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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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SEE ME by Nicholas Sparks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"More of the same: Sparks has his recipe, and not a bit of it is missing here. It's the literary equivalent of high fructose corn syrup, stickily sweet but irresistible."
Sparks (The Longest Ride, 2013, etc.) serves up another heaping helping of sentimental Southern bodice-rippage. Read full book review >