If you like relaxing before bedtime with a good book, you can shed the cares of the day and drift back into the 1850’s American south aboard The River Rose. Take part in my book giveaway and you’ll be paddle-wheeling down the Arkansas River in no time! You’ll need your glass of warm milk to fall asleep though because this story of love and adventure is one you won’t want to put down. This second book in the author’s Water Wheel series was surprisingly different from other book series in that it is a completely new story instead of a continuation of the first book, The River Queen. In The River Rose we meet new characters on a different steamboat working a stretch of the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers. This approach gave me a fresh perspective on the era when riverboats were a major source of transportation and livelihood.
Two strangers are brought together when they inherit the Helena Rose from an unknown distant relative. Jeanne Bettencourt and Clint Hardin at first glance seem as different from each other as night and day but they both bring past experiences, skills and connections that make the operation of a riverboat possible and even profitable. With their rag-tag but loyal and hardworking crew they overcome challenges to make their partnership a success.
When crisis comes putting her family and her future in jeopardy, Jeanne’s faith and friendships help her navigate the turbulence ahead.
The distinctive personalities of the characters aboard the Helena Rose are delightful. Their humorous banter made me chuckle and I felt almost a part of a wonderful eclectic family. The River Rose is a very enjoyable read with a great balance of drama and humor.
Would you like to win your own book? It’s easy! Just leave me a comment letting me know what river (or other body of water) you would like to travel and why? For a second entry, follow Gilbert Morris’ blog, and let me know in a separate comment. I will leave the giveaway open for one week, on June 27 I’ll draw the winner!
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