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“Evil’s comin’, boy…comin’ fast. Look for the man with eyes like winter skies, and hair like a crow’s wing. He’s the one you gotta find.”

The remote mountain wilderness of North Carolina swallowed up the ten-year-old boy as he made his way down from the primitive camp where his grandparents had kept him hidden all his life. His dying grandmother, gifted with The Sight, set
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Published January 24th 2015
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Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a gem!

Ten year old Rabbit has only known one way of life raised in the North Carolina mountains by elderly grandparents. His grandpa disappears and his grandmother dies leaving him with the stern warning, “Evil’s comin’, boy…comin’ fast. Look for the man with eyes like winter skies, and hair like a crow’s wing. He’s the one you gotta find.”

Scared, but determined to abide by her last wishes, Rabbit packs his meagre belongings and heads across the mountains until he stumbles upon Sara
Sarah and Mac survived a terrifying encounter with a vengeful ghost in book #1 of this series, ending up happy and settled together, but nothing could have prepared them for the way their world is turned topsy-turvy in book #2 by the arrival of an elusive figure on their land. Quite what – or who – is the wild, half-starved boy Sarah sees near the grave of Mac’s son?
Meara has created a truly unique character in Rabbit – a child raised in complete isolation from the modern world. The only people
Sally Cronin
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Having met Sarah and MacKenzie Cole in the first book I was looking forward to catching up with them, and having read the reviews for the second book, I knew that I was in for something special.

The blurb can often be misleading for a book, but in this case when the author promised that this little boy would touch us in unexpected ways and find a place in your heart, it was true. She has created a wonderful character who despite a different and challenging start in life, blossoms before our eyes.
D.L. Finn
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read the first Wake-Robin Ridge book and had been looking forward to continuing with the series. It was good to see Mac and Sarah back, but the new character, Rabbit, stole my heart. I fell in love with his innocence and wisdom. If I could have reached into the book and hugged him, I would have. The world, through his eyes, is a place I want to live. He was raised away from the world, in the woods, by his grandparents. He believed people were evil, but on his grandmother’s deathbed, she let hi ...more
Bette Stevens
I Fell in Love with Rabbit!

A Boy Named Rabbit is the first book I’ve read by author Marcia Meara and it definitely won’t be my last! Rabbit is a young boy raised and educated exclusively in the Blue Ridge Mountains by his grandparents. By the age of ten, Rabbit had never left his woodland home. This is where the mystery begins… Grampa disappears and Gram dies, leaving Rabbit alone after telling him that they’ve been in the woods all of his life to keep him safe from the bad people. Knowing that
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Is it possible to join a fictional family?  I'd love to join this one and live in the mountains of NC.

Several other readers' reviews have mentioned how Rabbit stole their heart - I'm no exception.  He's such a wonderful character - wise beyond his years despite his limited education, empathetic, loving, appreciative, and an excellent judge of character.  He's an old soul in the body of a 10-year-old boy, and I just wanted to hug him and protect him from the world.

I was so excited to be back with
Staci Troilo
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every now and then, an author manages to write a character so distinctive and impactful, he becomes difficult to forget. Sometimes it’s someone inherently evil; other times the character is a beacon of good. But seldom does such a character elevate himself past memorable — to do so is to vault over a rather high bar.

Marcia Meara’s Rabbit is one such character.

I can tell you she’s written another lovely book with a solid plot. I can tell you her settings are vivid and her villain chilling. All of
Claire Fullerton
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Claire by: Sally Cronin
A Boy Named Rabbit is a warm-hearted, delightful story set in the mountains of North Carolina. Because of the backwoods setting, the story unfolds plausibly, in that Rabbit comes from humble origins set apart from civilization. By the time the story progresses to the understandable reason for this, ten-year-old Rabbit has a place in the reader's heart, as he risks following the directive of his beloved grandmother and makes his way through the mountains in search of his new family. Mac and Sarah ...more
Alex Craigie
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having enjoyed the first book in the trilogy I thought I'd give the second one a go, too. I was a little apprehensive as it's often the case that sequels fall rather flat. I needn't have worried - A Boy Named Rabbit is one of the best books I've read in a long time, and I read a lot of books.

