WorldCat Identities

Wood, Barbara 1947-

Works: 244 works in 1,843 publications in 18 languages and 23,413 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Religious fiction  Suspense fiction  Romance fiction  Epic fiction  Fantasy fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PS3573.O5877, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Barbara Wood
Most widely held works by Barbara Wood
Green city in the sun by Barbara Wood( Book )

104 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here the author traces the intertwined destinies of two families over three generations. Lord Valentine Treverton is representative of the upper-class Britishers who founded white settlements in Kenya: hardworking, determined to wrest a coffee crop from East Africa's fertile soil, he is also arrogantly ignorant of the ancient traditions of the natives who call their home Kikuyuland. When Treverton cuts down a sacred fig tree on his new plantation, medicine woman Mama Wachera puts a curse (thahu) on the Treverton family until "the land is returned to the children of Mumbi."
Vital signs by Barbara Wood( Book )

107 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mickey, Cassie, and Ruth, three women doctors who have been friends since medical school in the 1960s, each go on to become pioneers in different fields of medical specialization
The dreaming : a novel of Australia by Barbara Wood( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arriving in Australia in 1871 to claim an inheritance, and unravel a haunting aboriginal heritage, Joanna Drury falls for Hugh Westbrook and struggles to build a frontier empire despite mysterious reversals
Virgins of paradise by Barbara Wood( Book )

107 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sister, Jasmine and Camelia Rasheed, come of age in Egypt in the 1950s and rebel against their society's repression of women
Domina by Barbara Wood( Book )

92 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Samantha Hargrove, a woman who dares to dream of becoming one of the first women doctors in America
The prophetess : a novel by Barbara Wood( Book )

68 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American archeologist in Egypt discovers papyrus scrolls that clearly establish women priests existed in early Christianity. The archeologist, a feminist, smuggles the scrolls to California, pursued by the Egyptians and the Vatican, the latter fearful of losing male dominance. She is saved from death by a handsome priest with whom she has a romance. By the author of Virgins of Paradise
Soul flame by Barbara Wood( Book )

60 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selene, 16, daughter of a Roman slave, discovers that she has healing powers which she uses to survive, and in Rome, is accepted as the granddaughter of Cleopatra and Caesar
Perfect harmony : a novel by Barbara Wood( Book )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When three people die after ingesting her herbs, Charlotte Lee, owner of a herbs shop in California, guesses someone is trying to destroy her. With the help of her beau, Jonathan Sutherland, she learns of a conspiracy. Lots of background on herbs
Sacred ground by Barbara Wood( Book )

68 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two thousand years ago, there was a great bay, and a peaceful land filled with sage, citrus trees, and pine. And there was a tribe called the Topaa. Marimi, a healer in her tribe, is unprepared for what fate holds in store for her. Without her knowledge, her actions place her under the watchful, suspicious gaze of a rival and Marimi's family is placed under a curse that impacts how their legacy unfolds."--Jacket
The blessing stone by Barbara Wood( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the story of a blue crystal that fell to the Earth and journeyed throughout human history in the hands of several owners, from a young girl who first discovers it on the African plain, to its bearers in nineteenth-century America
Woman of a thousand secrets by Barbara Wood( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tonina lives an idyllic life on a small island in the Caribbean hundreds of years before Europeans discovered it. But she has always been an outsider among her people. Unlike them, Tonina is tall and lean and light skinned, and her origins remain a mystery. Her adoptive parents had found her floating in a basket in the sea -- a sacrifice? A shipwreck? No one knows. When Tonina turns nineteen, her parents know she must return to the sea so that the gods don't become angry with the village for keeping something that is not theirs. Under the guise of finding a medicinal plant, they send Tonina to the mainland, a terrifying place she can't even imagine. They know, however, that they will never see her again. And here is where her adventure begins. It is a tale of survival and sacrifice, of luck, magic, intrigue, and danger, romance and betrayal, an epic filled with ancient lore, tales of bearded white men who sailed to this shore in giant ships, and discoveries of medicinal miracles in faraway places. But most of all, it's the story of one woman's quest to discover where -- and to whom -- she really belongs. This sweeping story of the undiscovered world before the time of Columbus is Barbara Wood at her very best. -- from publisher's description
Daughter of the sun by Barbara Wood( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Hoshi'tiwa had a simple life: The daughter of a humble corn grower, she planned to marry a storyteller's apprentice. But her world is turned upside down when she is captured by the powerful and violent ruler of an infamous city with legends of untold wealth and unspeakable acts of violence to its name. Hoshi'tiwa is suddenly thrown into the court of the Dark Lord, and as she struggles for power, she begins an illicit affair with the one man who has the ability to destroy her
The serpent and the staff by Barbara Wood( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"
The Magdalene scrolls by Barbara Wood( Book )

