Book Review: A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star by J.A. Myhre

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A Forest, a Flood, and an Unlikely Star written by Dr. J.A. Myhre was published by New Growth Press. I was given a paperback book copy by Litfuse Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

This is J.A. Myhre’s third book in The Rwendigo Tales series. In it we travel along with Kusiima, the story’s main character, through an inner quest to find more about his late mother. Leaving behind Kusiima and Ngozi, Kusiima’s baby sister, we read that they live with their grandmother in a East Africa.

This young adult novel is action-packed and rich in story telling. Kusiima must make the biggest choice of his life when faced with death, brokenness, and ultimately, restoration.

My favorite chapter is when Kusiima battles through the forest with two unlikely friends. His endurance and love for the animal kingdom is uplifting. It is sure to engage any teenager with a love for animals.

I could relate to Kusiima’s trials of growing up without a father and living with his grandma. I admired his will and his spirit. When faced with a daunting task, he is up for it with grace and humility.

I highly recommend this book and am eager to read the first two books in this series. It makes a beautiful gift for teens, including adults. I am very fond of the illustrations by Acacia Masso. They are black and white sketches that add to the breadth of the text.

Don’t miss out on this special young adult novel.

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About J.A. Myhre from Litfuse Publicity Group

J. A. Myhre serves as a doctor with Serge in East Africa where she has worked for over two decades. She is passionate about health care for the poor, training local doctors and nurses, promoting childhood nutrition and development, and being the hands of Jesus in the hardest places. She is married to her best friend and colleague Scott, and together they have raised four children for whom many of her stories were written as Christmas presents.

Cover photo credit: Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash