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Time Is a River

4 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Mary Alice Monroe

Monroe delivers another novel of strong Southern women, and though this one has its share of weak moments, the author's love for her characters is palpable throughout. Mia Landan, a cancer survivor, returns to Charleston after a fly-fishing retreat and … see full wiki

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Author: Mary Alice Monroe
Publisher: Pocket
3 reviews about Time Is a River
review by . March 04, 2009
Mia Landan, a woman recovering from betrayal of both her body and her husband, spends the summer in a remote mountain cabin to try to sort out her life and gather her strength. The presence of the cabin's past owner, Kate Watkins, is strong and Mia gets caught up in her story. Learning about Kate's life helps Mia find her own again.    There was a point in this story at which I feared it was turning into a romance novel (I'm not a fan). Thankfully, it did not. The romance took …
review by . October 11, 2008
Out of the gate, let me confess my personal bias: I don't generally read chick-lit. It's too gushy-girlie (I'm a tomboy--and, while I'm at it, note to Ms. Monroe: Not all girls dream of Pemberley), and this book was no exception. I read all of it, though, because I, too, have a grandmother (well, great-grandmother) whose life ended in scandal--but she really did commit murder. Murders. So the idea of the granddaughter who is ashamed--yeah, I know all about that in real life. But my criticisms were …
review by . September 19, 2008
Using fly-fishing as a metaphor for life, Mary Alice Monroe creates a world where the characters are everyday normal people, but have the capacity for greatness.    Mia has been diagnosed with breast cancer, the same disease that killed her mother. As she begins the healing process after the treatments, she learns her husband has been unfaithful. Fleeing her home a broken and battered woman, she flees to the mountains to learn if she has what it takes to become whole again. As …
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