Thursday, June 30, 2011

In the Aerie of the Wolf by Leonora Pruner Book Review/Giveaway

In the Aerie of the Wolf
In the Aerie of the Wolf by Leonora Pruner, Anne Crofton is plunged into a world of love, deception and fierce battles.  Her reason for taking the journey led by a faithful servant, Samson, to the Aerie was to be wed to the master, Lord Wolverton also known as Andrew Lupus.  However, her heart is secretly pining for the Reverend Micheal Pennywaithe from her village.  Anne dreads marrying an unknown master of the castle until she meets him in a dark garden one night.  She finds him very charming except he would not allow her to look at him because he had been scarred as a young child and his face was so ugly.  Anne was a bit taken aback by that, but nevertheless vowed to love this man who demeanor she respected.  Trouble mounts as the chaplain who was to officiate the marriage is murdered.  Wedding plans are stalled until Sir Andrew hires Reverend Pennywaithe as the new chaplain.  Anne's heart becomes divided but she still marries Sir Andrew.  As tension increases in the castle, Anne finds out that Andrew's brother wishes to take over and will go to extreme measures to capture what he wants.  Meanwhile, Anne's affections are torn between her husband and the reverend and only God could change her heart and help her to be the wife she was intended to be.

This story was romantic, exciting and mysterious.  I was swept away with the ere of castles with secret passageways and beautiful gowns.  This novel was not at all predictable, but full of surprises, twists and turns.  I love how Anne was willing to marry someone she didn't know and even though he was ugly as he said, she still loved and accepted him anyway.  There were many ups and downs for the young girl, but through it all she learned to trust God and be true to her husband.

*This book was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

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