"A classic Gothic romance"
In 1878, already an heiress through her father, Denver
resident Delilah "Lil" Trent sails to Cornwall to gain her
inheritance from her mother's side, Haskell Hall. Lil
realizes that Colorado polite society never accepted her or
her father as nouveau riche is beneath the "blue bloods".
She feels England should provide her with a new start.
Everyone welcomes Lil to Cornwall because they feel she can
bring the funds needed to help the villagers and her estate
that her predecessor simply let fall into ruin. That is
everyone warmly embraces Lil except her estate manager Ian
Griffith who treats her like she is a worthless,
conceited moron. Still Ian and Lil begin to fall in love,
but the road to love is very hard for this pair. He is the
last of his line, a descendent of a gypsy who cursed the
ancestors of Lil, the last of her line. Lil does not fear
the curse because death occurs while riding a horse; an act
will never perform unless it involves Ian's safety.
THE WOLF OF HASKELL HALL is a classic gothic romance with
all the elements expected within the sub-genre. The story
line is fast-paced and exciting as Lil struggles between
her love for the brooding, enigmatic Ian and her fears
including that of the curse and that her beloved might be a
werewolf. To find out whether he is or is not, fans should
read this enjoyable nineteenth century gothic romance that
once again shows that Colleen Shannon is a powerful author
(see HEAVEN'S HERO).
Harriet Klausner / April, 2000
Copyright © 2001
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 9, 2003