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reviewed Ties that Bind Way Down Deep. October 27, 1998
Ties that Bind Way Down Deep
Dana, a young veterinarian living in Hayward, California knows her financial situation will change once she finishes her internship and opens her own practice. This lover of animals has endured the death …
reviewed Beach Boy: A Novel. October 24, 1998
Beach Boy: A Novel
Beach Boy bounds onto the literary world like a mature novel, nudging a place somewhere between Jame Joyce's "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and J.D. Salinger's "Catcher in the Rye". Quirky, unique …
reviewed Adam: The Male Figure in Art. October 24, 1998
Adam: The Male Figure in Art
Adam; The Male Figure in Art by Edward Lucie-Smith sets out to explore how artists have perceived and represented man as a subject in every form of the arts. With his characteristic enthusiasm and wit …
reviewed Zoo: Animals in Art. October 24, 1998
Zoo: Animals in Art
Zoo is a small-in-size book, but it is brimming over with clever juxtapositions of styles, periods, techniques of making art about animals. We are again indebted to Lucie-Smith for spicing this beautifully …
reviewed Midnight Promise (Zebra Splendor Hist.... October 23, 1998
Midnight Promise (Zebra Splendor Historical
This wonderful novel set during the ware in the 1830's over the annexation of what is now know as Tejas (Texas) when that area was owned by Mexico is a tender love story of childhood friends Julia Flores …
reviewed White By Definition: Social Classific.... October 16, 1998
White By Definition: Social Classification in
This book really broke down the racial dilemna in Louisiana which probably more than in any other state of the union confronts the race question. Who and what you are seems to pervade this state of mixed- …
reviewed The Rings of Saturn. October 14, 1998
The Rings of Saturn
Having read "The Emigrants" and being amazed that I had not heard about this author, so fine and unique was his first "translated" book, I grabbed the first volume of "The Rings of Saturn" I could find. …
reviewed Winter Nights. October 08, 1998
Winter Nights
BET Books makes it's debut with this holiday trilogy fromthree of romance's best writers that will surely bring readers muchcheer. In Until Christmas by Francis Ray, Ethan Rawlings has come back to his …
reviewed The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tri.... September 29, 1998
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His
This book goes on my list of all-time favorite books and I have read quite a few. Some of the negative comments from previous reviewers were downright petty and often malicious. Because the mother left …
reviewed The Fall Of A Sparrow: A NOVEL. September 28, 1998
The Fall Of A Sparrow: A NOVEL
Robert Hellenga offers us not only a well constructed tale of intrigue as played out on a family level, he has obviously spent time with his characters - developing people who are unique, memorable, understandable …
reviewed Sweet Mystery (Arabesque). September 15, 1998
Sweet Mystery (Arabesque)
When Raenette Dalcour comes home to Belle Rose, Louisana to bury her father she is not at first prepared to tackle her grandfather's disapperance 50 years ago nor prove to the town that the Dalcours are …
reviewed Breath, Eyes, Memory. September 11, 1998
Breath, Eyes, Memory (Oprah's Book Club)
I liked the strong connection of these women in the story--Sophie, her mother, her Aunte Atie, and her grandmother. It is amazing for 4 women in one family to have so much in common and yet be such different …
reviewed Roses Are Red (Arabesque). September 02, 1998
Roses Are Red (Arabesque)
How can someone get hung up on punctuation. How petty! This was a great story This beautiful story set among the upper middle-class blacks in contmporary London, England was a joy to read. Kendra Davenport, …
reviewed Blessings: A Novel. August 27, 1998
Blessings: A Novel
Ms. Jackson does it again. This young women has such an insight into human character. I'm sure we all know someone like the four women involved in the storyline. I can hardly wait for her next book!
reviewed Ecstasy (Arabesque). July 31, 1998
Ecstasy (Arabesque)
I totally disagree with the reviewer from Evanston ,Illinois. The traveling was a big part of the allure and appeal of the story. The exotic locations enhanced the spice of the romantic settings. I loved …
reviewed It Had to Be You (Arabesque). July 17, 1998
It Had to Be You (Arabesque)
After the disappointment I felt with Ms. Wright's first book, Blush, I thought the second book would surely be an improvement. Sad to say, the same mistakes made in the first were made in the second. …
reviewed Blush (Arabesque). July 17, 1998
Blush (Arabesque)
I agree with the last reviewer. I thought it was just me. Romantic Times gave it such a great review and then Affair de Couer gave it a bad review. I wanted to find out for myself and I have to agree …
reviewed Shadows on the Bayou. July 08, 1998
Shadows on the Bayou
From my review in Affair de Couer in the February 1998 issue. This book is more than just a love tory, but a lesson in history, a glimpse into a society not discussed in high school history books because …
reviewed A Means to Evil. July 08, 1998
While I was underwhelmed with this book at the beginning, it eventually reeled me in and got me involved with the characters and the mystery. The climax of the book is quite tense and effective. However, …
reviewed Black, White, Other: Biracial America.... July 07, 1998
Black, White, Other: Biracial Americans Talk About
I read this book about 3 years ago and think it is a very good look at what bi-racial African/Americans go through. At first, I didn't understand the turmoil and angst one goes through who is bi-racial. …
reviewed Heaven Sent (Arabesque). June 12, 1998
Heaven Sent (Arabesque)
To quote my review of this book in Affaire de cour, "This is one of the greatest love stories ever told". All of the heroes and heroines from the first three books in the Hideaway series were present, …
reviewed A Do Right Man. June 05, 1998
A Do Right Man
The book was great. I read the entire book in one rainy weekend. I resent the comparisons to Flyy Girl. While it was a great book also, these are two entirely different stories. Frankly, I appreciate …
reviewed Feast of All Saints. June 05, 1998
Feast of All Saints
Like several of the previous reviewers, I too have read this book at least three times since it's publication and am fascinated by the free people of color. This was indeed an eye-opener and though I …
reviewed Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel. June 05, 1998
Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel
I too read this book in college and was so moved. I have since become a fan of Zora Neale Hurtston and turned my daughter onto her when she had to make a reading selection and she also loved it. The lyrical …
reviewed First Love. June 04, 1998
First Love
In this novella, JCO, has added yet another masterpiece to her already voluminous collection. In a blue/middle collar environment, innocence is lost by a man who, in the future, would become a man of …
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