“Vivid descriptions of Quebec are filled with the colors, architecture, music, and tastes of a city that captured her heart….in this combination travelogue/emotional journey….Forrest brings readers along as she confronts her lifelong anxieties, builds fluency in French, and establishes new, lasting friendships among an international assortment of students….Engaging, beautiful imagery….”
– Kirkus Reviews
The Girl on the Belvedere: Finding Meaning Through Travel, Friendship, and French is the memoir of Cheryl Y. Forrest, born into a typical post-World War II home in Oklahoma. It is the story of a difficult childhood, and the life-long effect of growing up in the world of ballet. It is also the story of finding oneself after marriage and children, and a tale of searching for meaning in the events of life, whether everyday or extraordinary.
The Girl on the Belvedere is now available for purchase on Amazon and digital download via Kindle and Kobo.