Search Results: "Sharon Burch Toner"


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Maggie's Image by Sharon Burch Toner
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 17, 2008

"A very pleasant introduction to a promising mystery series; and there's no wait for subsequent books."
Toner's (Maggie's Ghost, 2013, etc.) reissued first entry in the Maggie McGill mystery series, featuring a psychotherapist/amateur sleuth and her beautiful photographer daughter, Allie. Read full book review >

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THE MANNY FILES by Christian Burch
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2006

"Meanwhile, share this one with any fabulous adult friends you may have. (Fiction. 9-12)"
If the author and publisher had decided to pitch this story as an adult title, it might have been wildly successful. Read full book review >

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A Book of Revelations by A.C. Burch
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A colorful topography of mostly LGBT-related outings, forays, and adventures."
Drag performers, detectives, and community moguls meet in Burch's (The Homeport Journals, 2015, etc.) collection, which features coming-out stories with a twist.Read full book review >

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The Icarus Void by C.K. Burch
Released: Dec. 11, 2011

"Despite an overcrowded cast, the competent dialogue and well-developed characters enhance this decent contribution to the genre."
Burch's debut sci-fi novel offers creepy atmosphere in a deep-space. Read full book review >

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GUARDIAN by Heather Burch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"Fans of the series will likely be entertained, but those who disliked Halflings (2012) shouldn't seek redemption here. (Paranormal romance. 13 & up)"
The second installment of the Halflings trilogy picks up right where readers left off, with Nikki Youngblood caught smack-dab in the middle of a love triangle between the two half-men, half-angels assigned to protect her. Read full book review >

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CACTUS JUMPERS by Andrew Burch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2015

"A traditional Western that embraces the clear division between right and wrong, the role of the hero, and the power of redemption, though the resulting narrative needs a bit more polish."
A marshal, a minister, and a group of drifters confront a powerful rancher and an ambitious businessman over a woman's murder in a 19th-century California town. Read full book review >

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ROMANCING BOUDICA by Steve Burch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2014

"As erotic and violent as one would expect for a story of Ancient Rome and rebellion, the book offers a humanizing rendering of the infamous Queen Boudica."
A historical novel about Queen Boudica and the Iceni uprising from author Burch (Angels and Vampires, 2013). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 2016

"An absorbing, well-written memoir by a brave adventurer who discovered her own life."
In this memoir, a documentary filmmaker describes her dramatic journeys, both outward and inward. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Further reading (there's little available at this level, and none of it recent); index. (Biography. 9-12)"
A straightforward life of Columbus's queen, illustrated with archival materials. Read full book review >

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THE HOMEPORT JOURNALS by A. C. Burch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2015

"An often vivid portrait of Provincetown life and May-December friendships, despite a bland main character."
An elderly woman and her troupe of gay live-ins take in a young man running from a bad romance in Burch's debut novel. Read full book review >

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NASHBOROUGH by Elsie Burch Donald
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"Busy and ultimately superficial, for all its serious intentions."
First-novelist Donald ("a member of one of America's families, the Polks") chronicles the declining power of two blueblood Tennessee families—in a narrative overloaded with obtrusive commentary and a cast of thousands. Read full book review >

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Vampires In The Vatican by Stephen James Burch
Released: May 14, 2014

"Lord maketh darkness, just as He maketh the light.'"
In Burch's (Angels and Vampires, 2013) horror novel, a conflict boils over at the Vatican, where the ranks of evil have learned to blend in with the good. Read full book review >