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9.26.2012

River's End ~ Review

River's End
The Inn at Shining Waters #3
by Melody Carlson

The peaceful waters of the Siuslaw River provide rest and healing to those who come to stay at The Inn of Shining Waters.  But all is not peaceful as Anna's granddaughter Sarah struggles in the turbulent 70s to find her own peace and place.

River's End is end of the journey for generations of Siuslaw women as Anna, her daughter Lauren, and Sarah learn to adjust to the changes that life brings.  But throughout the river remains a constant.

When Sarah returns after a two year absence she is embittered against her parents for the neglect she suffered during her childhood.  Living in a communal setting while seeking a spiritual fix has left Sarah a confused, angry, and damaged young woman.

Anna warns Sarah about the poison of unforgiveness.  At a time of family crisis Sarah has a fight with her mother that causes Sarah to feel that she no longer fits in at Shining Waters.  Sarah again disappears from the lives of those who love her.  As Anna, Clark and Lauren search for Sarah they learn that they must let each other travel their own Trail of Tears until they find their way home

As the women of Shining River learn to let go of their insecurities, fears, and bitterness they all grow as people and in their relationships with each other.  River's End is a story of faith and family.

I received a copy of this title in conjunction with this PUMP Up Your Book coordinated tour.  All opinions expressed are my own.



About the Author:

Melody Carlson is one of the most prolific novelists of our time. With around 200 books published and sales topping 5 million, Melody writes primarily for women and teens. She’s won numerous honors and awards, including The Rita, The Gold Medallion and Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Some of her books are being considered for TV movies and film. Melody has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband. When not writing, Melody likes to travel, bike, camp, garden, and walk her dog Audrey in the great outdoors.

Her latest book is a Christian Fiction titled River’s End.





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