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What happens when the ties between generations are severed?
Anna Larson's daughter, Lauren, is confused, brokenhearted, and misguided. It's the turbulent 1960s and, feeling alienated from her mother, Lauren chooses to stay with her paternal grandmother. However, repelled by the woman's manipulative and spiteful ways, Lauren returns to her mother, the river, and the Inn at Shining Waters.
But as time passes, Lauren, now a mother to her own defiant teenager, faces a new crisis, one that puts the entire family at risk
River's Call is the second book in The Inn at Shining Waters Series by Melody Carlson. River's Call picks up where River's Song ends. Anna and Clark are happily married living at the Inn and running it. Clark is building more cottages and Anna is doing her stuff. Anna's daughter, Lauren, is in college living on campus in a Sorority House. Lauren comes to stay at the Inn with Clark and Anna because she is sick. As days go on Anna realizes there may be more going on. Lauren is pregnant. Lauren makes decisions and Anna tries to help and steer her but as Grandma Pearl used to say " She needs to paddle her own canoe." Lauren marries for the wrong reasons and things are a mess. Lauren has a baby girl, Sarah Pearl, and looks just like Anna. The Indian roots are strong with Sarah.
This is a wonderfully written story that flows from River's Song into River's Call. The characters are awesome and are so real. The descriptions of the land, the time in history, and the historical details make you feel like you are right there. I found it very hard to put this book down and cannot wait for the next book in the series. These stories have very strong females in them and deal with topics on family dynamics, forgiveness, and relying on God for all things. The story shows what goes on in real families. The multi generational aspect is just fantastic. Melody Carlson is a gifted author who writes with such authority on all things she writes about. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and cannot wait to read the next book.