Search Results: "Robin Palmer"


BOOK REVIEW

WICKED JEALOUS by Robin Palmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 19, 2012

"Apple-flavored cotton candy: fast and tasty, possibly slightly poisonous. (Fiction. 11-14)"
In a modern wish-fulfillment fairy tale that applies and removes feminism like makeup—frequently, easily and with relish—Simone goes from That Weird Fat Girl to hottie. Read full book review >

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THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET by Robin Palmer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 27, 2013

"Anyone who's ever struggled with a family member's alcoholism will find a welcome and familiar friend in Annabelle. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
A teenage girl and her showbiz mom are forced to re-evaluate their relationship after rehab in this lightweight recovery story by the author of Geek Charming (2009). Read full book review >

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ONCE UPON A KISS by Robin Palmer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"While the road may be well-trodden, readers are still in for a breezy, enjoyable ride. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Back to the Future meets The Breakfast Club for Generation Z.Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2010

"The first in what promises to be a series of light yet heartfelt adventures. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Getting dumped by her two best friends isn't how Lucy wanted to start sixth grade. Read full book review >

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THE WOMPANANNY WITCHES MAKE ONE MEAN PIZZA by Jennie  Palmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Pair with a pie for one mean—er, make that nice—storytime. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Two recluse witch chefs with a passion for pizza come out from behind their pizza oven…and survive the wild neighborhood kids. Read full book review >

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SCARLET ANGEL by Elizabeth Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"In the deliciously deadpan, confidential tone of an avid gossip, Palmer gives us a world in which the evil are very, very bad, and the good often betrayed by their own timidity. (First printing of 50,000)"
An English country manor is nearly consumed by a naughty adventuress from Rome—in this classic British melodrama's entertaining depiction of lust and greed. Read full book review >

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ALL SAINTS by Karen Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1997

"A bold try, and a genuine promise of much stronger work to come."
An ambitious first novel that's strongly reminiscent of Robert Stone's 1967 debut, A Hall of Mirrors. Read full book review >

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KISS & TANGO by Marina Palmer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 5, 2005

"Lots of potential, but Palmer doesn't deliver lyricism or insights to match the depths of her beloved dance. The wonderful cover, though, a retro b&w photo oozing restrained eroticism, is sure to catch a browser's eye."
Memoir that reads too much like a first draft about the author's passion for the tango. Read full book review >

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THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN by Elizabeth Palmer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2000

"Passion-plagued characters, an adverb for every emotion, and an addictive novel-within-a-novel come together for something akin to a satisfying mug of ale."
A "long and complicated childhood" becomes a complicated adulthood for two families in Palmer's entertaining sixth (The Golden Rule, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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SECRETS OF STATE by Matthew Palmer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 2015

"A well-written imagining of how India and Pakistan could be pushed to the brink of nuclear disaster."
A rogue nuclear weapon and a ticking clock lie at the heart of this engaging thriller by the author of The American Mission (2014).Read full book review >

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A LIFE WELL PLAYED by Arnold Palmer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A heartfelt, sincere, mini-self-portrait by a man who epitomizes class."
One of the greatest golfers of all time offers up some stories and advice. Read full book review >