Beauty and the Werewolf (Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 6)
Title: Beauty and the Werewolf (Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, Book 6)
Author: Mercedes Lackey
I would like to recommend Beauty and the Werewolf by Mercedes Lackey. This is the tale of a young woman who, on the walk through the woods to a Grannie’s house, gets bitten by a wolf and the next day is caught up in much more then she would have ever thought possible. With a strong heroine, a hospitable werewolf, and magic galore, this is a unique blend of fairy tales that will keep almost anyone up past their bedtime!
-Sarah at KDL’s Wyoming branch
The eldest daughter is often doomed in fairy tales. But Bella—Isabella Beauchamps, daughter of a wealthy merchant—vows to escape the usual pitfalls.
Anxious to avoid the Traditional path, Bella dons a red cloak and ventures into the forbidden forest to consult with “Granny,” the local wisewoman.
But on the way home she’s attacked by a wolf—who turns out to be a cursed nobleman! Secluded in his castle, Bella is torn between her family and this strange man who creates marvelous inventions and makes her laugh—when he isn’t howling at the moon.
Breaking spells is never easy. But a determined beauty, a wizard (after all, he’s only an occasional werewolf) and a little godmotherly interference might just be able to bring about a happy ending.…