THE RIVER OF TIME SERIES

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5 STARS!

Gabriella has never spent a summer in Italy like this one.
Remaining means giving up all she’s known and loved…
and leaving means forfeiting what she’s come to know…and love itself.
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. Stuck among the rubble of medieval castles in rural Tuscany on yet another hot, dusty archeological 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.
And thus does she come 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?
This series is an exciting tale of time-travel and true love! It is fast-paced and chock full of adventure and romance. It is obvious that the author did her research; the story is full of historical references that are worked in seamlessly to the storyline. There is quite a bit of violence, as well as chivalry. A great read for teens (not appropriate for under 13 due to sexually charged situations, though appropriate for teens in the sense that it does not downplay that difficulty in saving ones self for marriage, but does promote it). Lisa T. Bergren is a Christian author, but her work is not at all preachy.My only complaint would be that the teen language seems over-the-top at times. I highly recommend this series to teen readers.