"Who says hunting is a man's sport!"
Jilly has a lot on her plate, she saves the animals from
the local hunters and poachers, she protects her wolf who
has emotional issues, and when she's not running the local
bait shop, she's fighting for the protection of animal
rights. Dylan is an avid hunter, he loves the sport of
hunting. The only thing he doesn't like is wolves, which is
the one animal Jilly can shift into. Dylan has had feelings
for Jilly for a while, but the two seem to butt heads more
often than not. Jilly knows she must protect those she
cares for, even if it means giving up the one she loves.
Anna Volk creates a delightful cast of characters in
Walking in the Shadows. Jilly is a fun, expressive
female that isn't afraid to get her hands dirty in any
aspect of life. Dylan complimented her well with his silent
strength. The story delves into deep subjects and manages
to tie them in well with the main story. Jilly's ability to
forgive could rival a saint. I enjoyed the incorporation of
animals and humans interacting. When one of the forest
animals died, I wanted to march right in the pages and go a
hunting... and not for animals!
There was one thing that pulled me out of the story. The
main character, Jilly, discusses ebooks, defending the
plight of great authors that don't get the recognition
because they aren't released by big publishing houses. It
wasn't the defense that pulled me from the story but the
question: Why would a shape shifting owner of a bait shop
know the plight of e-published authors. It would be a shame
indeed, if the last thing someone remembered from an
otherwise delightfully entertaining book was a characters
view on ebooks.
Jilly and Dylan fell in love because they were made for
each other. Where one had a weakness, the other had a
strength. Anna Volk writes with humor and emotion, creating
a vivid world to get lost in. Walking in the Shadows:
Jilly is a perfect read to escape to.
Reviewed by Kristy Bock
Posted April 18, 2009