The Clearing by Heather DavisThe Clearing by Heather Davis

The Clearing

byHeather Davis

Paperback | April 12, 2010

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In this bittersweet romance, two teens living decades apart form a bond that will change their lives forever. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 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. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 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. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp 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. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp In The Clearing, author Heather Davis crafts a tender and poignant tale about falling in love, finding strength, and having the courage to make your own destiny-a perfect book to slip into and hide away for awhile.
HEATHER DAVIS is the author of Never Cry Werewolf . She lives in Seattle.
Title:The ClearingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:April 12, 2010Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547263678

ISBN - 13:9780547263670

Appropriate for ages: 14


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Love Story I just finished this book in one sitting, which I guess already says a lot about it! I really liked The Clearing, it was very sweet and heart wrenching at the same time. The time difference between the 2 main characters was very unique and I really like how the author kind of kept you guessing about how it worked. I'm glad I picked up this book to read; the only criticism I have is it was too short :) It reminds me a lot of the Time Traveler's Wife. They are very different books but are similar in a few ways. I would definitely recommend both ;)
Date published: 2011-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Short and Sweet At 228 pages this short novel is the perfect rainy day read. From the very first chapter I was engaged in the protagonist Amy's story and the mysterious plot. The author Heather Davis takes us on a quick but satisfying journey of first love and self discovery. What is only hinted at in the publishers synopsis but is included in the authors on her web site, is that Amy is a young woman who recently moved to a new town to escape an abusive relationship with her ex boyfriend. While I don't want to give to much of the situation away I was incredibly impressed that when writing about how Amy eventually deals with the issue she allows Amy to deal with it on her terms. Saying more would give to much away but I hope if you take the time to read this delightful book you will feel the same way. Additionally I found the love story between Amy and Henry to be fresh, incredibly sweet, and very mature. Although I'll let you read the story yourself to find out if it has a happy ending I will say it was unexpected in a good way but admittedly I was surprised when I turned the page and found that the story had ended. Overall I highly recommend that you include this novel on your list of books to read this summer, perhaps over a cup of tea on a rainy day!
Date published: 2010-08-13

Editorial Reviews

Will have special appeal for female fans of the romance in the Twilight books or Judy Blundell's What I Saw and How I Lied . . . . Henry's dilemma is especially poignant, and a completely unexpected ending shows that Davis is capable of creating a riveting read that lingers long after the story ends." - Booklist "Alternating between Amy and Henry's intersecting stories, Davis's ( Never Cry Werewolf ) second novel has a quiet power; the time travel element gives the story the feel of an old-fashioned romance, with a tinge of melodrama. The tale takes some unexpected turns, providing insights into healing and the weight of destiny along the way." - Publishers Weekly "This will appeal to romance readers that like a touch of the paranormal." - VOYA "