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There s a reason or two or three why Where the Forest Meets the Stars is an bestseller It s special So special, in fact, I m unlikely to forget this story or its characters Joanna has had her share of trauma and grief As a breast cancer survivor still grieving the loss of her mother, she goes back to graduate school to study birds this in and of itself was fascinating, and a fun tidbit the author had this same profession Joanna has become a workaholic living a solitary life consumed by her studies Until, one day, Ursa, shows up at Joanna s rental Ursa is a young girl, a bit quirky, who doesn t seem to have a home She tells Joanna she s been sent from the stars to witness five miracles Joanna is too practical to buy this story and insists that the girl go home Until the girl finally convinces here there is no home Joanna thinks eventually she ll find out so she can help Ursa Jo asks her neighbor, Gabriel, for help to find out who Ursa is, where she s from The they learn about Ursa, the confused they are The inconsistencies in her knowledge make no sense She s a child well versed in Shakespeare Among other conundrums The three become the best of friends as the summer is close to ending Ursa has found her fourth miracle, and the fifth could happen at any time There s a synergy building when all of their pasts are exposed What will the future be like for these three lovable characters While I guess Where the Forest Meets the Stars has a paranormal or fantasy aspect, it doesn t feel that way The story is grounded firmly in the here and now, and Ursa has a magical power that can be only described as love Pure, unadulterated, innocent love The miracles she witnesses are truly beautiful experiencing them through her eyes melted my heart , but the beauty in Ursa is all the love she exudes to those around her and the effect she has on them as a result Oh my goodness, Ursa You simply have to meet her Where the Forest Meets the Stars is a story of friendship and the power of healing through friends The writing is straight forward, not a spare word, easy to read, and so full of heart, all you are left with is hope in the end, and who doesn t want to be left with that I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own My reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com (((FREE PDF))) ↵ 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 learnsabout Ursa s past.Jo enlists the help of her reclusive neighbor, Gabriel Nash, to solve the mystery of the charming child But thetime they spend together, thequestions 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 any 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. The Case Against Iso 9000 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 A Civilização da Europa Clássica II Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois Breaking Open the Head determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her She throws herself into her work from dusk to dawn Vates A.G.B. 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 The Natural History of Nonsense and she claims to have been sent from the stars to witness five miracles With concerns about the child s home situation Say it Again Jo reluctantly agrees to let her stay just until she learnsabout Ursa s past.Jo enlists the help of her reclusive neighbor Antifa and the Radical Left Gabriel Nash Lobsters Great & Small to solve the mystery of the charming child But thetime they spend together A Queda do Muro thequestions 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 any Though the three have formed an incredible bond Hearth and Home they know difficult choices must be made As the summer nears an end and Ursa gets closer to her fifth miracle Uma Nova História da Música her dangerous past closes in When it finally catches up to them Prazer de Matar (Kovac and Liska all of their painful secrets will be forced into the open A Sense of Place, a Sense of Time and their fates will be left to the stars. 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 Meets the Stars that it has taken a few days to put words to my thoughts and you see how well that has gone, right Oh wow is what I have come up with so far Joanna Teale is an ornithologist is safely tucked away in a researcher s cabin on the marshes of southern Illinois where she is completing her graduate studies on nesting practices It is here that she is healing her body and soul after a battle with breast cancer Nearby is Gabe, the egg man, who lives on the farm up the road and is battling demons of his own Into their lives a young girl wanders She calls herself Ursa and claims to be an alien in search of five miracles It is obvious to Jo that the girl needs help on multiple levels, but the girl is brilliant and cagey and every time that Jo attempts to turn Ursa into the authorities she eludes them, leaving Jo to care for the girl until Jo can unravel Ursa s secrets and find out her past Surely she isn t really alien, is she As Jo and Gabe begin caring for Ursa, they find themselves enveloped in a healing process of their own But there are secrets yet to be uncovered that will have devastating effects on them all.Where the Forest Meets the Stars is truly a magical tale In the beginning you wonder if, in fact, it is going to fall into the realm of paranormal Soon, however, you realize that the magic and wonder that Ursa possesses isn t fantasy but rather the wonderment of love and that love true, unselfish, altruistic love, has a healing, restorative effect on those with whom Ursa comes in contact The miracles that Ursa seeks, baby birds in a nest or new kittens being born, pale in comparison to the miracles she brings to the lives of those around her This is a story of forgiveness, friendship, restoration and, most importantly, love It is simply but