The novel tells the story of a ten-year-old boy whose grandparents have brought him up away from society to protect him from 'Bad People'. When they both tragically die within a day of each other, Little Rab
Rosie Amber
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A Boy Named Rabbit follows on from Wake-Robin Ridge. It is set in 2013 in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina and focuses around the story of a young boy. This book has paranormal suspense elements.

10 year old Rabbit has lived in the mountains with just his Gran and Grampa for as long as he can remember. They live in a tent most of the year and caves during the winter with no contact with other people, apart from when Grampa goes to get supplies. Gran is ill and Grampa doesn't return from
D. Peach
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with a little boy named Rabbit. OMG. This book is so wonderful, I can’t recommend it enough. Rabbit is ten years old, and for his entire life, he’s lived in the deep forest of the Blue Ridge Mountains with his grandparents. They took him there when he was a baby to keep him safe from the “bad people.” When his grandparents die, he starts a solo journey to find a place he belongs.

Rabbit enters the lives of Sarah and Mac Cole and what follows is a story of love, loss, and discovery
Janice Spina
Jul 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Boy Named Rabbit Book 2 of Wake-Robin Ridge is an emotional story with an unforgettable character, Rabbit. I fell in love with little Rabbit from the first page. He is sweet, caring and well beyond his years in his intelligence and insight. There’s romance, family relationships, paranormal activity and a wonderful cast of characters.

The storyline is gripping and a real page turner. The author created likable characters and made this reader care about their welfare. I can see how this series co
Jaye Marie
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rabbit has the gift of ‘seeing’ like his grandmother, but will it help him to find where he belongs?
Rabbit has a father, someone he has never met. Someone his grandmother warned him about. He has turned up wanting his son, but Rabbit knows he must keep away from him and stay with Sarah and MacKenzie Cole, but will he be allowed to stay there?
This is a heartbreaking story, one that broke mine over and over again. Rabbit is a wonderful child and deserves to find happiness, even though it seems imp
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
2nd in a series. Already had fallen in love with Rabbit and this book is a beautifully written second novel.
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Straight for the heart.

A must read . Very heartwarming and through provoking. Makes you look at life from a better perspective. Love this book. It made my all time best read list.
Cathy Ryan
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“Evil’s comin’, boy…comin’ fast. Look for the man with eyes like winter skies, and hair like a crow’s wing. He’s the one you gotta find.”

Those are the words of ten-year old Rabbit’s dying grandmother, who has ‘seeing’ dreams. She tells Rabbit he must leave their camp and find the ‘good people’. Rabbit has lived in the mountains of North Carolina, as far back as he can remember with his gran and grampa, never seeing another soul and has been taught that people are not to be trusted. Rabbit is sca
Mae Clair
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful, heart-touching story. I read Wake Robin Ridge and was touched by the relationship between Sarah and Mac, but this time around, the characters reach out, grab you from page one and never let go. That is especially true of Rabbit, a child whose odyssey and tumultuous story resonates throughout this page turner. Few books make it to my “favorites” list, but this is one of them.

If you like stories of warmth, struggles against adversity, with triumph at the end, and a touch of the unusu
Anna Marie
May 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This book continues shortly after the first book ends.

Rabbit has to find the man with the winter sky eyes and crow's wing hair after his grandma dies suddenly. So begins his two month hike to find the "Good people" and stay away from the "Bad", he knows how to survive in the wilderness. But he hasn't seen or spent any time with stangers before so crowds and modern society feels very threatening to him.

Rabbit finally meets Sarah Cole, she feeds him and tries to win his trust. But she keeps him a
Janet Gogerty
Dec 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There is a great mystery to unwind in this second story about Mac and Sarah when she finds a lost boy; also a very human story because Mac understandably is reluctant to change his new life with Sarah. Even the characters we don't meet we feel for; no comfortable retirement for Rabbit's grandparents and tragedy lies at the heart of the story. But this is a tale of love and hope so read and enjoy. I am looking forward to spending more time in the North Carolina mountains. ...more
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Marcia Meara lives in central Florida, just north of Orlando, with her husband of over thirty years and four big cats.

When not writing or blogging, she spends her time gardening, and enjoying the surprising amount of wildlife that manages to make a home in her suburban yard. She enjoys nature. Really, really enjoys it. All of it! Well, almost all of it, anyway. From birds, to furry critters, to he

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