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The Church in the Wildwood by Alanna Rusnak
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it was amazing

This novel is hauntingly imagined and gorgeously told. It immediately surrounded me with a mood that lingered almost heavily, while the intriguing and layered plot made it an absolute page-turner!

The Church In The Wildwood is expertly and thoughtfully crafted, an impressive recipe of poetry and plot- it captivated me with beautiful phrasing that begged attention while twists, turns, and soul-searching characters compelled me to quickly read on. The author offers a heartwrenching and dangerous story - child abuse and unfathomable family secrets appear throughout - yet she weaves it all together with thoughtful insights that keep the reader hopeful. I found it easy to understand and care for the vast array of entangled characters who are offered their own space to falter, fail, and try again.

This is a fantastic and emotional read!

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Reading Progress

May 4, 2017 – Shelved
May 4, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
September 29, 2017 – Started Reading
September 30, 2017 – Finished Reading

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Alanna Rusnak Thank you so much, Tsara! What a beautiful review! I'm glad the story grabbed you & kept you hopeful despite the heaviness ❤️

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