Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Gisborne (Book of Pawns) by Prue Batten


 
In a story where status means power and survival depends on how the game is played, two people, one a squire wronged in life and one a noblewoman, are drawn together by lust and a lost inheritance in twelfth century England. Guy of Gisborne is a man with secrets, Ysabel of Moncrieff, a naïve and opinionated noblewoman whose world comes tumbling down like the stones of a mighty cathedral on the death of her mother.
Gisborne is ordered to Aquitaine to escort the young woman home to attend to her grieving father and whilst travelling, she discovers Gisborne's secrets are not just connected with his family but with the throne of England.

And with revenge.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunday Book Highlight




Pablo Perez is a 12-year-old poor kid without much going for him. His classmates have dubbed him "Duct Tape" because his tattered discount-store sneakers are held together with...you guessed it, duct tape. He can't escape the bullying.

Pablo's luck, however, changes after he finds a $20 gold coin while swimming with his sister in a river near their home. Pablo later buys a $1 treasure map at the county fair. The map shows the route to the "lost treasure" of Jesse James. Pablo can't help but wonder: Is there a link between the map and the gold coin?

He is determined to find out, and he, his 9-year-old sister and 13-year-old cousin hire, an ill-natured cave guide, and begin a treacherous underground adventure in search of treasure.

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