"A captivating fantasy tale of mystery and intrigue..."
Reviewed by Patti Loveday
Posted March 17, 2019
Women's Fiction | Suspense
WHERE THE FOREST MEETS THE
STARS by Glendy Vanderah is a fantasy mystery that is sure to
keep you in suspense until the very end. A story that is sure to break
your heart and leave you wanting more. The characters in WHERE THE FOREST MEETS THE
STARS are all damaged but in different ways making them draw to
each other. They share warm and real relationships that you will enjoy
learning about as they share them with you.
Vanderah created characters that are well-developed with interesting
backstories that together help tell the story. The characters
backgrounds help and tell a the a story that is easy to get lost in.
Vanderah weaves some very serious subjects into the story through
unexpected friendships and love.
This story is not for the faint of heart. The story is captivating, thrilling,
terrifying, and frustrating, and it tackled a number of really difficult
elements. Those who love drama and mystery are sure to get lost
within the pages of the story.
WHERE THE FOREST MEETS THE
STARS is a breathtaking read that is sure to touch your heart with
characters that are relatable and a storyline that is sure to draw you in.
The perfect read for anyone who loves a captivating mystery fantasy.
In this gorgeously stunning debut, a mysterious child
teaches two strangers how to love and trust again.
After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast
cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on
nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that
her recent hardships have not broken her. She throws herself
into her work from dusk to dawn, until her solitary routine
is disrupted by the appearance of a mysterious child who
shows up at her cabin barefoot and covered in bruises.
The girl calls herself Ursa, and she claims to have been
sent from the stars to witness five miracles. With concerns
about the childâ€™s home situation, Jo reluctantly agrees to
let her stayâ€”just until she learns more about Ursaâ€™s past.
Jo enlists the help of her reclusive neighbor, Gabriel Nash,
to solve the mystery of the charming child. But the more
time they spend together, the more questions they have. How
does a young girl not only read but understand Shakespeare?
Why do good things keep happening in her presence? And why
arenâ€™t Jo and Gabe checking the missing childrenâ€™s website
Though the three have formed an incredible bond, they know
difficult choices must be made. As the summer nears an end
and Ursa gets closer to her fifth miracle, her dangerous
past closes in. When it finally catches up to them, all of
their painful secrets will be forced into the open, and
their fates will be left to the stars.
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