A View of the River

A View of the River

by Kathleen Eagle

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BN ID: 2940158616532
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 132,153
File size: 3 MB

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A View of the River 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
D-does-reviews More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! As in most of Kathleen Eagle's books the hero of this story is Birch Trueblood, a proud Ojibwa healer who makes a meager living for himself, and his young daughter as a shaman who performs rituals for tourists and New Age believers near what used to be Ojibwa ancestral land on Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota. Our heroine, Rochelle LeClair, is the caretaker of the Bruner estate as well as a companion to her elderly and quite eccentric Aunt Meg who is the grand daughter of Martin Bruner who made his fortune as a lumber baron many years ago. When Birch and Robin are caught in a historic Halloween blizzard that strands several other members of Aunt Meg's family this unlikely group of characters take shelter at the old estate and all kinds of strange things begin to happen. This story is a family drama, a romance, and a ghost story that has a dual time line that I found fascinating and equally compelling. I especially enjoyed all of the period clothes and accessories that are a very big part of the story and the revelation of some shocking news that ties the entire story up in a very satisfactory way. I read a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is drily written, with pages of boring prose lumped together and scenes of dull, unbelievable, and stilted dialogue. Romance novels are supposed to be easily read, hopefully funny, and engaging. This is supposed to be a romance, but it plays along very clumsily and awkwardly. The guy sleeps around, with his daughter in the next room. The gal pretends she is immune to his manly wiles, but jumps right into bed with him once he kisses her twice! Not very believable and not very admirable. I want to be able to trust, admire, and like the characters, and I could do none of the above with this lot. The mystery part of the book is complicated, yet not engaging. It spans several hundred years and involves a suicide, a letter, and a lock of cut hair, none of which could hold my attention. I finally skimmed the last 3/4 of the book, not being able to bring myself to read it. I hoped I would run across something interesting, but it was all drivel. This was the first book I tried to read by this author I will most likely not try again.