Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Torrent~by Lisa T Bergren

Torrent (River of Time, #3)Torrent by Lisa Tawn Bergren

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Torrent was amazing. I read it in a week, which is difficult for a mom who homeschools her two children to find time to do so!

Torrent finds the reader again swept back into the lives of Gabi and Lia. Their family is whole again and they must begin to accept their new life in Medieval Italy. Their parents must also accept the fact that their daughters are now considered women and the role of parents of teenagers in this time period is drastically different from the 21st century. As Marcello and Gabi's love grow, so do the battles that surround them.

Can their love survive the stress of normal medieval times along with the added pressure of Marcello's stature of Lord Forelli? Gabi is thrown from being a typical modern day teenager into the possibility of becoming Lady Forelli. Could this really be happening to her? How will she accept this new role if asked? Is she ready for such a role so young? Will her enemies even allow the She-Wolves to relax and get settled into their new roles in this time? Will her parents accept that they must take certain orders from Marcello? All questions that are explored in this book! Enjoy! Dive into the river!

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Cascade~by Lisa T Bergren

Cascade (River of Time, #2)Cascade by Lisa Tawn Bergren
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great sequel to Waterfall. I could not put it down.

The story picks up as Gabi and Lia return to their mother, but leaving behind her love. Gabi convinces her sister and mom to return to medieval Italy, if it is even possible to return to the same time, or accept that her Marcello may be out of her life forever. If they return to the fourteenth century, they will be faced with known battles, illnesses, and the like. They will be leaving all they have ever known behind. Also thrown into the mix is a question. Can another be saved by time traveling? Or should history be left alone?

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Waterfall~by Lisa T Bergren

Waterfall (River of Time #1)Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I downloaded this when it was offered free by amazon on my Kindle. I'll be honest, the cover grabbed me and I thought I'd read it eventually no matter the subject matter. I read the description and immediately added it to the top of my list. Then, I stumbled upon Waterfall Wednesdays, a read along. Oh my! What a great way to read and share with other Tribe fans! I soon realized that this would be one of those series I would fall in love with.

Waterfall is a story of two young girls, who are constantly dragged along to archaeological dig sites with their parents. Although Gabi and Lia find the teachings and history of historic Italy to be a bore at the time, it soon becomes absolutely relevant to them. After the tragic death of their father, their mother believes she has found an Etruscan site that she and her husband have always searched for. Knowing full well she should not, Gabi persuades Lia to enter the tomb her mom has found. Seeing two odd handprints on the wall of the tomb, the girls feel compelled to touch them. That's when everything changes, even the time. Medieval Italy, here they come. And they can only survive by trusting each other and by faith.

To say this book was amazing is an understatement. I cannot put into words how this book made me feel. It is refreshing to read a story that compels me to share it with my children. When I fist downloaded Waterfall, little did I know I would be buying the next two in the series within the following two months. Almost a year after I found Waterfall, I am using it as a homeschooling family reading novel with my two kids, who love it. This series is a wonderful young adult medieval time travel series.

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Bourne~by Lisa T Bergren

Bourne (River of Time, #3.1)Bourne by Lisa Tawn Bergren
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Once in a blue moon there is a series of books when, as soon as another is released, you must immediately purchase and read. The River of Time Books are such a series. One must stop whatever they are currently reading and continue the saga of the She-Wolves! This novella was captivating from page one...enjoy!

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Review~Tributary By Lisa T. Bergren

Tributary (River of Time, #3.2)Tributary by Lisa Tawn Bergren
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another amazing installment in the River of Time Series. Lisa snags your attention from the first word written and doesn't let it go. Ever! I'm seriously still thinking about what may happen next. I am not one for spoilers, so this will be kept short.

Marcello, Gabriella, Luca, Evangelina and Rodolfo's story continues a year following the battle in Bourne. Things are quite calm until a stranger literally lands on their side of the border. This stranger, a young girl named Alessandra, soon finds herself torn between the life she once knew, enemies of Marcello and his family, and the life that is now presented to her. She is forced to look at Gabi and the She-Wolves in a different light and it confuses her very being. As if this weren't enough, secrets abound between Gabi and Evangelia. Secrets the enemy must not uncover or they shall once again be in harm's way.

Tributary was everything I wanted in a novella and more. Grab your copy today!

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Review-The Girl Of Fire And Thorns

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 stars! Wow. What can I possibly say to give this book justice? This is one of those books that make you think about the story even when you are away from the book. Rae Carson is an exceptional writer and I am so glad I stumbled upon her book.

In this novel, a young princess goes on a journey of self discovery. This is not your ordinary princess story. Elisa was chosen as bearer to the Godstone. As a bearer, Elisa has no idea why she was chosen or what it truly means. She constantly feels unworthy of being the bearer of something so precious. At a young age, she is married in a political agreement and soon finds herself thrown into a whirlwind of events no princess at her age should deal with alone. Hers is a story of love, loss, defeat, and victory. A story of faith.

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