Falling for “Waterfall”

I’ve been reading quite a bit lately. With two books written and the third roughed out, it seemed like a good time to do some “research” and indulge my love of reading. I try to vary my reading–throwing in some non-fiction and non-Christian books in addition to reading in my own Christian women’s fiction genre.

But I don’t really read Young Adult stuff. I refuse to read Harry Potter or all that vampire/werewolf nonsense. And I’ve already read the classics I love. So I didn’t even think about YA. Until a good friend gave me a copy of Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren for my birthday. It’s delicious!

Waterfall  is the first in the River of Time series about sisters who travel between modern-day and medieval Italy. We’re talking the 1300s with knights and castles and sword fights. Sigh. And here’s the blessing of YA fiction–no embarrassing sex scenes!

Oh, there’s romance aplenty. Lots of tension and longing and yearning and even some kissing. But there’s also great historic detail, adventure, a female main character who is strong and resourceful and an engaging storyline. While there is definitely romance, it’s not the main thurst. And the adventure is just plain fun!

My only complaint is that the cliffhanger ending left me desperate to read the next book, which I have to wait to borrow from my friend. Agghh! The curse of the trilogy.

Q4U- What have you read lately that was out of your normal range?

7 thoughts on “Falling for “Waterfall”

  1. Yay! Thanks for trying something outside your normal reading choices…so glad you found your dip into the River of Time refreshing. 🙂 And lucky you, with Sarah about to give you CASCADE–no long wait!

  2. Julie

    Then, you also better have Torrent to read right after Cascade to keep the story going. Once you’re done, you might have withdrawals of our beloved knights. Aside from Marcello and Luca, another is introduced in the middle of Cascade. All very swoon-worthy….sigh….

  3. Pat Maruca

    Unfortunately (or not) I read almost anything and switch around a lot, so it’s hard to find anything “out of my normal range. Sarah, I think you’d love Gutterman’s “East of the Mountains.” I sent it to Suz, but she hasn’t read it yet. I had it on tape and was reading it while driving to Black Mountain. It wasn’t over when I hit her driveway,,, I just sat in the car and listened until it ended.

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