"intelligent, well-written and captivating"
Jillian Descharme, DVM, had worked hard over the last
fifteen years to emerge from the darkness of the trauma of
a brutal attack, in which she later insisted a great white
wolf saved her life. Her counselor tried to explain it
away as something of a mental illusion to help her cope.
On the surface, Jillian agreed but in her heart of hearts,
she believed in the reality of the wolf. Lately, she'd
dreamt of the wolf, a dream that occurred when life
changing events were about to happen. When a job offer,
with the possibility of a partnership, came along to
travel to upper Alberta and work with a veterinarian,
Jillian took this as a good sign.
In one single terrorizing night, James Macleod, had lost
his wife, unborn child and will to live. As a Changeling,
his inner Wolf had taken over and for the last thirty
years he lived as the great white wolf. Now, the wolf was
stalking a human and reawakening the human side of James
to remember. To discover why this one petite blonde
veterinarian had sparked the wolfen side in compelling
James' resolve to reawaken and walk as a human again.
Debut authors are usually full of surprises, but I've
found the new ones who write intelligent, well-written and
captivating novels are gifts to the readers who are the
first to discover them. In Harper's tale of the Macleod
Wolfen Changelings, she opens up a wonderful new world
with this emotionally charged and fabulous tale of family
loyalty and love that I found quite satisfying.
Jillian is a superb heroine, a survivor -- a brave young
woman who battles back from a vicious attack holding onto
her sanity through visions of a great white wolf who saved
her from death. Her love, trust and fearlessness of the
wolf was beautifully portrayed as well as her confusion
over the attraction for the stranger James.
The author did a wonderful job of taking James' resolve to
never walk as a man again until the wolf side of him
awakens his humanness; tying it all together with
Jillian's past as his human brain struggled to remember
why she was so familiar. Additionally, having lived as a
wolf for thirty years to forget the human pain of his
loss, the author did a fabulous job of slowly bringing
James around in how to live life as a man walking on two
feet, and using hands that had forgotten the simplest of
While the lead protagonists of Jillian and James were
beautifully rendered with depth, emotional passion and
character, the author balances out the story with a
captivating secondary cast of characters adding substance,
realism, and making you hope that the author continues
with additional stories of the Macleod Changelings.
In short, those who like a good dish of emotion served up
with their paranormal reads will find that this is one
deliciously tasty read and should be savored by all!
Review refers to a title that is no longer available.
Reviewed by Marilyn Rondeau
Posted July 8, 2007