Sunday, January 8

River's Call by Melody Carlson

What happens when the ties between generations are severed?

Anna Larson's daugher, Lauren, is confused, brokenhearted, and misguided. It's the turbulent 1960s and, feeling alienated from her mother, Lauren chooses to stay with her paternal grandmother. However, repelled by the woman's manipulative and spiteful ways, Lauren returns to her mother, the river, and the Inn at Shining Waters.

But as time passes, Lauren, now a mother to her own defiant teenager, faces a new crisis, one that puts the entire family at risk.

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than 200 books, including Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon, Limelight, the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series. Nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, Melody is also the author of Homeward, which won a Rita Award. Melody and her husband live in central Oregon.

I loved the story of Anna and her family that began in River's Song. River's Call is the continuation of Anna's story. When Anna discovers the love of her life, and they start up a quaint country inn called The Inn at Shining Waters, they really thought their problems were all over.

Anna has finally escaped from a meddling mother-in-law and a daughter who is spoiled rotten, and she finally has a life of her own. When personal problems arise, her daughter doesn't hesitate to bring her problems right to Anna's doorstep. Anna graciously and unconditionally welcomes her with open arms.

Filled with broken hearts, tender moments and struggles through some very hard times, Anna shows her strength and determination to do what is right. Only years later will she see the rewards.

This is another fabulous book by Melody Carlson, and I hope there is another book or two in this series.

Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley, courtesy of the publisher Abingdon Press, in exchange for my honest review.

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