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Cascade (River of Time #2)

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  5,693 ratings  ·  644 reviews

Mom touched my underdress—a gown made six hundred years before—and her eyes widened as she rubbed the raw silk between thumb and forefinger. She turned and touched Lia’s gown. “Where did you get these clothes?”

Gabi knows she’s left her heart in the fourteenth century and she persuades Lia to help her to return, even though they know doing so will risk their very lives. Wh

Paperback, 399 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by David C. Cook (first published May 24th 2011)
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This is going to be short and sweet simply because It's so hard to write a review and do it justice on a book that completely sweeps you off your feet in every way possible!!! This is such an AMAZING series and I really, really don't want it to ever end!!

Cascade was another addicting addition to River of Time series. I can ramble on and on but if you have read Waterfall, you are in for another AWESOME reading experience that will linger in your thoughts for quite some time. I read this a while a...more
Jul 25, 2011 Nic rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of romance and adventure
Favourite Quote: We stood there for a moment, people swirling around us, laughing, greeting one another, kissing on both cheeks in Italian fashion. And our deep stare into each other's eyes was as intense as a kiss of our own. It was like he was speaking to me, singing to me, all through that long, silent, sexy-as-all-get-out look.

Cascade is awesome. It is another brilliant and addictive addition to what is quickly becoming one of my favourite series. It has the perfect mix of adventure and roma...more
Small Review

I wanna marry this book. This whole series. It's like Lisa took everything I want out of a book and put it all together to make the best series EVER! Even if you don't like historical fiction or time travel, this series is so much more than that. The River of Time defies simple categorization and gives readers something they so rarely get.

But this is a second book in a series, so you probably have some questions. Second books always sort of scare me, especially when I loved the first book like I...more
Note: Because this won't be out until June and also since it's the sequel, I tried not to give away any major plot points or spoilers!

Wow. What can I say? The River of Time series has become a favourite of mine. I absolutely loved Waterfall and I can say that the sequel does NOT disappoint. In fact, I may even be willing to say it's.... even better than the first book! Which, if you've read the glowing reviews for Waterfall thus far, you know that's saying a lot.

The She-Wolves of Siena have retu...more
Despite my excitement to dive back into this world with these wonderful characters, I was a little worried that Cascade wouldn't live up to my expectations or be as great as the first book. I was wrong on both counts! This series only continues to get better.

In this book, Gabi and Lia briefly return to present day to fix that sticky situation they were left with at the end of Waterfall. They don't linger too long, though, and quickly head back to the 14th century with their mother in tow, throwi...more
I absolutely love this series, it is so,so good! It is one of those books you just cant put down and don't ever want it to end! Cascade starts off were Waterfall left off. Gabi and Lia are back in present day Italy. Gabi is completely heartbroken to have left Marcello( as was I). There were a few things they had to do in modern Italy, and then they head back to 1300's Italy. This was one adventure after another, some were good and some had me heartbroken. Mrs. Bergren writes a wonderful romance,...more
Oh lord where to begin. I had some serious hopes because she at least began with a historical note on this book.

Hmm.. how about.. Book One set in 1332. Book Two 1342. However the author insists it's only 3 months since the girls departed at the end of book One. Then there's the plague thing. I could go on for paragraphs about the errors on that*, not to mention her character not wanting to "infect" people then barging into people homes and surrounding themselves with others willy-nilly. She thr...more
I liked how this one picks up right where the first one leaves off. It’s probably a good idea to have all the books on hand when you start, you won’t want to stop reading! This is one series where all the books are great, maybe even getting better as they go.

Gabi continues to be a great heroine. I thought she was easy to relate to and easy to like. She is tough, but believable. She is courageous and fiercely loyal. When everything seems overwhelming and futile, she is still brave and speaks her...more
Aug 22, 2011 Cyp rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone. Seriously everyone.
From the very moment i picked up this book, i was like:


Seriously, it is that good. That is also why i've put off writing this review. I'm afraid of my inability to fully justify how good this book was.

I devoured this book. Literally. The first book didnt impress me much, more of, "oh okay, im done. Move on". Y'know? But this..This is a stunning novel that far surpassed its predecessor. A phenomenal book just short of a miracle.

*I must warn you i am wont to being a little over-spoilery. So if you...more
I think what I like most about this youth fiction series is that it is completely age appropriate for the younger teens. And it is time travel, which I always love.

