Review of Cascade by Lisa Tawn Bergen

Title: Cascade
Series: River of Time Book 2
Author: Lisa Tawn Bergen

Synopsis: Mom touched my underdress—a gown made six hundred years before—and her eyes widened as she rubbed the raw silk between thumb and forefinger. She turned and touched Lia’s gown. “Where did you get these clothes?”

Gabi knows she’s left her heart in the fourteenth century and she persuades Lia to help her to return, even though they know doing so will risk their very lives. When they arrive, weeks have passed and all of Siena longs to celebrate the heroines who turned the tide in the battle against Florence—while the Florentines will go to great lengths to see them dead.

But Marcello patiently awaits, and Gabi must decide if she’s willing to leave her family behind for good in order to give her heart to him forever.

I will be giving this book a three out of five stars. This book picks up right where the first one stopped. I was a little upset with where the first book ended but I made sure I was able to get my hands on the second one in no time. The dynamics between Gabi and Marcello are continued and now Lia might have the chance to find happiness in medieval Italy. Between the history and the action that is in this book, you will not be disappointed if you pick this book up. 

Review of Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergen

Title: Waterfall

Series: River of Time Book 1
Author: Lisa Tawn Bergen
What do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?

Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives among the romantic hills with their archaelogist parents. Stuck among the rubble of the medieval castles in rural Tuscany, on yet another hot, dusty archaeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of their minds…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.

Suddenly Gabi’s summer in Italy is much, much more interesting.
I will be giving this book a three out of five stars. This book was fun to read and I considered it a light read. I loved the fact that this book was so rich in the history and adventure. The main character is such a strong person and I love her value of family. I truly enjoyed the personality of both Gabi and Lia. The author of this book definitely did her research before she wrote this book and as a ready and lover of history, I appreciate that. If you are a history buff, especially someone who loves medieval history then you might want to consider picking this book up.