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Most American teenagers want avacation in Italy, but the Bentarrini sisters have spent every summer oftheir lives with their parents, famed Etruscan scholars, among theromantic hills In Book One of the River of Time series, Gabi and Lia are stuckamong the rubble of medieval castles in rural Tuscany on yet anotherhot, boring, and dusty archeological site until Gabi places her handatop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself infourteenth century Italy And worse yet, in the middle of a fiercebattle between knights of two opposing forces And thus she comes to be rescuedby the knight prince Marcello Falassi, who takes her back to hisfathers castlea castle Gabi has seen in ruins in another life.Suddenly Gabis summer in Italy is much, much interesting But what do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world...

Title : Waterfall: A Novel (River of Time)
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ISBN : B005MT8SK8
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Format Type : EPub
Language : Englisch
Publisher : David C Cook Auflage New 1 Februar 2011
Number of Pages : 278 Pages
File Size : 878 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Waterfall: A Novel (River of Time) Reviews

  • Anorielt
    2018-11-05 15:49

    Erster Satz: Jessica Fitzpatrick erwachte schreiend, und ihr Herz stampfte im Rythmus des Entsetzens.Schon als ich das erste Mal die Kurzbeschreibung gelesen habe, wollte ich Mondspiel unbedingt lesen. Ich weiß nicht weshalb, denn eigentlich ist es auf den ersten Blick nichts Besonderes. Wahrscheinlich war das wieder einmal mein Unterbewusstsein das mir mitteilte das dieses Buch gut ist. Es hatte jedenfalls recht, Mondspiel hat mich wirklich gefangen und nicht mehr losgelassen.Die Geschichte um Dillon, seine Kinder, Jessica und die Bandmitglieder hat mich wirklich in ihren Bann gezogen. Jessica ist überzeugt davon das jemand ihre Mutter umgebracht hat und das die Unfälle die seitdem geschehen sind, keine Zufälle sind. Jemand möchte den Kindern schaden und Jessica ist entschlossen diese zu schützen. Also macht sie sich auf den Weg auf eine einsame Insel, der Heimat von Dillon, ehemaliger Rockstar und Vater der Zwillinge.Normalerweise mag ich es nicht so wenn die Protoganisten eine gemeinsame Vergangenheit haben, in diesem Fall aber, hat es der ganzen Sache eine gewisse Tiefe verliehen. Schließlich ist das Buch nicht ganz 300 Seiten dick und eine Liebesgeschichte die vollkommen am Anfang steht, hätte wirklich sehr unrealistisch gewirkt da sie sich zu schnell entwickelt hätte. Hier ist es aber so, das Jessica und Dillon sich schon seit Jahren lieben, es dem anderen aber niemals gestanden haben weil die Umstände es einfach nicht zuließen. Dillon war verheiratet, Jessica erst 18 Jahre alt und zudem kam der Unfall bei dem Dillon schwere Verletzungen erlitten hat und seine Frau gestorben ist auch noch dazu. Die beiden verloren sich für einige Jahre aus den Augen, doch als Jessica eine Gefahr für die Kinder sieht, flüchtet sie zu Dillon. Wissend das sie sich dann mit ihren Albträumen auseinander setzen muss, ebenso wie Dillon.Dillon merkt man seine Unsicherheit besonders bei der ersten Begegnung sehr an. Erst freut er sich sehr Jessica und die Kinder zu sehen, doch Tara's Reaktion auf seine Narben lässt ihn in Verteidigungshaltung gehen. Erst nach und nach taut er auf, doch dann kann man absolut verstehen weshalb Jessica sich in ihn verliebt hat. Allgemein fand ich alle Charaktere sehr sympathisch. Alle haben ihre Geheimnisse oder Verhaltensweisen die vom wahren Kern ablenken sollen.Es war schön mit anzusehen wie Dillon langsam eine Beziehung zu seinen Kindern aufbaute und seine Beziehung zu Jessica endlich in die Richtung verlief in die sie sollte. Tara und Trevor sind wirklich klasse. Vor allem Trevor sorgte mit seinem Humor bei mir immer wieder für Schmunzler. Er ist jetzt schon ein kleiner Charmeur, genauso wie sein Vater.Neben der Aufarbeitung der Vergangenheit und dem aufbauen von Beziehungen, bietet das Buch auch noch einige gruselige und spannende Aspekte. Jemand scheint im Haus sein Unwesen zu treiben und immer wieder kommt es zu kleinen Zwischenfällen die glücklicherweise gut ausgehen. Jessica ist nach wie vor überzeugt davon das diese Unfälle nicht zufällig sind und am Schluss kommt sie schließlich dahinter wer ihnen das alles antut.FazitMondspiel ist wirklich ein tolles Buch mit einer sehr emotionsgeladenen Geschichte. Es geht um Liebe, Verrat und Vergebung. Darum zusammenzuhalten und sich nicht aufzugeben. Dank der Seitenzahl genau das richtige für Zwischendurch. Mir sind die Charaktere wirklich sehr ans Herz gewachsen und ich bedaure fast das es ein Einzelband ist.

