• The River

  • The Valley Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Helen Bryan
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From Helen Bryan, international bestselling author of The Valley and The Mountain, comes the final chapter in her epic historical trilogy of love, loyalty, and family in the heart of Virginia.

It's the dawn of the twentieth century, post-Reconstruction, in the Commonwealth of Virginia. From the ancestral blood and sweat of its settlers - the immigrants, the slaves, the Cherokee - a new generation strives for prosperity in the united township of Grafton.

Across the unfolding decades, childhood friends, mothers and daughters, wives and lovers will have their bonds tested. New hopes and dreams lie beyond the river, and as allegiances are challenged, a harmonious community finds itself grappling with inevitable cultural change - change that creates a vast, opportune, and unpredictable new beginning for generations yet to come.

©2021 Helen Bryan (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Ok, but....

The book is a good but I wish the author would have developed the storyline of the descendants of the community of free blacks. I would've like to hear more about their experiences during all the sweeping change of the 19th century. There was next to nothing about them, I kept waiting chapter after chapter until I finally realized she wasn't going to include the Stewart's or Hanovers in the story.