Search Results: "Susan Elia MacNeal"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PRIME MINISTER'S SECRET AGENT by Susan Elia MacNeal
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 1, 2014

"Although this current installment is not up to the level of His Majesty's Hope (2013), it generates excitement as it explores the moral issues involved in winning the just war."
A spy must cast off the black dog of depression in order to return to active duty. Read full book review >

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MR. CHURCHILL'S SECRETARY by Susan Elia MacNeal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"Brave, clever Maggie's debut is an enjoyable mix of mystery, thriller and romance that captures the harrowing experiences of life in war-torn London."
Trying to sell your grandmother's decaying Victorian house back in London can have unexpected consequences. Read full book review >

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MRS. ROOSEVELT'S CONFIDANTE by Susan Elia MacNeal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"MacNeal (The Prime Minister's Secret Agent, 2014, etc.) paints an engrossing portrait of a country on the verge of war, with many laws suspended and prejudice rife—a world not that much different from today."
In 1941, Christmas offers hope for a beleaguered Great Britain but no peace for an English spy. Read full book review >

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THE PARIS SPY by Susan Elia MacNeal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Though the heroine's latest adventure is far from her best, it's packed with just about every plot device you'd expect from a World War II thriller, from horrifying plans to destroy the Jews to clever ploys to fool the Germans about Allied intentions."
A British spy walks the fine line between brave and foolhardy in Nazi-occupied Paris. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Maggie's second adventure (Mr. Churchill's Secretary, 2012) is a romantic thriller detailing the life of the royals during the perilous times of World War II."
A mathematician born in Britain and raised in America adds spying to her resume. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN'S ACCOMPLICE by Susan Elia MacNeal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Maggie (Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante, 2015, etc.) is a thoughtful spy whose dangerous escapades never disappoint."
An accomplished young woman fights hate and misogyny in World War II Britain. Read full book review >

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HIS MAJESTY'S HOPE by Susan Elia MacNeal
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 21, 2013

"Maggie continues her winning ways with more thrills and romantic problems, but this time, the horrors of her experiences add depth to the already pleasing adventures."
A dangerous trip to Berlin becomes a life-altering experience for a British spy. Read full book review >

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BEYOND THE AEGEAN by Elia Kazan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 11, 1994

"Yet the faltering storyline and Stavros's loss of authority result in a work that, despite powerful set pieces, generates more heat than light."
Think of it as ``War and Commerce.'' In this sprawling third installment in film director Kazan's story of Stavros Topouzoglou, following America America (1962) and The Anatolian (1982), rug merchant Stavros finds business opportunities in the 1919 Greek invasion of Anatolia and war with Turkey. Read full book review >

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FASHIONING A FRIENDSHIP
by Leila Roy

I sat back and considered my words. They had to be enough to get me in. After all, I alluded to the loss of my mom without mentioning any of the désagréables details, and I talked about the constant moving without getting into the foster homes and the times we’ve lived in the car. I think it is best not ...
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BOOK REVIEW

CLASS PETS by Susan Nees
by Susan Nees, illustrated by Susan Nees
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"An amusing and attractive early chapter book that will be popular with girls anxious to project reading competency to competing classmates. (Fiction. 5-7)"
Flamboyant, self-confident Missy is back for a second outing for transitioning readers. Read full book review >

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BRING ON THE BIRDS by Susan Stockdale
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

"Broader in geographical range and even simpler in design, this makes a natural follow-up to Lois Ehlert's Feathers for Lunch (1990) as a primary introduction to our avian cousins. (bibliography) (Informational picture book. 2-4)"
Over rhyming captions that only occasionally exceed three or four words, Stockdale presents painted portraits of 21 wild birds. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 25, 2011

"This appealing work stands as both a portrait of two unconventional women and a celebration of the possibilities of arts patronage. (author/illustrator's note, bibliography, sources) (Biography. 10-14)"
An affectionate, lively examination of the reciprocal relationship between a great artist and two great art lovers. Read full book review >