Where the Forest Meets the Stars

Where the Forest Meets the Stars

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.

Title:Where the Forest Meets the Stars
ISBN:9781542040068
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  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    I think so far this is one of the best book I’ve read on 2019. It’s so emotional, heart warming, poignant, amazing story of three people who try to live with the hand life’s dealt them. Jo, in a...

  • Larry H

    There are books you read that you enjoy, there are books that you love, and then there are the books you hold in your heart. Having just finished Glendy Vanderah's stunningly beautiful debut novel, ...

  • Rachel

    This was an amazon first read selection for February '19. I read through it very quickly -- it is that kind of book (and I took a 'read' day this past weekend for myself). I think that the premise and...

  • jessica

    what an absolutely delightful surprise gem of a story. this actually reminded me a lot of ‘the great alone’ and ‘where the crawdads sing.’ these stories are proof that an appreciation ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    There’s a reason (or two or three) why Where the Forest Meets the Stars is an Amazon bestseller. It’s special! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ So special, in fact, I’m unlikely to forget thi...

  • Danielle

    September 2020 F.A.B. Bookclub Pick. # I.❤️. F.A.B. This was a decent read. I really tried to keep an open mind with this woman taking care of an endangered kid- who claims to be an alien. My mom ...

  • Mackey

    4.5 or maybe 10 stars, I don't know. My mind is still blown. Don't ask me about stars right now. Oh wow! I know I shouldn’t begin a review with Oh Wow but I was so blown away with Where the Forest M...

  • Anna Luce

    ★★✰✰✰ 2 starsIf I could just rate the first 30% of this novel I would have given this 4 stars. Sadly, I found the depiction of depression and social anxiety to be lousy and, worse still, I t...

  • Swaroop Kanti

    “Sometimes bad things happen to make good things happen.”Where The Forest Meets The Stars has been a simple, engaging and wonderful read, and indeed "it's been quite a ride."This is the story of a...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Its not a hype! I could not pull away!!!This book is soooooo easy to love!!! There is storytelling...and then there is FRESH- ORIGINAL- DELICIOUS - MASTERFULLY -ENCHANTING - TOTALLYENDEARING- storytel...