Book Review: The Novel “The Light Through the Leaves”

Do you enjoy stories of forgiveness, healing, love, and self-discovery? Then, The Light Through the Leaves by the Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Glendy Vanderah is the perfect book for you! This transcendent novel is a powerful journey that will take you through the pain of loss and addiction, and eventually lead you to a hopeful and unexpected road of redemption.

The book revolves around the lives of two women, Ellis Abbey and Raven. Ellis is a mother who, due to a moment of crisis, makes an unbearable mistake that leads to her daughter, Viola, being abducted. Ellis’s marriage was already fractured, and Viola’s disappearance causes her to disappear too. Overwhelmed by grief, guilt, and addiction, she doesn’t think she can do anything for her family and decides to leave, burying her desperate ache for her children deeper as she treks into the mountain wildernesses, alone.

At the same time, there is a young girl named Raven who lives in a remote area of Washington. Raven is forced to keep secrets about her mother’s miracles that spring from the earth and her father’s mysterious presence, which sometimes scares her. She spends her days learning how to use her rare gifts and, more importantly, how to hide them. Raven is strictly told by her mother to never talk about them to outsiders, and she learns about the dangers that lie in the world beyond her isolated haven. However, despite her mother’s cautions, Raven finds herself longing for something more.

As Raven and Ellis each confront their powerful longings, their journeys converge in unexpected and hopeful ways. They are pulled together by the forces of nature, love, and family. Despite their differences, they have more in common than they realize. The story is full of twists and turns, leading to a satisfying and emotional conclusion.

The writing style of Glendy Vanderah is easy to read and flows smoothly. The book is a page-turner from the beginning to the end, with Vanderah’s vivid descriptions of the mountain wildernesses drawing the reader in. The characters are well-developed, and their struggles and hardships are relatable. Readers will connect with the emotions expressed by the characters.

The Light Through the Leaves tackles some tough topics such as addiction, loss, and guilt, but it also highlights the importance of forgiveness and healing. It reminds us of the power of family and love and how vital it is to move on from our past mistakes to embrace a brighter future.

In conclusion, The Light Through the Leaves is an inspiring and engaging novel that will leave you feeling uplifted and hopeful. Glendy Vanderah’s storytelling will take you on a journey of self-discovery, redemption, and love. Readers will find this book to be a perfect escape, lost in the beauty of nature, while exploring the intricate lives of these characters. If you are looking for an emotional and inspiring story, then The Light Through the Leaves is the book for you. So, grab a copy, sit back, and let the story take you on a journey of forgiveness and healing.
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