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Waterfall: A Novel (River of Time) di [Bergren, Lisa T.]
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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.
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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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
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  • Editore: David C. Cook; New edizione (1 febbraio 2011)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
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Di gis il 7 febbraio 2016
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L'ho preso per la trama diversa dal solito e ho fatto bene. Mi è piaciuto moltissimo ,ha tutti gli ingredienti x farti innamorare e finisce lasciandoti la curiosità di come continuerà .
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I loved every page of this book, based in Italy, beautifully written, with lots of excitement, so much so, it was hard to put it down. The period was well researched, the characters very real & the adventure highly conceivable. Ms Bergren is a skilled writer with excellent grammar. I highly recommend this book.
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4.0 su 5 stelle Waterfall 1 febbraio 2017
Di Zoe @ Blessed and Bewildered - Pubblicato su
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
I am a bit older (quite a bit) then the intended audience for this series but I have to admit that I really loved it. I came across Waterfall when my 13-year-old daughter had a school Christmas gift exchange. The girl whose name she drew is a fan of the Harry Potter series. So when Christmas shopping at my local Christian bookstore I asked the owner for his recommendation of a book that a Harry Potter reader might love. His understanding was that Lisa Tawn Bergren specifically set out to write a series of books that were biblically based and would draw the interest of teenagers and their mothers as strongly as the Twilight series did.

Waterfall is a light, fun, clean, although quite a fantastical story. It is Christian, but moms if you were hopeful that this series would lead your daughter into a deeper relationship with Christ I'm afraid that it won't. Fortunately, though, it is a series that you can give to your daughter that will show true romance, advocate sex AFTER marriage, and provide them with a clean entertaining read that you won't mind previewing. Enjoy
5.0 su 5 stelle History, Humor & Hormones 29 febbraio 2016
Di Shelf-Esteem - Pubblicato su
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
I picked up this fun little read while it was free for kindle users.

Waterfall was full of history, humor, and hormones. You don't have to be a teenager to enjoy this time traveling adventure story. It was easy to relate to the bond between sisters and the way Gabi longs for her first kiss to come from a brave and dashing knight. The way the girls tried to mask their true identity (being from the future) provided a good deal of lighthearted humor.

There was some violence - castle storming, sword fights, and medieval torture. Additionally, there are implied perils for unprotected maidens, but nothing of a graphic nature that would prevent me from recommending this story to friends with teenage readers.
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3.0 su 5 stelle I was expecting something better.... 28 agosto 2014
Di Michaela Fuller - Pubblicato su
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
When I initially finished reading Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren, a book that I had my eye on for sometime, I had mixed feelings about it, and hopefully this review can help you understand why.


Two sisters are spending their summer vacation in Italy with their archeologist mom and it sucks. I mean, who in their right mind would want to get up at 5:00 am and go and search for old Italian ruins?! Not Gabi, that's for sure. Bored and disappointed with her summer, Gabi and her sister Lia decide to go and look at their mom's most recent discovery, an old tomb from like the 1300's or something. Inside the tomb they discover these two handprints painted on the wall and, even though Gabi knows it could compromise the whole site, she decides to put her hand against one of the handprints.
*gasp* OMG. It's warm. Well, that's weird. Rocks are supposed to be cool, right? But it's a perfect match with her hand. Gabi is struck with an idea and tell's Lia to put her hand on the other print and that too is a match! But before they can think too hard about it, the world starts to spin and before she knows what's happening, Gabi finds herself thrown back in time. Lia is missing and when Gabi leaves the tomb to find out where she is, she discovers that she's smack dab in the middle of a battle, where her eye catches this "serious hottie". Serious Hottie rescues her from an attacker and she is taken back to his home where Gabi trys to make sense of what is happening. She tells Serious Hottie that she was traveling with her sister to find their mother when they got seperated and lost in the woods.
As Gabi trys to find out information about where her sister could be, she struggles to fit in at Serious Hottie's home. I mean, let's be honest. Showing up in the middle of a battle wearing skinny jeans and a cami isn't a sight that men from 14th century Italy are used to. Or women who wear their hair down wield swords, and let's not forget to mention women who ride astride a horse and not sidesaddle. But it makes Gabi all the more intriguing, and she is swept away in a story of politics, romance, and war.


