What do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?
Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives among the romantic hills with their archaelogist parents. Stuck among the rubble of the medieval castles in rural Tuscany, on yet another hot, dusty archaeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of their minds...until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.
Suddenly Gabi's summer in Italy is much, much more interesting.
Mom touched my underdress—a gown made six hundred years before—and her eyes widened as she rubbed the raw silk between thumb and forefinger. She turned and touched Lia's gown. "Where did you get these clothes?"
Gabi knows she’s left her heart in the fourteenth century and she persuades Lia to help her to return, even though they know doing so will risk their very lives. When they arrive, weeks have passed and all of Siena longs to celebrate the heroines who turned the tide in the battle against Florence—while the Florentines will go to great lengths to see them dead.
But Marcello patiently awaits, and Gabi must decide if she’s willing to leave her family behind for good in order to give her heart to him forever.
When Gabi and Lia finally learn to surf the river of time, they realize they must make hard choices about life and love in the third and final book in the River of Time series.
Gabi and Lia Betarrini have learned to control their time travel, and they return from medieval Italy to save their father from his tragic death in modern times.
But love calls across the centuries, and the girls are determined to return forever—even though they know the Black Plague is advancing across Europe, claiming the lives of one-third of the population. In the suspenseful conclusion of the River of Time series, every decision is about life … and death.
Oh, this was such a wonderful series! I loved every book, such great characters, and plots, and the time travelling and how it worked, and how we slowly learned how it worked, it was just so wonderful! Lisa T. Bergern is such a great author!
I just devoured these books, from Gabi and Marcello, and Lia and her guy, though that was more later in the series, because mainly it was Gabi and Marcello, who were just a great couple! The different centuries thing was a big trouble, but they worked through it!
The second book, there were a few betrayals, and a few deaths, and that was a bit hard. But they also learned and grew up, and that was really excellent! And then they beat death for their dad, though maybe for a bit, what with the Black Death!
I just loved these books! And while it says that Torrent is the last book in the series, there's 2 novellas that are coming out together soon. So yeah, it's not done yet, so I hope to read those, too!
Author: Lisa T. Bergern
Series: River of Time #1, 2, 3
Read: April 21st-22nd, 22nd, 22nd, 2012
Reason Why: They sounded interesting, and they're YAHFC books!
Publisher: David C. Cook
Published: February 1st 2011, May 24th 2011, September 1st 2011