Saturday, July 9
River's Song by Melody Carlson
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books. She is the author of novels for both teens and women including Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon, Limelight, the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series. Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her books, including the Notes from a Spinning Planet series and Finding Alice, which has been optioned for production as a Life-time Television movie. Her adult novel, Homeward, won a Rita Award. She and her husband serve on the Young Life adult committee in central Oregon. Visit Melody's website at www.melodycarlson.com.
Title: River's Song
SubTitle: The Inn at Shining Waters Series
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Imprint: United Methodist Publishing House
Pub Date: 08/01/2011
Sometimes a book captures your heart, and River's Song is one of those books for me. I would love to crawl right into this story and live right in the middle of it all. I love, love, love the quaint little country store where Anna grew up. I wish I could experience firsthand all the changes as it is converted into a country inn. I wanted to go shopping with Anna for furnishings and linens. A trip with her down the river in her grandmother's old canoe had me longing for the peace and tranquility that Anna found by going back to her family roots.
I have read a few other books by Melody Carlson, but this one is my favourite so far. Maybe it's the season in my own life that made me easily relate to what Anna was experiencing in this story. River's Song is an absolutely captivating story that transports the reader into another time and place, a very refreshing and feel-good kind of experience.
Disclosure: I reviewed this electronic galley through Net Galley, courtesy of the publisher Abingdon Press. I was not compensated for my thoughts.