Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Book Review: River's Song

I am reviewing this book for Glass Road Public Relations

Book Summary: 
Her relationship with her daughter in shambles and tensions mounting with her mother-in-law, Anna Larson returns to her childhood home on the banks of the Suislaw River to sort out her parent's belongings and put the pieces of her own life back together. 

Embracing her native heritage for the first time since childhood Anna transforms her old family home into Shining Waters Inn, a place she hopes will give her family a new beginning.

River's Song is Book One in the Inn at Shining Waters series.

My Review:
This book was a joy to read. It was light and enjoyable. Melody Carson made me feel like I was there along the bank of the Suislaw River. This book does a wonderful job of addressing faith and healing from abuse. It is a beautiful and well written story. The novel also does a great job of reminding us that God will provide for us in His own timing. I thought the ending of the story was rushed. I would have loved to have more details about the conclusion of the story. Still I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

The Author:

Melody Carlson published her first book in 1995 and she has been writing prolifically ever since. To date, Melody has published over 200 books, making her one of the top 20 most prolific authors of all time. With total sales of over 1.4 million her award-winning books include: Homeward, Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon; Limelight; the Diary of a Teenage Girl series; the True Colors series; and the Charter House Girls series.

In her professional life, Melody has worn many hats: from pre-school teacher to political activist to senior editor. Currently, she writes full-time, and freelances from her home. She has two grown sons and lives in Sisters, Oregon with her husband, Chris, and Bailey, her chocolate lab. They enjoy skiing, hiking, and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.



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