Torrent (River of Time #3)
By: Lisa Tawn Bergren
Publisher: David C. Cook
Release Date: September 1st, 2011
Genres: Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance, YA
Pages: 388 pages
Where You Can Buy It: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christian Book, Lifeway, and everywhere else books are sold!
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Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)
Would you sacrifice your future … for an uncertain past?
Gabriella and Evangelia Betarrini are just two normal American teenagers. Normal–except for the fact that they time travel to fourteenth-century Italy, where they’ve lived in castles, become swept up in historic battles, and fallen in love with handsome knights willing to do anything to keep them alive.
They’ve returned with their mother to the present to save their father before his tragic death, and now the family travels back to the place that holds the girls’ hearts: medieval Italy. But remaining there means facing great risk as the battle for territory wages on and the Black Plague looms. Will the Betarrinis truly be willing to risk it all? Or in facing death head-on, will they discover life as it was always meant to be lived?
Um…. can I rate this book and series 100 stars? (Maybe even more!) This book was an amazing third book to this already amazing series!! This book was beyond amazing!! I have read only a few other book series where the second and third books are either as good or better then the first one!!! There were so many plot twists and things that I thought would end badly that ended well or things that I thought would end well that ended up bad.
I loved seeing the characters continue to grow closer to each other and to God. I loved watching their development. It is so beautiful and I cannot wait to see how they mature more in the books to come! Except I am hoping that nothing bad happens to them with the black plague coming…*shudders*
I love this book so much! Mrs. Bergren is such an amazing writer and she knows how to keep your hooked until the last page, and even beyond that. Though, she doesn’t leave these books off on large cliffhangers, they are still slightly cliff hangers that make you want to read the next book asap. Re-reading this series definitely confirmed that it is a favorite and probably will forever be. I love everything in this series, especially the rich history that is woven throughout. We definitely need more time travel books in the Christian fiction industry.
About the Author
Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 40 books, with over 3 million copies sold. Lisa’s time is split between managing home base, writing, and working at Rocky Mountain Rustic, a business she runs with her husband, Tim (RMRustic.com). Tim’s a worship leader and sculptor/artisan. They have three kids–Olivia (24), Emma (21) and Jack (16). The Bergrens make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.