  • _book-lover98_
    2018-11-10 18:42

    Inhalt:Gabi und ihre jüngere Schwester Lia verbringen ihre Sommerferien,wie jedes mal,in Italien in der Toskana.Ihre Mutter ist Archäologin und möchte die Nachforschungen ihres Mannes,der gestorben ist,vortsetzen.Gabi und Lia ist es strengstens verboten in die Nähe der etruskischen Gräber,die ihre Mutter untersucht,zu gehen,geschweige denn sie zu betreten.Doch die beiden Schwestern brechen die Regeln und finden in einem Grab zwei Handabdrücke,die gerade zu ihren Händen passen...Und plötzlich befindet sich Gabriella im 14.Jahrhundert,mitten in einer Schlacht.Sie wird angegriffen,jedoch von ein paar Rittern mitgenommen.Schließlich muss sie sich eine Geschichte ausdenken.Doch wo ist Lia?Und dann ist da noch Marcello...Meine Meinung:Mir hat das Buch sehr gut gefallen.Es hat mich vom ersten Satz an sofort gepackt.Ich konnte mich auch super gut in die jeweiligen Personen hineinversetzen.Lisa T. Bergren hat mit Waterfall eine sehr schöne Triologie angefangen.Der Schreibstil ist sehr flüssig und die Personen sind sehr abwechslungsreich.Ich kann das Buch wirklich jedem empfehlen.

  • Zoe @ blessed and bewildered
    2018-10-25 18:41

    I am a bit older (quite a bit) then the intended audience for this series but I have to admit that I really loved it. I came across Waterfall when my 13-year-old daughter had a school Christmas gift exchange. The girl whose name she drew is a fan of the Harry Potter series. So when Christmas shopping at my local Christian bookstore I asked the owner for his recommendation of a book that a Harry Potter reader might love. His understanding was that Lisa Tawn Bergren specifically set out to write a series of books that were biblically based and would draw the interest of teenagers and their mothers as strongly as the Twilight series did.Waterfall is a light, fun, clean, although quite a fantastical story. It is Christian, but moms if you were hopeful that this series would lead your daughter into a deeper relationship with Christ I'm afraid that it won't. Fortunately, though, it is a series that you can give to your daughter that will show true romance, advocate sex AFTER marriage, and provide them with a clean entertaining read that you won't mind previewing. Enjoy

