Eighteen year old Izzy’s limited world begins to feel cramped after she completes her self-appointed book dare. After reading two-hundred and fifty books, a thought that had been once tucked away as tightly as the books on her library shelves becomes too irresistible to ignore…”Who am I?”
Memory loss prohibits Izzy from remembering her life before age seven when she was injured in a fire. Jonathan Gudwyne and his head housekeeper rescued her and took Izzy in as their own, but who did she belong to before they took her in?
Crippling panic keeps Izzy from wandering beyond the stables but Tubs, the Gudwyne’s young stable boy, encourages Izzy to go beyond the property’s rock wall to a world that promises possible answers, but also great danger. A scorched castle in the woods and a mysterious cellar filled with secrets sets Izzy on a path to the New World, where she will not only have to face her own terror but face the people responsible for her scars.
It is here, in the untamed wilds of the seventeenth century that she finds love and a home in the most unexpected of places.
“The book took me by surprise several times. It is not what I originally imagined from the opening, then it goes on to keep morphing in new and unexpected directions. The pleasant thing is the story always make sense and comes together at the end in a powerful conclusion.”
“This book is beautifully written and completely different from anything I have ever read before.”
“The Native American culture was beautiful. Truly, this story is special and unique. My favorite part was hearing the legends. I eagerly look forward to reading more about it in book two! Overall, this was an excellent read that I would recommend to historical YA readers. A very thought-provoking story about forgiveness, love, and growth.”
“The messages were very good, and I loved the compassionate-but-not-pitying view of disability–both Jeremy’s blindness and his brother’s autism. The little glimpses of modern Native American culture were interesting.”
“I’ve read White Wolf and The Ash Princess by Tammy Lash, and in this short story she has me falling hook line and sinker for her beautiful writing. It makes my heart sing!”
“This little book about finding joy in the midst of loss struck a cord with me. I was encouraged to look for little spots of joy in life no matter my circumstances. Tammy Lash is an excellent author and the emotions woven into this story were both realistic and poignant.”
Author Note: Finalist Grace Awards. White Wolf and the Ash Princess was written to share my story of survival through abuse to help others.