Search Results: "Susan Wittig Albert"


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Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"This warm, extensively researched novel will entrance readers and inspire them to look further into the lives of two extraordinary women."
New York Times bestselling author Albert (The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush, 2015, etc.) returns to historical fiction in this intimate exploration of the relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and journalist Lorena Hickok. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 3, 2003

"Minimal sleuthing, poorly tended plots, but the green-thumb crowd will probably be charmed by the gardening tidbits in those lushly planted sidebars."
Ever-so-slight tales, six reworked from Country Living Gardener magazine's Web site, featuring pudgy middle-aged sleuth China Bayles, Texas herb-store proprietor, and her chums. Read full book review >

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INDIGO DYING by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"China brews a restful—some might say soporific—cup of herbal tea for her fans, while Wittig earnestly shares her research into a rainbow of folklore, herbalist traditions, and strip-mining."
Herbalist China Bayles (Bloodroot, 2001, etc.) has launched a series of workshops about dyeing textiles with natural ingredients with her old friend Allie Selby, who raises angora goats and grows dye-producing plants on a farm near a little town called Indigo. Read full book review >

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THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE TEXAS STAR by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"Another Mystery Lite stuffed with Southern charm and authentic Depression-era recipes."
Even the Great Depression can't keep the Darling Dahlias down for long. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"As usual, Albert (The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies, 2011, etc.) plumps up her wisp of a mystery with plenty of charm and period detail."
A third unruffled retro whodunit for the ladies of the Darling Dahlias garden club. Read full book review >

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CAT'S CLAW by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 6, 2012

"Sheila walks off with top honors in China's latest (Mourning Gloria, 2011, etc.). As usual, the solid mystery is supplemented with herbal wisdom and local Texas recipes."
A police chief and an amateur sleuth combine their talents to solve a series of crimes. Read full book review >

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THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE NAKED LADIES by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 5, 2011

"Not the most difficult mystery to solve, but still literate and well-researched, with recipes and cleaning tips appended."
Fresh from their maiden voyage (The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree, 2010, etc.), members of the Darling Dahlia Garden Club solve a second crime. Read full book review >

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THE DARLING DAHLIAS AND THE CUCUMBER TREE by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 2010

"The creator of herbalist China Bayles (Holly Blues, 2010, etc.) begins a new historical series equally full of intriguing characters, garden lore and recipes that adds nostalgia for the good old days, even if they weren't so good after all."
Who better to investigate a 1930 murder than members of the local garden club? Read full book review >

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THE GENERAL’S WOMEN by Susan Wittig Albert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A genuinely involving example of that rarest of birds: first-rate historical fiction about Eisenhower."
A work focuses on Dwight D. Eisenhower, his wartime mistress, and his wife. Read full book review >

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BITTERSWEET by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2015

"Not the best of China's many cases (Cat's Claw, 2012, etc.) but a compelling look at the ethics of canned hunting."
An herbal expert and a game warden pool their knowledge to solve a crime. Read full book review >

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A Wilder Rose by Susan Wittig Albert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"With all of the charm of the Little House series—and the benefit of a sophisticated, adult worldview—Albert's novel is an absolute pleasure."
This pitch-perfect novel reimagines the life of Rose Wilder Lane, co-author of Little House on the Prairie. Read full book review >

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BLEEDING HEARTS by Susan Wittig Albert
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 4, 2006

"China's followers will delight in the complicated relationships, recipes and historical flower information."
In Pecan Springs, Tex., football is king and Coach Tim Duffy is prince—but he may also be a sexual predator. Read full book review >