22 December 2011

Friend on Friday (Dutch Time!!!) - Review of Torrent by Lisa T. Bergren

Review Torrent by Lisa T. Bergren
5 stars *****

Reviewed by Marian Baay
After saving their dad in the 21st century - Gabi, Lia and their parents travel back to the 14th century. More than a year has passed for Marcello. He is even more determined to marry Gabi. But before Gabi can make a decision, her whole family must agree to stay in the 14th century. And before a final decision can be made Gabi is put in prison and Firenze tries to force her in marriage with one of their citizens. Gabi tries to escape, but get captured again and now is lead to the altar immediately.

Can Gabi escape this forced marriage? Can she get back to Marcello before she is bound to another man? Will Gabi's family decide to stay in the 14th century?

I really loved this book.  It is the perfect ending of an exciting trilogy. Rarely I have read a trilogy that captivated me so fully. The story drew me deep in. I loved the characters, the adventure, the romance, the setting. Well, I just loved everything about it.

I loved reading about Gabi's growing faith in God. She is trusting Him more and more. I was a tiny bit disappointed that there wasn't much Lia and Luca time. So I really do hope to read more about these characters - maybe in a new series?
This series was written for Young Adult, but as an adult I also loved it a lot! I'm sure I will read this series again to enjoy Lisa's excellent storytelling.

I highly recommend this series for all ages.

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  1. Thanks for reading TORRENT too! I appreciate you!

  2. Great review, Marian, and yowzah, that cover!! One of these days I will get a chance to read the rest of this trilogy! I really enjoyed Waterfall; it was a different type of read for me, but variety is a good thing! Thank you for the review, Marian!

  3. LISA! Thanks so much for the link to your JPEGs. I don't think of myself as media but I guess I should look for those before I ask for them lol. We are so glad to see you here and we are all glad to get to know your characters and this story. Keep writing!!!

  4. DIANA, I am so glad Marian keeps doing reviews for us! She does such a nice job! I really enjoyed Waterfall. I want to listen to the others, too.

  5. What are you girlz doing here in the middle of the night? LOL

    This cover is sooo beautiful. As were the others in series!!

    Lisa, so nice to see you here! Keep on writing great books like this. Did I hear something about a book 4??

    I hope Lady Diana and Miss Carrie get to read/listen the other books in this series too!

    Going to sleep now!

  6. I started this series earlier this year and barreled right on through. Could. Not. Stop. Wonderfully addictive!

  7. I want to read that series one day, maybe when I run out of books to read at home...if that ever happens...lol


  8. Lori, thanks for stopping by!

    Jen, this series is sooo good! Hope you'll get the chance to read it!

  9. Great Review Marian, I don't usually read this type of book but I have always enjoyed time travel movies so I think I need to try this series. :)

  10. Thanks Teresa! I also enjoyed time travel movies, so when I saw this series I knew I had to read it.
    And it didn't disappoint!
    My friend is also enjoying the series right now!

  11. Great review! I have got to take the time to read this series. It sounds so cool!!!

    Hope ALL of wonderful ladies have a very blessed and Merry Christmas :)


  12. a great review...looking forward to reading this series :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  13. Count me in! shondaet@gmail.com

  14. Thank you all for your comments!
    The Dutch Friday has turned into Saterday, so I'm going to sleep now.
    You all enjoy the rest of your Friday!

    Merry Christmas!!

  15. Thanks so much, MARIAN, for celebrating with us this week! You are a special friend to Diana and me!!! Thanks so much for this great review.

  16. ANNE!!! You are our winner of an ebook of Linore Rose Burkard's Coach and Four Hand - Alessandra's Story. Congratulations!


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