Goodreads Summary: 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.
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My Views: Phew, I just finished reading Cascade and it was INTENSE and Grappling. I finished it in a sort of a reading marathon. It isn’t like waterfall. It’s much more like a head-on battle. And I seriously missed the romance part but I guess if it went on, the book would have been a repeat of waterfall. The story once again is gripping, fast-paced and just so alive. LOL! It’s almost an irony to use that word in the context of this book. Though sometimes I wished the book used a third person omniscient point of view but that’s just my impatience speaking.
Oh, and I love the cover of this book and I somehow always loved the word ‘cascade’, yeah, yeah call me a lunatic. The River of Time series brings out the warrior in me. Seriously, I wish for an adventure like Gabriella undergoes, but I wouldn’t mind if all the wars can be avoided. 😉 Ok, ok, you got me, it’s Marcello I’m after. LOL!
I’m glad to understand some of Italy’s history through this book because history is one of my least favorite subjects and I don’t remember my own country’s to think of Italy’s. So, nothing better than fiction books to learn some hard facts, right?
Whenever you are in need of a fast-paced historical fiction, this is the book to read.