Search Results: "Susan Wiggs"


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THE BEEKEEPER'S BALL by Susan Wiggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2014

"A satisfying, engaging read though lacking Wiggs' typical effortlessness and buoyancy."
When writer Cormac "Mac" O'Neill comes to Bella Vista, Isabel Johansen struggles with her distracting attraction to him while she's planning her sister's wedding and preparing to open a destination cooking school. Read full book review >

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HOME BEFORE DARK by Susan Wiggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Well-written women's weepie from the author of many, now with her first hardcover."
Blindness, babies, bathos. Read full book review >

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FAMILY TREE by Susan Wiggs
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"A compelling exploration of self, family, love, and the power of new beginnings."
After a year in a coma, Annie Rush wakes up to a world without her husband, the TV she developed, and a wealth of memories that put her life into context, but as her body and mind heal, she puts her faith in second chances. Read full book review >

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THE APPLE ORCHARD by Susan Wiggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013

"With vignettes from Nazi-occupied Denmark and a spotlight on the noble actions of an engaged Danish citizenry that reportedly managed to save 99 percent of its Jewish population, Wiggs tells a layered, powerful story of love, loss, hope and redemption."
Antiques treasure hunter Tess Delaney lives a high-octane existence and is on the cusp of the success she's fought for, so now may not be the best time to question everything; but as events pile up and secrets are uncovered, forcing her to re-evaluate, she may find that a perfect life she never dreamed of is within her reach. Read full book review >

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CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS by Susan Wiggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2013

"A romantic, heartwarming Christmas charmer, especially for Wiggs and Willow Lake fans."
A single father hosts family and friends at his home and hopes that the magical season will end with a new love. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO WILLOW LAKE by Susan Wiggs
Released: Aug. 28, 2012

"With characters you care for, a smooth, engaging plot and an interesting reflection on values and success, romance/women's fiction favorite Wiggs sends up another charming winner in the Lakeshore Chronicles series."
Sonnet Romano has spent her adult years working hard to make a name for herself out in the real world, far away from her idyllic hometown, Willow Lake. But when life takes some unexpected turns, she may just realize that everything she's been looking for is right back where she started. 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 >

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MY DADDY by Susan Paradis
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 21, 1998

"Poignant and stimulating. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Paradis uses a young boy's narration to convey his awe and adulation of his father, a perspective echoed in the illustrations. Read full book review >

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JUST TEENIE by Susan Meddaugh
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 10, 2006

"It's just a matter of angle and perspective, like life and the pursuit of happiness. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Life is about perspective, suggests Meddaugh in this tale of a little girl—a really little girl—who'd not only like to grow up, she'd just like to plain grow. Read full book review >