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The Forest of Vanishing Stars
The Forest of Vanishing Stars: A Novel | Kristin Harmel
The New York Times bestselling author of the heart-stopping tale of survival and heroism (People) The Book of Lost Names returns with an evocative coming-of-age World War II story about a young woman who uses her knowledge of the wilderness to help Jewish refugees escape the Nazisuntil a secret from her past 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 whats happening in the outside world, she vows to teach the group all she can about surviving in the forestand 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. Inspired by incredible true stories of survival against staggering odds, and suffused with the journey-from-the-wilderness elements that made Where the Crawdads Sing a worldwide phenomenon, The Forest of Vanishing Stars is a heart-wrenching and suspenseful novel from the #1 internationally bestselling author whose writing has been hailed as sweeping and magnificent (Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author), immersive and evocative (Publishers Weekly), and gripping (Tampa Bay Times).
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JHSiess
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🌟𝓑𝓸𝓸𝓴 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀⁣🌟
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Author 𝐊𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐥 has penned a compassionate, deeply moving, & memorable story of survival, hope, and coming-of-age to realize one's destiny. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐕𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐬 features a touch of magical realism. It's a must-read for fans of World War II-era historical fiction. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⁣⭐️⁣⁣
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𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸: https://tinyurl.com/2cjhfmv4

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sblbooks
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🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲
Reminiscent of Where the Crawdads Sing, except this time we're in the forest of Poland during World War II. I loved Yona, what an intriguing character. This won't be my last Kristen Harmel. All the stars!

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Cissystix
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Very enjoyable book and writing style The book plot and setting have a basis in terms of actual WWII events but the characters are fictional. It dealt with some events about WWII which were new to me. Yona, the heroine, is an interesting and admirable character but not realistic. The ending seemed rather abrupt and left me with the feeling that several more chapters were needed. I want to read more from this author.

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AmyK1
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A WWII novel about a young woman who, after being taken from her family as a two year old, is raised in the forest of Poland and helps escaping Jews to survive.

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JHSiess
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🌴 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗪𝗿𝗮𝗽-𝗨𝗽 🌺⁣

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𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗩𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀 | Kristin Harmel
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗚𝗵𝗼𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲 | Wiley Cash ⁣

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⁣𝗜𝗻 𝗔𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 | A.J. Banner⁣
𝗕𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗿 | Sandra Brown⁣
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗿𝗼𝗻𝘁 | Lecia Cornwall⁣
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗛𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 | Max Seeck⁣
𝗔𝗻 𝗔𝗺𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗪𝗶𝗱𝗼𝘄𝘀 | Jeff Abbott

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MelKelsey
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Book 111

WWII historical fiction, with magical elements, about hiding and surviving in the forest from Nazis. An original novel, The Forest of Vanishing Stars is compellingly readable. Unfortunately it loses focus near the end when the protagonist leaves the forest. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Cissystix
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Currently reading and enjoying this book. The plot is unusual.

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WOWreader
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InnerSavvy
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If you are looking for a WWII book from a different perspective I recommend this book. Entertaining and intriguing.

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JHSiess
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🌊🌴 𝗩𝗮𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴🌴🌊⁣

I'm spending time in my happy place. ⁣

How lucky I am to relish the beauty & spirit of Maui while reading 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗩𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘀 by 𝗞𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻 𝗛𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗹 about Yona, stolen from her German parents & raised in the eastern European forest. She uses her knowledge & understanding of the outdoors to hide & help Jewish refugees survive, a story inspired by true events.

ReadingisMyPassion Loved this one. I love all her books. 3mo
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WWII historical fiction, but from a fresh angle. The start was a little slow & more fantastical than the rest of the novel, but worked out alright. The writing was good & very atmospheric. The narrative felt incredibly tangible & realistic. The author's historical note at the end of the story was particularly interesting. Harmel took great care with this work & that should be appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend it with high praise.

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SilverShanica
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A lovely WW2 story of a young woman who, raised wild in the forest, helps to save Jews in Poland/Belarus. A great story for those who love historical fiction.

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Hana321
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In a sea of WW11 era novels, this offering brings a fresh perspective featuring an expert outdoors woman named Yona who vows to use her skills to survive to assist Jews who are fleeing their homes to take refuge in the forest to escape the German led extermination. Constructed from historical records, this is a tale of survival in an unimaginable situation. With a touch of the metaphysical, this tale is a departure from typical tales in the genre.

