the delicious wolves

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Historical Fantasy
William and Patrick fought in the trenches of World War I. During their years of suffering, they found comfort and love in each other's arms. But when they returned to their homes in the English countryside, they knew their love was a sin and the two cut ties.

A decade later, both married and content with their lives, William learns that Patrick has gone missing. With a blizzard on the way and wolves known to hunt in that area, William decides to go and search for him. When they are reunited though, memories and emotions long suppressed are churned up. Now, they must decide between sacrificing their families and reputations to be together, or continue on with their lives as though nothing has changed.

Set in the pastoral countryside of England before World War II and the nuclear age would change the landscape forever, this picturesque romance asks us the question: What needs to be sacrificed to protect the ones you love?

Table of Contents

1: striptease

Submitted: May 16, 2019


The name and themes of this novel were inspired by the 2001 album (Last Night We Were) The Delicious Wolves by Hawksley Workman. If you want a soundtrack while you read, that's what I recommend.
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2: jealous of your cigarette

Submitted: May 16, 2019

1928 It was true that Diamond Bishop never had a warm place in Master William Brands' heart. What Patrick Bishop, her husband of four... Read Chapter

3: you me and the weather

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1917 The mud was cold and slick on Will Brand's riffle. His fingers were ice cubes trying to hold it steady. The company of a dozen s... Read Chapter

4: little tragedies

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1929 Master William Brand, Brand Hall, Bournville With winter passing away, life has finally come back to the fields and rivers... Read Chapter

5: what a woman

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1924 "I'm going to become mayor," Sam announced awkwardly as he helped Pat dress in his best suit. "What?" Pat, already stressed ... Read Chapter

6: your beauty must be rubbing off

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1929 Pat hadn't even reached Deritend, the halfway point between Birmingham and Sparkhill, before he heard the sound of racing hoofs ... Read Chapter

7: old bloody orange

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Pat Bishop woke up that morning feeling energized. He was getting married today. He was getting married to his childhood sweetheart. He w... Read Chapter

8: clever not beautiful

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1930 Things were good. Days turned into weeks, into months, into a year. Time seemed to slip away for the two lovers. At the beginnin... Read Chapter

9: no beginning no end

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1930 Pat had raced home. He didn't bother to take anything but the clothes off his back. He couldn't have stayed in that house, his g... Read Chapter

10: dirty and true

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1930 When Will finally returned to Brand Hall the next morning, he felt as though the world had been pulled from underneath his feet.... Read Chapter

11: lethal and young

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1930 Will woke with a start. He was lying on the couch in the living room, the guest room being used by Estella's parents - who refus... Read Chapter

Afterword

Submitted: May 16, 2019

Thank you so much for reading 'the delicious wolves' (and yes, the lower case is on purpose). This story has a long, kind of weird histor... Read Chapter