Character Study: Faith in How to Marry a Werewolf (Special Extras)

Here are a few images that remind me of Faith from How to Marry a Werewolf, Gentle Reader!

This is probably the most typical image of a young lady like Faith from the time period, everything is pretty spot on except she isn’t wearing a hat.

Notice her neck is very thickly covered? That would be typical for an American:


Mlle Cassive, Nadar

A little later in time, I kind of gravitated to the style and the stance of this image. Again it’s very Faith in the way she holds herself and the simplicity of the outfit.

Viola Allen, 1898

I chose this one because I imagine Faith is often looking down, scoping for new and exciting rocks. This is typical behavior for archaeologists too, so I know it well. I’m not sure the hat is really her style, but perhaps Teddy picked it out for her.

Actress card

I chose this last because I think this is how Channing sees Faith. This is the side of her that no one else gets, that is private to them, and is one of the reasons he adores her so much.

Speaking of which, curious about the lapis lazuli reference in the book?

Lapis lazuli

To see more check out Faith’s Pinterest board!

Read more about Faith, my very first American main character, and how she goes up against the werewolf Major Channing in How to Marry a Werewolf (In 10 Easy Steps).

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4 Responses

  1. Rhiannon Lynn said:

    Delightful, truly delightful. I’ve suddenly remembered a lovely silver letter-opener we inherited from my Grandma – a perfect anti-werewolf weapon; the point is sharp enough to draw blood (I found out by accidentally stabbing the web of skin next to my right thumb – ouch!). But will silver-plate work on werewolves, or is it only solid silver?
    Love lapis lazuli – like a night-sky studded with stars. Used for the opening of one’s psychic senses in some circles…

  2. Rhiannon Lynn said:

    Ooh. Something that has been bugging me for a while – surely werewolves smell their lady’s menstruation, and ergo Lord M would have noticed its non-appearance? Or was he too distracted….?

    1. Deborah England said:

      Same here! I had assumed that hormonal fluctuations would have altered Alexia’s scent to the point that pretty much the entire pack would know about the pregnancy before Alexia did. I’m so glad it wasn’t just me wondering about that.

    2. Vanessa said:

      I think she *could* get pregnant, but carrying a child would kill her. She says something about even if the ‘seed took’… So presumably she has normal menstruation? That’s why a supernatural husband is important. To gurantee she doesn’t get pregnant.

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