- ‘Then, as she circled the tower room, in the distance, on a prominence, was the castle. She took in a long, deep breath. It was gothic and enchanting, the old castle keep and stone wall that disappeared into the hillside, then the more modern attached building, glass gleaming in the rising sun, glittering panes like diamonds, winking and blinking. (pg 113, Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark, uncorrected proof, final printed copy may differ)
- ‘The bank was mossy and verdant, with a slender creeping vine that blossomed, opening trusting flower faces to the sunlight that filtered through the newly green branches of languorous willows.’ (pg 214, Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark, uncorrected proof, final printed copy may differ)
I really enjoyed the story for the mystery, touch of romance and definitely the spunk of Lady Anne and the mysterious darkness of Lord Darkefell. The best thing is that this is the first novel in a trilogy. Still to come is Lady Anne and the Ghost’s Revenge and then Lady Anne and the Gypsy Curse. I can’t wait to read more of Lady Anne’s adventures.
Many thanks to Danielle from Sourcebooks for sending me this book to review. You can visit Donna Lea Simpson’s website here. You can buy Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark, which will be released on April 1, 2009, here in the US and here in Canada.
Make sure to pop back here tomorrow as Donna Lea Simpson will be here with a guest post and I’ll be posting a giveaway too!