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390 pages, Kindle Edition
First published August 17, 2021
Mel Smith’s life as a foster child has been a tough one and she has now learnt to stand up for herself. When she meets Sarah at the age of eleven, they form a sisterly bond. Now Sarah is dead and Mel finds herself in a small town in the shadows of the Appalachian Mountains to honour Sarah’s last wish. There she finds secrets and threats, and mystique and creepiness, and her visit might just change her life forever.
"The wildwood demanded warmth. I could grieve, but I also had to live on. Here, there was a natural cycle of birth, growth, death and rebirth that had to be maintained."
"Magic? Or community? Or a little of both. I'd always been apart, finding strength in being separated from others. Now I wasn't so sure."
"If the wildwood had been layered with scents in the summer, it was even more so now. The frost had only accentuated its richness."