Friday, December 30, 2011
I don’t know what freaked me out more. The idea of being at the mercy of Lord Paratore – or that they planned to attack Siena tomorrow. “You’ll go with him now, She-Wolf,” he said, his breath washing down the side of my cheek. “But after we deal this deathblow to Siena and those who serve her, I shall come and claim you as my rightful bounty. I shall teach you what it means to be woman in my keep.”

Book: Cascade: A Novel (River of Time Series)by Lisa Tawn Bergren, David C. Cook Publishers, 2011

Genre: Fantasy/Historical/Modern Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 14-19
Subjects: War, Love, Family relationships
Summary: They’re back! Gabi’s heart has led her back to 14th century Italy with not only her sister, but her mom as well. Time to rejoice and celebrate the love between her and Marcello is short though. The enemy is pressing in with plans to utterly destroy Marcello, his home and all who live there. And they find their biggest advantage to winning is Gabi herself. Capturing her – the great She-Wolf of Siena, and the one who holds Marcello’s heart gives them the power they need to defeat Marcello. Gabi has to find a way to escape and help Marcello defeat the invaders before it’s too late. And in the midst of war, there still looms the question of “what if”. The girls wonder, if it’s possible to travel through time the way they have, could they go back to the time before their dad died and bring him here, to the 14th century. Do they risk leaving the men who love them for a chance of saving their father?
Notes: This is the second in the Rivers of Time series about two sisters who manage to accidentally travel through time to the 14th century and play a large role in the events taking place in that time and place. As with the first book, there is not a large amount of
Christian references in it. There is no focus on the Bible. As for prayer, at one point Gabi says she is not much of a praying person, but she is now desperate and her understanding is that desperate people pray. She herself is not actually portrayed as a Christian. The characters put more trust in themselves and each other than in God.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 2/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

2 Chronicles 7:14 – If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.


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