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Waterfall: A Novel (River of Time Series)

Title: Waterfall: A Novel (River of Time Series)
Author: Lisa T. Bergren
Year First Published: 2011
Page Count: 384
Synopsis:
Gabriella has never spent a summer in Italy like this one.
Remaining means giving up all she�s known and loved � and leaving means forfeiting what she�s come to know�and love itself.
Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Bentarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives with their parents, famed Etruscan scholars, among the romantic hills. In Book One of the River of Time series, Gabi and Lia are stuck among the rubble of medieval castles in rural Tuscany on yet another hot, boring, and dusty archeological site � until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.
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And thus she comes to be rescued by the knight-prince Marcello Falassi, who takes her back to his father�s castle�a castle Gabi has seen in ruins in another life. Suddenly Gabi�s summer in Italy is much, much more interesting. But what do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?


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Profanity Violence Sexual Content
none The book takes place in medieval Italy, and the heroine is thrust into battle several times, and eventually seriously wounded. It is gory although it does describe her injuries in detail. The main focus is the romance and not the violence. none
Characterization Plot Overall Rating
A fairly interesting time travel adventure. Two sisters travel back to medical Italy, and must find each other to get home again. The main focus is the older sister's infatuation with the prince that she is rescued by. IMHO its a little violent for preteens, but it is written for that age group. There is a small conclusion at the end, but the story arc continues and you really have to read the whole trilogy to find out what happens. I personally enjoy a good time travel story, and the romance is clean, which I appreciate.


Tags

Focus Epic Journey Setting Europe
Focus Personal Quest Time Period Time Travel
Focus Military/War Time Period Medieval
Main Character Teen Time Period Past
Number of pages 300-400 Type Young Adult
Readability Easy Type Historical Fiction Elements

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