Cissy Fussell can't leave her home fast enough after her
father's death. Looking ahead to years as her sister-in-
law's Cinderella-type slave makes her desperate for any way
out. Thankfully, she learns that her father gave her that
way out when he left her a castle in the Black Forest that
she didn't even know he owned. Even the stipulation
attached -- that she marry the son of his old friend who
lives there -- doesn't scare her off. Anything is better
than dealing with Dorinda.
Well, almost. Fenris von Wolfenbach isn't exactly a
bachelor who makes girls swoon. Since his return from the
war, he's isolated himself in the castle and not until
Cissy's arrival does he know it no longer belongs to his
family. The only answer is to scare the young lady away.
Rats are an option, certainly. But there's a slight
possibility that Cissy may just tame her beast.
Another thoroughly enjoyable tale from Ms. Schwab. I'm a
fan of the good old fairytales being rewritten because
their storylines are golden. Excellent characterization and
dialogue dominate this well-done historical romance.
After the death of her father, Cissy Fussell finds out
that she has inherited a castle in the Black Forest
- but on one condition: she has to marry the son of her
father's old friend.
since he returned home from the war, physically and
Fenris von Wolfenbach has lived in the castle of his
from the world like the beast in the fairy tale. Thus he
happy when one day a young Englishwoman turns up on his
claims his home as hers. Fenris is prepared to use any
foul to get rid of his unwelcome visitor again. But will
put Cissy to flight with rats on the loose? Or will she
secrets of the Castle of Wolfenbach and eventually tame