Where the Forest Meets the Stars By: Glendy Vanderah


An Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post bestseller, and a Goodreads Choice Award finalist.

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.

  • File Size:5310 KB
  • Print Length:328 pages
  • Publisher:Lake Union Publishing (March 1, 2019)
  • Publication Date:March 1, 2019

 You can purchase it HERE

About Author:

About Glendy Vanderah

C1o016AmHeS._US230_Glendy Vanderah worked as an endangered bird specialist in Illinois before she became a writer. Originally from Chicago, she now lives in rural Florida with as many birds, butterflies, and wildflowers as she can lure to her land. Where the Forest Meets the Stars is her debut novel.



You can visit Glendy online at http://glendyvanderah.com

My Review:

I was search for a new book to read and came across this book and thought it sounded interesting, and I was right.  I had a hard time putting this book down once I had started it.  The author has created characters that are fully developed and you can interact flawlessly with the participants in the fast moving story.

There are three main characters in this story one of them is Joanna Toule, a field biologist, was studying Indigo Buntings in Southern Illinois.  And then there is Gabe who is also known as the “Egg Man”  and of course there is

Ursa’s the girl who appears and says she’s from the stars and has Joanna wondering and looking into where she came from.

I loved how the story all comes together.  I am glad that I found this quick and exciting read.  I highly recommend the is book.


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