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Where the Forest Meets the Stars

Where the Forest Meets the Stars, March 2019
by Glendy Vanderah

Lake Union Publishing
332 pages
ISBN: 1503904911
EAN: 9781503904910
Kindle: B07CWSPSMX
Trade Size / e-Book
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"A captivating fantasy tale of mystery and intrigue..."

Fresh Fiction Review

Where the Forest Meets the Stars
Glendy Vanderah

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.

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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 child’s home situation, Jo reluctantly agrees to let her stay—just until she learns more about Ursa’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 aren’t Jo and Gabe checking the missing children’s website anymore?

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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