A new historical series has readers traveling by boat down the mighty Mississippi with memorable characters who are trying to provide for themselves and their families. These two talented authors bring to life a long-ago era of riverboat adventures, weaving their own styles into the storyline. They work very well together.

Lily Anderson needs to provide for herself and her sisters; she is desperately trying to make it as co-owner of a riverboat venture with Blake Matthews. They butt heads on everything, including what type of riverboat they should have. Blake is enamored with Lily, but his attempts to woo her are thwarted by Jean Luc Champney, who has his own reasons for wooing Lily. Will the siren song of the river evolve into a serenade or a somber lament? (BARBOUR, Jun., 320 pp., $12.99)
Reviewed by: 
Patsy Glans