In Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren, Gabi and Lia return to 14th Century Italy. Gabi's main intention is to find Marcello; she can't bear to be apart from him. Lia is concerned someone will get hurt or worse. But the place has changed. The She-Wolves of Siena (Gabi and Lia) have a price on their head, and the enemy is beginning plans to attack.
This book picks right up where Waterfall left off. But his time, the Bertarrini girls bring along their mother (who ends up being pretty awesome). The emotion is still there. I felt what Gabi felt, every loving word from Marcello's lips, every hand holding moment or dancing. It felt real and alive. When Luca tickles Lia I wanted to laugh along, because it is just so darn cute.
|Lisa T. Bergren, the author|
Everything kept me on the edge of my seat. I was desperate to find out what happened. Would there be a happily ever after? Will they save Gabi? Will they save the castle or be defeated? After all, this wasn't the last book. Things could happen that they would need to fix in the last book, before the happily ever after. But my biggest question... How will Gabi convince her family to stay in the 14th century?
Oh, it was exciting. I enjoyed that Gabi begins to rely on God more. She prays more for safety and protection. In uncertain times, in hopeless situations she doesn't sit there and mope, she thinks through things, tries to find a way out, and trusts God. It's a lesson a lot of us should learn.
New characters, new fears and disasters made the plot roll without much slowing. There are plenty of twists and turns that I didn't see coming, others I hoped would happen. This was an excellent sequel, and I can't wait for Torrent in September. For now, I can only have dreams of castles and shining knights, and maybe the days will go by more quickly.
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