Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah @TLCBookTours @AmazonPub @LUAuthors #bookreview #whereforestmeetsthestars

Happy Wednesday book lovers!

Delighted to share with you today my review for this beautifully told magical story that tugged at my heart strings! A huge thank you to Lisa at TLC Book Tours for my invitation to the tour, and two Glendy Vanderah for her stunning story.🌲✨✨

My Thoughts

A stunning story that will tug at your heartstrings,a tale bursting with love and sprinkled with magic!

I absolutely Loved every single word in this beautiful book! A magical tale about a remarkable girl who brought hope to many. BRAVO Glendy Vanderah! This is an exceptional story that will stick with me for a long time. The fact that this is a debut is as remarkable as Ursa.

Joanna is an ornithologist Who is spending the summer in rural Illinois, studying birds for her doctorate. She is still grieving her mother’s death and recuperating from her recent fight with breast cancer. When Ursa shows up covered in bruises and claiming to be an alien from the planet Htrae Joanna doesn’t know what to do. Worried about the girl’s safety she allows her to stay with her temporarily. Joanna also meets Gabriel her reclusive neighbor, soon the two of them are working together to try to figure out what to do about Ursa. Ursa is a special little girl and quickly worms her way into both Joanna and Gabe‘s hearts, and before they know it they are no longer looking for missing children reports. Will the magic of Ursa heal Joanna and Gabe’s hearts?

Ursa might have only been nine years old but she was one of the most extraordinary characters I have ever had the pleasure of meeting in a book. Alien or human, from the stars or from the earth, it doesn’t matter she was an amazing character! Whether she had special powers or not she was magic! Joanna and Gabe weren’t too bad either, I really loved how much they loved this little girl. I had a tremendous amount of sympathy for both of these characters, they had gone through some pretty tough times and I really wanted them to find their way to one another and to happiness.

This book was truly unique, a breath of fresh air! I’m afraid my words cannot do it justice. This is an absolute must read, the kind of book that will always have a piece of your heart.

*** many thanks to Lake Union for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

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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In Another Life by C. C. Hunter @CCHunterBooks @StMartinsPress @WednesdayBooks #bookreview #inanotherlife

Happy hump day bibliophiles!

Excited to share with you today my review for this fun YA thriller/contemporary Book! Many thanks to Meghan at St Martin’s Press for my invitation to the tour!🖤

My Thoughts

What if the life you knew was based on a lie?

Contemporary YA is my book comfort food, add in a dash of mystery and I am a happy girl! C. C. Hunter has written an entertaining fast-paced book that I devoured in two sittings. This book was well told but heavy on the romance, and light on the mystery. This was something that worked perfectly fine for me, but it is best you know this going in.

Chloe has lead a charmed life. Adopted at the age of three by a loving family, she’s always been confident in who she is. it is Chloe’s senior year and her life has been turned upside down. Her mom has cancer, her father has left, and chloe’s mom move them to Joyful, Texas. Now it is Chloe’s senior year she is the new kid and Hass to start over. I would have truly hated having to change schools my senior year, that really would have been the absolute worst! BUT Chloe meets a boy named Cash Who makes the transition a bit more tolerable. However Cash is convinced that Chloe looks just like his foster parents’ daughter who was kidnapped ages ago. The two of them try to figure out if there is something to this as their romance blooms.

Chloe was a very likable girl, and Cash and she together were totally adorable. Cash was a bit closed off and had a troubled past, but at his core he was a good guy. Chloe’s mother had cancer and I completely empathize with her being sick, but she really put some major pressure on Chloe. Poor Chloe was not only struggling with who she was, but she also was responsible for taking care of her sick mother (who might not even be her mother). Life is messy and it is complicated and this book really showed how you deal with the messier side of life.

A fun and engaging story, perfect for readers of all ages. Recommend!

*** Big thank you to St. Martin’s Press for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

What would you do if your whole life was a lie and learning the truth could cost you your life?

From New York Times bestselling author of the Shadow Falls series comes C. C. Hunter’s new YA thriller about a girl who learns that she may have been kidnapped as a child, and must race to uncover the truth about her past before she winds up a victim.

Chloe was three years old when she became Chloe Holden, but her adoption didn’t scar her, and she’s had a great life. Now, fourteen years later, her loving parents’ marriage has fallen apart and her mom has moved them to Joyful, Texas. Starting twelfth grade as the new kid at school, everything Chloe loved about her life is gone. And feelings of déjà vu from her early childhood start haunting her.

When Chloe meets Cash Colton she feels drawn to him, as though they’re kindred spirits. Until Cash tells her the real reason he sought her out: Chloe looks exactly like the daughter his foster parents lost years ago, and he’s determined to figure out the truth.

As Chloe and Cash delve deeper into her adoption, the more things don’t add up, and the more strange things start happening. Why is Chloe’s adoption a secret that people would kill for?

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