In this novel, the sisters travel back in time again only this time they bring their mother along, which was an interesting twist. Even though her role was not a big one, it helped define and solidify the family structure, which I loved. After reading the first book in this series, there really wasn't a hook at the end of that one. I...more
Julie Witt
Oh My Gosh!! I can't believe this series just keeps getting better and better, but it does! Gabi and Marcello are just as adorable as ever, but now we get to see Lia and Luca get to know each other a little bit better. And now their mother is there, so that adds more intrigue, although she is a natural in historical Italy!

Basically, the girls convince their mother that they are not crazy and that they did in fact travel back in time to 14th century Italy, and they convince her to go back with t...more
8/28/14 - Super-d-duper good. Loved every second of it!!!

9/8/13 - Just as brilliant the second time around. (Does anyone feel sorry for Rodolfo?)

8/24/12 -
Soooo good. I was so glad that I had book three in hand since the second I finished this one I grabbed book 3...

Full review to come. Too busy reading Torrent.

Ok, major cliffhanger at the end of book 2. I am super glad I had book three to keep going. It was so good. Kept me engaged from the first till the last page. I loved the adventure, the r...more
Rachelle Rea
This review has been a long time in coming. Ever since I first read Waterfall, I have been enthralled with Lisa T. Bergren's River of Time series. I am so glad that I won Waterfall in a contest because believe it or not, it probably would have been awhile before I picked it up on my own.

But I know that I would have sooner or later.

As I was telling a friend the other day, Waterfall , as well as the rest of The River of Time series, has everything that I love in a good book. One, it's part of a se...more
NOW..... this one's totally worth all the fuss... the book was smokie hot... lol, couldn't sit still reading it. I must confess I had to read the last two chapters at some point, to be able to complete it.
As 'WOZA' as the book was, it would have been really cool to know what was going on in the heads of other besides Gabs... and for me the main character has totally got to be into God, which was really lacking in this book, if the author meant it to be christian, that is... she seems to have mo...more
Much like the first book in this series, Cascade was awesome! Even after I finished reading the last page—another cliffhanger, ugh!—I instantly went back and started re-reading the highlights…which was nearly the whole book! The River of Time series just keeps getting better and better! (is it September yet??) I am really looking forward to how this series will be concluded. Tuscany continually grows on me, as it does on Gabi and Lia, and I can only hope that they decide to remain back in time w...more
Serena Chase
*A longer version of this review can be found at, posted first on 5/18/11*

CASCADE by Lisa T. Bergren, Book 2 in the River of Time series

Cascade takes off right where Waterfall left off (if you haven’t read Book One of the River of Time series, what are you waiting for??? In the meantime, please see my review of Waterfall for those details!) Seventeen-year-old Gabi Betarrini and her fifteen-year-old sister, Lia, are back where their adventure began. Still...more
Katie Stout
Okay, I'm going to try my hardest to not sound like a crazy fangirl, but THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD! I read it straight off of finishing Waterfall, and I devoured it. I was supposed to be studying for my finals, but I just couldn't tear myself away from this story. And as much as I liked Waterfall, Cascade is even better! The second book in a trilogy is usually the worst, but I've got to say that it's definitely my favorite.

Waterfall ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, with Gabi and Lia back in their own...more
Kristi-The Book Faery
THE FAERYS VIEW (A more thorought review to come)

This is the second book in The River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren and it has completely captivated me. I read Cascade in under a day and putting the book down was actually painful! When I absolutely had to put it down-can't read in the shower-I was thinking about it. It affected me that much! I had to know what was going to happen next. Ms. Bergren is a master at keeping the suspense and tension growing until I was cheering with the victories...more
Lydia (Overweight Bookshelf)
First reviewed here: http://overweight-bookshelf.blogspot....

I don't think I drew in a full breathe for most of this book. My heart was stuck in my throat and I probably left nail marks on my Kindle where I gripped it. I am going to go ahead and call this one of the best historical novels I have read all year. Seriously, why didn't they have inspirational YA books like this when I was a teen?! Maybe I wouldn't have skipped the whole genre, even though I am relishing it now.

All the elements I lo...more
Sep 11, 2011 Melanie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone!
I recently finished 'Waterfall' (which was the first book I've read by Lisa T Bergren) and I loved it so much that I was eagerly anticipating the next addition in 'The River of Times' series.

'Cascade' picks up where 'Waterfall' left off. Gabi and Lia return from their trip through time, but Gabi wants to return because the man she loves is there - Marcello.

