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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 July 27, 2012

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

    good book, poor nook

    The story was agood one, but the nook was poorly done. Many, many times the quotes from various charachters were in the wrong order.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    I liked this...

    This was light reading, and enjoyable. Was a quick read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    Good story but poor editing

    Liked the story but was distracted by multiple paragraphs in wrong order.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Uplifting novel

    This book really made you see that every cloud does have a silver lining. It's nice to read a book start to finish and feel good about everything going on around you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Recommended reading

    Very good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2012

    Good author Bad editing

    I really enjoyed the story line, but the editing could use dome work. There were many time that the lines didn't sync up. A sentance would be two or more line below where it should have been. Very disconcerting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Story was good. The online version disconcerting.

    While the story was very good, the Nook version came across with many paragraphs out of order. This was somewhat disappointing and difficult to read until I got the hand of it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Pretty good

    But has serious editorial problems

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