BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: River's End by Melody Carlson

Book provided as part of blog tour.
All opinions expressed here are solely my own.


In the final story of the Inn at Shining Waters, Anna’s granddaughter Sarah is struggling to find herself. And in an attempt to escape her parents’ dysfunctional lives, Sarah travels away from all that is familiar. But her grandmother’s love and the pull of the river draw Sarah back. Still it’s not an easy journey to find the healing and forgiveness that’s needed to reunite and strengthen this broken family together again.


Melody Carlson is one of the most prolific novelists of our time. With around 200 books published and sales topping 5 million, Melody writes primarily for women and teens. She’s won numerous honors and awards, including The Rita, The Gold Medallion and Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Some of her books are being considered for TV movies and film. Melody has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband. When not writing, Melody likes to travel, bike, camp, garden, and walk her dog Audrey in the great outdoors.

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A tender story of family, love, and forgiveness told in a straight-forward manner. Anna is delighted when her granddaughter, Sarah, returns home after running away two years earlier. It quickly becomes clear however that while Sarah has returned to the Inn, she is not the same person she was when she left and she harbors great bitterness toward her mother for past neglect. While Anna knows that Sarah's mother has changed she has her work cut out for her in convincing Sarah of that. At the same time, things at the inn are becoming overwhelming and Anna wonders if maybe some changes need to be made.

I enjoyed reading about Anna and her family and the ups and downs of their lives. The thing I love about this kind of book is that the characters are regular people like myself, with their own challenges and problems. I like reading about how they face these challenges and find the faith and love to continue on even in the face of tragedy and the unexpected events in life that somehow manage to surprise us all. Books like this remind me that problems can be solved and challenges overcome. I recommend this book to readers who enjoy a book about love and loss, faith and forgiveness, and above all hope.

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