Search Results: "Sapphire"


BOOK REVIEW

SAPPHIRE by Thomas Graham Jr.
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2014

"An enjoyable, well-developed addition to Cold War espionage thrillers."
A riveting espionage tale set during the Cold War. Read full book review >

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SAPPHIRE BLUE by Kerstin Gier
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"Hopefully, all will be revealed in the Emerald Green finale.(Fantasy. 12 & up)"
In this second volume of the Ruby Red Trilogy, 16-year-old Gwen continues her time-traveling adventures as the newest member of the Circle of Twelve. Read full book review >

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THE SAPPHIRE SEA by John Robinson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"This first from Robinson, a globetrotter and former gem dealer, has all the makings of an old-style Ripping Yarn—but the amateurish prose clunk-clunk-clunks."
A giant gemstone drives men mad. Read full book review >

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White Sapphire by Ashley Mayers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 3, 2016

"A series installment that further develops its sturdy characters, but still leaves a bounty of curious subplots unresolved."
In the third entry in Mayers' (Violet Sapphire, 2016, etc.) fantasy series, a woman who belongs to a line of shape-shifting Hindu demons tells a story to her half-human offspring. Read full book review >

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THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR  by Lauren Blakely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"Blakely tackles a heist novel that's heavier on sex and hyped-up mistrust than on true emotional conflict, but a fun story, upscale beach setting, and sizzling chemistry mean that fans likely won't care. The cliffhanger ending will keep them coming back for more."
Steph Anderson has come to the Cayman Islands for business and personal reasons, but meeting Jake Harlowe, a sexy fortune hunter, embroils her in a search for lost diamonds that has her questioning old alliances and wondering if she can trust Jake—with her secrets or her heart. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE KID by Sapphire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2011

"Powerful and disturbing, though not always coherent."
The larger audience attracted by the award-winning adaptation of the author's debut novel (Push, 1996, adapted into the film Precious) will recognize this sequel as "Son of Precious." Read full book review >

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THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR by Lauren Blakely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 12, 2016

"A steamy tropical romp with an adequate amount of suspense."
A tour operator and a bounty hunter decide to team up when they find themselves searching for the same treasure. Read full book review >

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PUSH by Sapphire
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 1996

"A maudlin (at times pornographic) advertisement for the power of literacy and the value of recovery groups. (First printing of 150,000)"
Poet Sapphire's slim first novel draws on her experience as a performance artist and literacy teacher: She tells her sad but sentimentally uplifting story in the voice of a 17-year-old illiterate from Harlem, and the result is more sociological (in the Ricki Lake mold) than literary. Read full book review >

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THE SAPPHIRE HEIST  by Lauren Blakely
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2016

"A breezy romance that may appeal to summer readers looking for sexy sun and fun rather than depth or intricacy of plot."
With a cache of stolen diamonds at stake, two strangers-turned-lovers and investigative partners discover that the fun may be over when their trust in each other is tested. Read full book review >

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The Sapphire Song by Todd Erick Pedersen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2014

"An evocative but slight fantasy about artists seeking fulfillment through art and faith.
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A parable about two young people drawn together by spiritual affinity. Read full book review >

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A SAPPHIRE AMONG PEBBLES by S.L. Brown
Released: July 13, 2012

"Despite small irritants, an engaging novel that examines the effects an obscure religion steeped in secrecy can have on the lives of modern Americans."
A cult religious leader has a profound effect on the lives of a colorful cast of characters in this novel. Read full book review >