Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 40 books, with more than 3 million copies sold. Her most recent works includes the YA River of Time Series and Remnants Series. She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and three children.
Three Wishesby Lisa T. Bergren
Zara Ruiz is a normal California girl on the verge of graduating from high school and thinking about her dawning future. But when dusk brings a shattering loss-and she discovers a priceless object in the shallows of a tide pool-she is thrust a hundred-and-eighty years into the past. There she meets handsome ranchero Javier de la Ventura-who has big dreams and bigger secrets-along with his enchanting family, in a land that is at once familiar, and yet utterly foreign.
Between cattle rustlers, pirates and a growing call for statehood, it is not a peaceful time to be a Mexican settler in young Alta California. But Zara must decide if she's discovered what she longs for in the past...or if her heart's THREE WISHES can only be found in the present.
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River Tribe and fans of Lisa's books are going to be sailing through time--and through the book itself--as they venture into another fantastical read. Three Wishes, book 1 in the River of Time: California, is another time-traveling historical book, following orphaned Zara Ruiz as she falls back in time to 1840 Alta California. There Zara encounters the dashing Javier de la Ventura and his family. And the longer she remains, the more Zara struggles to decide if her Three Wishes is truly coming to the light. I whole-heartedly loved the River of Time Series (Waterfall, Cascade, Torrent, etc....), and Three Wishes while in a different time and place is no disappointment. The emotions Zara juggles with is felt, and Javier's attentive and caring manner is adorable, especially when they try to help each other overcome their own emotions and problems. Definitely anticipating for book two, Four Winds.
Three Wishes is the first installment in Lisa Bergren’s new series River of Time: California. After reading the River of Time Series, I was excited to hear about this novel, and I was not disappointed. Zara is a 17 year old about to graduate high school. Following her grandmother’s death, she discovers a lamp on the beach outside her home. Suddenly, she is thrust one hundred and eighty years into the past where she meets the Ventura clan. She begins to develop feelings for one Ventura in particular: Javier de la Ventura. But Zara must decide if it is the past that holds the answers to her three wishes or the future. I loved this book. I could not put it down. Ms. Bergren knows how to write a story that includes the perfect amount of action, romance, and humor. And that was evidenced in this novel. The River of Time series will always be my favorite, but this novel ranks up there with the others. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
Another wonderful time traveling romance from Lisa T. Bergren! If you love stories that hit the ground running, Three Wishes will not disappoint! While mourning the recent loss of her dear Grandmother and caregiver, Zara's life takes a sudden turn as she winds up at the same place, in an earlier time! A way earlier time. Great character development and an exciting setting with lots of action. Three Wishes left me wishing to hear more of the story! Can't wait to find out where Zara goes from here.
I fell in love with the River if Time Series years ago when Lisa introduced some she-wolves from modern times to some hunky knights from medieval Italy. (If you haven't read Waterfall yet, you're missing out! Go forth and read this instant!) Three Wishes continues the trend Lisa started: hunky, chivalrous men, spunky heroines who make a splash in the time they land in, and wonderful stories to read and reread. (I think I've read the Italian River of Time Series four or five times... Maybe more. I've lost count) If you're looking for a fun, romantic historical novel, I highly recommend this one.