This is the third book of the Protectors of the Wood Series, a six-volume saga about a group of misfit teenagers who save the world from climate change.
In Book 3, Abby becomes the church gardener and moves into the old, run-down churchyard cottage. She soon discovers that she is watched night and day by professional investigators hired by the colossal corporation trying to take over the town, and force Abby to reveal the secrets of the forest and the source of dreamstone. Reverend Tuck, Abby, and their allies form a community council to run churchyard events and gather support for their efforts to engage the church in the fight against climate change. The community in Rivergate, an island in the wetland preserve, and Abby’s childhood home, joins their mission. The struggle with Milton Morphy and his corporate empire reaches a dangerous climax as Abby flees for her life into the forest.
In Book #1, Phoebe arrives back in Middletown after a year away at college. She discovers shocking changes taking place in her familiar childhood home. An immense corporation already owns many local businesses, and is buying up property at an alarming rate. When the local minister preaches a sermon on climate change, an angry crowd walks out in protest. And a valuable gem called dreamstone is attracting extraordinary interest and many unanswered questions.
Phoebe meets Abby, a mysterious young woman living in an abandoned house on the outside of town. She soon realizes that Abby possesses many secrets, and is hunted ruthlessly by her
enemies. Phoebe also meets Jeremy, the new boy in town working at his cousin’s gas station. They explore the forest together and find the secrets they have been seeking: large and very rare dreamstone crystals can inspire visions that help guide people through the crises and turning points of their lives.
In Book #2, Phoebe, her ex-boyfriend George, Abby, and Jeremy form a group to protect the world around them from exploitation and destruction. Jeremy, George and Eddie create a band to reach out to their community, and Phoebe begins to work at the toy store, and creates a following as a soccer coach.
Abby’s mysterious mission leads to a dangerous climax as the small group confronts a mob with torches at the abandoned house. After a wild thunderstorm and help from their allies, Abby finds a home in the small cottage in the churchyard. Phoebe discovers that Abby’s goal all along has been to create a base for her mission in the heart of Middletown.
Table of Contents
THE GHOST GIRL
1. The Night the Stars Came to Earth 1
2. The Challenge of Our Time 7
3. The Great Heart of the Earth 19
4. The Secret Place 34
5. A Conference in the Dark of Night 50
6. Hot Compost and Seeds 64
7. Thunder Rolling 77
8. The Community Council 98
9. High Water Rising 109
10. Sonny Walker 122
11. The Mapstick 131
12. A Night in Rivergate 139
13. The Young Warriors Club 154
14. A Wild Ride 163
15. The Grand Strategy: Building the Good Road 171
16. Good and Bad Come Fast 182
17. George and Abby in the Darkness 198
18 Emergency Planning 207
19. The Guerrilla Group Gets Going 215
20 Haunted Under the Stars 226
21. A High Card Enters the Game 239
22. Too Hot to Handle 255
23. Abby’s Parents Bring More Mysteries 265
24. One Hundred and Ten in the Shade 278
25.The Big Day 286
26. The Rolling Thunder Band 300
27. The Last Day 308