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Tracy Groot

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Tracy Groot is the critically acclaimed and Christy Award–winning author of several works of historical fiction. Her books have received starred Booklist and Publishers Weekly reviews and have been called "beautifully written" and "page-turning" by Publishers Weekly, and "gripping" with "exquisitely drawn" characters by Library Journal.

Tracy and her husband have three grown sons and a daughter-in-law and enjoy board games, warm vacations, any kind of travel, Detroit Lions football, foodie experiences, and most anything that gives them time together.

Average rating: 4.05 · 2,592 ratings · 573 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Sentinels of Andersonville

4.08 avg rating — 782 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Flame of Resistance

3.90 avg rating — 619 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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Madman

4.12 avg rating — 510 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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Maggie Bright: A Novel of D...

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The Brother's Keeper

4.03 avg rating — 138 ratings — published 2003 — 9 editions
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Stones of My Accusers

3.90 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
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Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan
"So....do you want the good news or the bad news?

Ok, bad news first.

1) This is mostly a really dull read. The first two-thirds of this book are completely superfluous. Nothing much happens until Chapter 19, which is more tha..." Read more of this review »
Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan
"Every would be author of epic fantasy (or any long running series) should be required to (prior to being published) document the failings of The Wheel of Time with particular focus on this book.

It is really hard to comprehend how in a nearly 700..." Read more of this review »
The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan
"The Wheel of Time series represents, for me, the perfect example of a guilty pleasure in the world of fantasy.

This series is not actually written very well. Robert Jordan was not a very good wordsmith, and he really only knew how to sa..." Read more of this review »
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“Autumn lingered on as if fond of its own perfection.”
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Snagged this book an airport because I didn't like what was in my bag, and because I liked Matt Damon's face on the cover--had no clue I'd spend the next three days NOT putting the book down. Read it compulsively. Been a while since a book has done t ...more
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“You should fear me too, Mr. Waist Gunner, with your burn. What a silly thing—waist gunner. You gun from the waist?” She struck a pose, holding her hands in the shape of guns at her waist, face screwed into a scowl that all enemies should fear. She looked like a grandma gunslinger at the O.K. Corral.”
Tracy Groot, Flame of Resistance

“I think I will drink my hemlock now....”
Tracy Groot, Madman

“It was the worst picture she had seen in her life. It was worse than the crying baby in Shanghai.
‘Sometimes we need to see why we fight,’ said the burglar vicar gently. ’We need to see what God sees. Then we can understand just a little better His wrath, and His justice, and His love.’
He slipped the photograph from her hand, put it in the folder, slipped the folder from her. She pulled the pillow over her face and wept.
She’d not forget that image, not for the rest of her life.
She cried herself deaf for the child and for Arthur Vance; for Murray whose Rocket Kid could not save this child, and for William, because she finally understood what it felt like to be eviscerated.
She wept that she could not go and die for this boy.
‘I’m utterly useless!’ she screamed into the pillow, and finally came to her defeated senses. A good cry, and she did not feel better.
‘You are hardly useless,’ said the Burglar Vicar.
‘Oh really? I can’t even sit up.’
‘You can pray.’
‘How do you know it does any good?’
‘It’s better than moping, which does no good at all.”
She supposed it would be better to pray than to mope. The Shrew said prayer held them to their tasks. She said she saw before her eyes that it worked. ‘Yes, yes — I can pray!”
Tracy Groot, Maggie Bright: A Novel of Dunkirk

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This is the poll for August's Books of the Month! The two with the most votes will be our reads.

The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot
 
  6 votes 15.4%

Be Still My Soul by Joanne Bischof Be Still My Soul (The Cadence of Grace, #1) by Joanne Bischof
 
  6 votes 15.4%

Lethal Action by Rachel Dylan Lethal Action (Danger in the Deep South Book 1) by Rachel Dylan
 
  5 votes 12.8%

One Perfect Spring by Irene Hannon One Perfect Spring by Irene Hannon
 
  5 votes 12.8%

Tried and True by Mary Connealy Tried and True (Wild at Heart, #1) by Mary Connealy
 
  5 votes 12.8%

Together with You by Victoria Bylin Together with You by Victoria Bylin
 
  4 votes 10.3%

A Texan's Promise by Shelley Gray A Texan's Promise (Heart of a Hero #1) by Shelley Gray
 
  3 votes 7.7%

Dry as Rain by Gina Holmes Dry as Rain by Gina Holmes
 
  3 votes 7.7%

 
  2 votes 5.1%

39 total votes
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Topics Mentioning This Author

“Common observation and a plain understanding is the source of all art.”
Sir Joshua Reynolds

“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.”
Dr. Robert Schuller

“Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.”
Joseph Heller

“Child, you have to learn to see things in the right proportions. Learn to see great things great and small things small.”
Corrie Ten Boom

“For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are.”
C.S. Lewis, The Magician's Nephew




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