The Forest of Vanishing Stars
by Kristin Harmel
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Pub Date 4 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 3 Aug 2022
Yona has used her knowledge of the wilderness to help hundreds of Jews escape the Nazis. But what happens when a secret from her past emerges and threatens everything?
After being stolen from her wealthy German parents and raised in the unforgiving wilderness of eastern Europe, a young woman finds herself alone in 1941 after her kidnapper dies.
Her solitary existence is interrupted, however, when she happens upon a group of Jews fleeing the Nazi terror. Stunned to learn what's happening in the outside world, she vows to teach the group all she can about surviving in the forest – and in turn, they teach her some surprising lessons about opening her heart after years of isolation.
But when she is betrayed and escapes into a German-occupied village, her past and present come together in a shocking collision that could change everything.
'A powerful story of survival and resilience. I couldn't put it down' - Heather Morris
"Unforgettable characters, nail-biting drama and deep emotion that endures long after the final words are forgotten....The Forest of Vanishing Stars is a story that will touch, educate, transform and uplift."--Santa Montefiore
"In this always compelling, sometimes harrowing tale, THE FOREST OF VANISHING STARS draws readers into a singular story of survival and bravery. Set against the backdrop of Eastern Europe during World War II, the resourceful Yona, forced to become expert in the ways of the forest when a sage, prescient elderly woman takes Yona from her German family, must decide whether she'll rise up to claim the destiny foretold about her when faced with a band of Jewish refugees hiding in her beloved woods.Inspiring and gripping."--New York Times bestselling author Marie Benedict
"What a triumph! Not since Alice Hoffman's The Dovekeepers, have I read such a spellbinding and immersive tale of a people's will to survive."--Stephanie Dray, NYT Bestselling author of The Women of Chateau Lafayette
"Fascinating, meticulously researched, and utterly unique." --Kelly Rimmer, New York Times bestselling author of THE WARSAW ORPHAN
"A powerful and compelling masterpiece, a significant story for our present time."--Patti Callahan, New York Times bestselling author of Surviving Savannah and Becoming Mrs. Lewis
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