by Andrea Goodson

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BN ID: 2940016658896
Publisher: Andrea Goodson
Publication date: 03/29/2013
Series: The Riverbend Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 90 KB

About the Author

Andrea Goodson was born in 1982 and had a love of and fascination with writing since she was very young. Always imagining ways in which the world could be different, she began to write short stories when she was very young. It wasn't until many years later that she put pen to paper and began to work on what has become her first novel, Riverbend, part one in a trilogy. Upon completion of that work she found that writing was something she felt meant to do and would never be able to give up. Using her own experiences with hardship and tragedy Andrea uses her writing to reach others in an effort to show the world that we need not be victims of circumstance. Her main characters endure many conflicts yet find the courage and strength to better themselves. Andrea spends long days in the forests of Northwest Pennsylvania dreaming up her next novels.

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Riverbend 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Belinda-G More than 1 year ago
Riverbend is the story about a broken girl who has left her hometown and is finally returning after being away for several years. Unknown to Lena, this is the beginning of her journey to piece her life back together. There is a yummy love interest in Lena's best friend from childhood - Will. This book builds characters and really helps the reader develop a caring for all of the characters. Would definitely recommend this book as a must read! Can't wait to read the next in this series
SDickerson More than 1 year ago
When I did a review of Riverbend, the first book in this trilogy, I admit I talked about having a hard time reading it. I felt that too much of the book was written within the characters' thoughts and not enough person-to-person interaction. Rapid Water was much, much better. It still had a lot of "in the characters' thoughts" but there was so much more person-to-person conversation. Rapid Water was quite suspenseful and the author did a great job pulling me further into the mystery surrounding Lena's father's death and the things happening around her. I'm not a big history-buff but this book was easier to read and still explain the history without making me feel like I should be taking notes for a test. Like in Riverbend, the ending of Rapid Water is another HUGE cliff-hanger that will leave you screaming "Noooo!" I can honestly say I have been sucked in and cannot wait to start reading the final book in the series!
Paul60 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story. A great beginning to this series. I have read both this novel and the second book in the series and I am happy to see an author who is incorporating so many elements to weave a spellbinding tale of a young woman who is enduring immense grief. The added mystery and romance just sweeten the deal. I would recommend this book to anyone at any age. The content is relatable, entertaining, and suitable for all readers.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
Ok, so I definitely did not leave my chair once while reading this novel. It was brilliant. I fully admit that I spent the 1st chapter wondering “what the hell happened in the past” but the rest of the book kept me captivated within its pages. Goodson has a way with words and manages to work mystery and intrigue into her work without it becoming apparent. The descriptions and settings in this novel are great. They are real places that you feel like you could visit, or have visited. She uses her descriptions in a way that you can picture the setting for the novel very clearly. At the same time, she never gets longwinded or boring. I think what really got me with this novel was the fact that the historical, anthropological, and archaeological facts present in the book are based in reality. Goodson took the time to research this before writing. It is not simply made up information that she tries to pass off as fact. She weaves an amazing tale around these facts, but what they are is still fact (with a twist or two, of course). The characters are also heartwarming. You have a main character that is afraid to love because she lost her father coupled with her high school sweetheart who will still do anything for her. You can’t beat that, especially when Goodson takes the time to develop her characters into real people. I was, of course, left with the question “what is Richard’s deal?” Is he up to something or is he simply a skeazebag?