Thursday, November 8, 2012

Review of The River                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                     

by Michael Neale


"You were made for The River . . ."

Gabriel Clarke is mysteriously drawn to The River, a ribbon of frothy white water carving its way through steep canyons high in the Colorado Rockies. The rushing waters beckon him to experience freedom and adventure.

But something holds him back-the memory of the terrible event he witnessed on The River when he was just five years old-something no child should ever see.

Chains of fear and resentment imprison Gabriel, keeping him from discovering the treasures of The River. He's remains trapped, afraid to take hold of the life awaiting him.

When he returns to The River after years away, his heart knows he is finally home. His destiny is within reach. Claiming that destiny will be the hardest-and most brave-thing he has ever done.
My Review:
What an absolutely incredible story of discovery, grief, and forgiveness.    Gabriel will likely steal your heart as he did mine.  I fell in love with him just as his teacher did.   He is such a tender-hearted soul and I feel that it touched that part of me that also longs for discovery of my "river". .....that which God has called me to....my purpose here on earth.    
Michael Neale is masterful in his writing. I have had the privilege of doing some rafting and kayaking on rivers and the images he painted with words made me feel that I was actually on the river with the characters as they forged ahead.    The beauty of the Colorado scenery was easy to imagine.    I am ready to get out my camping gear and head there to hit the river!    
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael Neale:  gifted writer, veteran performer, and masterful storyteller are all phrases used to describe him.  He's currently leading a live, multimedia concert event known as The River Experience, which immerses the audience in breathtaking film imagery and a world-class musical score.   Michael resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with his wife, Leah, and their children, Micah, Maisie, and Wyatt.
You can visit his website:  http://www.michaelneale.com.
I received a free copy of this book from booksneeze in exchange for my honest review.  

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you enjoyed the book as much as I did. It really is an incredible read!

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