The synopsis to The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy
Fourteen-year-old Abigale Forester, recently orphaned and a ward of the State of Illinois moves from Chicago to Florida to live with her aunt, her last living relative.
Magnolia Forester becomes her legal Guardian, and together they claim an ancient inheritance; land that has belonged to Abby’s mother’s family for generations.
Holding onto the only piece of her mother Abby has left, a calcite pendant and her mother’s most sacred possession, she discovers the truth of her legacy. The pendant is more significant than she could possibly imagine. Forged from a giant mystical heart-shaped stone found on the very swampland Abby now owns, it holds the power of her ancestors.
But with that power comes greater responsibility, one that pits her against Rafe Cobb, a greedy land developer, who will stop at nothing to own Abby’s swamp land.
As Abby learns to be part of a family again and explores her love of horses with friends, Savanna, and Blake, the swamp slowly gives up some of its secrets. She is summoned by a primeval nymph, who teaches Abby that her true destiny is to protect the nymphs from evil in an ever-changing modern world.
Can Abby save the swamp and the Naiad Nymph Clan from certain destruction before it is too late?
My review: Genre: YA Fantasy
I found the book to be a delightful story of friendship and new beginnings. Abby is a likeable protagonist and she makes the reader root for her by fighting for what she believes in, even when those around her think she’s wrong to do so. This is the first book in a series I’m sure will bring much joy to young adults.
I give it 4 1/2 stars!
Colleen Chesebro Bio:
Colleen Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her fantasy series is called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles,” The Swamp Fairy, and is the first book in the series.
Colleen lives in the U. S. with her husband, Ron and her two Pomeranians, Sugar and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her creative stories on her website https://colleenchesebro.com/.
Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/o8LIRSWbVf8
The real Fairy Swamp: https://youtu.be/wZ3liaWWzB0
The calcite necklaces – A piece of the fairy heart stone: https://youtu.be/kpceXVAEpzo
IreneDesign2011 Etsy Store where you can buy your own fairy calcite pendant: