Sunday, May 29, 2011

Review: Riversong by Tess Hardwick


Author Tess Hardwick assembles a colorful cast of endearing small-town characters and takes you on a journey that will make you believe in the possibilities of life - even in the face of overwhelming adversity and unimaginable grief.

Lee Tucker is the kind of woman you find yourself rooting for long after the last page is read. When her husband commits suicide,he leaves her pregnant and one million dollars in debt to a loan shark. Out of options, she escapes to her deceased mother's dilapidated house located in a small Oregon town that, like her, is financially ruined, heartbroken and in desperate need of a fresh tart. Lee's resilience leads to a plan for a destination restaurant named Riversong, to new chances for passion and love, and to danger from her dead husband's debt as her business blooms.


A surprising mix of romance, humor, friendship, intrigue and gourmet food, Riversong entertains while reminding you of life's greatest gifts.

My Thought
River Song is touching book. It is a story about Lee Tucker. A woman who tried to live her life after misery things happened to her. It was not easy to her to build everything. Her past was always behind her.

In the beginning, her miserable life was revealed. Her childhood was unhappy. She spent those days with her pathetic mother. Even after leaving her behind, the bad luck kept haunting her. Few years later, when she thought everything was fine, a phone call rang and told that her husband committed suicide. He left her nothing but a big debt. Then a debt collector ran after and threatened to hurt her. In the middle of the messiness, she caught herself pregnant.One thing in her womb became another thing to think of.

i liked this book. I got no problem with the plot. I could easily follow the story from the first till the last chapter. The ending was nice.

Lee Tucker was a fragile woman. The past and what had just happened made her built a thick wall. She became too afraid to run new life. She almost lost the faith in herself. All her sadness was easily felt. I could get her emotions when she remembered all bad memories in her childhood.

My favorite character was Ellen, Lee’s neighbor who helped her a lot. I love the bond between Ellen and Lee. Once, my eyes were teary because of their conversation. Ellen has such a big heart. She was the one who kept encouraging Lee. She was not tired doing so. Tommy was also a sweet character. The romance between Lee and him was written naturally. Everything between them flowed in a good way. One character that made me smiled with his presence was Linus. I found him witty. I wish I could read more about him.

For a debut book with adult and fiction genre, River Song is a nice reading.

Cover
It was not a kind of cover that I like. But if they wanted to show the grief, I think they have designed it well.

4/5

Source: Ebook from the author
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: Booktrope Editions (March 30, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1935961144
ISBN-13: 978-1935961147
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of the Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours and a copy was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Book Lovin' Bitches Ebook Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.