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The Shadow of the Bear

Once upon a time... In New York City, a young, secretive street tough who calls himself, Bear, lands on the doorstep of two teenaged sisters. On the one hand Rose is delighted with his surprising knowledge of literature, poetry, and music; on the other hand Blanche is afraid of his apparent connections to drugs, murder, and a hidden treasure. Even as Blanche learns to trust him, her fears that Bear's friendship threatens their family prove terrifyingly true.


I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Shadow of the Bear. The cover is excellent and the layout really nice. The characters are really likeable and the story is clever and exciting. There is a perfect balance of suspense and humour and allusions to the original fairy tale upon which it is based. It is set in New York City and the characters deal with modern day issues with a subtle grounding in faith and morals and sense. The settings are very visual so that I can picture the old church, the school and the city so clearly. It is easy to read, absorbing and refreshing. I have bought copies for friends and would recommend this to anyone who enjoys fairy tales, mystery, romance and adventure. A great read!
- E. Bevans, England, 2/25/2009, a reviewer at amazon.co.uk.


The Shadow of the Bear is a novel based on the fairy tale "Snow White and Rose Red" (NOT "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves") by the Brothers Grimm.


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