If you liked Waterfall, you'll love Cascade. Follow Gabi and Lia as they return to 1342 Italy, after convincing their Mom they didn't hit their heads.
Gabi and Lia know what to expect as they travel through the time/space continuum, but how will it affect their mother? After landing in the past, for the second time, Gabi and Lia give their mother a quick lesson on 1342 Italy and then set off for the castello. Among the danger and cautious way the girls journey their Mom (Adri) sees her daughters in a whole new way and that relationship matures throughout the story.
Gabi is returning to her first love. Does it continue to blossom or fizzle out under the stress of war and disease? Lia finds her first love, but does she recognize it in time? And how does Mom handle being transported back almost 700 years? The characters came to life for me, so much that I wish I could meet them. They change and mature with each challenge they face which is so true to life.
Cascade is full of adventure and danger with romance thrown in. A great combination that will keep you turning pages through the night. I love the way Lisa includes a touch of religion without turning anyone off. (I well remember those teenage years.) And best of all, the ending is a HUGE surprise that keeps you waiting for more. I'll be one of the first to order TORRENT!
Cascade is the perfect follow-up to Waterfall. It just picks up and the action starts right back up again. When Gabi and Lia have their mother convinced that time travel is possible, their mother just has to go back. But as they go back, Gabi has doubts on how long they have been gone for. Apparently, a couple of minutes in the future could mean days in the past. Gabi is worried, but is reassured by a letter in the cave when they arrive. Luckily, they all arrive together, but don't know what troubles of war come upon them.
As they find their "home" of Siena, there is much celebration and excitement. Although, the dreaded Lord Paratore comes back and seeks revenge for the "She-Wolves" that have defeated and humiliated him. This exciting adventure leaves the reader again on the edge of their seats waiting to see what becomes of Siena and Gabi, Lia, and now their mother who has joined them.
Through this breath-taking excitement, the reader finds some surprises through the story and in the end, something rather unexpected has the reader ready to read the next book of the series!
Suspense, time-travel, romance, and humor are all you need for a good book, and this book has it all! I loved CASCADE, and everything in it. It was so good, that I did not want to put it down. The plot was suspenseful, and it was most definitely a BIG favorite of mine! I highly recommend it!
Cascade picks up right where Waterfall leaves off; and the action and character development is instantly absorbing. When Gabi and Lia arrive back in their 21st century present, they rush to let their mom in on the secret. While they hurriedly explain things to their mother, Gabi aches with worry about how much time is passing. Will she get back in Marcello? Will he still be waiting for her? Will he even be alive?
Luckily, Gabi and Lia have a mother whose curiosity is as fierce as her trust in her daughters, and she willingly travels to the tomb with them, hoping to travel through history as well. When the three Ladies Betarrini arrive at the Castello Forelli once again, their friends rejoice and their enemies seek only one thing: their death.
As Italy erupts into war all around them, it doesn't take long for the girls to figure out that THEY are the main target of their enemies. Survival depends not only on their wits and skill with weapons, but also on a blind trust in the kindness of strangers_and the mercy of God. From deadly hand to hand combat, to disguises, to capture and torture, the "She-wolves" Betarrini are forced to fight and flee for their lives. All the while, Gabi is falling more and more in love with Marcello; but will their love continue to survive in a world will that stop at nothing to rip them apart?
Cascade is a fantastic adventure from the very beginning. The characters you love in book one (Waterfall) are instantly alive in these pages again, and the challenges they face are severe. Each chapter holds new surprises, daring twists, and fateful decisions. Cascade is, by far, one of the best teen books I've encounteredâ€”let alone one of the best Christian teen books I've read. Bergren's ability to bring adventure and realism into the story, without making it outrageous or graphic, is a rare talent. You may not find a vampire in this story, but you are sure to be sucked in by everything this series has to offer!