Search Results: "Susanne Dunlap"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ACADÉMIE by Susanne Dunlap
Released: April 10, 2012

"Pass. (Historical romance. 12 & up)"
This peculiar hybrid of fact-checked historical fiction and breathless bodice-ripper chronicles the romantic flings of four teens in 1799 France. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE LAMP by Susanne Dunlap
BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 12, 2011

"Overall, an honorable homage and an absorbing read. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Wrongfully dismissed from her job as a parlor maid, 17-year-old Molly Fraser desperately needs work to help support her impoverished family, but though she's intelligent and hard-working, an illiterate servant girl fired for stealing has little hope of finding respectable employment in 1854 London. Read full book review >

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THE MUSICIAN’S DAUGHTER by Susanne Dunlap
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2009

"While Theresa's naïve and headstrong pursuit of her father's murderer tests credibility, she's a gutsy, sympathetic heroine who remains true to her friends, in a fast-paced historical adventure that offers a hint of romance. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A 15-year-old living in 18th-century Vienna finds herself entwined in political intrigue when she boldly investigates her father's puzzling murder. Read full book review >

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ANASTASIA’S SECRET by Susanne Dunlap
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2010

"Anastasia has never been so dull. (cast of characters, author's note) (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
What if Grand Duchess Anastasia had a secret lover among the guards who watched over the Romanovs? Read full book review >

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LISZT’S KISS by Susanne Dunlap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2007

"A convincing grasp of Romantic period detail mostly compensates for occasionally clunky dialogue and forays into such bodice-ripping silliness as 'his mouth closed over hers, not so much kissing as devouring her.'"
Sparks fly when bohemians, aristocrats and those in-between collide in this latest historical novel with musical themes, from the author of Émilie's Voice (2005). Read full book review >

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ÉMILIE’S VOICE by Susanne Dunlap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2005

"The serpentine and confusing plot aside, musicologist Dunlap's first offers a vivid, entertaining panorama of the period."
A young singer is ensnared by intrigue at the Sun King's court. Read full book review >

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HIGH FALL by Susan Dunlap
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 1994

"Along the way, there'll be such an engaging series of conversations, so many telling forensic details, and such a sure sense of the leading players that only the captious would complain about the disappointing revelations at the end. (Mystery Guild main selection; author tour)"
Ten years after dying on a fiery Hollywood set in the ill- fated film Bad Companions, nonpareil stuntman Greg Gaige is back in the news. Read full book review >

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KARMA by Susan Dunlap
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2002

"The title story makes this barely-a-collection worth a closer look—especially if you missed it the first time around."
The other stories promised by the subtitle are nothing more than a pair of six-year-old curtain-raisers for the main event, the 185-page 1981 novella "Karma." Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 31, 2001

Despite Dunlap's loyalty to California in her novels, variety is the keynote in these 17 reprints (1978-99). Read full book review >

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JEREMY NORBECK by Sydney Dunlap
Released: March 31, 2014

"A highly appealing novel for tweens about a resourceful animal lover and his family and friends, infused with gentle humor and informative tidbits about animals of all kinds."
In this engaging middle-grade novel, a fifth-grader tries to find a way to earn money for the upkeep of his assorted pets. Read full book review >

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IMPOSTER by Susanne Winnacker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 1, 2013

"Readers will probably recall the X-Men universe and wish these characters were as well-drawn. (Paranormal thriller. 12 & up)"
This attempt at a teen paranormal-thriller/romance novel is about as satisfying to fans of the genre as a cup of weak herbal tea would be to a thirsty vampire. Read full book review >

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BUTTERFLIES by Susanne Gervay
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"While vividly documenting the devastating aftereffects of severe burns, this effort never fully captures the protagonist's spirit, making for a frustrating, emotionally draining read. (Fiction. 11 & up)"
This Australian import powerfully depicts the lasting damage of third-degree burns. Read full book review >