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.
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.
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.