RITA Reader Challenge Review

RITA Reader Challenge Roundup: The Clearing by Heather Davis

RITA®, and the RITA statuette are service marks of Romance Writers of America, Inc.There was no review submitted for the RITA® Reader Challenge, so avast, we set sail and hunt down reviews. This novel finaled in the Young Adult Romance category.

Book CoverPlot Summary: Amy is drawn to the misty, mysterious clearing behind her Aunt Mae’s place because it looks like the perfect place to hide from life. A place to block out the pain of her last relationship, to avoid the kids in her new town, to stop dwelling on what her future holds after high school. Then, she meets a boy lurking in the mist—Henry. Henry is different from any other guy Amy has ever known. And after several meetings in the clearing, she’s starting to fall for him.

But Amy is stunned when she finds out just how different Henry really is. Because on his side of the clearing, it’s still 1944. By some miracle, Henry and his family are stuck in the past, staving off the tragedy that will strike them in the future. Amy’s crossing over to Henry’s side brings him more happiness than he’s ever known—but her presence also threatens to destroy his safe existence.

This book has averaged 3.70 stars on Goodreads.

BookWhisperer wrote in her four-star review:

After my past two experiences with Heather Davis works; I was curious what I would find in this novel. I was intrigued to find that Davis soared above in this novel grabbing me by the lapels to drag me through this intense story about learning to love again. The emotional level of writing was not what I had come to expect from this author, and just goes to show that author grow over time. Davis is ready to take readers by storm in this novel


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    I read The Clearing earlier this year, and found it a very enjoyable read. It’s a sweet, sometimes bittersweet story about letting go and moving forward. Be warned—the ending is not a firm HEA. There’s some ambiguity, yet there’s still emotional closure for the reader. Just not warm fuzzies all over the place.  :)

    clearly25—I wish!

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