Gabi and Lia return pretty much right away - with their mother this time - and learn that months have passed in Marcello's world. This time t...more
Eve Victorie
08.31.2014. //
I had to go back & reread the series after Deluge. So, so good!! Just as much of a page turner as it was the first time I read it. Enjoyed getting to experience little moments I'd forgotten about throughout. Love these characters & their story!!

09.04.2011. ///
Cascade is now officially my favourite book of the year! I LOVED it! It has twice as much action as Waterfall did, though how Lisa manged to stuff it all between 400 pages is a complete mystery. The action and the rom...more
Michelle Griep
And so the exploits of the She-Wolves of Sienna continues, adding one more to their ranks…mom. As a mom myself, this is the kind of bow-staff wielding mama I admire. Actually, I wouldn’t have minded a few more scenes with this woman, but again Gabi and Lia are the superstars.

I did, however, get to know Marcello quite a bit better in this book, and fell for him almost as hard as Gabi. I love his determination and willingness to do whatever it takes to protect those he loves. And not just Gabi. Hi...more
Barbara Brink
Cascade was the 2nd book in the River of Time series and just as exciting and fun to read as the first. Bergren has a wonderful way of transporting the reader to a setting and time that seems so natural you can practically taste and smell it. The teenage sisters are battling for their very lives in this episode and falling deeper in love with their hunky Italian knights. The dialogue is funny, tender and insightful, and moves the story forward with enough action even for a seasoned movie buff. I...more
Katie Watkins
This book picks up exactly where Waterfall left off. And it's just as good!! Gabi and Lia manage to take their mom back to the 14th century with them. There are some scary situations that the trio ends up in--being held prisoner, an exposure to the plague, battles, escapes, etc. It made me think of how much we really have in our day and age and how hard it would be to survive in an unfamiliar world. Of course, it ended on a cliffhanger, but luckily, I've got book 3 sitting here waiting.
Charity U
Yet another book going on my favorites shelf! This second River of Time book by Lisa Bergren was at least as good as the first one, and maybe better. I adore the cover. The story was amazing. I love the girl heroines, and the guys Wonderful. It's very exciting, and very sweet. I can't wait to read Torrent! Note to self -- must get hands on copy. :)
This book was as good as the first. I feel like I know all the characters personally and I just love Marcello and Luca. Waiting anxiously for Romana Rossi and her family to get theirs for being traitors. It was great when they went back in time to get their dad. Going to start 3 rd book tomorrow
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Review to come!
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
In this second book of the River of Time series, Gabi and Lia convince their mother to return with them back to the fourteenth century. Gabi has left her heart there and is desperate to return to the man who holds that heart. The people of Siena hail the sisters as heroes and a great celebration is held in their honor. Meanwhile, the Florentines are plotting and planning ways to destroy Gabi and Lia and take over the Siena rule. Gabi knows that to stay in this time with Marcello would be asking...more
This series just keeps getting better and better.
I have yet to read the last book, Torrent, but if this one is any indication, the third one should be stunningly amazing.

Continuing exactly where the first one left off, Gabi and Lia convince their mother to return to the past with them. Showing up months later, they realize the battles are still far from over, and there is betrayal in the ranks. Also, Gabi and Marcello work out their relationship, which has some issues that should be obvious: th...more
Ahhhhhh...this was just as good if not better than the first. And now I have to wait for the third!!! Im going to go crazy waiting Ms. Bergren........


In Lisa Bergrens sweeping sequel to Waterfall, Gabi and Lia return to the 14th Century with their mother to reunite with Marcello and the Kingdom that's become beloved to Gabi. This time around though, the country is aware of the "She-Wolf" sisters and the people of Siena see them as hope and proclaim them as heroes to the survival of their n...more
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“Lia aimed, shifted and waited, watching one man peek out time and time again. She let her arrow fly anticipating his next peek at us and it pierced his eye.

“Okay that’s just going to make ’em mad ” I said.

“Three hundred and ninety-two ” she said to Luca tossing her braid over her shoulder and taking aim again.

“Saints in heaven ” he said to me rolling his eyes “how much deeper in love can I yet fall?”
“They shall never believe that a young lord of Siena would march directly into their camp."
"And if they do?"
He gave me another small smile. "Then my beloved lady shall have to come and rescue me."

"Us," Luca corrected him, slurring his words now. "Have to rescue us."
He adjusted Luca across his shoulders. "Stay with me, Luca," he said sternly.

"Can't get much closer m'lord," Luca mumbled.”
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