Tributary by Lisa T. Bergren

Tributary picks up a year after Bourne… 

Lia struggles to overcome the fear that constant battle has heaped upon her… 
Gabi and Marcello face an unexpected crisis… 
and Lord Greco just may be ready to leave the grief and loss of his past behind him, so that he might grab hold of the future…

What did I love? Um, the whole thing. But I’ve said that before, haven’t I?

Specifically, I loved the plunge into Lia’s point-of-view (begun in Bourne and more fully developed in Tributary). I got to know Lia a little more. Loved that. In addition, I also got to read from a few other character’s point-of-views, as well. This took some getting used to and got a little confusing at times, actually, as third-person was used for all but Lia. Sometimes I wasn’t sure whose head I was in until a paragraph or so deep…but I liked the pull of each character’s personality.

Another thing I loved was that the adventure, the romance, and the authenticity that the whole series has (these are two twenty-first century teenage girls dropped into medieval Italia, what else can I say?) is just as evident in Tributary. 

Lia, Gabi, Marcello, Luca, Lord Greco, and a whole new dynamo of a character (who starts the book) are back in full form, vanquishing foes who would rather see them dead, and by no means, perfect. The Christian undertone to the book is priceless. Some lines made me cock my head and think for a moment

…before I had to rush back to reading so I could find out what happens next! 

As I’ve said before, this series has a little something for everyone. Fast-paced action that glues the book to your hands. Romance that makes you sit back and say awwwww. Even evil and enemies that you love to hate. Lovers of the rest of the River of Time series will love this newest addition! It does not disappoint. 

About the Author

Lisa T. Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 30 books, with more than 1.5 million copies sold. Lisa’s time is split between managing home base, writing (including a fair amount of travel writing), consulting and freelance editing (with a little speaking here and there). She’s married to Tim, a liturgical sculptor, graphic designer and musician. They have three kids–Olivia, Emma, and Jack. The Bergrens make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Read my reviews of Waterfall // Cascade // Torrent // Bourne // Deluge

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  1. Joyful Reader, yes, I am, and it is a wonderful little book. I'm reading through it for my evening devotions. Glad you love it, too!

  2. I see you are currently reading Jesus Calling. I love this great little devotional! I can sit in a quiet place and hear the Lord speaking those words to me! Peace, Peace, wonderful peace! Thanks for sharing this interesting list of books! I am visiting from In The Bookcase

  3. Oh, Mockingjay was heart-wrenching. Can&#39;t wait to hear your thoughts on that one. :) I suppose I can wait to gush about Gabi and Lia to you until then. *longsuffering sigh* :)<br /><br />Mary Beth, yes, sometimes my library has books that I&#39;m surprised they have and then I don&#39;t understand why they don&#39;t have the books they don&#39;t!

  4. I haven&#39;t read any of them yet, but I&#39;ve had them on my TBR for a while now! Thanks for the giveaway! :)<br /><br />Emily R in rafflecopter<br />doodlesbookblog @ gmail .com

  5. I keep hearing so much about these books, I really would love to read them! Sadly, my library doesn&#39;t have any of the books. :( It would be wonderful to win so I could at least have one of the books! :D

  6. Girl, I only just now finished reading 2 out of the 3 review books that I *HAD* to finish reading this month. I started reading Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins last night, and as soon as I am done reading that one I think I&#39;ll start my adventures back up again with Gabi, Marcello, Lia and Luca. =)

  7. Anne, I&#39;ve read the first three three times! :)

  8. whoops forgot my email. hannahelizaw at comcast . net

  9. Love this series! I am currently rereading the entire series!

  10. :-D

  11. Great review! I still need to read Torrent…would love to win a copy. :-)

  12. I absolutely love this series. After speed reading through the first three books, I have been dying to read the novellas. What happens???!!!<br />Thanks for the great giveaway!

  13. I so badly want to win this giveaway! Haven&#39;t read the River of Time series yet, but since everyone started talking about it, it has made me curious.<br /><br />Jemimah C.<br /><br />

  14. I LOVE the River of Time books!! I&#39;ve read them all except Tributary, so I&#39;m really excited for your giveaway!!! Thanks so much for hosting this! <br /> Megan S.

  15. Sierra, you need to read them. I&#39;m not biased or anything, of course. ;) Oh, Torrent is so good!<br /><br />FunTo, they are great! :)<br /><br />That&#39;s a great idea, Staci!<br /><br />Caitlyn, aww, thank you! :) I&#39;m sure your friends will love you for it, btw.<br /><br />Love your enthusiasm, Claire!<br /><br />Me, neither, Katie! I&#39;m hoping there will be several more books in the

  16. Anonymous says:

    I love Lisa Bergren&#39;s books. I have the first book in the series, so it would be wonderful to win this giveaway. harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

  17. I&#39;d love to be entered! I&#39;ve heard so much about the series but haven&#39;t been able to get any of the books yet.<br /><br />~Kristin<br />sewtechnicolor (at) yahoo (dot) com

  18. would love to read the first novel in this fabulous series…thanks for the chance ;)<br /><br />karenk<br />kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  19. Wow! I am a book worm at heart, so these look like something up my alley. Even if I don&#39;t win, I&#39;ll have to check these out. :D<br /><br />

  20. Love this giveaway! I am more than eager to read Bourne and Tributary! :)

  21. Looks Interesting!!!<br />

  22. Anonymous says:

    Loved the &#39;River&#39; series! Thanks for offering this giveaway! -Lindsey V.

