Dragonslayer (American Heroes)

Dragonslayer American Heroes SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER USThomas Slonehill A minister who s lost his faith in God in himself in love Garnet Anthony A free clinic nurse practitioner who has every reason to give up but won t Garnet ha

  • Title: Dragonslayer (American Heroes)
  • Author: Emilie Richards
  • ISBN: 9780373075119
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
  • SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER USThomas Slonehill A minister who s lost his faith in God, in himself, in love.Garnet Anthony A free clinic nurse practitioner who has every reason to give up but won t.Garnet had gotten herself on the wrong side of the gangs who ran the streets of the Corners, a place where crime had become common than the sound of police sirens But if thereSOMEONE TO WATCH OVER USThomas Slonehill A minister who s lost his faith in God, in himself, in love.Garnet Anthony A free clinic nurse practitioner who has every reason to give up but won t.Garnet had gotten herself on the wrong side of the gangs who ran the streets of the Corners, a place where crime had become common than the sound of police sirens But if there was one thing those punks still seemed to respect, it was the church, where Thomas Stonehill preached what he no longer believed As a minister, he knew he could keep her safe, but as a man, he knew only a miracle would keep her with him.

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    1. Dragonslayer by Emilie Richards was a book that I loved from beginning to end. This was a book that was first published in 1993 and won the RITA in the USA in 1994. Very well deserved I would say. Emilie Richards has now republished this book, updating it no doubt, because it fits very well in today's world. A timeless story. I am just grateful that she has republished it and that has made it available for me to read.It is a powerful, emotional life affirming book. It totally captivated me. I lo [...]

    2. My grade: B-. This is a book released in '93 about a minister who has lost his faith, his self-confidence, his belief in God. He despises himself for the unintentional role he played in his wife's unhappiness and death. When neighborhood gang tempers ignite, he marries the local clinic's NP in order to protect her. I don't know why Thomas's issues were kept secret so long. Too long. The book rolls, with gang activity and certain gang members who seem like they might be reachable. Finally, nearin [...]

    3. The Dragonslayer by Emilie Richards is wonderful. It was recently rereleased in electronic form but is still very relevant. I received a copy as a gift from Ms. Richards. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The story is set in a downtrodden area of a large city. Most of the residents want to work and try to provide for their families. The neighborhood is the dragon and Reverend Thomas Stonehill, a newcomer to the area is there to help them fight the dragon. He is also fighting his own interna [...]

    4. I received this book from the author. It's a story of Thomas a minister who has lost his belief of the ministry and Garnet who grew up on the other side of the street coming together to make a difference to a community that is being torn apart by two gangs fighting for their territory. Garnet helps deliver a baby to a young girl that crossed the gang and put her life at risk. Thomas decides they should marry so he can protect her. Little does he realize that he will lose his heart to Garnet in t [...]

    5. I think this must have been a reprint of an old classic but I had not read it before. It was the story of a minister who thought he had lost his faith so he gave up his big church and moved to a place full of gangs and desperation. Here he met a nurse that was running a clinic, had grown up in this area, had changed her life and was optimistic that decency could be restored to her neighborhood. Really very engrossing and didn't want to put it down. Great reading.

    6. I freely admit that I judge books by their cover. I put off reading this book because the cover just did not make it seem like something I would enjoy reading. What a huge mistake it would have been to pass up this book! It depth and style of writing is classic Emilie Richards--amazing.In this book Ms. Richards tackles the emotional journey of a minister, Thomas, who has lost his way and lost his faith. He is still preaching, but no longer believes in what he shares with the downtrodden, gang co [...]

    7. I really enjoyed this book. Its been almost 25 years since the book was originally published. I think writing styles have changed a lot in that time but this book has held up well. The main character in this book becomes a pastor's wife. Being a pastor's wife myself I love that she is a very nontraditional fit for this role. This is not a religious book at all but I very much appreciated the relationship between Thomas and Garnet because it did highlight some of the demands couples in this profe [...]

    8. Emilie Richards is a master storyteller. This is an older novel that has been reissued. It felt like a story set in an older time period, but did not read like an old novel. The story is complex- a minister who has lost faith in God, but desperate to help those living in the ghetto he currently serves. Gang warfare, loss of spouse, struggle to reach community members and difficulties in loving are all themes. Thought-provoking.

    9. This book was fantastic, and even though it was first published in 1993, it is totally relevant to the present time. An underpopulated area that once thrived has become inundated with two gangs, the MidKnights and the Coroners, whose path of death and destruction make it a dangerous place. Buildings and land have not been taken care of and graffiti is everywhere. Reverend Thomas Stonehill is trying to make a difference with his small congregation at the Church of the Samaritan. His past influenc [...]

    10. Dragonslayer is a reissue of a book by one of my favourite authors, Emilie Richards. The story tells of a very poor neighbourhood, warring gangs, and two people who are trying to make a difference in the community. Thomas and Garnet are very different, and at times it seems that what they want for the community is not the same. However, they discover that love and forgiveness can make a difference.This book made me laugh, and it made me cry. The characters are not perfect, but they are real.I re [...]

    11. Terrific book to read over the holidays. Thomas is a tortured preacher confronting his demons in the Corners a neighborhood ravaged by gangs and drugs. Comes to the aid of Garnet on her way to see a patient thru gang turf. Tension ensues and the plot thickens. Seeing Thomas and Garnet slay their dragons & see the Corners start to heal was uplifting. Thoughtful resolution and inspiring, believable characters.

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