Time Is a River
Now in mass market and a simultaneous trade paperback edition, New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s wonderfully insightful novel that sweeps readers away to the seductive southern landscape—joining books by such authors as Sue Monk Kidd and Anne Rivers Siddons.
Mia Landon travels to a mountain sanctuary near Asheville, North Carolina while she begins her...more
With a strong, warm voice that brings the South to life, "New York Times" bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe writes richly textured stories that intimately portray the complex and emotional relationships we share with families, friends, and the natural world.The tale contains all the elements to be a true southern charm. A wealth of interesting characters, cultural treasures and historical tidbits, but sadly combined with a overwhelmingly dollop of chick lit, brings forward ...more
This book left me feeling a bit conflicted, with my emotions running the gauntlet: empathy, sorrow, joy, confusion, fury, and disappointment.
Mia's raw emotion ...more
This is a soothing and rare treasure of a book. Monroe has really outdone herself this time with the story of breast cancer survivor Mia Landan. After a year of surgeries, radical chemo and radiation, Mia is a ghost of who she once was--a socially polished public relations guru married to an equally driven and sophisticated lawyer. Mia's sister sends her on a 3 day weekend with Casting For Recovery (a real and very amazing group, by the way), a g ...more
Mia is a breast cancer survivor on the physical side of recovery but still dealing with it from a mental and emotional standpoint. Her sister sends her to a survivor retreat in the NC mountains called Casting for Recovery, where breast cancer survivors learn to fly fish and connect with nature and each other as a means of ...more
As Mia reads more of the journal, she becomes convinced that Kate is innocent. As she works to ...more
Mia landan is much more strong than she thinks she is. I really identified with her character because I had breast cancer 4 years ago. Mia and I both found out who our real friends were. True friends stick arou ...more
This is a novel I purchased one Friday evening during one of my stops at the local Wal-Mart to purchase what I am sure was a buggy-full-of-can't-live-without-items and when I was also in need of an escape from the land of education...then I proceeded to not read it for several weeks due to not being able to escape Educity.
Now back to the novel...Time Is a River.
This journey, written by Mary Alice Monroe, appealed to me because the main character is a breast cancer sur ...more
The subject of fly fishing is the common theme. I have never even tried this sport nor do I want to; however, the subject was int ...more
Belle has recently inherited the cabin, which once belonged to a grandmother she never knew - a legendary fly fisher and journalist from the 1920s. Kate Watkins may have once been spoken of with great ...more
It is a sweet story, a satisfying read. Here is one excerpt spoke to me:
"Standing in ...more
"I write these words down because I do not want them to come back into my heart. By writing these words down I must face the feelings. It is strange how I feel a shiver of the feeling when I say the word aloud. I shall read the words over and over until that feeling is gone. These are the feelings of the lost. I am not lost." p. 83
"Rivers and streams can have dangerously swift currents. Remain alert and cautious when stepping foot into any moving water. Once in the water, stand with y ...more
It's easy to admire Kate Watkins, a fictional fishing guide, who gained fame in the 1920's when fly fishing was a male dominated sport. I got drawn into the mystery surrounding her lover's disappearance - was the gossip that Kate had murdered him accurate? That ...more
Mia is a survivor. A breast-cancer survivor and a woman surviving the betrayals of a cheating husband. To cope with the sudden changes in her life, Mia runs for refuge to a cabin hidden in the North Carolina mountains. Armed with nothing but determination and a fly-fishing rod, Mia will learn what hope really me ...more
It is set in the beautiful moutains of North Carolina which is one of the prettiest places on earth to me and Mrs. Monroe describes it with honesty and love.
It combines a love of all things good about the south the hospitality, the abil ...more
Mia flees to a remote cabin in the North Carolina mountains when her marriage fails. She’s recovering from breast cancer, learning how to fly-fish and discovering herself. And investigating the life of Kate Watkins, the woman who lived in the cabin, and according to town legen ...more
I also loved the "mystery" aspect of this book. Being a history buff myself, it was fun t ...more
All of the characters are well-developed and endearing. The author has a wonderful writing style. There’s also a story within a story about a trail-blazing female fly-fisher in the 1920s. There is mystery and romance as well. I highly recommend it.
Mary Alice Monroe writes richly textur ...more