42 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanisn translation of "The Magdalene scrolls". Story of the life transforming experience of paleographer Benjamin Messer who becomes involved in diciphering an ancient Aramaic manuscript by David Ben Jonah found near the biblical Magdala and dating to the 1st century A.D
Rainbows on the Moon by Barbara Wood( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Spanish and English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newlywed Emily Stone and her husband, Isaac, are young missionaries who have traveled from New England to Honolulu to share the Gospel with the Hawaiian natives. Gentle, adventurous, well-bred, and beautiful, Emily soon finds herself struggling with intense homesickness but remains determined to share her faith, and ignore her growing feelings for handsome Captain MacKenzie Farrow. Just as she begins to bond with the influential High Chiefess Pua and her daughter, Mahina, unexpected tragedy threatens to force her off the island. In a state of confusion, Emily makes a decision that could destroy everything she knows and loves. Three decades later, Sister Theresa comes to the islands as a missionary nurse and becomes acquainted with Captain Farrow's charming son, a powerful man who is instrumental in Hawaii's alliance with America. Theresa discovers that a dark curse is plaguing his family and the island's inhabitants, a curse that only Emily and Mahina can help her reverse
Yesterday's child by Barbara Wood( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a trip to England to visit her dying grandfather, Angela Townsend embarks on a terrifying journey into the past
The divining : a novel by Barbara Wood( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 54 C.E., during the reign of the Emperor Nero, Ulrika travels through the ancient world while learning about and honing her special gift of divining--the ability to heal and protect others
Night trains by Barbara Wood( Book )

28 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young doctors devise a remarkable scheme to stage a typhus epidemic which will force the Nazis to evacuate a Polish town. Based on a little-known true episode of World War II
Childsong by Barbara Wood( Book )

42 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to the doctors, seventeen-year-old Mary McFarland is pregnant. But Mary knows she is a virgin, despite her strange symptoms. In 1960's America, a woman's worst social disgrace is becom pregnant out of wedlock. A good Catholic high school girl, Mary suddenly finds herself at the center of a scandal, rejected and ostracized by family, friends, and even her priest. At first she doesn't accept what people say and thinks something else is wrong with her. But no one will believe her or try to help
Hounds and jackals by Barbara Wood( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lydia is puzzled when her sister sent a parcel from Rome containing a beautiful Egyptian gaming piece in the form of a jackal. When Lydia's apartment in California is suddenly burglarized, she's astonished that the only thing stolen is the wrapping paper in which the jackal was mailed. Deeply concerned about her sister's fate, Lydia flies to Rome and Cairo to track her down and is caught in a deadly international game
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The prophetess : a novel
Alternative Names

controlled identityHarvey, Kathryn

Barbara Wood Amerikaans schrijfster

Barbara Wood écrivaine américaine

Barbara Wood scrittrice britannica

Barbara Wood US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Harvey, Kathryn 1947-

Harvey, Sarah 1947-

Vud, Barbara 1947-

Vuda, Barbara, 1947-

Wood, Barbara

Wood, Barbara Schumacher

Вуд, Барбара 1947-

باربارا وود نویسنده آمریکایی

باربرا وود

우드, 바버러

ウッド, バーバラ

Spanish (285)

English (212)

German (210)

French (53)

Polish (40)

Swedish (14)

Hungarian (13)

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Russian (11)

Dutch (4)

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Finnish (2)

Turkish (2)

Czech (2)

Slovak (1)

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Vital signsThe dreaming : a novel of AustraliaVirgins of paradiseDominaThe prophetess : a novelSoul flamePerfect harmony : a novelSacred ground