Search Results: "Zoe Hall"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SURPRISE GARDEN by Zoe Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"The surprise may not astonish readers—that seeds grow into plants—but that quibble doesn't detract from the green zing of spring across every page, and a garden population that includes ladybugs, rabbits, spiders, and ants. (Picture book. 4-7)"
As a calendar of plant growth, this book is great. Read full book review >

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THE APPLE PIE TREE by Zoe Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"An appealing study for young children. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A simple nature story about an apple tree in winter, spring, summer, and fall. ``My sister and I have a tree that grows the best part of apple pie. Read full book review >

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FALL LEAVES FALL! by Zoe Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2000

"A best bet for classrooms, too. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A kaleidoscope of colors dazzle the eye in this exuberant celebration of the autumnal season. Read full book review >

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A ROMANTIC NOD TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
by Bobbi Dumas

As we close out March, I thought it would be a nice salute to women’s history month to focus on some great historical romance and some truly terrific romance heroines!

First off, I wanted to give a major shout-out to a debut novel that was released this week, Lisa Berne’s You May Kiss the Bride (which earned a starred review ...


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GOING IT ALONE
by Julie Danielson

In the past several years, there seems to have been an upsurge in the number of articles floating around the Internet—they are certainly popular at social media sites—that include tips for introverts and extroverts on how to play nicely with others. I see more for introverts – either because more of my friends in the world of social media lean ...


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LOVE & LAUGHTER BY CHAPTERS
by Bobbi Dumas

I’ve written think pieces, essays, book reviews, blog posts, etc., etc., etc. on the amazing power of romance novels - how they make us feel better, uplift us, create community for many women (and some men), help us feel secure in a sometimes hostile world, and on and on and on.

I know not everyone agrees with me on this, but ...


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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

I WILL BE CLEOPATRA by Zoe Caldwell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Some good gossip, a few great parties (one from dusk till dawn for Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy), lots of intelligent observations about acting and the stage: a treat for fans of theater autobiography."
Four-time Tony Award-winner Caldwell's engaging memoir of her apprentice years. Read full book review >

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SECOND SHOT by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 6, 2007

"Sturdy distaff pulp, though Charlie won't abate your dreams of James Bond, or even Modesty Blaise."
Tough cookie Charlie Fox is back, acting as bodyguard to a woman whose sudden wealth has put her at risk on both sides of the Atlantic. Read full book review >

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FIRST DROP by Zoe Sharp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 30, 2005

"Slick, hard-boiled fare with enough gunplay and mayhem to keep Vin Diesel happy, while offering a sop to the romantically minded."
The U.S. debut of private security guard Charlie Fox, a gal with moxie and deadly accuracy with a Sig Sauer. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ALWAYS NEVERLAND by Zoe Barton
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"There are many good stories still to tell about the Boy Who Never Grew Up, but this isn't one of them. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
A petulant brat brings Girl Power to a Neverland devoid of whimsy and charm in this unnecessary sequel to Peter Pan. Read full book review >