Friday, April 1, 2011

Wolves Among Us by Ginger Garrett

Ginger Garrett pens a compelling novel set in a tiny village in 1538 Germany.  Not being familiar with this time period, I was taken aback by the feelings of desolation swirling about, like the velvety cape of the young woman on the book's cover.  Murders, suspicions, and dark powers trump human kindness and logic.  The Catholic Church spurns the Bible being printed in the language of the people; and the priests do not offer any kind of substantive faith for the villagers, especially the women, to cling to.  And so the women seek out women who know about herbs and potions to help them cope  with sickness and circumstances...

When a double murder is committed, the kindly, but overwhelmed priest calls for an inquisitor.  Aspursions are cast, more people die, wolves circle... Hope is a whisper calling from a forbidden book left at the altar by a mysterious stranger...

Wolves Among Us is cautionary tale.  Beware of wolves dressed in sheeps clothing.  
Really good book, please read on for more information!

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Wolves Among Us
David C. Cook; New edition (April 1, 2011)
Ginger Garrett


Ginger Garrett is the author of the Chronicles of the Scribes series (In the Shadow of Lions, In the Arms of Immortals, In the Eyes of Eternity), Dark Hour, and Beauty Secrets of the Bible. Chosen: The Lost Diaries of Queen Esther was recognized as one of the top five novels of 2006 by the ECPA.

Focusing on ancient women's history, Ginger creates novels and nonfiction resources that explore the lives of historical women. A frequent media guest and television host, Ginger has been interviewed by Fox News, Billy Graham's The Hour of Decision, The Harvest Show, 104.7 The Fish Atlanta, and many other outlets.

A graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in Theater, she is passionate about creating art from history. Ginger resides in Georgia with her husband and three children.  


This richly imagined tale takes readers to a tiny German town in the time of “the burnings,” when pious and heretic alike became victims of witch-hunting zealots. When a double murder stirs up festering fears, the village priest sends for help. But the charismatic Inquisitor who answers the call brings a deadly mix of spiritual fervor and self-deceptive evil. Under his influence, village fear, guilt, and suspicion of women take a deadly turn. In the midst of this nightmare, a doubting priest and an unloved wife—a secret friend of the recently martyred William Tyndale—somehow manage to hear another Voice…and discover the power of love over fear.

Dinfoil, Germany, 1538. In a little town on the edge of the Black Forest, a double murder stirs up festering fears. A lonely woman despairs of pleasing her husband and wonders why other women shun her. An overworked sheriff struggles to hold the town—and himself—together. A priest begins to doubt the power of the words he shares daily with his flock. And the charismatic Inquisitor who arrives to help—with a filthy witch in a cage as an object lesson—brings his own mix of lofty ideals and treacherous evil. Under his influence, ordinary village fears and resentments take a deadly turn. Terror mounts. Dark deeds come to light. And men and women alike discover not only what they are capable of, but who they are…and what it means to grapple for grace.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Wolves Among Us, go HERE


Suzie Johnson said...

Hey, Cheryl, I found you! And wow, I'm so glad I did. This sounds like a phenomenal book. I will definitely have to read this one. Thanks so much for the link to the first chapter, too. Have a great Sunday!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Hi Cheryl for introducing us to one good book after another. Will read the first chapter. Thanks for the review.

Robyn Campbell said...

Cheryl, you have shown me some great reads. And I ALWAYS take your advice. Because you and I love to read the same books. Great reads. That leave us inside the world after we read the book. For just a bit. Yanno?

I will definitely read the first chapter and buy the book. It looks fantastic! :0)

Elle Strauss said...

sounds like another great book. I admire the author for tackling such an obscure time in history.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Hi Suzie! Thanks for stopping by! I was impressed by Ginger's research and story telling!

Hi Rachna! You are so welcome! Bless you.

Thank you so much Robyn. It's great to know fellow "kindred spirits". The world of Wolves Among Us reminded me of a sort of Grimms Fairy Tales come to life.

Elle, it was an interesting time period. Ginger gives some facinating information in the "after words" section of the book.