Saturday, July 07, 2012

Review: River's End

About the Book:
In the final story of The Inn at Shining Waters, Anna Larson's granddaughter Sarah is beginning to find her independence. But her relationship with her parents suffers as a result and she travels away from all that is familiar.

While the solace of the river calls Sarah back, surprises await upon her return. Three generations of family heartbreak and disappointments converge at Shining Waters as Sarah finds God right in the center of it all.

My Comments:
I enjoyed the first two stories in this trilogy so I was glad to read the third as well.  Like the others, this is a coming of age story about a woman in Anna Larson's family.  Sarah came of age in the late 1970's, ran away from home and joined a commune.  Like her grandmother and her mother, she was drawn to return to the river and eventually learned that forgiveness frees both the one forgiven and the one who forgives.  Anna realizes that there are certain things people have to experience for themselves; that you can't keep them from the pain.  Sarah's mother becomes comfortable in her own skin and is able to venture away from the river, without running away--and isn't that what we should want for our children--wings and roots.

I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy of this book available via NetGalley.  Grade:  B+

My Reviews of Other Melody Carlson Books:
River's Song
River's Call
It's a Green Thing
New York Debut
Lost in Las Vegas
Spring Breakdown
Christmas Shoppe
Christmas at Harrington's
Three Weddings and a Bar Mitzvah 

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1 comment:

  1. Woo hoo... just went to request this last in the trilogy


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