Barbara Casey

Goodreads Author


Born
The United States
Website

Genre

Member Since
May 2011


Barbara Casey is the author of ten award-winning novels and numerous articles, poems, and short stories. She lives on a mountain in northwest Georgia with her husband, her miniature dachshund named Fitz, and Benton, a hound-mix who adopted her.

REVIEW: THE NIGHTJAR’S PROMISE – Book 4, The F.I.G. Mysteries

Book Review of THE NIGHTJAR’S PROMISE, Book 4 of The F.I.G. Mysteries

The Nightjar’s Promise is the fourth book in The F.I.G. Mysteries series. Our protagonist, Jennifer Torres, is one of the three FIGs (Females of Intellectual Genius), all of whom grew up in an orphanage where they formed an unbreakable bond with each other. Each of the FIGs has a particular talent and The Nightjar’s Promise focus

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on October 23, 2020 10:54
Average rating: 3.95 · 164 ratings · 139 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Cadence of Gypsies (The...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Wish Rider (The F.I.G. ...

3.82 avg rating — 22 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Clock Flower (The F.I.G...

3.89 avg rating — 18 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Kathryn Kelly: The Moll Beh...

3.86 avg rating — 14 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Assata Shakur: A 20th Centu...

3.53 avg rating — 17 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Nightjar's Promise (The...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 13 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The House of Kane

4.42 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2006 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Velvalee Dickinson: The "do...

4.17 avg rating — 12 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Gospel According to Prissy

4.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Coach's Wife

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Barbara Casey…
The Cadence of Gypsies The Wish Rider The Clock Flower The Nightjar's Promise
(4 books)
by
3.94 avg rating — 96 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Barbara’s Recent Updates

Barbara Casey wrote a new blog post

REVIEW: THE NIGHTJAR’S PROMISE – Book 4, The F.I.G. Mysteries

Book Review of THE NIGHTJAR’S PROMISE, Book 4 of The F.I.G. MysteriesThe Nightjar’s Promise is the fourth book in The F.I.G. Mysteries series. Our pro Read more of this blog post »
Barbara Casey rated a book it was amazing
The Nightjar's Promise by Barbara Casey
Rate this book
Clear rating
Book Review of THE NIGHTJAR'S PROMISE, Book 4 of The F.I.G. Mysteries
The Nightjar’s Promise is the fourth book in The F.I.G. Mysteries series. Our protagonist, Jennifer Torres, is one of the three FIGs (Females of Intellectual Genius), all of whom gr
...more
The Nightjar's Promise by Barbara Casey
"I fell in love with this group of strong, intelligent young women. Each one has had a difficult past but instead of letting this define them, they embrace what makes them special and support each other through all of their ups and downs. Each of the " Read more of this review »
The Nightjar's Promise by Barbara Casey
"The Nightjar’s Promise features Jennifer, one of the F.I.G.s. As she is leaving her practice, she swears she sees her mother and father, but that can’t be! They were killed in a car crash 15 years ago! She messages the other F.I.G.s their codeword, T" Read more of this review »
The Nightjar's Promise by Barbara Casey
"The Nightjar's Promise was a pretty good read for young readers by Barbara Casey. Even though it is the fourth book from her The F I G Mysteries series, I feel as though as it can be read as a stand alone. I have not read the first three books and di" Read more of this review »
Barbara Casey rated a book it was amazing
The Cadence of Gypsies by Barbara Casey
Rate this book
Clear rating
Barbara Casey rated a book it was amazing
Brooklyn's Most Wanted by Craig McGuire
Rate this book
Clear rating
A NICE BLEND OF ENTERTAINMENT AND TRUE CRIME

Having thoroughly enjoyed Craig McGuire's first book, BEYOND THE IDES, I looked forward to reading BROOKLYN'S MOST WANTED. I was not disappointed. It is well researched, informative, and entertaining, and w
...more
Barbara Casey rated a book it was amazing
The Gospel According to Prissy by Barbara Casey
Rate this book
Clear rating
From concern and fear for the protagonist and the mystery surrounding characters' motives, to delight in the wise words of a young child, Barbara Casey’s latest book, The Gospel According to Prissy, will permeate the inner voice of every reader .… Du ...more
The Cadence of Gypsies by Barbara Casey
“Carolina removed an old and creased single sheet of paper, yellowed with age, that was now carefully protected in clear, acid-free paper. She handed it to Dara. "This was folded up in a parik-til, in the box with my birth certificate."

"A parik-til?" asked Jennifer.

"It is a small pouch that is filled with things to bring good luck or blessings." She held up the cloth bag and opened it for the girls to see. "Gypsies use them, but so do Native Americans as well as people from Central and South America and other parts of the world. When I got it, I had no idea what it was or what it meant. I knew the folded piece of paper was old and somehow had to be important to me since my birth parents had included it with the other things they wanted me to have." Carolina stood up and walked over to the window. How well she remembered the overwhelming emotions she felt when she first saw those pages of the Voynich Manuscript in the book she was reading, and then realizing that the ancient script was
...more
Barbara Casey
More of Barbara's books…
“Carolina removed an old and creased single sheet of paper, yellowed with age, that was now carefully protected in clear, acid-free paper. She handed it to Dara. "This was folded up in a parik-til, in the box with my birth certificate."

