Fairy Tale Novel Giveaway [Winners Announced]


ReginaHave you heard of the Fairy Tale Novels? If not, then let me pause in my jumping up and down long enough to catch my breath and tell you to run as fast as you can to get them.

I’m so excited that we’re able to bring you this amazing giveaway this month, just in time for Valentine’s Day (not that I need an excuse to rave about my favorite books, mind you).

So far, there are four books in the series (and I can’t be the only fan who’s waiting impatiently for the next one).  Here’s a bit about each of them:


The Shadow of the Bear

“One winter night as they sat at home, there came a knock at the door.” 
– Grimm

Once upon a time, in New York City, two girls meet a mysterious stranger, Bear, who comes to their door one winter night. 

Who is Bear? Is he a seemingly homeless young man who has an unusual love for literature and poetry? Or is he a thief who hangs with the local drug dealers? Has he befriended the girls for sinister purposes? For impulsive red-headed Rose, Bear becomes their only friend in a hostile city: to shy older sister Blanche, Bear means danger for their family. And what is Bear’s connection to the abandoned church next to their high school, and the unsolved murder of a Catholic priest?

As Bear slowly wins their trust, taking the girls on a surprise trip to the Met and helping Blanche go to her senior prom, Blanche begins to believe that this rough-edged stranger is hiding a heart of gold. And yet, as events unfold, even Rose must admit that Bear is keeping a dangerous secret from them.

A classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm comes to life as two very different sisters, timid Blanche and daring Rose, seek to discover Bear’s identity and secret mission in a suspenseful adventure that brings each of them face to face with their own weaknesses and possible death.

Read Chapter One of The Shadow of the Bear.


Black as Night

“… a girl as white as snow and red as blood with hair as black as night…”
– Grimm

Blanche Brier is alone for the summer in New York City, separated from her family.

And her summer job inadvertently brings her a jealous enemy and unsuspected terror.

She finds temporary shelter with seven friars, but it’s not clear to Blanche how she can escape the evil that’s stalking her.

After Bear and his brother, Ben (a.k.a. “Fish”), discover that Blanche is missing, they cut short their European trip and begin to scour New York City looking for Blanche.  But the same malevolence that is lurking over Blanche seems to be hunting them as well.

With the lively help of the seven friars, Blanche struggles to sort out the ominous and apparently disconnected events that continue to build until it seems that all hope is gone. 

Yet during this time, the desires of her heart are being clarified – and so are Bear’s.

A black night.  Honest faith.  Tested love.

Read Chapter One of Black as Night.


Waking Rose

“Once upon a time…” 
– Grimm

“I love him more than poetry… I love him more than song.”

Ever since he rescued her from Certain Death, Rose Brier has had a crush on Ben Denniston, otherwise known as Fish.

But Fish, struggling with problems of his own, thinks that Rose should go looking elsewhere for a knight in shining armor.

Trying to forget him, Rose goes to college, takes up with a sword-wielding band of brothers, and starts an investigation into her family’s past that proves increasingly mysterious.

Then a tragic accident occurs, and Fish, assisted by Rose’s new friends, finds himself drawn into a search through a tangle of revenge and corruption that might be threatening Rose’s very life.

The climax is a crucible of fear, fight, and fire that Fish must pass through to reach Rose and conquer his dragons.

Read Chapter One of Waking Rose.


The Midnight Dancers

Why live in the light, when the night seems so irresistible?

Rachel Durham, 18, is tired of her father and stepmother’s staid morality and pristine prosperity.

The summer of her senior year, she’s more than ready for a walk on the wild side, and the door opens – literally – when she and her eleven sisters (and stepsisters) discover a secret passageway out of their historic home on the Chesapeake Bay.

At night, boys in boats and a forbidden island beckon from the shore, and Rachel and her sisters jump aboard.

The night becomes Rachel’s true world, and her daytime life becomes a disposable mask.

Her puzzled father tries to tow his daughters back into line by enlisting the help of Paul, a med student with a seasonal job juggling at the town festival.

But Paul realizes that simply blocking the girls from their midnight parties isn’t going to solve the family’s problems.

So he embarks on a risky balancing act to gain the girls’ trust – and to make Rachel see that splitting her life between night and light is a dangerous dance.

Read Chapter One of The Midnight Dancers.

I raved about them over at my blog a while ago, but what inspired us to organize this giveaway was hearing about hard times for this favorite author of ours.

Regina Doman is a very special Catholic homeschooling mother, author, speaker, and editor at Sophia Institute Press.  Recently, her 6-year-old son was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. Unfortunately, her family’s current financial and insurance situation leaves little, if any, room to cover the projected ongoing costs of managing this illness.

Knowing what a supportive community this is, we want to ask you to help, first and foremost, with your prayers.

If you find that you need a gift for a birthday or a Valentine that’s sure to endear you to that avid reader in your life, would you consider purchasing one or more of her books?  It helps Regina’s family most if you buy them through her website, but they are also available from a variety of other booksellers.

We’re going to give away all four of the Fairy Tale Novels, one each to four lucky winners. Leave a comment by January 31, and we’ll randomly draw winners.

