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Which Book Adaptations Failed It and Which Nailed It?

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For an avid reader, there’s nothing scarier than having your favorite books adapted into movies or TV shows. There’s so much room for failure, and so much tentative hope that maybe -– just maybe -– they’ll get it right. When Hollywood nails an adaptation it’s like the clouds are parting, angels are singing and we’re all staring at the screen trying not to weep. But that kind of achievement is rare, unfortunately. So in honor of those hits and misses, here’s one adaptation that sadly failed it and one that absolutely nailed it. Failed It: Beautiful Creatures Let me be clear: I’m a giant fan of the Beautiful Creatures (Little Brown & Co., September 2010) young adult series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Full of…

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Your cheat sheet for Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove

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For many readers, opening a Debbie Macomber book is like coming home. Her humor and gift for storytelling echo through her books. And that is exactly why fans everywhere are scrambling to watch Cedar Cove on the Hallmark Channel. With more than 170 million copies of her books in print world wide, 750 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list (eight of which have hit #1), a tea shop, a yarn store and a hit television series, she shows no signs of slowing down. Just this year she is releasing four books, including the recently released Blossom Street Brides, Love Letters: A Rose Harbor Novel, being released in August, and Mr. Miracle, out in October as both a novel…

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