Schell was ahead of his time in treating patients in his private asylum
with the new science of hypnosis, as well as his belief that his daughter
could and should be a doctor if she wished. After his stroke, Johanna
kept up her father’s work with his remaining patients.
returning from a convention, Johanna was rescued by a surly stranger, but
never knew his name. Later during the last mile of her trip home,
she finds a drunkard along the road, not recognizing him as her rescuer.
He regains conscious long enough to warn her she is in danger. Like the
Good Samaritan, she brings him to THE HAVEN to nurse to health – if he’ll
agree to treatment.
Forster, second son of the Earl of Greyburn, may not remember how he got
to Silverado Springs, California, but he does know that he is in trouble.
He has had blackouts before, but this time he finds himself in the care
of someone who may be able to help. He is afraid because his periods
of amnesia were happening more and more often and increasing in length
each time. Something had to be done, but there was nowhere one could go
for help for his unique problem in 1880. Dare he trust Doctor Jo?
Because he has one secret he cannot tell even her. He is a werewolf.
Can he come to terms with the animal part of his nature -- the part that
occasionally takes over his life?
Krinard has shown a unique view of a man coping with being “a breed apart”.
She has woven a gothic tale with a loving but tortured hero and a strong,
caring heroine who can help him regain his humanity. Emotional insights
and historical perspectives add to the power of this story. You will
appreciate the other members of THE HAVEN and the progress they make as
you join Doctor Jo and Quentin.
battle for mental health and their relationship changing from doctor/patient
to friend and lover are not the only forces in this story. For unknown
to Quentin, his family’s enemy has followed him and he and Johanna are
set in Victorian period, it’s characters are timeless. The intensity
and sensitivity shown during the many emotion and thought provoking scenes
build a story that you will wish to reread. I highly recommend SECRET
OF THE WOLF especially to Gothic and Paranormal lovers.
who enjoys a powerful and emotional drama that closes you with a smile
will enjoy this book. Her contemporary setting werewolf stories [PRINCE
OF WOLVES and PRINCE OF SHADOWS] show the same intensity and insight into
human nature. This is definitely another book for the keeper shelf!
OF THE WOLF is third of a trilogy of werewolf books by Ms Krinard set in
the Victorian period. The others are TOUCH OF THE WOLF [Braden, Quentin’s
older brother] and ONCE A WOLF [Rowena, Quentin’s twin sister], both Honorable
Mention winners in the annual P.E.A.R.L. Awards.
Cy Korte /June,
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