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Waterfall (Rive of Time Series, book #1)

Waterfall (River of Time Series, book #1)

AUTHOR: Lisa Bergren

PLOT: Two sisters time-travel through an Italian tomb to the medieval era. They meet and fall for two handsome knights while becoming warriors themselves fighting for ancient Siena.

OPINION: What a totally awesome, riveting engaging story! It can only be described as pure fun. This story defied all my expectations - I rarely like young adult novels especially in first-person POV, but I loved this. My only complaints were sometimes it did get intense (like the branding the wound scene. Ugggh. I'm a little squeamish, so I had to skim through that). Otherwise, I LOVED it!

CONTENT: violence/mild gore, threats of torture, several long, disturbing scenes describing removing stitches from a wound/branding a wound, a girl is nearly raped but rescued before anything happens

(my) RATING: PG-13

STARS: 4.5 out of 5

Doctor In Petticoats

Doctor In Petticoats
AUTHOR: Mary Connealy
PLOT: A strong frontier woman with a background in doctoring becomes entangled with a traumatized doctor who can only help people when she is near.
OPINION: Now this was a fun and original little story. Honestly, when I read the description I knew I was going to love it. And I did. The idea of this traumatized doctor unable to help anyone unless this girl is with him is both funny and touching. On a side note, I ended up skipping most of the side-story of the heroine's sister. It was just too sad for me watching her marriage quickly dissolve because she married a loser.
CONTENT: a secondary character marries a man who manipulates and lies to her, violence/blood/surgery described
(my) RATING: PG-13
STARS: 5 out of 5

Faith/The Great Doctor: Reasons Why

Just a few reasons why I like this K-drama*wink, wink*

The Messenger

The Messenger
AUTHOR: Siri Mitchell
PLOT: A wounded soldier now Patriot spy must help Patriots escape from a British prison but the only person with access inside is a Quaker girl.
OPINION: Oh I Loved this story! So well-written, engaging, and intriguing. I loved the characters who I felt were very deep and deftly handled. I will say that this is not a "romance" novel, in that romance is not the primary focus of the story. This didn't bother me at all since I found the story so engaging, but I've read reviews of others that were disappointed about that.
CONTENT: a few kisses, a girl is mentioned to have been raped by a British soldier, two other girls were manhandled by British soldiers, a surgery scene is described, occa. talk of blood, death, etc
(my) RATING: mild PG
STARS: 5 out of 5