Where the Forest Meets the Stars

Where the Forest Meets the Stars

An Amazon Charts 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.

Title:Where the Forest Meets the Stars
ISBN:9781542040068
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    Where the Forest Meets the Stars Reviews

  • Stephanie

    Oh my heart. Sob sob sob. I loved, adored, TREASURED this book and I didn’t want it to end. I don’t want to give anything away so I’ll keep it brief but it was just PERFECT. Full of magic and ho...

  • Amy

    4.5/5When my publicist buddy Ashley sent me this and said, you were this first person I thought of when I finished this one, it’s right up your alley and is very similar to Catherine Ryan Hyde I had...

  • TL

    *Got via Amazon first reads, one of the hardcovers I picked*...

  • Goth Gone Grey

    Magical quarks, full of emotion, possible spoilers. First few pages: Alien kid, like KPAX or Sati. Ok, I can get into this. A few more pages: Ominous foreshadowing. Not digging that. But hey, there's ...

  • 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...

  • Kathy

    Three stars for the first 50% of this debut book. It charmed me with the appearance of a child that truly did seem to be intelligent enough to be alien, and the young woman who opened her home and hea...

  • Kathleen

    If you are an Amazon Prime member and have not yet selected your Kindle First Reads book for February 2019, grab this now!What a great book! I started reading this novel on Saturday night and ended up...

  • Suzanne Moore

    An Amazing storyI can't believe this is a first novel! It's the best book I've ever read from the Amazon prime monthly offerings. I could hardly put it down and read it in two sittings over two weeken...

  • Cindy

    Magical, wonder-filled, debut novel. I was enchanted by this story of two neighbors dealing with their past and its effects and a young girl / alien who brings them together in her quest for 5 miracle...

  • Kristin

    Going by the star rating, I have to say this book was just "okay".(SPOILERS AHEAD)My biggest issue with this book is that I didn't like the protagonist, Jo.At all. The first half of the book she was a...