Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Friday, March 30, 2012

River's Call Book Review

The Inn at Shining Waters Series

SUMMARY:  What happens when the ties between generations are severed?  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.  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.

REVIEW:  This book is the second in the Inn at Shining Waters series and picks up where the first book, River's Song, ends.  I like how there is no gap in the story between the books.  Some books in a series will often jump ahead a few years or switch main characters.  Not this one.  The main character is still Anna but she also shares some of the limelight with her daughter Lauren and granddaughter Sarah.  This book focuses mainly on the relationships between Anna and Lauren and Anna and Sarah.  The story flows easily and is very easy to follow.  You may need to read the first book to understand all the nuances with the relationships of the different characters and the changes that take place within these relationships.  This is a wonderful book and I can't wait until the third and last book comes out.

This book was provided by Glass Road Public Relations for review without compensation.

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than two huindred boks for both teens and women, including Love find You in Sisters, Oregon; Limelight; the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the True Colors series; and the Carter house Girls series.  She and her husband live in central Oregon.  Visit Melody's website at

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