By: Anne Riley
"The Clearing" is so amazingly written - it is a must read for both the young adult and adult. You can feel the energy in this book right from the start. This novel is full of suspense. The characters are well thought out with strong voices. There are two central characters in this story, Natalie who is bullied and humiliated by others had her boarding school, and Liam who is full of mystery.
The clearing is an area in the woods, near the school. It holds mysteries from three hundred years past. The story pulls the reader in, allowing them to visualize the clearing and the stories it holds. Liam helps Natalie travel to the "other side". Read as Natalie must face the truth about her past and her struggle to save her future.
I have been fortunate enough to have an autographed copy of Anne Riley's, "The Clearing". Even if I wasn't given this wonderful story, I would have bought it for myself. Anne is truly a gifted writer. I highly recommend this novel.
Anne, thank you for this wonderful gift!
Rocky Road Cookie-Bars
(no bake - makes 40)
1 bag chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 cups salted peanuts
1 package miniature marshmallows.
In a heavy saucepan, over low heat melt chocolate chips with condensed milk and butter. Remove from heat to cool lightly. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine peanuts and marshmallows, fold into chocolate mixture.
Ina 13"x9" pan lined with waxed paper, spread mixture evenly. Chill for 2 hours or until firm.
Remove, peel of wax paper and cut into squares.
Don't Forget The Milk!