What do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world?
I got this book about two years ago at the library, and at first, I wasn’t quite sure if it was a book I wanted to invest my time in. But the further I got, the more in love with it I became.
Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives among the romantic hills with their archaeologist parents. Stuck among the rubble of medieval castles in rural Tuscany on yet another hot, dusty archaeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of thier 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.
Suddenly Gabi’s summer in Italy is much, much more interesting.
This book, in The River of Time Series, is written by Lisa T. Bergren. I have read many books by her, and I can say from experience that she is the type of writer that draws you slowly into her story, until you can’t seem to pull yourself out.
The thing with this specific book, is that it does have quite a bit of romance in it. The reason that I wasn’t sure about it at first, was because the main character, Gabi, falls in love with an Italian man. As a teenage American girl, she thinks he’s quite the “hottie”. This attitude in Gabi changes from self-centered thinking to definitely no self-centered thinking throughout the books, and that is why I enjoy them. In the end she is a compassionate young woman.
I would suggest this book for girls no younger than 13-14.
My question for You: Do you prefer some romance, or no romance at all in a book?