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Waterfall (River of Time #1) by Lisa Tawn Bergren

Title: Waterfall (River of Time #1)
Author: Lisa Tawn Bergren
Publication date: February 1, 2011
Publisher: David C. Cook
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1434764338
Length: 369 pages

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Goodreads Summary: 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.

My Views: Well, well, well. I don’t know where to start. I love the cover but the title didn’t make me yearn for it, which was bad because this book is supposed to be yearned for.

I started reading and I thought OK, this could be a bit boring but only for the first few pages. After that, I was so engrossed in the book that sleeping even at 4:15am seemed to be a torture. Oh, I so wanted to read this book and to keep reading. This was, for me, a mix of historical fiction and chick-lit. Ah, heaven!

As far as I remember, I have only read one other book in the genre of historical fiction and this was my second attempt at it and I adored it. I need to read more of this genre! Anyway, this book was something else entirely since it’s not purely a historical fiction. Remember, I said chick-lit? And as if that was less, it is set in, hold your breath, Italy. Yes! I have fallen in love with Italy since I read Under the Tuscan Sun and secretly dream of settling there someday (shhh….).

And of course, there are some hot guys in here. Not that I swoon over just everybody but an Italian knight doesn’t fit into the criteria for everyone now, does he? 😉

In short, I am not telling you anything about this book. Go read it!

And this book seriously needs to be made into a movie. I went on a lookout for Marcello and I couldn’t find him. *Gasp* Where did all the hot guys go?

Alright, here are a few pictures of the most decent guys I could find. Those who have read the book, who do you think best fits the bill? Those who haven’t read the book yet, tell me who would look great as an Italian Knight with long hair?

Pic #1 Raffaello Balzo Centovetrine

Pic #2

Pic #3 Brody Boyd

Pic #4 Jensen Ackles

Pic #5 – Have some one else in mind? Tell me.

5/5 stars – I LOVED it.



Often seen with a nose buried in a book, you might spy me at a library while 500 unread books adorn my shelf. At other times, I'm busy travelling solo, eating out or looking for my new escapades. You will always find me doing too much all at once.

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