recently found a first time novelist that is a little different from my usual
reads. Her name is R. R. Russell. I have had the pleasure of emailing her a few
times and while talking about her novel, Wonder Light: Unicorns of the Mist, I
have gotten to know a very interesting person; a person who is as thoughtful
and youthful as her novel.
is sent to a pony ranch for troubled girls. It is housed on an island that
looks and feels haunted. Her first day has Twig seeing an otherworldly bird and
what she assumes is a ghost boy! Little
does Twig know how real the boy is or the amazing secret he is charged with
keeping: the island houses the last wild unicorn herd!
night, Twig is drawn to the barn. Here she finds a unicorn in distress. She is
getting ready to give birth. Twig helps the unicorn, but she is unable to save
the mother. Now, asked to help keep the baby safe from the rouge leader of the
unicorn heard, Twig is drawn into an amazing adventure; one that will take her
literally out of this world and into another. With the help of new and wonderful friends,
Twig must find the strength within herself to overcome not only the troubles on
the island, but her personal ones, too.
combines the seemingly magical and realistic with a spiritualism that allows
the reader to enter a very enchanting world. (For ages 9 to 13).
to learn more? Just ask one of our unicorn riders….booksellers….at the
Northshire Bookstore if you want this or other books on unicorns, horses, or
spunky characters! They will gladly assist you in finding books (and more) to
put in your lonely shopping cart!