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River's Song (Inn at Shining Waters Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Great story

Love, love, love this book! One of my favorites...

?River's Song by Melody Carlson is the story of Anna Larson, a woman who finds peace and renewed strength after years of living under the harsh disapproval of her mother-in-law. Left alone with a child after the inju...
Love, love, love this book! One of my favorites...

?River's Song by Melody Carlson is the story of Anna Larson, a woman who finds peace and renewed strength after years of living under the harsh disapproval of her mother-in-law. Left alone with a child after the injury and then death of her husband, she has no other choice but to live with this woman who's obvious disdain for her, makes her life miserable. The death of her own mother brings Anna back to the childhood home she remembers along the Siuslaw River where she finds healing for her broken life.

I didn't get 'hooked' until about the third chapter and then the story just caught me... I couldn't put it down. The scenery was vivid and peaceful... I could feel the calm of the river as if I were there. The characters were down-to-earth and friendly. I felt as if I knew them. I found myself encouraged by Anna's story of healing and restoration after being beaten down by her circumstances (and her mother-in-law) for so long. She regained her strength and refused to remain under the control of others who would think she wasn't 'good enough' because of her heritage.

I think you'll enjoy this book. It's rich with Native American history and the stories told within it are great. I'm about ready to be a guest at The Inn at Shining Waters! I was actually sad to be finished and I can't wait for the next book in the series... I know it's gonna be great!

*Thank you, Glass Road Productions, for providing me with a copy of this book and allowing me to be a part of your review program! :)

posted by amomwithablog on August 3, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

good quick read

This is a good book for a quick read. There were some 'errors' that made it hard to read in parts. (needed some proof reading before release) It was a great book to pick up, and read at anytime for any length of time. A good start for an ongoing series.

posted by TLreader on July 27, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Poor editing

    This was a good story, but the editing was horrible. There were instances in which whole paragraphs were out of order. Also there was part of a paragraph (a couple lines) repeatedly inserted where it didn't belong.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    Nice story-terrible editing

    There were so many errors in this book that it detracted from the story. I don't know if it was just the nook book, but I felt I paid too much for a published book. I would like to read the second book in the series, but I won't buy it. I'll see if the library has a copy.

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  • Posted July 16, 2012

    It just didn't cut it for me.

    The story was kind of lame, extremely predictable and very slow moving. I'm not at all enticed to purchase #2. Sorry. It just didn't do it for me. It may be more suitable for younger readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Okay

    It was okay; certainly not taxing. I liked the main group of charcters and found the Native Indian aspect intersting, but the angst of the main character became labored and eventually caused me to be less sympathetic. I also didn't buy into the love relationship. It was not well developed or believable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    disappointing

    Typical love story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Warning! Paragraphs consistently out of order.

    This is an enjoyable book and it would have received 3 stars if not for the annoying fact that the paragraphs are all messed up practically every other page! Somehow they are out of order making it distracting to read. If you can get past that and the main female character being the sterotypical dimwitted woman allowing others to walk all over her its an ok book.

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    Posted July 15, 2012

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