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Crystal83
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I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This my own opinion. I did enjoy reading this book. It is a World War II historical fiction, although it didn't feel like it while I was reading it. I felt like it had some magical realism in the book. I like the fact that the synopsis doesn't give away the plot or the characters in the book

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FelinesAndFelonies
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This novel was absolutely beautiful. I loved The Book of Lost Names & ordered this one a year ago. Harmel has a gift that makes each of her stories come alive & develops female protagonists that are impossible to not love. This gorgeous historical fiction novel follows Yona as she survives WWII hidden in the forest with a group of Jewish refugees. Using her unique talents, Yona helps them all hold on to each other & hope for the future. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Crystal83
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Thank you to @goodreads @simonandschuster @gallerybooks for the beautiful book that I won in the goodreads giveaway!!! The book is The Forest of Vanishing Stars by Kirstin Harmel!!! I can't wait to read this book!!! It is a WWII historical fiction!!! The cover is gorgeous!!!

#goodreads #goodreadsgiveaway

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ReadingisMyPassion
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I love Ms. Harmel‘s books and think this may be her best so far. Her newest book is a story of hope, courage, bravery, survival, and love. It is also a story of determining who we are inside and how to become that person.

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FelinesAndFelonies
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In the less than a minute I spent trying to take a picture two of the cats, Midge & Hallow, had to get involved. 🤦🏻‍♀️
#catsoflitsy #catsy #littenskittens

All other reading will be temporarily halted & ignored until I finish this one. I pre-ordered it before Christmas. I just love Kristin Harmel!!

RaeLovesToRead 😻😻 5mo
rubyslippersreads Too cute! 😻 5mo
Megabooks 😁😍 5mo
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SilversReviews
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This book is a beautiful tribute to the human spirit, to perseverance, and to finding the qualities a person possesses for empathy, kindness, and making choices.

Another FIVE star but very heartbreaking gem from Kristin Harmel. 5/5

FULL REVIEW: https://tinyurl.com/y3auxs9f

@kristinharmel

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FelinesAndFelonies
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Watching out my front window and waiting impatiently for the postal carrier. 📦📬📚

Megabooks I‘m watching for this one! 5mo
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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 179.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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3 STARS - This slower paced, character focused story (with a bit of a mystical vibe) will force readers to suspend disbelief but gives a unique perspective of WWII. It follows the life of Yona, a young woman who was stolen as a toddler, raised apart from society, and educated in various subjects by her captor to allow her to survive in the forests during the Nazi occupation of Poland.

Review: https://bit.ly/ForestOfVanishingStarsReview

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Lsmoore43
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In each historical fiction book I read I learn something new. In all I learn the atrocities that the Jewish people had to live with. The horrors of seeing the ones they love murdered. How they see each other in starvation. And how strong their faith is. What these people went through is beyond horrible. Beyond the scope of my human brain.

My full review is here: https://tinyurl.com/y6yxd6f4

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Lsmoore43
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1922
The old woman watched from the shadows outside Behaimstrasse 72, waiting for the lights inside to blink out. The apartment's balcony dripped with crimson roses, and ivy climbed the iron rails, but the young couple who lived there-the power-hungry Siegfried Juttner and his aloof wife, Alwine-weren't the ones who tended the plants.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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SilversReviews
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WOW!!

Another beautiful, but heartbreaking gem by Kristin Harmel.

Meticulous research.

FULL REVIEW will be on July 7.

@kristinharmel

EliLiszt Are you open to receiving a free paperback in exchange for a review on Amazon, B&N and Goodreads? I published my novel in July 2020 and looking for some honest & constructive reviews by avid readers like yourself. Please email me if this is something that you‘re interested in at eliliszt39@gmail.com 6mo
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Thank you Netgalley for the ARC! Yona has lived a solitary life in the forest since being taken from her family as a toddler. This changes as the forest fills with Jews fleeing the Nazis. Yona must decide to help or protect herself! Highly recommend💜💜💜

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Wslovell
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Such a good book. I have only read one other by this author and it was just as great as this one!

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