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Verk av Mary-Claire Helldorfer

Dark Secrets 1 (2009) 676 exemplar
Dark Secrets 2 (2010) 432 exemplar
Evercrossed (2011) 393 exemplar
The Back Door of Midnight (2010) 301 exemplar
Kissed by an Angel (1995) 249 exemplar
Everlasting (2012) 220 exemplar
Legacy of Lies (2000) 178 exemplar
L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables (2001) — Redaktör — 142 exemplar
Everafter (2013) 134 exemplar
Summer in the City (2006) 124 exemplar
Don't Tell (2001) 118 exemplar
En doft av jasmin (2001) 101 exemplar
The Deep End of Fear (2003) 95 exemplar
Soulmates (1995) 79 exemplar
Hog Music (2000) — Författare — 69 exemplar
Love at First Click (2009) 54 exemplar
I Do (Love Stories) (1999) 48 exemplar
Penguins (Animal Safari) (1999) — Författare — 45 exemplar
Night of the White Stag (1999) 43 exemplar
At First Sight (Love Stories) (1998) 38 exemplar
Daniel's Gift (1987) — Författare — 36 exemplar
Got to Dance (2004) 35 exemplar
Sailing to the Sea (1991) 30 exemplar
The Mapmaker's Daughter (1991) 26 exemplar
Clap Clap! (1993) 26 exemplar
The Darling Boys (1992) 24 exemplar
Silver Rain Brown (1999) 19 exemplar
Hot Summer Nights (1996) 18 exemplar
Orangutans (Animal Safari) (1999) 17 exemplar
Cabbage Rose (1993) 15 exemplar
Carnival (1887) 15 exemplar
Harmonica Night (1997) 13 exemplar
Sekrets. Le visioni di Megan (2010) 12 exemplar
Love Happens (Love Stories) (1997) 10 exemplar
Phoebe and the River Flute (2000) 9 exemplar
Spook House (1989) 9 exemplar
Moon Trouble (1994) 8 exemplar
Saved by an Angel (2012) 3 exemplar
Loved by an Angel (2011) 3 exemplar
The Real Thing (2009) 1 exemplar
Almost home (1987) 1 exemplar


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Andra namn
Chandler, Elizabeth (pseudonym)
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Kort biografi
M. C. Helldorfer is the author of both middle-grade novels and picture books.  She lives in Baltimore, Maryland. [from The Mapmaker's Daughter (1991)] . She uses the pseudonym Elizabeth Chandler for romance and thriller novels.



Having not read the first three books in this series, I was a little lost throughout the book. I kept having to go back and re-read something just to try and figure out what everyone in the book was talking about.
The main character Ivy, is easy to relate to in a sense, although some things she says and does bring up a lot of questions on how she can be so trusting after everything that happened in her past. Ivy's boyfriend at the beginning of the book behaves more like a close guy friend than a boyfriend really and without having previously read any of the other books I just couldn't understand why he was really there. Beth, Ivy's best friend, seemed to me more of an older controlling sibling than a friend really. Always telling Ivy what she should be doing and siding with Will from the beginning. Will and Beth seemed to be trying to control Ivy more than be her friend.
And then when Guy was introduced, I automatically thought; well there is Tristan, but then there were times that I thought he may have been Gregory; again, I should have read the first three books and maybe I would have known a little better the mannerisms of both Tristan and Gregory.
The ending of this book has left me totally confused, I understand that there needed to be a place to stop so that the next book could be written, but the end was pretty much totally cut off and left a ton of questions unanswered. I'm going to go get the first three books in the series just to catch up and then wait very UN-patiently for the next book to find out what happens.
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chaoticmel | 8 andra recensioner | May 18, 2024 |
Opening on a bitterly cold Christmas Eve, this beautifully-told and gorgeously-illustrated original fairy-tale follows a young boy named Finder who sets out on a journey to see the king. The recent war had ended, but Finder's father had never returned from the fighting, and now he and his mother and sisters were starving. Taking his father's ring, he set out through the snowy woods, determined to obtain help from the monarch his father had served. Becoming lost instead, he meets up with an old blind man, troubled in body and spirit by the wounds of war, who is seeking the magical white stag. Pressed into helping the old man on his quest, Finder is witness to the beauty and majesty of this cervine prey, and the way in which it allows itself to be wounded, in order to offer healing to the old man. Cured by the stag's blood, the old man leads Finder to the king's palace, where a surprise awaits him...

A breathtakingly beautiful picture book, Night of the White Stag was originally published in 1999, and is a title I have been meaning to track down for many years. Yvonne Gilbert, sometimes credited as Anne Yvonne Gilbert, is a masterful artist—her version of Hans Christian Andersen's The Wild Swans is one of my favorite fairy-tale picture books of all time—so I knew I would love the visuals here. In this regard, I was certainly not mistaken, finding her work every bit as enthralling as expected. There is a dreamy, ethereal quality to some of the scenes, that contrasts wonderfully with the melancholy of the tale, in which survivors of terrible trauma struggle through a wintry world. I loved the use of color here, with a palette that is deep and lovely, but also somehow muted, and I was engrossed by the tenderly expressive faces of the human characters, throughout. This is certainly a masterpiece, from a visual perspective, and deserves to be better known.

What I didn't expect, and what elevated Night of the White Stag from a four or four-and-a-half star book to that rare five-star title, was the story, which was more than just a fairy-tale. Author M.C. Helldorfer's brief afterword about her sources mentioned a number of folkloric inspirations, including the legend of St. Eustace, in which a hunting saint pursues a stag with a cross between its horns; as well as medieval literary antecedents such as Chaucer's Book of the Duchess, in which a knight finds consolation after the death of his wife in a vision he has while on a hunt. A more recent source was the 1642 Huron Carol, which offers a Native American retelling of the Nativity Story. This wealth of association is certainly interesting, and I can see how each is tied to important themes in the tale, from the sacred nature of the eponymous stag to the healing offered by a sojourn in the wild. For me, the most powerful was the way in which the stag was clearly a Christ stand-in, given the Christmas Eve setting, and the way in which he was described, with eyes that were "dark and old as night, gentle as love," and the way in which he permitted the old man to harm him.

With a powerful and deeply-felt tale, and artwork that is simply gorgeous, this is a book I would highly recommend! It mystifies me that it seems to have slipped into an undeserved obscurity, and I hope it is soon republished.
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AbigailAdams26 | 3 andra recensioner | Dec 27, 2023 |
FROM AMAZON: In a romantic and suspenseful collection of the New York Times bestselling trilogy, love’s unbreakable bonds are put to the test.

When her boyfriend, Tristan, died, Ivy thought she’d lost everything, even her faith in angels. But now she’s discovered that he’s her guardian angel—his presence so strong that she can feel the touch of his hand, the beat of his heart. Ivy needs Tristan now more than ever because he knows she’s in terrible danger. Only Ivy’s guardian angel can save her now that his killer is after her.

But if Tristan rescues Ivy, his mission on earth will be finished, and he must leave her behind forever. Will saving Ivy mean losing her just when he’s finally reached her again?
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Gmomaj | 32 andra recensioner | May 7, 2023 |
I read this trilogy in high school and absolutely loved it. I bought it and read it a second time and it was just as good!
mtngrl85 | 32 andra recensioner | Jan 22, 2023 |



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