Search Results: "Susanne West"


BOOK REVIEW

Soul Care for Caregivers by Susanne West
Released: March 1, 2013

"With an authoritative voice and a personal touch, West provides a handy toolbox for caregivers to nourish body and soul."
West's engaging debut self-help book looks at the highs and lows of caregiving with an expert eye and offers practical advice on coping strategies. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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DISCOVERY OF DESIRE by Susanne Lord
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"If you like your romance with the sweetness of Mary Balogh's novels or the anguish of Sherry Thomas', this is one to cherish."
How do two lovers, with nary an aristocratic title or fortune between them, find their happy-ever-after in 1850s Bombay and London? Read full book review >

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DEFECTOR by Susanne Winnacker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 26, 2014

"Just another on an already crowded shelf. (Paranormal thriller. 12-18)"
Tessa is a Variant, a human who can absorb someone else's DNA and become that person. This makes her the perfect spy, as readers found out in Imposter (2013). Read full book review >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

A DAY WITH PICASSO by Susanne Pfleger
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Even if the actual day is fictionalized, the ambience is spot on, making this a more effective biography for children than many standard narrative accounts. (Picture book. 8-12)"
In the Adventures in Art series, Pfleger offers art lovers a chance to spend a day with Picasso, to glimpse his art, and to experience how this artist may have lived. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

The Executioner's Heir by Susanne Alleyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 2, 2013

"A well-researched, robust tale featuring an endearing executioner."
Alleyn (Palace of Justice, 2010, etc.), author of several historical mysteries set in France, fashions a dramatic tale based on an actual family of executioners in 18th-century Paris. Read full book review >

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MAKE ME A MOTHER by Susanne Antonetta
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 2014

"In the end, Jin's otherness became the unlooked-for gift that taught Antonetta how love was as much about risk as it was acceptance."
An award-winning memoirist's moving account of how adopting a South Korean baby taught her about motherhood and love. Read full book review >