Rainey Nielson is desperately worried about her daughter. Since the tragic death of her father, eight-year-old Sasha has not spoken a word. And sometimes, especially in bad thunderstorms, her behavior is strange and inexplicable. Rainey has taken Sasha to medical doctors, to child psychologists, to speech therapists. All the experts are baffled.
Matt Macinnes, a brilliant young linguist at Stanford University, recognizes that little Sasha's babblings are not her own invented gibberish -- she is actually speaking in fluent Gaelic. Matt's understanding of Sasha opens a door to her secret world. At last, someone can communicate with her, but what he discovers is both exhilarating and terrifying ... Could a modern American girl really carry within her the soul of a long-ago Scottish princess?
The Starry Child is a spellbinding adventure filled with the mystical power of Celtic legends and the lure of Highland heather. It is also the story of a young widow who solves the riddle of her daughter while discovering her own destiny, and the story of a timeless love held in trust in the heart of a little girl.
Original title: The Starry Child
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy