Search Results: "Sharon Wildwind"


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MISSING, PRESUMED WED by Sharon Wildwind
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 16, 2009

"The vividly drawn cast of regular characters dealing with the aftermath of their Vietnam war experiences lifts Wildwind's fourth (Soldier on the Porch, 2007, etc.) above its routine mystery."
A diverse group of Vietnam vets gathered for a 1974 wedding become embroiled in murder. Read full book review >

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SOLDIER ON THE PORCH by Sharon Wildwind
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 17, 2007

"Wildwind's third Pepperhawk/Rosen mystery has an appealing cast of regulars and a terrific sense of time and place, but her writing could use less starch."
A hospital explosion triggers a murder investigation and a probe into buried secrets. Read full book review >

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LOVED HONOR MORE by Sharon Wildwind
Released: Nov. 14, 2012

"The last installment in the adventures of Elizabeth and Avivah (Missing, Presumed Wed, 2009, etc.) will bring back disturbing memories for readers of a certain age. For others, the complex mystery provides an insider's look at a difficult time in American history."
The fall of Saigon brings the war home to North Carolina for several Vietnam vets and their friends. Read full book review >

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UNSTOPPABLE OCTOBIA MAY by Sharon Flake
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Immersive and witty, it illuminates as a historical piece yet falters when connecting the snapshots into a cohesive picture. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
With elegant prose and a spunky narrator, Flake's latest offers detailed snapshots of African-American life in 1953. Read full book review >

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JACKIE ROBINSON by Sharon Robinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"It's an often-told story, but the author is still in a position to give it a unique perspective. (Biography. 8-10)"
The author of Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America (2004) tells her father's tale again, for younger readers. Read full book review >

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HEARTBEAT by Sharon Creech
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2004

"Still, Annie leaves an impression of a cherished, familiar friend. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Creech's brief, light, gracefully constructed portrait of Annie, who loves running and who never seems to miss a step, is readable and appealing in poetry form. Read full book review >

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THE DREAM-MAKER’S MAGIC by Sharon Shinn
FICTION
Released: May 1, 2006

"Shinn has once again deftly mixed magic with human struggles and adolescent foibles, using recurrent themes such as discovering a character's true identity, the triumph of love and the fight for justice, to create an irresistible read. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
How lovely to tumble back into a Shinn fantasy-romance, the final volume in a medieval trilogy consisting of The Safe-Keeper's Secret (2004) and The Truth-Teller's Tale (2005). Read full book review >

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ANNEXED by Sharon Dogar
ROMANCE
Released: Oct. 4, 2010

"Ultimately powerful, but much of this feels like an exercise despite the love and artistry apparent in the writing. (preface, epilogue, author's note, further reading) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"