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!
An Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Postbestseller.
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.