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....more
I'm not sure…moreIf you're talking about the quote from the synopsis, it is because she just traveled back to her own time from six hundred years prior.
I'm not sure how an actual dress can stay good for 600 years. (less)
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 ...more
Waterfall is the first book in the River of Time series. It is classified as a Christian contemporary romance (advocating abstaining from sex until after marriage), and time travel adventure. Prepare for action-packed adventure with daring sword battles, heinous trickery, political drama, a daring escape, heartwarming romance, and hilarious teen hijinks all within the terrains of ancient Italy. These 21st-century gals quickly acclimate to their new environment by adapting skills they had ...more
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
Cascade - second in the River of Time series - features Gabi and Lia, two modern day, resourceful and strong willed, courageous and valiant sisters. Once again they travel back in time to medieval Italy where volatile unrest blankets the castled countryside, pitting kingdoms against kingdoms, Lords against Lords, testing family ...more
This book took me a little while to get into at first...it started out kind of slow for me. However, this may have been because, at the time, I was reading several other books at once, and I just couldn't seem to get into it. But I am so glad that I decided to pick it up again :) It started to get better for me around the half-way mark.
I love Gabi and Lia's sister/friend relationship. The "She-Wolves of Siena" were very funny and likeable characters for me, but I definitely think that ...more
(IN EPIC MOVIE VOICE) In a world... one book reader... is on a vast quest to find....
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IN THIS SERIES!!! :-)
Oh. My. Gosh! This book took me through so many twists and emotions. I think l literally had to keep reminding myself to breathe during some parts! My mani was totally shot from all of the nail biting moments, lol!
If you have not read book one, please buy or borrow a copy asap, and read it!. Lol, demand your book store or library to have this book on their shelves!!! ...more
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 ...more
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
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
This second installment of the River of Time series is definitely a victim of the middle-book syndrome.
Gone is the ass-kicking heroine I fell for in Waterfall; this one is all about being in love, leaving everything behind and waiting for help. So very Bella Swan!!! Fortunately, unlike Ms. Swan, the girl here is still an able and knowledgeable individual, and that definitely counts some bits in her favor.
And why does everything have to do with God??? I ...more
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. When they arrive, weeks have passed and all of Siena longs to celebrate the heroines who turned the tide in the battle against Florence—while the Florentines will go to great lengths to see them dead.
But Marcello patiently awaits, and Gabi must decide if she’s willing to leave her family behind for good in order ...more
I liked this one better even than the first!
Funny thing, after finishing this book, I read in an interview with the author what soundtracks she listened to while writing this series and had to laugh, because those were mostly the same soundtracks I listened to when reading this book! No wonder they fit so well!
This series really would make awesome movies or even a TV show. It's got action and romance and a lot of humor as well! Even in the midst of battles I ...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?)
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 ...more
*I teach English in a Christian junior high/high school.
But not great entertainment. There were situations that were largely unbelievable - like how our main character is able to function at all after severe injury, starvation, dehydration, and hypothermia. I mean come on! She's also never afraid to jump right back into ...more
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 ...more
I'll explain later. :) Longer review coming up!
Like I said earlier in my temporary review, I was expecting a LOT from this sequel. It turns out that the book didn't not meet them. So here I am sitting outside our house having my pity party. Why's that? Here are a few things why:
1st: The events are repetitive. I've gone tired reading over and over again how they fought with the enemies and having Gabi ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
It took me FOREVER to read this book, but I'm glad I did. At first I did not like this book. At one point I was even considering putting it down for a little while and rating it 3 stars, but I'm glad I persevered and finished it! I really liked it. The last quarter of the book is what brought me to 5 (4.75) stars. The ending was amazing and there was a plot twist that made me go "WHAA?? OH. MY. GOODNESS." ! If you've read the book, you ...more
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 ...more
Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 50 books, with more than 3 million copies sold. She is in the middle of writing The Sugar Baron's Daughters Series (KETURAH, VERITY and SELAH), and recently finished a teen series called Remnants (SEASON OF WONDER, SEASON OF FIRE, and SEASON OF GLORY). She's also written the River of Time Series (WATERFALL, CASCADE, TORRENT, ...more
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“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?”
"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.”