Here are other ways you can use your purchasing power to help Regina’s family:

  • This month, Hillside Education’s Helping Those in Need page is focusing on Regina’s family. There are some good buys and people can help a struggling family at the same time. The links are small so you need to look closely for the links that say Handmade Items, Books Used, Books new, etc.
  • Homeschool Connections will donate 50% of all live courses and $30 for every subscription (recorded courses). People can email homeschoolconnections@gmail.com to let them know to credit their enrollment or subscription to Regina and her family.
  • Ask your bookstore, library, youth group, homeschool group, school, and book club to consider buying Regina Doman’s Fairy Tale Novels.  I actually did this over the summer, and my librarian thanked me; it turns out they are always looking for good YA titles (and especially ones they can label Christian, in our area, though I wince when I hear that — these are books that DO NOT shove Christianity down your throat, though it’s so much a part of how they’re written).

Enter your name below and consider growing your library (or the library of someone you love) by purchasing the Fairy Tale Novels!

The contest is now closed. Thanks for your participation and generous response to this.

Congratulations to our winners:  Monica (comment #62), Barb Patterson (comment #61), Andrea J (comment #68), and Peggy Cortez (comment #6).


About Author

When she’s not chasing kids, chugging coffee, or juggling work, Sarah Reinhard’s usually trying to stay up read just one…more…chapter. She writes and works in the midst of rural farm life with little ones underfoot. She is part of the team for the award-winning Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, as well as the author of a number of books. You can join her for a weekday take on Catholic life by subscribing to Three Shots and follow her writing at Snoring Scholar.


  1. Nicole DuPLessis on

    I have been really curious about these, having read about them on your site and Melanie Bettinelli’s!

  2. I have read and reviewed Waking Rose and could highly recommend it. You could read my review of the book at my site, Time with Tannia (http://timewithtannia.tripod.com/). Go to the Book Reviews section and look for it. The reviews are organized in alphabetical order. Waking Rose is an extraordinary way to retale Sleepy Beauty. You will never look at fairy tales the same way after your read Regina Doman’s books. She has a particular way to tell a story that you get involved from page one. This is an awesome book for teens and adults with youngs at heart.

    I pray God continue to bless her and looked after her family on these days.

  3. I’ve been intrigued by the premise of these books for a while now but have not yet read them. I’d love to be entered into the drawing. Thanks for the heads-up and I’ll be praying for Regina’s family.

  4. Barb Patterson on

    I have all but the last of her books, but I am always recommending them to friends. I will get the word out!

  5. I cannot wait to read these books. I’m going to call my sister and tell her about these books. I hope she hasn’t heard of them since she’s usually the one that tells me about new books she’s read or the kids are reading at her school. She’s the one that told me about the “Hidden Children” series. Thank you so much for your article about these books and about the author. “CatholicMom.com” is the One email I always read!

  6. Our family LOVES Regina Doman books!!! My 16 year old devoured them and wants more…wait til I tell her about the movie! WOO HOO!!!

    I’d love free ones to give away to my Relgious Ed Students!

  7. I just went to my library website and recommended that they purchase all four. I am not sure what the chances are that they will, but I am hoping. I know my daughter would love these books. She reads every retold fairy tale she can get her hands on (Robin McKinley, Gail Carson Levine), some of which are good, and some of which are not. Now I am wondering how I never knew about these books before….

  8. Tina Majkrzak on

    I love novels and I love to read. These books sound captivating and interesting. Are they available for a Kindle?

  9. Both of my daughters and I love to read–please enter us in the giveaway and we’ll be promoters for the books!

  10. I’m a homeschooling parent to a girl who is wild about reading. These book are just what she’s into! Thanks for the contest. Praying for Regina and family.

  11. Great idea! I think my daughter would love these, and I’m going to buy them for our Catholic-school library. I’m sure the librarian will be happy for the alternative to those “clique” and “occult” books that seem to be the only things out there for teen girls to read.

  12. I love the way she writes! I read her first book “Shadow of the Bear” when it was still called “Snow White and Rose Red” and loved it all those years ago. The descriptive way she writes and brings in Catholic teachings is wonderful. Finally, there is a Catholic author out there who writes wonderful stories with Faith, adventure, and romance!

  13. What a fantastic new series, would love to read these, so hard to find stuff that is not morally soul destroying these days. Look forward to the release of these.

  14. We just talked about these books last night at my Homeschool Support meeting in Mobile, AL. The mom talking about the books is a friend of the author. God Bless and lots of prayers!

  15. Wow! Where have I been???? Regina is such a sweet person, I met her on a Catholic Writer’s chat and was totally impressed with her.

    Please enter me in this contest, I have 2 daughters that I homeschool, both being in higher grades and these books would be a great place for them to camp out in.


  16. Fantastic series! Regina is a very talented writer. I’ve read the first three books already and could not get enough of them. I borrowed the books from a friend, but would really enjoy having them on my bookshelf for our family and friends!

  17. Vicki Niefer on

    I would love to win these book for my teenage daughter and if I read them first – what an added bonus.

  18. I’m so excited to have found out about these books! As the mother of three kids and a youth minister, I can’t wait to read them!

  19. Lisa Kottler on

    Thanks for the contest offer – these are awesome books! Thanks for providing them, Regina. Prayers for you, your son and family!

  20. Matthew Berg on

    My children are years shy of being able to appreciate them (four year old twins, a two year old and a three week old), but after reading the sample chapter, I want to read them myself (and I bet my wife would appreciate them).

    Maybe I’ll get lucky and have three books to buy instead of four. 🙂

  21. I would love to read these books! I have seen them in Faith and Family Magazine and was wondering about them for a while. Now that I have read each summary I can’t wait to start this new series.

  22. These sound wonderful. I haven’t read much since having my little ones and I was looking for something worthwhile to start back on. Looks like I found it!

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