Monday, May 12, 2008

"Black as Night"

My oldest daughter and some her friends have really been into a series of books for awhile that were written by Regina Doman. Not having the time, nor the inclination, I had never read any of the books and was wondering what the big deal was that they could spend so much time discussing these books, both on the internet and off. Well, a few weeks ago, the first book in the series, "The Shadow of the Bear" was sitting out and I casually picked it up to see what all the fuss was about. I have to admit that I was hooked. I don't think much else got done until I finished that book. It is not just for teenagers, but for anyone who likes a modern mystery that doesn't have all that gore and immorality in it. I was almost finished with "The Shadow of the Bear" when my daughter informed me that the second book, "Black as Night" was currently out on loan to a friend of hers. Not only that, but it would be a while before it came back because her friend's mother wanted to read it, too. FINE. "That's okay, I have more than enough stuff to keep me busy," I thought.

Now, two weeks before our big homeschooling conference, when I have a dress to make for the girls' dance performance, a talk to write (just in case I have to fill in for someone who doesn't show up), a critical web page to get up and numerous meetings and practices to drive to, my daughter tells me that "Black as Night" has returned to our house. How could she do that to me??? Doesn't she realize I have way too much to do??? Doesn't she realize I have no self control when it comes to a good book??? Unfortunately, since it was Mother's Day yesterday and I took some time to sit on the couch, I picked up the book....and started reading it....and now I am afraid that all of this other stuff will not get done until I finish it because it is just as good as the first one. And I also happen to know that the third book, "Waking Rose" is still in the house. God, give me strength!

I would recommend you check the books out at this website of Regina's. I'm looking forward to meeting her at the upcoming ILCHC conference!

God Bless!


  1. Good thing I didn't bring this book on my retreat, Laura! That good, really? Thanks! Love, Dolores I'm going to pass it along to book friends!

  2. Just read both of them myself! I LOVED them!!! I am trying desparately to convince Benjy that they are NOT girl books. I can't wait for someone else in the family to read them!

  3. If it will make you happy, I planned on letting a friend borrow Waking Rose this week anyways. =) The same one I just got Black as Night from.
    Why don't you recomend "The Shadow of the Bear" first?

  4. Ok Laura, where' today's post? Or are you reading??? Smiles, Dolores

  5. Book #4 is coming out soon. I was rather hesitant when first reading them because they have been labeled by my friends as 'girly' books. lol So of course, that made it more of an adventure to read them. I myself was hooked too... Though I do not own them, I am able to borrow them from a friend of mine.

    By the way, Happy Belated Mother's Day. lol