Awaiting the Moon - Awaiting, Bk 1 Author:Donna Lea Simpson Leaving England for a tutoring position at breathtaking Wolfram Castle in Germany has been no easy choice for Elizabeth Stanwycke. But the job offers her a chance to slip her tattered reputation -- for while she is bold, beautiful, and imaginative, she has not always been prudent... — When the carriage conveying her to Wolfram Castle nearly upset... more »s on the frozen road, Elizabeth catches a moonlit vision of a naked young woman fleeing into the forest -- pursued by a man on horseback. It is said that werewolves roam these woods -- but Elizabeth is a woman of spirit and intelligence, not a child to be frightened by bedtime stories.
What alarms her more is her immediate and powerful attraction to her new employer, Count Nikolas von Wolfram. She knows from experience that a woman gives in to physical impulse at her peril. Elizabeth's task is to shape the count's sulky young niece into a suitable bride for an English earl -- but with the air outside the castle curdled by wolf howls and on the inside rippling with family tension, she finds herself struggling to impart more discretion than she herself possesses...« less
I usually have no problem reading supernatural/sci-fi/fiction/fantasy/historical romance genre books. This one though was very hard for me to get through. It felt like a chore and the plot was very dry in my opinion. Not a book I would pick up and read again and again.
This bk didn't work that well for me. My fave bk by this author is her debut traditional regency, LORD ST. CLAIRE'S ANGEL. I hope I'm remebering the title correctly because the bk is one of my keepers; The heroine suffers from arthritis and thinks she's plain.