At the Edge of a Dark Forest (2020)

At the Edge of a Dark Forest Cole Harrison a war veteran wears his disfigurement like a barrier to those who might love him shielding them from the ugliness inside He agrees to try and potentially invest in a prototype prosth
  • Title: At the Edge of a Dark Forest
  • Author: Connie Almony
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  • Page: 277
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Cole Harrison, a war veteran, wears his disfigurement like a barrier to those who might love him, shielding them from the ugliness inside He agrees to try and potentially invest in, a prototype prosthetic with the goal of saving a hopeless man s dreams.Carly Rose contracts to live with Cole and train him to use his new limbs, only to discover the darkness that wars againsCole Harrison, a war veteran, wears his disfigurement like a barrier to those who might love him, shielding them from the ugliness inside He agrees to try and potentially invest in, a prototype prosthetic with the goal of saving a hopeless man s dreams.Carly Rose contracts to live with Cole and train him to use his new limbs, only to discover the darkness that wars against the man he could become At the Edge of a Dark Forest is a modern day retelling of Beauty and the Beast Only it is not her love that will make him whole.Christian Romance.
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    1. This deeply compelling, raw, and insightful story of Connie Almony s, inserts the reader into Cole Harrison s intensely troubled life A life that s filled with self loathing, self absorption, and alcohol abuse Cole Harrison was only half a man Ugly on the outside, and ugly on the inside At least, that is what he thought of himself A war veteran amputee that suffers from PTSD, he frequently has visions and nightmares of the worse kind, carries an ever present peace consuming guilt, and exudes a s [...]

    2. This compelling novella by Connie Almony is my top candidate for Best Bibliotherapy Book for 2014 on my blog I am not a big contemporary romance reader but her story was so well written and so unique that I couldn t stop reading the story until I was done Strong characterization and a nicely layered storyline Will be looking for from this talented author

    3. Amazing story of redemption and love Beautifully written tale that surprised me with its inspirational theme I was looking for the hero s emotional and physical healing processes but was pleasantly surprised to find spirituality that the author had seamlessly woven through Cole s journey I do not ordinarily read Christian fiction,but I found this book riveting.

    4. I really wanted to like this book, and came away pissed off.Basically, if you take Disney s Beauty and the Beast word for word, in some places My father needs me and Then you must go to him They even dress for dinner in a blue suit and a yellow dress and throw a Bible at it with some flashbacks from an Iraqi War movie y got this book It s a JEE zus ified version of a fairy tale.I got this because I like fairy tales Particularly Beauty and the Beast re tellings But this one was so wrapped up in a [...]

    5. In an effort to help save her father s company while bettering the life of amputees, Carly Rose moves into the lavish home of an angry, liquor guzzling war veteran She understands post traumatic stress disorder, and though her understanding helps, she still finds it quite difficult to help a man who not only appears to not want her there, but who seems to take great pleasure in mocking her when the chance arises If not for her love for and loyalty to her father, she might leave except the hints [...]

    6. Beauty and the BeastIn At The Edge Of A Dark Forest, Connie Almony has written a haunting but breathtakingly beautiful story reminiscent of the classic tale The Beauty and the Beast Set amongst the alluring beauty of a lush, green pine forest sits a huge mansion that wreaks of wealth, wherein a lonely man resides scarred both inside and out an ugly, disfigured beast unworthy of love and acceptance, at least in his own mind.An IED in Iraq has cost Cole Harrison the loss of an arm and a leg and nu [...]

    7. Final feeling some good messages, unsatisfying beauty and the beast retellingPros plot pacing was good until the ending The author showed a good knowledge of the subject matter, amputees, PTSD, and alcoholism.Many messages in the story were good.Cons Romance lacking greatly One of the key components of beauty and the beast that separates it from other fairytales is that Beauty is the hero of the story The author made a point of telling the reader that Beauty is not the hero, as if a human cannot [...]

    8. DNFI could not get through this I tried and tired and tried.Carly is hired to make a prosthetic for Cole Was injured while serving He lost an arm and a leg Carly s brothers ruined her father s business Now Carly is trying to get her father s company and reputation back by making sure that Cole gets the best Cole demands on the first day they meet that she move in the first day I am not sure where that came from It all felt odd and out of place Then there is a lot of other stuff, but I became ver [...]

    9. I love Beauty and the Beast retellings This was a good idea, but as a novella there wasn t enough timeor time was spent on things better left out The supporting characters are great.Relationship building was weak so I didn t believe they had fallen in love Important parts of the original weren t in this no library, the ones who saves the Beast is a dead soldier instead of Beauty, the transformation is skipped with Beauty coming back after to see its results, etc.What reduced my appreciation for [...]

    10. Just read this moving novella on my vacation and it was just the perfect length I loved the creative way the Beauty and the Beast storyline was retold without being a blatant knockoff of the story Cole s struggles with PTSD and alcoholism were well addressed, and I can t recommend this highly enough to anyone who has been in service Carly was also a very likable character, determined to use her abilities with prosthetics and physical therapy to help her father s business survive There were defin [...]

    11. A Modern Retelling of Beauty and the Beast.A veteran battling guilt, PTSD and alcoholism A daughter desperate to save her father s reputation, as well help the people who have been wounded through war.One thing I really appreciated was how Carly recognised Cole was looking to her as his rescue and knowing that while she could be there for him, she couldn t save him from his demons She knew her love alone would not be enough So she backed away Most times you read of hero or heroine wanting to be [...]

    12. I was hooked from the beginning The tension between Carly and Cole is palatable During the course of their story, I even found myself tearing up I enjoyed watching as Cole worked his way from brokenness to wholeness I highly recommend this book.

    13. Heart warmingI really liked her characters and bring the greatest of Beliving In God to light I will read of jher books.

