I have just finished reading The Clearing by Heather Davis two nights ago. Before coming across this book, I had lots of other romance books on hand but they failed to make me turn some more of their pages. I was glad this book got me flipping through its pages and I was able to finish it’s half in one night. The US 40’s touch of it got me and I fell in love with Henry Briggs.
Here’s the overview courtesy of Barnes and Nobles.
- Pub. Date: April 2010
- Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Format: Paperback , 212pp
- Sales Rank: 81,660
- Age Range: Young Adult
In this bittersweet romance, two teens living decades apart form a bond that will change their lives forever.
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.
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.