Search Results: "Nick Shepherd"


BOOK REVIEW

A JOURNEY THROUGH TRANSPORTATION by Tom Jackson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"A history of transportation, indeed, and a book of wonders as well. (Nonfiction. 8-12)"
From putting one foot in front of the other to the X-37B space drone, Jackson and Shepherd combine to make the path of transportation as wiggly-wriggly as a night crawler—and as crazily alluring. Read full book review >

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DEFIANT by Janine Shepherd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"An inspirational but thin account of an athlete's tragic accident and the long road she traveled to reach a different kind of fulfilling life."
An athlete's memoir about her ability to overcome personal tragedy and reinvent her life. Read full book review >

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GRANDMA by Jessica Shepherd
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2014

"Though it lacks the artistry of Mem Fox and Julie Viva's Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge (1989), it has a useful charm. (Picture book. 5-7)"
A little boy adjusts to changes as his beloved grandmother ages and becomes infirm. Read full book review >

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THE CAGE by Megan  Shepherd
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 26, 2015

"A riff on a Twilight Zone plot unfolds into a richly drawn alien dystopian replete with romance and horror. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
Six teenagers face a life of captivity in an alien-designed human zoo. Read full book review >

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EMBERS OF DEATH by Stella Shepherd
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 10, 1997

"Shepherd's seventh (Nurse Dawes Is Dead, 1995, etc.) is as swift-moving, as full of sharp-featured characters, and as neatly solved as all her others."
Seven suspicious fires, and the Nottingham CID still doesn't have a single suspect. Read full book review >

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A Journey to God's Grace by Trina Shepherd
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 24, 2016

"An inspirational memoir undermined by messy writing."
A debut spiritual autobiography reflects on a life of challenging trials. Read full book review >

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THE POISONED ISLAND by Lloyd Shepherd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"If you like Regency suspense with historical figures and fantastic horticulture—or you're simply a fan of clever writing—Shepherd (The English Monster, 2012) delivers the goods."
A British ship carries a deadly secret in this historical mystery-cum-horror. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET HORSES OF BRIAR HILL by Megan  Shepherd
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"The right readers will love this to pieces. (Historical fiction. 7-11)"
A young English World War II refugee finds magic tending the winged horses who live in the mirrors of her sanatorium. Read full book review >

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THE HUNT by Megan  Shepherd
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 24, 2016

"A thrill ride in space with new danger and intrigue around every corner. (Science fiction. 13 & up)"
After a failed escape from their enclosure, Cora and her friends fight to find a way out of alien control for good in this sequel to The Cage (2015).Read full book review >

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GROW YOUR OWN PENICILLIN by Ellenor Shepherd
Released: Dec. 7, 2012

"A humble blend of prose and poetry with a Christian message."
Shepherd (The Secret Shack, 2016) offers prose and poetry for the faithful in this Christian collection. Read full book review >

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A FATAL LIKENESS by Lynn Shepherd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"Lynn (The Solitary House, 2012, etc.) takes the familiar story of the Shelley family and fills in the holes in the historical record by turning it into a clever, imaginative and literate mystery."
A detective in Victorian England takes a case involving several renowned and infamous literary figures. Read full book review >

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THINNER THAN BLOOD by Stella Shepherd
Released: July 21, 1992

"A treat for Anglophiles."
The third outing for Inspector Richard Montgomery, Nottinghamshire CID (Black Justice, Murderous Remedy—not reviewed), finds him fielding anonymous letters about the supposedly natural death (gastrointestinal hemorrhage) of ancient battle-ax Maude Witherspoon—unlamented by her put-upon daughter- in-law, her doctor son Neville, their adopted bad seed Martin, and their ``perfect'' daughter Deborah. Read full book review >