  • Coralie Terry
    2018-11-11 15:43

    I keep going back and forth between four and five stars. I think the only reason I've not settled for five is for purely shallow reasons, but I feel the four, so I'm going with it.This is book one in the River of Time series. First, my few issues with the book. One, why is it titled Waterfall? I never made the connection. None. Whatsoever. Gorgeous title. Gorgeous cover. The first two things that drew me in until I read the intriguing synopsis, but I still, even after having finished it, cannot make the connection. Perhaps it'll click later on in the series? Two, I did find a few minor grammatical errors, which could have been caught by the editors. There were a few incorrect commas and then three or four dialogue issues that were "holes" for lack of a better word. But, nothing so serious as to jerk me from the reality that the story cocooned me in. Three, I know the MC was as twenty-first century seventeen year old American girl, but Lord have mercy the number of times I saw the phrase "hot" associated with men. Kay, I'm in my early twenties and my younger sister is midteens, and neither of us speak that way. I know there are masses of girls out there that do, so it wasn't unrealistic, just too much. Yeah, I'm an old soul. And, yeah, I've thought guys were great looking, but I have not gone on and on about how "hot" they were. This, however, did seem to ease up as the book went along. First impressions, I get it, so this is a light critique. That said...I have no other complaints.The MC, Gabriella, was stinking awesome. :D I loved her! I loved her sister and I really hope we get to see more of her in the future. I loved the way she narrated the story and her personality. I could relate to her. I liked her daring nature, which came mostly from her twenty-first century upbringing and ignorance of the current period. I liked how her skills translated to the fourteenth century and I liked how she adapted to the world around her. She wasn't all head strong, know it all, I can do this! She had moments of doubt and fear. She had questions and something that gave her caution. She was also pretty stubborn, but not in a cliche way. I very much enjoyed the rich historical world that Mrs. Bergren built. I'm finding more and more that I like historical fiction and nonfiction, which I never would have imagined as a child. The world was intricate and it enveloped me wholly. The relationships between the characters were dynamic, round, and complex. I loved the moments when Gabi thought back to her father and when Rossi shone through to be more than she first appeared. I loved, and I do mean loved Luca and Marcello! I cannot wait to see more of those two! Oh, and Fortino. God love Fortino. I am definitely coming back for more of him. So, as you can see, I am entirely enamored of the cast and the setting. The plot was intriguing. It drew me in, and though at times some of the names took a second to process, I soon got the hang of it and felt right at home in the little Italian world. The language was beautiful and I almost wish there had been more of it. I was very much invested in the story by the end of it and would heartily recommend it to others who enjoy a story alive with intrigue and just a hint of forbidden romance!As for my three strikes: no language, clean romance, and mild violence. It's a plus on all sides!

  • Heathery Hebert
    2018-10-22 19:07

    I must admit I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I definitely intend to continue the series.Others have complained that there is quite a bit of suspension of disbelief. Well... obviously. It's a time travel novel, not a nonfiction novel. It was clear from the get-go that this would be a lighthearted read, not to be taken too seriously. Since I knew that from the beginning, I was able to adopt that mindset and enjoy the read.I adored so many of the characters too. I think one of my favorite things was how Romana was written. I loved that it was made clear that she wasn't a villain; she was simply making do with the hand dealt to all ladies of that time. I'm so tired of books making every woman except the heroine out to be some evil psycho. It's not realistic, and it's juvenile. I'm glad that wasn't the case here. Hopefully it will continue to be that way in future books. I loved the main characters, but I also really loved Fortino.Some reviews complain that it's too convenient that our heroine spoke the appropriate languages. Well, it's not so shocking given her upbringing. I didn't find it far-fetched at all.Another thing I liked is that the problems of the past weren't ignored. Smelly underarms? Yep, she noticed. Crappy bed? Yep! I was waiting for her to start her period and freak out about no tampons (which I would have LOVED to read about and die laughing, I'm sure).The Christian/religious parts flow with the story. I'm actually Christian myself, but I avoid religious novels because they are SO. AWKWARD. AND. PREACHY. This wasn't though. It was very natural.All in all, this is a fun read, and I recommend it.

  • ladyp50
    2018-11-07 17:54

    Love love love this book! I read Waterfall: River of Time on my kindle and I squealed with delight soon after I had gotten started reading it. It feels like a lost and found story with Gabi and Lia. Gabi gets to the medieval time period first or so she thinks but as she and her sister Lia were coming through the time portal they became lost from one another. Gabi finds a love with Marcello but she is intent on finding her sister Lia before committing to him. Gabi's dad has taught her well on weilding a sword and Lia was taught well with a bow and arrows and these two young maidens help out in the fights going on during this medieval story. These two young ladies are full of spunk, instestinal fortitude, and beauty to boot. There is adventure waiting at every turn. I did something that most people would shriek of horror but I was so impatient to know what happened I quickly went to the last chapter to see if Marcello and Gabi got together and it infurriated me so much that I did indeed go back to where I was and finished the book! Then I am like oh my I have to get the next book as this adventure does not end here. It is hazardous and exciting, I for one cannot wait to keep reading :)