Book Review, cascade

Book Review: Cascade

IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE 1ST BOOK IN THIS SERIES DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW! It might giveaway who lives or dies and who gets together or doesn’t in the 1st book. You’ve been warned. =) Read my review of Waterfall, book 1 in the River of Time series.

Title: Cascade
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Publisher: David C. Cook
Release Date: June 2011
Pages: 399
Series: River of Time #2

 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.

My Thoughts:
I just love this series. I can’t wait until I read the 3rd book. I love these characters. I feel like I am Gabriella when I’m reading the books. I, of course, wouldn’t be as crazy brave as her. I would definitely defend myself, but I don’t think I’d go looking for danger as much as she seems to do.

I can’t remember if I said this in my review of the first book, Waterfall, but I think Luca is my favorite character. I wish I could read a book that follows him around. He’s so funny and light-hearted.

I don’t know what else to say without spoiling the read for you. This book has action and violence. It’s Medieval Times; people get stabbed and killed or shot with arrows. It also has, as my husband said after reading Waterfall, lovey-dovey stuff.

Favorite Line:
This is the scene where Gabi and Marcello are reunited on pages 31-32.

“Marcello wheeled his horse around and studied the length of the river. At last, his eyes met mine. He was in motion so fast, dismounting, running, it made my heart skip a beat. Luca reached for his reins, frowning, looking toward us, wondering what had drawn his master’s attention.
But Marcello’s eyes were only on me.
I let out a low cry and ran toward him, too, ignoring the puddles of water that I trudged through to meet him in the middle of the riverbed.
He reached me at last and swept me into his arms, kissing my cheeks, my eyes, my hair. ‘Gabriella, Gabriella,’ He moaned. He pulled back and stared at me, as if he thought I was a ghost. ‘You returned,’ he said softly, cradling my cheeks in his hands. ‘You returned,’ he repeated in a whisper.
‘Yes,’ I said, grinning.”

Oh tear . . . that is such a sweet scene.

Happy Reading!


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