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Daughter of the Forest, by Juliet Marillier

Daughter of the Forest

Daughter of the Forest (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I remember picking this book up when I was in high school. I didn’t read it then.  It sat on my shelf until it was time to return it to the library.  I don’t even remember why I picked it up then,  because I was very much interested in young adult books and didn’t read much “adult” fiction.  I think something about it spoke to me,  but I wasn’t ready yet.  I returned it and went on reading other things.

I came across this title again last year when I was searching for books with a strong female lead and written by a woman.  I stored it in my mind under “books to look at.” This past Friday,  I got my new library card.  I wasn’t searching for any book in particular,  but I still found “Daughter of the Forest.” I picked it up and took it home with me.  I devoured this book.  Had I not had other things to do on Saturday,  I would have finished it in two days.  As it was,  I still finished it early Sunday morning.  It was a fantastic book,  full of detail and beautiful in its storytelling.  This is a book that must be read.

As I said before,  I wasn’t ready for it when I was in high school. I do believe that people have to be ready for a book.  Sometimes,  I buy books without really knowing why,  and years later when I read them I understand.  Something about the book spoke to me,  but I’m not always ready to listen. All books can tell us something valuable,  if we take the time to grow into them.  I don’t rush my reading choices.  I can spend hours in a library or bookstore.  I wait for a book to speak.

This is a book that I recommend as highly as those by Robin Hobb.

Have you read “Daughter of the Forest”? What are your thoughts?  Do you listen to the books?

Take care,  fellow travelers.

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