Sunday, February 19, 2012

River's Call

River's Call is the sequel to River's Song and the second book of the "Inn at Shining Waters" series.  This book begins with Anna and Clark freshly married and operating the new inn.  Anna finds a great sense of contentment in her new life until it is clear that something is wrong with Lauren, her daughter.  Opportunities arise for Anna to share her experiences with peace and forgiveness with others, but can she continue to practice them in her own life?  Will the strength of Anna's ancestors be passed to future generations?

This book is just as good, if not better than the first.  There are no wasted words in this tight novel.  The time transitions are smoothly made with no loss or confusion to the reader.  There are a few surprises in the book to keep the reader on his or her toes.  The issues that Anna faces are very realistic and it is easy to think of similar situations in my own life.  I think this draws the reader in further.  River's Song earns 4 out of 5 stars.    

Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books.  She has been nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement award.  Her book Homeward won a Rita Award.  She and her husband live in Oregon near their two grown sons and their families.

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