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REVIEW: The Light Through the Leaves by Glendy Vanderah

Title: The Light Through the Leaves
Author: Glendy Vanderah
Type: Fiction
Published: 2021.
Pages: 455
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

“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.”

There are some authors, that, for some reason, just sit well with you. Their books might not be perfect, their writing isn’t impeccable, but their stories are full of warmth and its characters are just the kind of people you’d want to have in your life.

Glendy Vanderah is one of those authors for me. I was in awe after reading Where The Forest Meets the Stars, it was something so different, so fresh, but at the same time the story itself was just beautiful.

The Light Between the Leaves is no different. I have to be honest and admit that I was a bit skeptical about it in the beginning. The story that starts with a baby gone missing….it can go in many directions, and not always the good ones. But that didn’t happen here. She took a topic that is heavy, heart wrenching and tragic, and made it into a story about family, preservance and love, sprinkled with environmental and spiritual elements. The characters were so amazing and so real, and I honestly enjoyed every second spent with them. Its the kind of book that will make you feel warm and happy, and in it you will find a beautiful message about life and family.

Cause family doesn’t necessarily need to be the one we’re born with, but it consists of the people we gathered around us through life, that will give us all the love and support we sometimes need. 

With this book Glendy has definitely confirmed that she deserves to be on my autors auto buy list, and if you get to reading this one, I am sure, it will happen to you as well.

My GR rating: 4.5 stars

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