Following on from my review of Wake-Robin Ridge Book 1 by Marcia Meara I was looking forward to book two of the series.. A Boy Named Rabbit.. and I was not disappointed.
About the book
In Book 2 of the Wake-Robin Ridge series, Marcia Meara, author of Swamp Ghosts and Finding Hunter, returns to the rugged beauty of the North Carolina mountains, introducing a little boy whose remarkable gift will change the world for everyone he meets.
“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 him on a quest to find the Good People, and though he is filled with fear and wary of civilization, Rabbit is determined to keep his promise to her. When he crosses paths with Sarah and MacKenzie Cole, neither their lives nor his, are ever the same again.
The extraordinary little boy called Rabbit has the power light up the darkness, and the resourcefulness to save himself from the one person his grandparents had hoped would never find him. His dangerous and bittersweet journey will touch you in unexpected ways, and once you’ve let Rabbit into your heart, you’ll never forget him.
My review for A Boy Named Rabbit August 31st 2020
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. He has a gift that will transform lives and he is also the gift. And for Sarah and Mac a chance for healing and completion.
As with any good story, the road is not all plain sailing, with danger hovering to take advantage and ruin the sense of belonging Rabbit is desperate for. Mystery surrounds his origins. It takes a great deal of research to unravel the evil that resulted in his upbringing with his grandparents in the isolated wilderness of the North Carolina mountains. An upbringing that has prepared this ten year old to survive on the land, even when threatened, and the ability to give love in abundance.
The element of the paranormal in the story is subtle and believable, especially when in the context of the region and its acceptance of special people. The characters of Sarah and Mac develop through the book and events reach a climax that end this particular episode in their lives very satisfactorily. There is an epilogue which hints at the next phase in the story of this wonderful family, and I am looking forward to finding out how. I recommend that you do begin with Wake-Robin Ridge so that you don’t miss out on another terrific read.
A selection of books by Marcia Meara
Marcia Meara lives in central Florida, just north of Orlando, with her husband of over thirty years, four big cats, and one small dachshund.
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 her very favorites, snakes. The exception would be spiders, which she truly loathes, convinced that anything with eight hairy legs is surely up to no good. She does not, however, kill spiders anymore, since she knows they have their place in the world. Besides, her husband now handles her Arachnid Catch and Release Program, and she’s good with that.
Spiders aside, the one thing Marcia would like to tell each of her readers is that it’s never too late to make your dreams come true. If, at the age of 69, she could write and publish a book (and thus fulfill 64 years of longing to do that very thing), you can make your own dreams a reality, too. Go for it! What have you got to lose?
Thanks for dropping by today and I hope you have enjoyed meeting Rabbit and will check out this book and the others by Marcia Meara. Thanks Sally
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