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Where the Forest Meets the Stars

Lu par : Lauren Ezzo
Durée : 9 h et 57 min
Catégories : Anglais - Fiction, Literary
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 notations)

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Description

An Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post bestseller.

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.

©2019 Glendy Vanderah (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critiques

“A heartwarming, magical story about love, loss, and finding family where you least expect it. This touching novel will remind readers of a modern-day The Snow Child.” (Christopher Meades, award-winning author of Hanna Who Fell from the Sky)

“In Where the Forest Meets the Stars, Glendy Vanderah weaves a deft and poignant story with well-drawn characters, including clever Ursa. With an unexpected and heart-racing climax, readers will wait breathlessly to find out what happens. A beautiful story of love, resilience, and the power of second chances.” (Susie Orman Schnall, award-winning author of The Subway Girls)

“A powerful story of the way in which hearts are mended by love, compassion, and everyday miracles. Cleverly plotted and building to an intense crescendo in the final chapters, Where the Forest Meets the Stars is a beautiful and unforgettable debut.” (Julianne MacLean, USA Today best-selling author)

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  • JG Watts
  • 06/03/2019

not Sci Fi but a sweet story

not sure why i thought i was getting a sci fi novel here but im a sucker for a romance anyway. well written, I thought. held my interest.

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  • Christina D.
  • 16/03/2019

Enjoyable. Which "story" version is true...

I can see why this is classified as science fiction, and why others do not. It depends on which story version you believe. The classification can be an indicator of which is true.

Yes there were some, what could be considered, repetitive aspects, but they were told in slightly different ways at times to keep an element of causing people to at times wonder, "Perhaps the other "version" is true."

I can usually easily figure things out about a story, but this was one that truly kept me switching what I believed was going on, and I could easily go with either one after finishing the story. The classification is what will satisfy my view on which. Or not, if I choose. lol

Yes, the overuse of the words, "___" said was an issue for me too. It would pull me out of the story way too often. I eventually automatically started replacing it with other ways it could have been written, mentally. Again taking me out of the flow.

Yes Ursa can be considered whiney. She is still a child, despite her mental level. A child typically does whine, especially when they do not get their way. Some a lot.

Plus if a certain story version is the true one, that is part of what one can play out in order to experience and learn about. There may have been a purpose to it...

Overall I really enjoyed the story enough to write my first review after being a member for 71/2 years.

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  • Doreen James
  • 08/03/2019

❤️

I loved everything about this story!!!! Loved the ending! Narration really brought the story to life.

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  • Kacy
  • 09/06/2019

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The story was sort of interesting but I never really got to like Ursa...she seems kind of annoying. And OH MY GOD all the “Ursa said” “Jo said” makes you want to die.

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  • Barbara A Korb
  • 12/03/2019

Awesome!

I could not stop listening. Such a beautiful well written story. I will be suggesting my friends and family read/listen.

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  • Donna
  • 04/03/2019

Exceptional

at first I didn't think I would enjoy this book. However I soon became very engrossed in the tale. I thought the narration was exceptional as well. I highly recommend it. Be wary if you have a soft heart you may have a few tears!

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  • Lauri
  • 14/03/2019

I loved it!!

I got this from kindle with free audio. I rarely find a book for free that I feel is a 5 star. I would give it more. I really felt connected with the characters. I stayed up till 3:00am cause I want to know what would happen next. It started out kinda weird and I thought oh boy another waste of time. But it hooked me in.

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  • Haas
  • 11/03/2019

Wow!!!!

Wow wow WOW!!!!! I feel in love with all of the characters and the deep connect. My heart is sobbing! Touching story.

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  • Susan Conway
  • 08/03/2019

Superb

amazing story! I loved it! highly reccomended! wow, just wow! heartfelt and intriguing. excellent stunning

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  • Jlin
  • 07/03/2019

captivating

this stunning performance will help you fall in love with each and every character. a true love story.

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  • Mary A. Martin
  • 05/08/2019

Wonderful beautifully written Novel

I finished listening to this novel in one Session. I had the excuse of staying at home and do household chores just to listen through this novel. I couldn't stop! It was too exciting to find out the story of Ursa and Jo. It has all the feels and suspense. The narration was perfectly done.
This is a book to read before you die. The same goes for the audiobook edition. A MUST!