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Black As Night

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Over the summer in New York City, seven friars who work with the homeless find a runaway girl named Nora, while Bear Denniston searches for his missing girlfriend, Blanche, in a suspenseful retelling of the Snow White story.
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Overview

Over the summer in New York City, seven friars who work with the homeless find a runaway girl named Nora, while Bear Denniston searches for his missing girlfriend, Blanche, in a suspenseful retelling of the Snow White story.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981931821
  • Publisher: Chesterton Press
  • Publication date: 10/6/2008
  • Pages: 294
  • Sales rank: 452,730
  • Age range: 14 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

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  • Posted July 23, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    "Who is the fairest in the land" games don't always end up so nicely...

    WARNING: *SPOILERS*
    Night. Blackness. New York City. A young girl is riding home on the subway, when a couple youths enter her car. She saw at once that they didn't enter to ride. They chase her up and down streets in New York, until she disappears into a church. Huh? A church? What girl has keys to a church? You'll soon find out...
    This retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves is like no other. How many people have 7 Franciscans Friars for their dwarves?
    Though in my opinion the darkest of Regina's books (no pun intended), it is an excellent read for anyone 14 and older. So go ahead, read it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2010

    My Favorite Character

    For quite a while after "Waking Rose" came out, it was my favorite book. Then I re-re-read "Black as Night" and rediscovered a wonderful, beautiful, entrancing story that all-too-often gets hidden behind "The Shadow of the Bear" and "Waking Rose". And to add to that - this book has Brother Leon! I will say unreservedly that Brother Leon is my most favorite Fairy Tale Novels character ever, and the main reason why "Black as Night" sneaks into first place on my list. He's funny, compassionate, brave, get's a gun pointed at him and knocked out by a stack of school desks getting pushed on him (yeah... you have to be in danger of death or at least knocked unconscious at least once in your life to get into my favorite character club) and he's just amazing!

    So if you haven't read "Black as Night" ever or it's been a while since you've picked it up, I give you my full and hearty encouragement to go and do so now.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2010

    worlds apart

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2010

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    Another Good Book You Can Let Your Teens Read...After You're Done With It!

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2014

    Very creative spin on a classic story for the modern day! Safe,

    Very creative spin on a classic story for the modern day! Safe, entertaining, mysterious, and thought-provoking read wherein one can engage in a story without coming upon any gratuitous "objectionable" stuff that is so unnecessary in many otherwise good novels. Thank you for a great story I could relax (except for the suspenseful parts) and enjoy.

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  • Posted August 25, 2010

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    Fairy Tale in Action!

    Black as Night is definitely one of my favorite books. I was very excited to acquire it after reading The Shadow of the Bear. It is an action-packed mystery seen through the eyes of faith with a little humor and romance mixed in. In the times when I was not reading it, I was always wondering what would happen next. It is most definitely one of the books that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is based on the fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, but Regina Doman gives the tale new life by setting it on the stage of the modern world. It is an exciting novel with the beauty of a storybook.

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  • Posted August 19, 2010

    A fairy-tale retold worth reading outloud

    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!

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  • Posted August 18, 2010

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    Great Book!

    In "Black As Night" you grow close to the wonderful characters of Blanche and "Bear"(whom you may have met in the previous book "The Shadow of the Bear"). Blanche is nervous because she thinks someone is following her. She runs from the danger that was following her and ends up in the care of some kind friars. Meanwhile "Bear" returns from his vacation in Europe and searches desperately to find her.

    This story is a wonderful retelling of the classic tale of Snow White and the seven dwarfs. This book is funny, adventuresome, romantic, and it is a excellent read. I highly recommend it to all!

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  • Posted August 9, 2010

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    Creative, engaging and inspiring

    The second book in the fantastic Fairy Tale Novel series, this title more than lives up to the standard set by it's prequel. I found the storyline was very engaging and exhibits a great understanding of the thought processes of a young adult. Doman portrays the characters realistically and honestly. The ending really surprised me - I was expecting a predictably, fairy-tale ending but it was very well written and surprisingly emotional.

    All in all a highly recommended book, this is one that I will be buying to give to my friends.

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