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Today’s book review is for one of my most anticipated reads of 2021! If you enjoy powerful family dramas, this one needs to be on your TBR!
Title: The Light Through The Leaves
Author: Glendy Vanderah
Genre: Coming of age, family life
Published: April 1, 2021
Source: TLC Book Tours and Lake Union
“𝗔𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗲, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗶𝗴𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗻𝗼 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗿. 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗶𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆, 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘀𝗮𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗿𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱𝗻’𝘁 𝘀𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴. 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱, 𝗴𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗽𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼𝗼 𝗳𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂.”
THE LIGHT THROUGH THE LEAVES by @glendyvanderah is a beautifully written story about love and hope and second chances as well as the healing power of forgiveness all set in the most stunning nature settings.
Thank you to @tlcbooktours and @amazonpublishing for the chance to read and review this emotionally charged book. This is not an easy or light read but worth every single heartbreaking moment. Brilliantly written!
Available April 1, 2021. (Full synopsis below)
In a moment of crisis, Ellis Abbey leaves her daughter, Viola, unattended—for just a few minutes. But when she returns, Viola is gone. A breaking point in an already fractured marriage, Viola’s abduction causes Ellis to disappear as well—into grief, guilt, and addiction. Convinced she can only do more harm to her family, Ellis leaves her husband and young sons, burying her desperate ache for her children deeper with every step into the mountain wildernesses she treks alone.
In a remote area of Washington, a young girl named Raven keeps secrets inside, too. She must never speak to outsiders about how her mother makes miracles spring from the earth, or about her father, whose mysterious presence sometimes frightens her. Raven spends her days learning how to use her rare gifts—and more importantly, how to hide them. With each lesson comes a warning of what dangers lie in the world beyond her isolated haven. But despite her mother’s cautions, Raven finds herself longing for something more.
As Ellis and Raven each confront their powerful longings, their journeys will converge in unexpected and hopeful ways, pulled together by the forces of nature, love, and family.
Connect with the Author
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 was her debut novel.
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