    14. I feel almost speechless As if no words I conjure up could do justice to the way I feel about, AT THE EDGE OF A DARK FOREST A Fairwilde Reflections Novella by CONNIE ALMONY To say that I didn t want it to end, is an understatement If I had the ability, I d make this amazing story into a movie A movie that would no doubt become one of my favorites I have a special place in my heart for the retelling of fairytales Beauty and the Beast being at the top of the list, right beside Cinderella I tend to [...]

    15. Wounded Warrior Finds Ultimate Purpose review of At the Edge of a Dark Forest by Connie Almony Reviewer Janice S Garey 5 Stars Would give 10 Stars if I could At the Edge of a Dark Forest, a novella by Connie Almony, starts with an emotional roller coaster ride as two men are on similar paths to self destruct A divine appointment for their lives to intersect puts each man on course to counter the other s plans to end life before it goes from bad to worse Once their lives are rescued from the brin [...]

    16. At the Edge of a Dark Forest by Connie Almony is a wonderful story of love between a man and a woman and the love of God for man Cole Harrison is a veteran of the Iraq War and he came home missing his left leg and his right arm He also has a disfiguring scar on his face and head but that was not a result of the war Carly Rose is the daughter of the man that developed artificial limbs that work almost like human limbs but the business was almost destroyed by the dishonesty of Carly s two brothers [...]

    17. This book is a retelling of the fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, for modern times, in a spiritual vein It was recommended to me by a facebook friend It was only.99 for my Nook, so I figured it wouldn t be much of a loss if I didn t care for the book.That.99 was money well spent This story drew me in from the first page Connie Almony writes very well and had me hooked all the way to the end.Cole Harrison is an Iraqi war veteran whose injuries make him feel totally worthless, unlovable and even d [...]

    18. This idea was great But bombed.The romance was left behind in favor of pages of beastly attributes They were necessary to the story and made it modern but didn t leave room for a development of a relationship I didn t believe them falling in love because they didn t have time.The Christian angle started out good and then fell apart Hearing voices is a sign of schizophrenia Even Jesus didn t hear God when he was by himself Premonitions are the work of psychics, not God Other reviews mentioned the [...]

    19. Compelling, timely, and enthralling are only a few words to describe this book This book reads like the telling of a true story A war vet, a daughter wanting to help her dad, people in service to a rich family, a dead soldier s family all play a part in showing God s grace and how much he wants to be a part of our lives even when someone doesn t want to acknowledge God s calling to us This book was hard to put down once I started it The author did a good job of showing what vets coming back from [...]

    20. Even though this is a modern day retelling of a fairy tale, it is a many layered story for our times with an inviolable spiritual thread It is very realistic and emotionally engaging The characters are interesting and the country setting is a wonderful backdrop.The complex plot drew me in and I was reticent to lay the book down before I finished it The story grabbed hold of me and didn t want to let me go If you like a story with strong characters and unique situations, you might really like At [...]

    21. This book covers a very difficult subject very well.The Marine Veteran amputee with PTSD and Alcoholism and how with the help of several people especially Carly who came to fit him for prosthetic leg and arm showed him life was worth living, And God truly loved him It is neat that Connie Almony showed how real the problems are, and how God and people can help you overcome them.The biggest disability in the World is the words I cant do it

    22. I thoroughly enjoyed this book Connie is a great writer Her characters are human and very likeable I meant to read only the first couple of chapters today as I had other things to do I became so involved with her characters that I couldn t put the book down until I finished it I started it because Connie was looking for reviews I was given a copy for review purposes I finished it because it was awesome The tie in with Beauty and the Beast was icing on the cake.

    23. Fairy Tale fans will love this I became familiar with Connie a FB party to celebrate the release of an anthology which she had contributed to Smoke and Mirrors She mentioned a couple of her books, and I ran right over to and bought them I just love retellings of fairy tales and, although I ve read several Beauty and the Beast ones, this one certainly did not disappoint Sweet love story with Christian lessons to be learned along the way.

    24. I was than pleasantly surprised after finishing this novella I enjoyed the storyline of the disabled vet and his prosthetics therapist, and cared about what happened to them I had thought it would be just another fluffy romance, but it proved otherwise I also appreciated the spiritual growth arc of Cole, just enough to be believable throughout.I d give it 3 1 2 stars if they d let me.

    25. Very Touching It was not just a beauty and the beast tale It touched me in many ways seeing how the wounded hero found God The author conveys both point of views but it is touching to see Coles point of view as he finds purpose in his life I have to admit it even brought tears to my eyes.

    26. I loved this story It is a beautiful retelling of the Beauty and the Beast made very relevant to today s world It is a wonderful story of a soldier trying to deal with PTSD and finding the peace he so desperately needed because of the love of the beauty God sent his way This is the first book I have read by this author, but it certainly will not be my last.

    27. At the Edge of a Dark Forest is a very moving book Connie Almony has done a wonderful job of taking a complex , troubled man and bring just the right woman into his life Through their trials and determination, walls are broken down and a deep love and admiration transforms I was given this book so the opinion of this book is my own I consider this book a great read

    28. Great book Loved this modern day retelling of Beauty and the Beast that so wonderfully lent itself to showing God s healing, grace, and redemption I really appreciated the romance in the story, but also the idea that it wasn t the love a good woman that would truly save Cole and bring him hope and healing, but rather the mighty love of a great Savior Worth the read

    29. This was supposed to be a modern day Beauty and the Beast, but I felt it was Yes there was uginess scarring and lost limb and yes there was anger and a beautiful woman.But I almost wish there wasn t that comparison because this story has merits all its own, with great writing, and a whole different bent than the old story.Read it It s good.

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