Search Results: "Jeri Smith-Ready"


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THIS SIDE OF SALVATION by Jeri Smith-Ready
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"Reason, love and smart peers succeed in a captivating story of family heartbreak and religious intrigue. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Religion requires sacrifice—but for David, the prophecy of the Rush end-of-time event has particularly bad timing: baseball season and prom night, when things are sure to heat up with girlfriend Bailey. Read full book review >

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BLOOD LANCE by Jeri Westerson
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Guest's fifth adventure (Troubled Bones, 2011, etc.) again provides a lively tale of historical interest smoothly combined with a worthy mystery."
Despite being disgraced and living by his wits, a former knight cannot forget his vows. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON’S PARCHMENT by Jeri Westerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 12, 2010

"Information on 14th-century anti-Semitism and homosexuality are highlights of Crispin's third adventure, based on a real 15th-century crime spree."
A disgraced knight who's been scratching out a living as a private-inquiry agent in medieval London takes on a case that challenges him in ways he never expected. Read full book review >

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A MAIDEN WEEPING by Jeri Westerson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"Once again Guest's past misdeeds actually help him in the present in a case that includes plenty of red herrings and an interesting look at medieval jurisprudence."
A young apprentice must use every skill he's learned to free his master from prison. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 14, 1994

"Notes; bibliography; index. (Biography. 9-11)"
The African-American whose career precipitated several watershed events in the civil rights movement is eloquently portrayed in a Trailblazer biography. Read full book review >

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TROUBLED BONES by Jeri Westerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"Westerson's latest medieval noir is a very readable combination of historical fact and mystery even though it telegraphs the killer's identity early on.

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A murderous spin on The Canterbury Tales.Read full book review >

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SERPENT IN THE THORNS by Jeri Westerson
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 6, 2009

"An appealing premise that dissolves into a chain of events alternately obvious and implausible. Still, Crispin's derring-do as he weaves between the Court and the kitchens is distinctively entertaining."
Outcast former knight Crispin Guest (Veil of Lies, 2008) seeks both vengeance and justice in the stews of medieval London. Read full book review >

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THE SILENCE OF STONES by Jeri Westerson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2016

"Westerson (Shadow of the Alchemist, 2013, etc.) may not exhibit the depth of research other medieval mystery writers display, but her tortured protagonist is never dull, and his newest adventure leads to a swift and satisfying conclusion."
An unfortunate coincidence brings a disgraced knight to the attention of the king he once plotted against. Read full book review >

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A THOUSAND VOICES  by Jeri Parker
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2011

"A loving tribute to friendship that proves how one person can influence the life of another."
As a young teacher, Parker is introduced to a deaf child who immediately captures her heart; they communicate with each other beyond a standard language system and forge a friendship that lasts a lifetime. Read full book review >

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KEEPERS by Jeri Hanel Watts
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

As in Naturi Thomas's Uh-oh! Read full book review >

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CURSES AND WARFARE  by Jeri Baird
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Deepens characterizations as it neatly sets up Volume 3. (Fantasy. 12-16)"
Twins Zander and Alexa are faced with the threat of warfare in this second book of the Tokens and Omen series. Read full book review >