slow burn, with a drawn-out plot and leisurely pace, this jigsaw puzzle requires full attention to piece together. (Science fiction. 14 & up)"
A post-apocalyptic vision from Australia. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR by Rachelle Singer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 28, 2013

"A strong, unique female voice supports these poignant poems."
Childhood and womanhood star in this notable debut collection of precise, passionate poems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BRILLIANCE AND FIRE by Rachelle Bergstein
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2016

"Bergstein's book is an informative, well-written, and entertaining window onto another way of life."
Bergstein (Women from the Ankle Down: The Story of Shoes and How They Define Us, 2012) provides a history of diamond mining and marketing that reveals the deadly world behind this magical stone.Read full book review >

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BELIEVING IN ROMANCE
by Bobbi Dumas

Everyone enjoying Read-A-Romance Month?

I hope so. There are so many awesome posts—not to mention a ton of great daily, weekly, and even a couple “Month of Books” giveaways.

It’s so hard to pick out particularly special posts, because they’re all so lovely, but I did think the way Teri Wilson compared the romance genre to Wonder Woman was very ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE BONAVENTURE ADVENTURES by Rachelle Delaney
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 2, 2017

"It's a fine friendship story but not a great one. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A boy attends circus school to learn enough to save his family's circus. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Rare Atmosphere by Rachelle Rogers
Released: Feb. 25, 2013

"An unusual, touching account of a woman's search for self-acceptance."
In this memoir, the author has a love affair—with a man she's never met. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2012

"Wickedly provocative."
An illuminating study of the history of women's shoes in the 20th century. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SAFE HAVEN by Nicholas Sparks
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"An emotionally wrenching story with a dramatic happily-ever-after."
A young woman with secrets finds home, community and a potential new love in a small North Carolina beach town; now if she can only rid herself of a past that haunts her, she may just have the life she's always longed for. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE GUARDIAN by Nicholas Sparks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 8, 2003

"Tame thriller, simply written—but Sparks's name should sell it."
The megaselling writer of just-folks tearjerkers (Nights in Rodanthe, not reviewed, etc.) tries his hand at suspense—with lackluster results. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTS IN RODANTHE by Nicholas Sparks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 18, 2002

"Short, to the point, and absolutely unremarkable: sure to be another medium-hot romance-lite hit for Sparks, who at the very least can never be accused of overstaying his welcome."
A mother unburdens a story of past romance to her troubled daughter for no good reason. Read full book review >