  23. I loved this whole series.<br />The only books I haven&#39;t read so far are Bourne and Tributary.<br />So if I got picked I would want one of the two, but which!?<br /><br />Thanks for the review, I am more excited to read it now.<br /><br />Ok I think I would like Bourne, Then I could just buy Tributary…..<br /><br />Thanks for this chance to win!<br />dymesich(at)juno(dot)com

  24. Hi Lisa…I&#39;ve read all your books, except Tributary, and looking forward to it. Thank you for a chance in your giveaway. Have a blessed day!<br /><br />Sandy (Sandee61)<br /><br />Muzzley56(at)aol(dot)com

  25. I would love to read one of the books! Thanks~<br />pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

  26. Anonymous says:

    ADORE this series! I would LOVE to get a copy! :D<br />Michelle<br />

  27. Oh yes I would love to win one of Lisa T. Bergren&#39;s books in paperback…..I have shared on facebook and twitter……

  28. Lisa is absolutely one of my favorite authors, so I would LOVE to win one of her books that I don&#39;t have — THANK YOU for this golden opportunity!!<br /><br />Hugs,<br />Julie

  29. Oh, my goodness, I love these books! I&#39;ve read them all, but I would love to own them :)

  30. Anonymous says:

    Oh and my email is

  31. Anonymous says:

    Great review! this is my favorite series. love them!

  32. Anonymous says:

    i haven&#39;t read any of them and would love to read the 1st one.<br />please enter me . thank you pat tippitt cowans<br />

  33. I&#39;m looking forward to reading Torrent. I won it in an Armchair BEA giveaway. After coming across mentions of this series numerous times, I&#39;ve decided that I really need to read a book from the River of Time series.

  34. I would love to be able to read the first book in this series, as I&#39;ve never had that chance. Looks interesting! My email address is:

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  36. This book sounds interesting! Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win a copy!

  37. I&#39;d love to have the e-novella&#39;s to add to my River of Time collection! =)<br /><br />You&#39;ve got my e-mail addy, but here it is regardless: evenstarheart{at}gmail{com} )

  38.<br /><br />Sierra<br />Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Because You Are!) Philippians 4:8

  39. Great review, I can&#39;t wait to read the book! Thanks for the chance to win a book in this amazing series!<br /><br />ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

  40. Haven&#39;t read the any yet would love to win.<br /><br />Lourdes11743[at]gmail[dot]com

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  42. Sounds interesting! Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win a copy! Awesome!<br />Beth

  43. Sounds good, I so have to add this series to my to read list!

  44. I have been wanting these ever since the third book came out and I first heard of them. :D <br />

  45. Wonderful review! I am so, so, SO eager to read <i>Tributary</i>!!! Seems I can NEVER get enough of Gabi, Marcello, Lia, Luca…and of COURSE Greco!!!!!!!! :-D

  46. Great review!

  47. This book sounds amazing!!! Plus, I need some more summer reads:)<br />

  48. I didn&#39;t realize this was out yet! I&#39;m going to have to buy Tributary tomorrow, I can&#39;t wait! Love this series!

  49. kriste marie says:

    liked the review, interested in picking it up for myself!

  50. I lover your review! Tributary was awesome, I would love to win a paperback copy of Waterfall cause I only have it on my Kindle and I would love to lend it to friends! By the way I enjoyed your blog and am following!!! :D

  51. I love this series! I still have to read Tributary :) <br />Montana @ The Book Belles<br />

  52. Reading Trib now. Want to win waterfall to lend out

  53. Actually haven&#39;t read any of these but they sound great!<br /><br />Here&#39;s my email:

  54. Groan… I am such a klutz today! Here&#39;s my email:Sierrabooklover(at)gmail(dot)com.

  55. Uh, not reading the entire review. Sierra<br />Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Because You Are!) Philippians 4:8

  56. I am guilty of not reading it either. I have the first two books waiting to be read and I&#39;ve heard nothing but praise for these books. I can&#39;t wait to dig into them! I gathered that you liked it however. And I&#39;m super excited about this giveaway! I&#39;m in the middle so I&#39;d get Torrent :) Sierra<br />Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Because You Are!) Philippians 4:8

  57. Your welcome, Lisa! :)

  58. Thanks so much for the review of my newest installment…I appreciate you!

  59. Thank you! I appreciate it! (Do enter that option on the Rafflecopter…or if it won&#39;t let you, email me the url and I&#39;ll put it in manually)

  60. Kay, just in case ;)<br /><br />Also, I couldn&#39;t figure out how to share the link to my facebook share, but I did share it ;)

  61. Hi Abbie! Oh, I think I kept it pretty spoiler-free! =)

  62. Hey, how are you? Haha, I didn&#39;t read the review because I&#39;ve only read Waterfall, so I didn&#39;t want any spoilers… ;)<br /><br />Abbie /// XOXOX