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Scarlet Moon by Debbie Viguie is a retelling of Little Red Ridinghood. It opens with Ruth and Stephen walking through the woods , heading home from their grandmother’s house. Just before they reach the village, they are attacked by a wolf with green eyes. Ruth is badly bitten; Stephen fights off the wolf, stabbing him in the chest.

Ruth recovers slowly and just before she completely recovers, Stephen and her cousin Peter feel ‘the call’ to join the crusades. Ruth must help her father in the blacksmith shop. Over time, Ruth becomes a strong fighter, with only one fear- the fear of wolves in the woods. She is an unusual woman and she meets an unusual man with green eyes…

I picked this book up at about 11pm and didn’t sleep until I finished it. Short, quick, fun read. Scarlet Moon is available through the Alameda county library. Before Midnight, another book in the Once Upon a Time series is also available.


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