"this story has a great spooky atmosphere and unique characters"
When Lady Lydia Bestwick sends for her friend, Lady Anne
Adison, Anne goes immediately. Because Lydia seems upset
and fearful about the happenings at her new home and wants
Anne to determine if the werewolf rumors are true, Anne
feels that she must get to her friend's side quickly.
After her arrival in Yorkshire, Anne is faced with many
mysterious, eccentric characters. Among these characters
is Lydia's brother-in-law, the Marquess of Darkefell, who
is darkly attractive, but does he have something to hide?
LADY ANNE AND THE HOWL IN THE DARK is gothic in nature,
instead of being a true paranormal. With that said, this
story has a great spooky atmosphere and unique characters.
Although it is not the usual romance story, it has great
romantic elements and quite a good mystery. Lady Anne is
very eccentric for her times-- she goes her own way and
refuses to consider marriage. Darkefell has a rude
awakening, when the very intelligent and determined Lady
Anne refuses to obey his edicts and gets in very deep with
her investigations of all the strange happenings.
Darkefell finds himself greatly annoyed but strangely
attracted to Anne. Used to being the master of all he
surveys, Darkefell is thrown off by Lady Anne and doesn't
know whether to kiss her or lock her in her room.
While this story has several kissing scenes, it doesn't go
any farther as far as sexual content is concerned. There
is some violence in the story, but I would consider it a
very acceptable read for teens. All in all, LADY ANNE AND
THE HOWL IN THE DARK is a very enjoyable read, and I can't
wait for the sequels.
Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted March 29, 2009
**A PNR REVIEWER RECOMMENDED READ**
Lady Anne Addison is a rational and courageous woman. So when she's summoned by a frightened friend to Yorkshire to prove or disprove the presence in their woods of a menacing wolf - or werewolf - she takes up the challenge.
Grim, dank and shadowed Darkefell Castle is an ancient keep with a scabrous history. And now it appears that a preternatural menace is behind the events terrorizing the country folk.
Lady Anne finds the Marquess of Darkefell to be an infuriatingly unyielding man. Rumors swirl and suspects abound. When she finally solves the mystery, the Marquess is indeed at the middle of it, but not at all in the way that Lady Anne had suspected... and now he's firmly determined to win her in spite of everything.
Genre: Historical Romance, Gothic, Mystery