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Monday, May 11, 2015

Book Review: Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren

Cascade (River of Time #2) by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Genre: Young Adult (Historical Fiction/Fantasy/Romance)
Date Published: June 1, 2011
Publisher: David C. Cook

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. 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 to give her heart to him forever.

Cascade is the second book in The River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren. This book pulled me right into the story just as  much as the first one. I love how much Gabi and Lia have grown as characters, and I love there sibling bond. They are each other's voice of reason. It makes me want a sibling. This time around they bring their mom along for the ride. So, you can imagine her reaction. My one issue so far has to do with the time travel, and this may very well get resolved in the next book. We'll have to see. But they go into their past and do something that makes me wonder not only how their past selves will handle things, but how will it effect their futures? This could change things quite a bit I would think. I can't give details, because that'll mean a spoiler. But it makes me wonder. Hmmm.

I was hedging. I had no idea about what would happen if I told him something about the future.

Like that Siena would face a plague within a few years. And that Florence would eventually rule them.

What would happen if I let such things slip? All sorts of time/space continuum stuff might come crashing down. Or maybe it wouldn’t.

I should’ve watched more Star Trek as a kid.

Check out my reviews of the other books in this series!
Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 40 books, with more than 2.5 million copies sold. She recently finished a teen series called River of Time (WATERFALL, CASCADE, TORRENT, BOURNE & TRIBUTARY and soon will be done with the last installment, DELUGE). She's also written the Grand Tour Series (GLAMOROUS ILLUSIONS, GRAVE CONSEQUENCES, GLITTERING PROMISES), and is now at work on the REMNANTS Series. REMNANTS: SEASON OF WONDER, releases in April 2014.

Lisa’s time is split between managing home base, writing, consulting and helping Tim with his business. Her husband Tim is a sculptor of ducks-out-of-fenceposts (, graphic designer and musician. They have three kids–Olivia (19), Emma (16) and Jack (11).

All five of the Bergrens make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

To learn more about Lisa T. Bergren and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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