"A parik-til?" asked Jennifer.

"It is a small pouch that is filled with things to bring good luck or blessings." She held up the cloth bag and opened it for the girls to see. "Gypsies use them, but so do Native Americans as well as people from Central and South America and other parts of the world. When I got it, I had no idea what it was or what it meant. I knew the folded piece of paper was old and somehow had to be important to me since my birth parents had included it with the other things they wanted me to have." Carolina stood up and walked over to the window. How well she remembered the overwhelming emotions she felt when she first saw those pages of the Voynich Manuscript in the book she was reading, and then realizing that the ancient script was the same as what was on the piece of paper that had been preserved in the parik-til--her parik-til. "Anyway, as soon as I saw the photographs of some of the manuscript pages in the book I was reading, I made the connection immediately. It was the same script as what was on this sheet of paper that I had been given."

All three FIGS crowded closely together to look at Carolina's treasure.”
Barbara Casey, The Cadence of Gypsies

“Hurry up, he'll be coming back pretty soon!"

Lynda spelled with a "y" Corgill, who was two years behind Dara, Mackenzie, and Jennifer, and had just completed her sophomore year, squeezed the hot glue gun into the door lock of the headmaster's office. Shelby Andrews, her accomplice and the newest resident to be accepted at Wood Rose, stood watch.

"I see the lights of the truck. Hurry! He's coming back! Are you finished?"

Lynda gave the metal apparatus one last squeeze, filling the lock with the quick-drying cement glue guaranteed to harden on contact. "Finished."

In the soft illumination of the crescent moon high overhead, the two girls, barefooted and wearing dark blue pajamas, ran across the lawn crisscrossed by dark, elongated shadows and dampened by night-cooled air to the maintenance shed where they placed the glue gun on the top shelf where it was normally kept. With their task completed, they quickly returned to the dormitory, to the far end from where Ms. Larkins slept, and crawled through the open window. Within minutes they were back in their rooms, in their individual beds, and sound asleep. The sleep of innocent angels.

It would soon be light; and Wood Rose Orphanage and Academy for Young Women would start another day.”
Barbara Casey, The Cadence of Gypsies

“Jennifer now understood the meaning of the cadence: the black and white drawing, the watercolor painting,and the notes. The cadence had at last developed into a concerto for violin, the instrument of gypsies, with a prevailing rhapsodic "leitmotif". The final movement had revealed itself when they were at the gypsy camp. And now it was complete.”
Barbara Casey, The Cadence of Gypsies

“Who am I helping, what am I breaking, what am I giving, what am I taking?”
Bob Dylan

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
Pablo Picasso
tags: art

“Hurry up, he'll be coming back pretty soon!"

Lynda spelled with a "y" Corgill, who was two years behind Dara, Mackenzie, and Jennifer, and had just completed her sophomore year, squeezed the hot glue gun into the door lock of the headmaster's office. Shelby Andrews, her accomplice and the newest resident to be accepted at Wood Rose, stood watch.

"I see the lights of the truck. Hurry! He's coming back! Are you finished?"

Lynda gave the metal apparatus one last squeeze, filling the lock with the quick-drying cement glue guaranteed to harden on contact. "Finished."

In the soft illumination of the crescent moon high overhead, the two girls, barefooted and wearing dark blue pajamas, ran across the lawn crisscrossed by dark, elongated shadows and dampened by night-cooled air to the maintenance shed where they placed the glue gun on the top shelf where it was normally kept. With their task completed, they quickly returned to the dormitory, to the far end from where Ms. Larkins slept, and crawled through the open window. Within minutes they were back in their rooms, in their individual beds, and sound asleep. The sleep of innocent angels.

It would soon be light; and Wood Rose Orphanage and Academy for Young Women would start another day.”
Barbara Casey, The Cadence of Gypsies

“Jennifer now understood the meaning of the cadence: the black and white drawing, the watercolor painting,and the notes. The cadence had at last developed into a concerto for violin, the instrument of gypsies, with a prevailing rhapsodic "leitmotif". The final movement had revealed itself when they were at the gypsy camp. And now it was complete.”
Barbara Casey, The Cadence of Gypsies

“Without saying anything, Dara gathered her pillow and one of the soft comforters from her bed and carried it into Carolina's room. Mackenzie and Jennifer followed her. They would sleep in her room that night, keeping the ice packs around her, adjusting the fan. One by one they fixed their make-shift beds on the floor, close to each other, and close to Carolina.”
Barbara Casey, The Cadence of Gypsies




No comments have been added yet.