poignantly written, almost as a parable, and is one I encourage you all to read. Unique In So Many Ways As a self professed contemporary romance junkie, this read is outside my usual genre, which I have been finding myself and Captivating is definitely one adjective I would use, as well as unexpected and so very special.It was an out of this world experience to listen to this extraordinary story While there is a bit of romance involved, it is about hope, friendship and miracles.There is a reason you will see five star after five star reviews It is gorgeously written I may be wrong, but I think this is Ms Vanderah s debut novel, which is quite amazing in itself. I think so far this is 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 remission from cancer, Gabe, fighting with his depression and a little girl Ursa who defines herself as an alien brings them together and seal their fates The story is about living not only surviving, staying strong and seeing the worthiness of your own life It s perfectly written book gives you hope, joy and positive look into yourself I think this is a fantastic debut novel and I cannot wait to read the new books of the writer sooner. Gorgeous storytelling and strong, relatable characters made this a book to treasure You won t want to miss this one This gem has everything I love in a story I was hooked from the very beginning and my curiosity only grew stronger as the mystery of the little girl named Ursa wandered up to Jo s cabin.Ursa has a story to tell and what a story it is Where did she come from Where are her shoes Why is she insisting she was sent to witness five miracles The author weaves the plot in an all absorbing way that brings out the power of love, healing and true miracles I was so invested in the characters and their lives that I was holding my breath during some of the heart pounding and tension filled chapters.Highly recommend that you get to know Ursa and her story Unforgettable in the best way All the LOVE This was an Audible listen for me and I have purchased my very own finished copy. Its not a hype I could not pull away This book is soooooo easy to love There is storytellingand then there is FRESH ORIGINAL DELICIOUS MASTERFULLY ENCHANTING TOTALLYENDEARING storytellingThis is one of THOSE books you want to read Go in blind TRUST all the High Ratings Wonderful wonderful wonderful 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 This was an 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 the characters were actually quite unique and built on a solid foundation As a research wildlife biologist myself, I related to both the biologist side of Jo, but also to the complex, agoraphobic Gabeand to the awkward, fumbling relationship dance they endured with each other I would have given it 3.5 stars up to that point.BUTthe book fell completely flat in the end So much so, that as I was reading the last 10%, I was wondering if I had switched to a different book and a different author The ending was disorganized, fantastical in a bad way , and felt so rushed in an effort to tie up all the loose ends in just a few pages that it left me a bit disoriented So much so that I had to read the last few pages twice to even understand what was going on Also, after just coming off a reading high with Where the Crawdads Sing and how well that author tied biology nature to the story, this book really disappointed me in that regard In fact, I was surprised to learn that the author was an endangered bird specialist this felt to me like someone writing about field research that had not experienced it I think the author missed an opportunity to bring in that aspect.Final note in case it will be helpful to others I almost went to a 1 star review because of how the main character, Jo, handled Gabe s mental illness This book was obviously written by someone who has not experienced depressionJo pushing Gabe to be comfortable in a city, shaving his beard off, and expecting him to just get over it was triggering to me This lack of understanding and empathy is how I am often treated by others and it infuriated me to read We need to do a better job at not dismissing depression as an excuse for someone to hide in their bed It is a mental illness, not a choice. 4.5 stars This is the second most unique story I have read this year, behind Daisy Jones The Six There are other books worth mentioning, but somehow very few stories manage to surprise you continuously and unfold so elegantly and meaningfully This book deserves to be studied by aspiring writers out there, that s how worthy of our attention it is I loved Ursa the moment she appeared in the story, which did not take long at all She and Jo s interactions are priceless Jo is a graduate student working on a project related to nature to obtain her Ph.D and Ursa is a young girl who claims to be an alien in search of five miracles Jo has no time to care for a child, but she also can t get rid of Ursa, despite her attempts Looks like they re stuck together For how long, no one knows I would have enjoyed this story even if it had been only about Jo and Ursa, but interestingly other characters are introduced and involved in this delicate situation Relationships are developed and secrets surface from unexpected places I first thought this would be a magical realism story, full with wondrous fantasy elements, which would have been welcome, but it stays very realistic while having this almost fairytale esque atmosphere Believe me, I wish I could give it five full stars But alas, the last chapters, while well written, changed everything the story, relationships, vibe too suddenly It s a satisfying ending, no doubt Yet, it felt rushed It did not, however, lower my love for the characters I am down to read a companion novel from Ursa s perspective anytime Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin