Search Results: "Stephanie Laurens"


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A MATCH FOR MARCUS CYNSTER by Stephanie Laurens
ROMANCE
Released: May 26, 2015

"Laurens maintains her stylish storytelling in another compelling romance with a hint of suspense and an interesting look at gender roles, power, and partnership."
When Niniver Carrick, the lady of her clan, is harassed by men looking to marry her and usurp her leadership, she turns to neighbor Marcus Cynster for help, never expecting that she might well have met her match in life and love. Read full book review >

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LORD OF THE PRIVATEERS by Stephanie Laurens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"A sweeping end to an exploratory historical romance quartet."
The oldest brother of a grand British family finishes what his brothers started. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPTING OF THOMAS CARRICK by Stephanie Laurens
ROMANCE
Released: Feb. 24, 2015

"Highly recommended."
A straight-laced Glasgow businessman is drawn back into clan politics and a romance with a woman from a neighboring estate. Read full book review >

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THE DAREDEVIL SNARED  by Stephanie Laurens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2016

"An adventure-filled entry in a solid historical romance series that is best enjoyed in order."
A romantic rumble in the jungle. Read full book review >

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THE PROMISE IN A KISS by Stephanie Laurens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 13, 2001

"Entertaining in its way, if a trifle overripe. Lots and lots of tastefully erotic sex for those who like their Regencies a little less ladylike."
A young comtesse finds true love with a sensual duke: a prequel to (and first hardcover in) the popular Cynster series. Read full book review >

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AND THEN SHE FELL by Stephanie Laurens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 2013

"With witty, authentic dialogue, great writing and characters, and a charming story of two people forced to look more closely at something that's been there all along, the romance in this book is potent and winning and generally overcomes the slightly shaky core of its suspense elements."
When Henrietta Cynster steps in to prevent a friend from marrying James Glossup, her brother's best friend, she feels honor-bound to help him find a bride; she doesn't expect to become one herself. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 21, 1992

"The message is heartfelt, but the antique flavor of van der Post's reasoning and his simplistic tenets about illness overwhelm all that is fresh and moving here."
An autobiographical musing on mortality, suffering, and modern life from octogenarian van der Post, in which his often naive ponderings are relieved by vivid references to his beloved Kalahari and its Bushmen, still his true mÇtier. Read full book review >

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COMPLICIT by Stephanie Kuehn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 24, 2014

"Smart, gripping genre fiction. (Thriller. 14-18)"
A bright, conflicted hero struggles to free himself from the past's tightening bonds in this corkscrew of a thriller. Read full book review >

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EXTRACTION by Stephanie Diaz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 22, 2014

"Half-baked, confusing and highly derivative. (Science fiction. 12-17)"
Another Hunger Games-wannabe latecomer. Read full book review >

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CHARM & STRANGE by Stephanie Kuehn
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 11, 2013

"A high-powered voice rich in charismatic style and emotional intensity illuminates this ambitious debut that doesn't quite live up to its potential. (Fiction. 13 & up)"
From his opening announcement, "I don't feel the presence of God here," Andrew Winston Winters pulls readers into his story, alternating between his desperate life at an upscale Vermont boarding school and his grim, shadowed Virginia childhood. Read full book review >