Gabi is the main character of Waterfall and the story is told from her POV. I didn't like her, honestly. 14th century Italian? Not a problem, she's fluent. Have a sick brother and don't know what's wrong with him? Gabi's got you covered! What about Latin..Can you speak that? Oh come on, we're talking about Gabi! She's a frigging superwoman.
She was just way too perfect, I felt. Any problems that arose could be solved by simply involving Gabi. I like to feel that I connect to the MC of a novel and I honestly didn't get that connection with Gabi.
Lia I liked much better than Gabi, even though we didn't get much of an oppurtunity to fully discover her character. From the little interaction we did see with Lia, though, I really enoyed. She seemed to be handling the whole time travel thing a lot more realistically than Gabi and she didn't have an answer for everything like Gabi either. I found her character much more likable and relatable and I honestly wished that she was the MC and not Gabi.
Marcello aka Serious Hottie is Gabi's 'one true love' and, oh did we mention he's hot? Because that seems to be what Gabi always notices about him, and in turn, I feel like that's what readers only see about him as well: just his looks. He's in line to become a lord or something because of his elder brother's ailing health, and let's not forget he's engaged to another woman, and yet, he falls in love with Gabi.
Luca is Marcello's right hand guy and he honestly saved this book for me. He's charming and insolent and adorable and everything I would like in a male protagonist.


...You know the love story is going to be cheesy when the first thing Gabi thinks when she see's Marcellow is how much of a hottie he is. And the love story was a bit cheesy and at times, I felt, immature. I realize that this is a young adult novel and not only that, it's fiction, so cheesiness is (unfortunately) expected. But sometimes I couldn't take their relationship seriously, and it moved quickly.
However, I think there's a beginning of a romance with Luca and Lia blossoming, and that is something that I would love to see develop, should it happen. And speaking of Lia, I would just like to remind you of how awesome she is, because she doesn't become distracted by all the handsome hunks that seem to surround her and Gabi. No, she instead keeps her eyes ahead of her, focusing on the goal of getting back home to their own time. How refreshing it is to read about a character who for once isn't concerned about falling in love and can keep her head on straight!

I was slightly disappointed with this book, but only because of Gabi. This book might become something of a guilty pleasure for me, because honestly, it's cheesy. It's lame, at times. But it kind of just sucks you in. I will continue this series, but only for Lia and Luca. They are what saved this book for me.
5.0 su 5 stelle A Fun and Fraught with Danger Read 23 gennaio 2016
Di ladyp50 - Pubblicato su
Formato: Copertina flessibile Acquisto verificato
Love love love this book! I read Waterfall: River of Time on my kindle and I squealed with delight soon after I had gotten started reading it. It feels like a lost and found story with Gabi and Lia. Gabi gets to the medieval time period first or so she thinks but as she and her sister Lia were coming through the time portal they became lost from one another. Gabi finds a love with Marcello but she is intent on finding her sister Lia before committing to him. Gabi's dad has taught her well on weilding a sword and Lia was taught well with a bow and arrows and these two young maidens help out in the fights going on during this medieval story. These two young ladies are full of spunk, instestinal fortitude, and beauty to boot. There is adventure waiting at every turn. I did something that most people would shriek of horror but I was so impatient to know what happened I quickly went to the last chapter to see if Marcello and Gabi got together and it infurriated me so much that I did indeed go back to where I was and finished the book! Then I am like oh my I have to get the next book as this adventure does not end here. It is hazardous and exciting, I for one cannot wait to keep reading :)
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4.0 su 5 stelle Rocky beginning, but smooths out as book progresses 12 marzo 2014
Di Java - Pubblicato su
Formato: Formato Kindle Acquisto verificato
I admire Ms. Bergren's first effort to create a "Twilight"-like book that she felt she could allow her daughters to read. Having finished the first two and reading the third, I will say she is doing a fabulous job of hitting her stride with teen fiction.

The premise of the series is that Gabi and Lia are daughters of archaeologists that are more intense about their work than their parenting skills. Tired of spending summer breaks following their parents around to dig sites, Gabi and Lia wander off to explore the latest find. In an Etruscan tomb, they find two handprints that match theirs exactly. When they place their hands on the prints at the same time, they find themselves transported back to 14th century Tuscany, in the middle of battles between Florence and Siena. Gabi and Lia must decide who to turn to for help, figure out life in the middle ages and decide, do they want to go home?

This first book shows that it is her first time writing a book strictly for teens though. Her attempt to let Gabi talk in teen slang and use phrases that will soon be out dated is unfortunate. I think what makes books like "Twilight", "Divergent" and "Hunger Games" appealing to adults as well as teens is the fact that we sometimes forget they are teens due to the responsibilities and tasks they take on. I think just letting Gabi talk, or think, without trying to be a teen would have made this book easier to get into. But, don't let it distract you, eventually, the teen slang is let go and the action and fun begin!

The love story between Gabi and Marcello is well-done and beautiful (especially in book 2-Cascade) and I, of course, fell in love with both Marcello and Luca. The action scenes are intense and even though it stretches the imagination that Gabi can take on medieval knights sword-fighting skills it's so well done, you are willing to believe it.

I also enjoy the themes promoted in the book through the advice Gabi remembers from her father. Live your life, don't watch it happen. Courage, and honor.

The ending leaves you racing for book 2.
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