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by Barbara Wood — Published: May 14, 2013

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My latest book, SERPENT AND THE STAFF, (Turner Publishing) is available for pre-order at amazon.com

Ugarit, Syria, 1450 B.C.E. Eighteen-year-old Leah, the eldest daughter of a wealthy winemaker, is past the traditional age of betrothal. Vowed to wed the wealthy but cruel shipbuilder Jotham, Leah declines his offer of marriage after discovering that he and his family suffer from “the falling sickness.” Enraged by her refusal and his ruined reputation, he blackmails Leah’s father, a punishment forgiven only by offering Leah’s hand in marriage. With no more options for another suitor and no male heir for her family, Leah must seek out the cure for Jotham’s sickness or her family will face permanent ruin. During her quest Leah begins to burn with desire for Daveed, the handsome household scribe whose culture forbids their union. Daveed has been called by the gods to restore the Brotherhood, an elite fraternity of guardians at the great Library of Ugarit, rumored to contain the secret symbol of immortality within its ancient archives. If his plan succeeds, it may also save Leah’s family from disaster. But even Daveed and Leah cannot fathom the extent of Jotham’s sinister schemes to make Leah his bride once and for all. With rich historical detail, The Serpent and the Staff is a sweeping tale of love, betrayal, and how one family's faith can overcome the obstacles that life has in store for them.

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Serpent And The Staff

by Barbara Wood — Published: May 05, 2013

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My next book, Serpent and the Staff (Turner Publishing), will be published September 13, 2013.







Czech Readers: My latest book, "Vyvolena"

by Barbara Wood — Published: Sep 28, 2012

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VYVOLENA (The Divining) is now available in Czech.

Román pro ženy,  autorky Barbary Wood, vás uchvání p?íb?hem Ulriky, kterou  pronásledují sny, v nichž vidí, že vlasti jejího otce hrozí zkáza a že jejím posláním je zachránit otc?v národ. Vytuší, že práv? ona je vyvolená pro tento nelehký úkol, proto se musí z ?íma vydat na nebezpe?nou cestu. Jenže se vášniv? zamiluje a její božská moc i pozemská láska k Sebastianovi ?elí zrad? a nebezpe?í. V ?ím? totiž vládne krutý císa? Nero. Tato kniha,  z nakladatelství Alpress, je žhavá novinka na knižních pultech.





La Fille Du Loup

by Barbara Wood — Published: Sep 10, 2012

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Dear French Readers,

My latest book, THE DIVINING, is now available in French :)  I hope you enjoy it.

La Fille du Loup

Rome, 54 après J-C, sous le règne de Néron. Depuis son enfance, Ulrika, jeune fille de dix-neuf ans, a des hallucinations et des prémonitions. Une nuit, elle fait un rêve étrange où lui apparaît un loup. Elle l’interprète comme un présage, « Wulf » étant le prénom que portait son père, mort lorsqu’elle n’était encore qu’un enfant, c’est du moins ce que lui a dit Sélène, sa mère.
Un soir, lors d’un dîner officiel, elle rencontre le commandant Gaius Vatinus, un valeureux guerrier amené à diriger l’armée romaine contre les Germains. Si Ulrika apprécie la compagnie de cet homme, ce n’est pas le cas de sa mère qui la met en garde car, il serait responsable de l’arrestation de Wulf et du pillage de leur village. Sélène révèle enfin la vérité à Ulrika : son père est toujours vivant et a fondé une famille en Germanie, tout en ignorant qu’à Rome il avait une fille. Ulrika décide alors d’entreprendre un long voyage en terres barbares afin de retrouver son père…


by Barbara Wood — Published: Aug 06, 2012

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Hello German Readers!

MY latest book, DIE SCHICKSALSGABE (Fate’s Gift) will be published September 2012.

I hope you enjoy it :)

Fluch oder Segen? Ihre geheimnisvolle Gabe führt die junge Ulrika bis an die Grenzen der Welt.
Sie weiß, dass sie anders ist als ihre römischen Freundinnen: Ulrika hat Visionen, die sie vor allen verheimlicht, die sie aber nach Germanien rufen. Dort rettet sie der Handelsherr Sebastianus aus höchster Gefahr. Gemeinsam brechen sie auf zu einer Reise: Sebastianus will eine Karawane bis nach China führen, Ulrika forscht nach dem Geheimnis ihrer Gabe. Ihre Suche führt beide bis an die Grenzen der Welt und tief ins Herz der Finsternis. Als Sebastianus bei Kaiser Nero in Ungnade fällt, eilt Ulrika zu ihm nach Rom. Darf sie ihre Schicksalsgabe einsetzen, um den Mann zu retten, den sie liebt?
Das Leseerlebnis voller Leidenschaft und Abenteuer.



La Adivina Here!

by Barbara Wood — Published: Jul 31, 2012

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Hello Chilean Readers,

My latest book, LA ADIVINA will be published in Chile August 2012!

I hope you enjoy it :)




What Others Are Saying About Butterfly

by Barbara Wood — Published: Jul 22, 2012

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People have been so kind in their reviews of BUTTERFLY. You can read them here at:

Reenie's Book Blog

Inspire Magazine

In Love With Romance

Long and Short Reviews

Endless Days of Books





New Low Price for Butterfly

by Barbara Wood — Published: Jun 22, 2012

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Need an exciting book for your Summer vacation or just relaxing in your back yard?

Butterfly (kindle edition) is now only $1.29 at amazon.com. At this price, treat yourself and a friend (or two)!


Happy Reading :)


Read and Excerpt



Readers Guide

by Barbara Wood — Published: May 20, 2012

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If you are planning a group discussion for THE DIVINING, you'll find the Reader's Guide here.



La Adivina

by Sharon — Published: May 16, 2012

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LA ADIVINA (The Divining) will be published in Spain and South America June 2012.






Just in time for Mother's Day!

by Barbara Wood — Published: May 08, 2012

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(image of butterflies and happy new year
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(image of butterflies and happy new year







Some of my book covers have had a make-over!  Brand new designs for my re-released books by Turner Publishing. Here's just a few of them.

See them all on my Titles Page



My Latest Book - THE DIVINING

by Barbara Wood — Published: Mar 13, 2012

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My latest book,

THE DIVINING is finally here.

Read all about it HERE









by Barbara Wood — Published: Mar 13, 2012

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Dear Readers,

I'm happy to tell you that THIS GOLDEN LAND has been re-published.  Look for the new cover!  You can find it here.


Dieses Goldene Land in Paperback

by Barbara Wood — Published: Oct 07, 2011

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Hello German Readers,

Dieses Goldene Land now available in paperback.

Please visit my German Language website to read an excerpt.




Mark Your Calendar

by Barbara Wood — Published: Aug 09, 2011

I will be speaking at the Jurupa Valley Book Festival Saturday, October 15th.

Event starts at 10:00 am.

Glen Avon Regional Library

9244 Galena Street, Glen Avon, CA.

951 685-8121





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