Black as Night: A Fairy Tale Retold (softcover)

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The second book in the Fairy Tale Novels series by Regina Doman, the sequel to The Shadow of the Bear. Blanche Brier is alone for the summer in New York City, separated from her boyfriend, Bear. But her summer job brings her a jealous enemy and unsuspected terror. She finds temporary shelter with seven friars, but it's not clear to Blanche how she can escape the evil that's stalking her...
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  • By Paul Webb
    Aug 31, 2010
    another great job by Regina Doman. I really enjoyed the "thinking out aloud" of the friars and the discerment of vocation by the young people. Great to read a book which is more than a good story but one that fills the soul too. Highly recommended to young adults.
  • By fiona webb
    Aug 31, 2010
    I loved this novel, which moved very quickly at times. I found myself not being able to put the book down ,wanting to see which direction the characters would take. A lot of research has gone into the novel e.g. international travel,life in Rome and Karate type moves.I really felt a part of this story - a good mixture of humour with the friars ,to inner personal conflict ,to family bonds.A good read which left me wanting to read more from this author.... well done Regina
  • By Jeff Korman
    Aug 31, 2010
    The second of Regina Doman's fairy tale novels, Black as Night retells Snow White through the often humorous, always fascinating, and frequently heart-pounding adventure of Blanche Brier in New York City. Her life is in danger, but will her friends learn who is pursing her before it's too late? Ms. Doman is a gifted storyteller whose books are appreciated by adults and teens alike. I have enjoyed reading the fairy tale novels, and I am grateful as a parent to have these books for my teenagers to read.
  • By David Webb
    Aug 31, 2010
    A wonderful sequel to "The Shadow of the Bear", this book takes everything from the first book and builds on it. There are so many beautiful things in this book - trust, hope, faith and love - true love - plus a mystery and dramatic action towards the end! Definitely one of the classics.
  • By Vianney Girl
    Aug 28, 2010
    "A Book Everyone Should Read" Awesome! I loved the friars right away! It was really neat for me, rereading this a couple years after I first read it, as I've actually met some of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal since then. There were some parts of this book that made me laugh out loud, while others sent shivers up my spine. Of Regina Doman's books, I can't tell which is my favorite. They are all so spectacular! I highly recommend this book. Every teen or adult should read it.
  • By Maria Jacobs
    Aug 24, 2010
    "Black as Night" is the sequel to "The Shadow of the Bear". This book continues with the main characters of Blanche and "Bear"(Arthur). Bear has to return from his vacation because Blanche has gone missing. This story has a slightly darker plot line than Regina Doman's first book. Still, this book is still excellent and it is very exciting. This book also has some exceptionally funny parts that will definitely cheer up your day! I highly recommend this book!
  • By Amanda Dominick
    Aug 16, 2010
    This book is my favorite book because of... the friars. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is a wonderful fairy tale, and I think that the idea of having Franciscan Friars step in to the role of the Dwarfs in this modern version of Snow White was an inspired idea! I love the insight into a religious communities life, their close relationship with each other, the struggle to make ends meet and their charity and courage in taking in a young girl in need of shelter even though they know the world may not take it the right way. Blanche and Bear's part of the story is great too, ;), so if you're looking for a book with romantic, religious adventure... don't wait to buy "Black as Night".
  • By Hannah Muczynski
    Aug 4, 2010
    Black as Night is the sequel to the Shadow of the Bear, both by Regina Doman. It follows Blanche Brier and her boy-friend Arthur Dennison (a.k.a. "Bear"). Blanche runs away to St. Lawrence's, and meets seven friars, while her boy-friend and family search for her through the dark streets of New-York City. Even-though the story follows the fairy tale Snow White, Ms. Doman creatively spins a fairy-tale retold worth reading outloud!
  • By horselover33.3
    Jul 28, 2010
    A wonderful continuation of the first book. The characters are great and there is such great meaning in the book about faith, love, and fighting for what's right.
  • By Imprimatur
    May 25, 2010
    "Some day my prince will come." This is the famous line from Diney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves," but it applies perfectly to Regina Doman's second fairytale novel "Black as Night," based off the same story. Blanche and Bear have been dating for months, and are both fairly sure that they are meant for one another. Brother Leon is in the Franciscan Friary, and determining whether or not this is really his vocation- he just can't do anything right. Doman's second book deals with the importance of the decerning one's vocation. The "wicked queen" of the story keeps saying that waiting for a vocation - or for love - isn't worth it. "You can wait forever and the prince will never show up Your trust was in vain." That's what the villian says, and it is SOOO wrong! The night might be dark, the wait might be long, and the suspense almost unbearable, but sooner or later the dawn will break and darkness will be no more. A beautiful book... More > about the meaning of vocation, light and darkness, and that true love will come, no matter what anyone says. Very well done!< Less
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Chesterton Press
September 30, 2011
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