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After returning to the present day to try to save their father, Gabriella and Evangelia return to fourteenth-century Italy, facing great risk as the Black Plague advances across Europe.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 134.62 x 208.28 x 27.94mm | 430.91g
  • David C Cook Publishing Company
  • Colorado Springs, CO, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New.
  • 143476429X
  • 9781434764294
  • 77,114

Back cover copy

Hold tight, I said. No matter what happens, do not let us go. We won t, my dad said. Never, Mom added.And with a look at Lia, we laid our hands upon the prints.Gabriella and Evangelia Betarrini are just two normal American teenagers. Normal except for the fact that they time travel to fourteenth-century Italy, where they ve lived in castles they ve seen as crumbling ruins, become swept up in historic battles, and fallen in love with handsome knights willing to do anything to keep them alive. They ve returned to the present to save their father, just short of his tragic death, and now all four return to the place that holds the girls hearts, medieval Italy. But remaining there means facing great risk as the battle for territory wages on and the coming Black Plague looms. Can they convince their parents to stay and leave behind everything they ve worked so hard to accomplish? And will the girls sacrifice their futures in an uncertain past? Or in facing death head-on, will they discover life as it was always meant to be lived? "show more

About Lisa T Bergren

Lisa T. Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than thirty books that have sold 1.5+ million copies. A former publishing executive, she now splits her time writing, editing, and dreaming of her next trip to Italy while parenting her three children with her husband, Tim. They live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.show more

Rating details

7,476 ratings
4.31 out of 5 stars
5 52% (3,917)
4 31% (2,312)
3 13% (969)
2 3% (219)
1 1% (59)

Our customer reviews

I loved it. Period. I devoured this book. You can see the chew and claw marks on my copy; It's just so utterly... Wow. I am lost for words. Bergren has yet again delivered a masterpiece of a novel. Well done! I have to say this again - I loved it; Every single minute of it, tho I thought that it ended too soon and too quick. I wanted more, I craved more of it.. Sigh, I know I know, like everything else, all good things have to come to an end.. Stupid nature law. Bergren managed to incorporate threefolds more suspense and action, more challenges and obstacles that at one point, Gabi almost lost her marbles. Like seriously lose it. She went screaming and running away from Marcello and her family kind of crazy. But apart from the crazy side of things, there were more romance and heartbreak, sweet moments and times where you just felt like smashing your face into the pages so that you can also be transported there to experience what the characters are experiencing. There was much more Christianity stuff inbued here, more than WATERFALL and CASCADE. I was fine with it, I mean, it made Gabi stronger, wiser, and ultimately more mature, AND I guess olden time peeps are all more into religion, so it made it more believable. But it did get rather cheesy sometimes, especially when Gabi started spouting some life philosophies. But it was fine, very inspiring and all. All in all, I loved the adrenaline-pumping action, the schemes, deception, and suspense. I loved the courage and bravery of the now-united Betarrini family. I loved the colorful, beautiful world of olden Italia. And most of all, I loved the sweet romance infused within its pages. It was an utterly delightful ride down the river of time together with a wonderful cast of characters. In a way, it was a bittersweet reading process because I knew that this would mark the end of our journey with them, but one that I would most happily embark upon again in the near future.show more
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