As the River of Time series comes to a close, Bergren continues to thrill readers with her description of Renaissance times, including gripping sword fights, romance, lessons of family duty and honor. It may be impossible to put down.
Now able to control their time travel, Gabi and Lia travel back to the present to save their father and bring their parents into the past with them. In an unsure time, they must decide where they are meant to be, the past or modern day, even if the decision means saying goodbye to all they once knew. (DAVID C. COOK, Oct., 400 pp., $9.99)