I've long wanted to read one of Kate Regnery's books and have not been disappointed at all in the original and unique take on Red Riding Hood (Ginger), the Woodsman (Woodman), Grandmother (Gran) and the Big Bad Wolf (Cain Wolfman). Ms. Regnery's use of three POV in her storytelling was somewhat distracting to me at first, but only because I felt there was too much repetitiveness of the story. Now, don't get me wrong. THIS repeating of dialogue was necessary! It just took me a couple of chapters to catch up to speed, which is odd, because I have employed the same method in my writing before. Anyhow, now that I am fully on board the fast train of three character POV, I cannot decide who I want Ginger to end up with.
Josiah Woodman is the light half of the Dub Twins while Cain Wolfram is the dark. Virginia, Ginger aka The Princess has been brought up as their younger friend, sibling, but as they age. Their hearts realize love has blossomed. Ms. Regnery develops these characters so well they could be your next door neighbors. You could very well have shared ice tea with them in the summer, had a barbecue, exchanged gifts, watched each others children, laughed at their jokes, or cried many tears with them.
I certainly did all of that right to the very end. With lines like "I've loved you for so long, I don't know how to stop," or "she could barely contain was the rush of feelings that accompanied waking up in Cain's arms because there was an immediate rightness to it, an organic yest to it, a sense of coming home that she'd never experienced in her life." Not to mention that a portion of net profits, through the month of April, will be donated to the Ridgefield, Connecticul, Volunteer Fire Department.
This is when you go to your favorite retailer and order Ginger's Heart not just for you, but for your girlfriends, your older nieces and daughters. This is a worth the read now and when you need a reminder sometimes Happily Ever After comes in unusual ways if you just have faith and trust your heart.