Item description for High Stakes (The Baxter Series) by Kathy Herman...
Overview Tattooed and pierced, 18-year-old Angie Marks finds herself at the center of the town's curiosity. At Monty's Diner, they say she might be involved with Billy Joe Sawyer, using rattlesnakes to intimidate the key witness in his upcoming trial. Is she? Or does Angie Marks have her own agenda?
Publishers Description Eighteen-year-old Angie Marks, tattooed and pierced, shows up in the small town of Baxter without a place to stay. When eccentric millionaire Patrick Bailey hires her to be his housekeeper, and then when Angie risks her own safety to help Mr. Bailey get his twin great-grandsons out of a rattlesnake's strike zone, she finds herself fully at the center of the town's curiosity. At Monty's Diner they say she might be involved with Billy Joe Sawyer, using rattlers to intimidate the key witnesses in his upcoming trial. Is she? Or does Angie Marks have her own agenda?
Kathy Herman is a best-selling author and award-winning poet, who has contributed feature stories and articles to publications such as Bookstore Journal. A former staff member of the Christian Booksellers Association, she has also worked at Better Books Christian Center, specializing in children's products and conducting related seminars in the U.S. and Canada. She and her husband, Paul, have three grown children and five grandchildren and live in Tyler, Texas.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Mar 28, 2003
Publisher Multnomah Books
Series Number 4
ISBN 1590520815 ISBN13 9781590520819
Availability 0 units.
More About Kathy Herman
Kathy Herman has written fourteen novels, including CBA bestsellers Tested by Fire, All Things Hidden, and The Real Enemy. Now retired from her family s Christian bookstore business, Kathy and her husband, Paul, have three grown children and five grandchildren and live in Tyler, Texas.
Kathy Herman currently resides in Tyler, in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about High Stakes (The Baxter Series)?
Really Enjoyed It! Jun 3, 2008
HIGH STAKES, the fourth book in The Baxter Series, quickly became my favorite. The introduction of Angie Marks, a young, free-spirited, teenager brought a youthful energy to the book. Angie has come to Baxter for a reason, not just by chance. And her spiky black hair, tattoos, and piercings, draws stares and standoff attitudes from the town's people. Will she follow through with her plan? And what will she do when people suspect her in a crime just because she looks different?
Though I was surprised with the drastic change in the character of Patrick Bailey, I loved the interaction between him and Angie. The takeaway message of HIGH STAKES is, How do we treat others when they are different from ourselves? I've enjoyed the way all the characters overlap in this series. Though I continue to be surprised at how quickly some of the characters have gone from hardnosed, critical - to born again, virtuous, it has not been enough to sway me from reading further. I am now off to the final book of the series, A FINE LINE.
Terrific Aug 26, 2007
I enjoyed each book in this series greatly! The suspense kept you going and the spiritual applications were edifying! I highly recommend this series.
Kathy Herman/Baxter Series Aug 28, 2005
I have read the entire Baxter series: books 1 through 5 and they were excellent. I would recommend the series to anyone who enjoys suspense and romance with a life changing story line.
Another great book in The Baxter Series! Nov 11, 2003
I'm not usually a series reader, but The Baxter Series has really captured my attention. I've enjoyed them all, and this was no different. When Angie Marks, complete with tatoos, unconventional hair style, and multiple body piercings arrives in traditional Baxter, she causes quite a stir. Fortunately there is ONE person who sees the person beneath all the tough exterior. Patrick Bailey, who we met in the previous book in the series, gives her a job and takes her in.
This book is action-packed and difficult to put down. This book features rattlesnakes, a murder investigation, a rocky newlywed relationship, and so much more. And the underlying current that God loves us for who we are on the INSIDE. I recommend all the books in this series ("Tested by Fire" is the first one), and am eagerly looking forward to Book 5 in the series, which I understand is the last one!
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CHANGE IN READER Sep 2, 2003
After reading HIGH STAKES, I found myself silently praying for every pierced and tattooed teen I passed in the Mall--that they would find unconditional love and belonging through a caring adult, like Angie Marks discovered in the old man, Patrick Bailey.