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Friday, March 30, 2012

River's Call


I have been waiting to get my hands on this book and was so excited to be able to review it. After reading the first book in this series, River’s Song, I was hooked!

You can read my review of the first book here: http://redlilycafe.blogspot.com/2011/08/rivers-song.html

In these books, Melody transports readers to a time when some things were simpler. But the conflict and the characters are complex and draw the reader into a plot full of ups and downs. What I love about these books is that even though there are multiple characters and twists in the storyline, it’s no work to keep up with!  

I lose myself in these books and feel like I am right there on the river, watching as the story plays out. River’s Call continues where the first book left off, and we meet up again with Anna Larson who is a newlywed. She and her husband Clark, are finishing up the cabins along the river and preparing to open for business. Anna’s daughter, Lauren is the one with most of the conflict in this story and just when Anna feels that her life is settling down and she’s finally ”home” where she belongs, she faces an overwhelming crisis that she never imagined she’d be dealing with.

Having dealt with her own conflicts with her mother, Anna now experiences tension in her relationship with her daughter and sees history repeating itself in many ways. This is a wonderful story and I could have easily finished it all in one sitting!  

Unlike the first book though, this one leaves readers hanging – there’s no bonus chapter to clue us in on what happens next. Aggggh! The waiting and anticipation starts all over again, for book three!



About The Book:
Anna Larson's daughter, Lauren, is confused, brokenhearted, and misguided. It's the turbulent 1960s and, feeling alienated from her mother, Lauren chooses to stay with her paternal grandmother. However, repelled by the woman's manipulative and spiteful ways, Lauren returns to her mother, the river, and the Inn at Shining Waters. There, Lauren begins to appreciate the person her mother is becoming--and she loves the river. However, romantic interests throw a wrench into the works and Lauren, jealous and angry, returns to her grandmother yet again. But as time passes, Lauren, now a mother to her own defiant teenager, faces a new crisis--one that puts the entire family at risk.

Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from Glass Road Publications.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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