Monday, May 9, 2016

Review: Three Wishes by Lisa T. Bergren

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Zara Ruiz is a normal California girl on the verge of graduating high school and thinking about her dawning future. But when dusk brings a shattering loss—and she discovers a priceless object in the shallows of a tide pool—she is thrust a hundred-and-eighty years into the past. There she meets handsome ranchero Javier de la Ventura—who has big dreams and bigger secrets—along with his enchanting family, in a land that is at once familiar, and yet utterly foreign.

Between cattle rustlers, pirates and a growing call for statehood, it is not a peaceful time to be a Mexican settler in young Alta California. But it is in that time and place that Zara must decide if she can find what she longs for most in the past, or if her heart's THREE WISHES can only be resolved in the present.

The River of Time series continues with a bang!! Loved this new book by Lisa Tawn Bergren!

I liked the time period the author puts this book in. I haven't read a lot about 1840's California and it was interesting to get a glimpse of their way of life and the struggles they are going through as different countries fight for control.

I was drawn to Zara right away as she grieves the death of her abuela. But she also quickly shows that she can take care of herself when she takes down the guy who's holding a weapon on her and then takes his horse! Love her spunkiness. And who couldn't help but love the dashing and very handsome ranchero Javier de la Ventura! There is much to learn about this man who has lost his father and his brother and is now required to return and take over the biggest, richest rancho in the territory and protect his family. This story only delves a little bit into his character and I hope the next book will go deeper. And as to that point, this story feel a little lighter than the Italy stories. Probably because of the time period change. Believe me, you still have swoon worthy romance and plenty of adventure with a promise of more dangerous adventure to come!

*I purchased this book with my own resources and had no obligation to review it.   I just love her books THAT much!  :) *

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Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 40 books, with over 3 million copies sold. Her most recent works includes the YA series Remnants (Season of Wonder, Season of Fire, Season of Glory), the River of Time Series (Waterfall, Cascade, Torrent, Bourne & Tributary, Deluge), God Gave Us Sleep, a devotional called Upside-Down Prayers for Parents and the Grand Tour Series (Glamorous Illusions, Grave Consequences, and Glittering Promises). She’s currently at work on the new River of Time: California duology (Three Wishes and Four Winds) which will release in Spring and Fall 2016.
Lisa’s time is split between managing home base, writing, and working on ducks with her husband, Tim ( Tim’s a worship leader and duck-sculptor. They have three kids–Olivia (21), Emma (18) and Jack (13).  The Bergrens make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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