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MOBI ô DOC Time Is a River 9781416544364 á ❮PDF❯ ✩ Time Is a River Author Mary Alice Monroe – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk With a strong warm voice that brings the South to life New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe writes richly textured stories that intimately portray the complex and emotional relatioIs compelled to find out about Kateespecially when she discovers Kate's journalThe inspiring words of the remarkable woman echo across the years Mia has been learning to fly fish and Kate's wise words comparing life to a river resonate deeply She begins a uest to uncover the truth behind the lies As she searches newspaper archives and listens to the colorful memories of the local small town residents the story of a proud fiercely independent woman emerges Mia feels a strange kinship with the woman who like her suffered fears betrayal the death of loved ones and a fall from grace yet found strength compassion and ultimately forgiveness in her isolation A story timeless in its appeal emerges with a power that reopens old wounds but also brings a transforming healing for Mia for Kate's descendants and for all those in Mia's new communit I thought that I had read all of Mary Alice Monroe's books but somehow I missed this one I listened to it on a long drive and my involvement in this book made the miles fly byMia is a breast cancer survivor on the physical side of recovery but still dealing with it from a mental and emotional standpoint Her sister sends her to a survivor retreat in the NC mountains called Casting for Recovery where breast cancer survivors learn to fly fish and connect with nature and each other as a means of recovery When Mia returns home she finds her husband in bed with another woman and she flees back to the NC mountains She rents a small cabin and decides to stay there for the summer to try to figure out her future life and gets involved in the mystery surrounding the original owner of the cabinAs with all of Mary Alice's books her love of nature and the environment shines throughout this book The river and the mountains are as much a part of the story as the characters One additional note Casting for Recovery is a real group that is involved with breast cancer survivors and I am very impressed with their workThis is a great book not only do you get a wonderful story but you get to mentally spend time in the beautiful NC mountains

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With a strong warm voice that brings the South to life New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe writes richly textured stories that intimately portray the complex and emotional relationships we share with families friends and the natural world Every book that Mary Alice Monroe has written has felt like a homecoming to me writes Pat Conroy bestselling author of The Prince of TidesTime Is Time Is eBook #198 a River is an insightful novel that will sweep readers away to the seductive southern landscape joining books by authors such as Anne Rivers Siddons and Sue Monk KiddRecovering from breast cancer and reeling from her husband's infidelity Mia Landan flees her Charleston home to heal in the mountains near Asheville North Carolina She seeks refuge in a neglected fishing cabin belonging to her fly fishing instructor Belle Car From the blurb With a strong warm voice that brings the South to life New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe writes richly textured stories that intimately portray the complex and emotional relationships we share with families friends and the natural world The tale contains all the elements to be a true southern charm A wealth of interesting characters cultural treasures and historical tidbits but sadly combined with a overwhelmingly dollop of chick lit brings forward another entertaining plot that is as much a love story as it is a suspense mystery The river is presented as one of the main characters in the story More from the blurbRecovering from breast cancer and reeling from her husband's infidelity Mia Landan flees her Charleston home to heal in the mountains near Asheville North Carolina She seeks refuge in a neglected fishing cabin belonging to her fly fishing instructor Belle Carson That is the basic plot The closed up mountain cabin hiding all the secrets of Belle Carson's past becomes Mia Landan's hide away Everything about it screams neglect Dead rodents live spiders and mountains of dust over everything demands a daunting effort to open it up clean away the disgrace and present its dignity to the world again Belle Carsin strictly forbids the stirring of the mud surrounding the history of the cabin and its reclusive inhabitant her grandmother Kate whom she never knew and did not want to be associated with But Mia had no other choice but to thoroughly clean the cabin in order for her to survive and heal She’d come to this sanctuary in the woods in the spring when her tears flowed like the rain It was a time for renewal and she dug deep and carefully planted seeds that had taken root in the long days and nights of summer to flourish and mature Between the dishonorable past and the honorable future lies a river where fly fishing becomes the healer of three women Kate Belle and Mia There was a mystery to be solved and a town's dignity to be restored “You see before you representatives of some of this town’s oldest and proudest families Nada Turner is the editor and publisher of our newspaper We speak for the town when we say that we demand an answer to this scandal that has clouded our city spawned malicious gossip and smeared the reputation of the Watkins family for two generations There are two parallel stories gracing the tale1 Kate Watkins was both the fly fishing doyenne of the proud town Watkins Mill and the femme fatale in local legend and gossip 2 Mia Landan had to recover from her breast cancer treatment and her divorce Casting for Recovery was the weekend retreat where she met and befriended Belle Carson as a fly fishing guide Belle offers Mia the use of Belle's cabin called Watkins Cove up in the mountains of western North Carolina for the summer It becomes the retreat where Mia starts her new life as a cancer survivor and as a new woman when the river becomes the place where she can be warmed by the sun cooled by the water and filled with hope rising in thin wisps of speckled silver each time she cast her line onto the water The river allowed Mia to feel the first glimmer of life since the shock of her diagnosis which had left her heart as numb as the white scare on her chest Each time she launched her fishing line into the water a spark of life beckons on the other end of the line The refreshing rejuvenating water will also introduce a new man into her lifeOnly Kate Watkins's story line kept me committed to the book The mystery with the suspense glued to it combined with the 'mechanics' of fly fishing was enough of a tale to render this book an excellent read Mmmm the fly fishing was over presented really but still It is kind of sad to me personally that this strong and complete mystery was not presented as a standalone saga Covering almost smothering it with a chick lit cloud Mia's story line with all its predictable and stale elements in tow kind of broke the spell for me Hence the lower rating Presenting a new lease on life in the form of a new male character could have worked just as well if the fluff fuzz and frills of cheap romance elements were replaced with something realistic in scope Was it really necessary for him to live in a modern upmarket condo; was it necessary to portray him as the most attractive hormonal disorder for women Do we really need to know what she wears and how perfectly beautiful she is; flattering of eyes blushing; detailed romps in the hay Yikes My lack of language skills do not allow me to continue If the author ever turns up the guts to write similar informative stories without the hay frolicking yeeehaaa blanketing the real story I will become a dedicated fanHowever it is still a very very good read with a powerful ending It almost left the reader wondering if a follow up was planned If not it still leaves a feeling of goodness as provided by the style plot strong characters and fast moving story line behind

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Time Is a RiverSonBelle recently inherited the cabin which once belonged to a grandmother she never knew the legendary fly fisher and journalist of the s Kate Watkins whose life fell into ruins after she was accused of murdering her lover Her fortune lost in the stock market crash and her reputation destroyed Kate slipped into seclusion in the remote cabin After her death the fishing cabin remained locked and abandoned for decades Little does Belle know that by opening the cabin doors to Mia for a summer's sanctuary she will open again the scandal that plagued Belle's family for generationsFrom her first step inside the dusty cabin Mia is fascinated by the traces of Kate's mysterious story left behind in the eccentric furnishings of the cabin And though Belle ashamed of the tabloid scandal that tortured her mother warns Mia not to stir the mud Mia I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately to front only the essential facts of life and see if I could learn what it had to teach and not when I came to die discover that I had not lived  Henry David ThoreauJust as she recovered from a breast cancer rehabilitation Mia receives another unpleasant surprise; the husband she expected to be supported by in that difficult moment cheated on her with his secretary Devastated and ashamed Mia escapes to the one place she feels safe at; a cabin in the North Carolina Mountains She makes a deal with the cabin owner and a friend Bella to fix and clean it and stay there for the summerGradually by bringing the old cabin together Mia noticing how she recovers The cabin once belonged to Kate Watkins whose life was full of secrets mystery and rumors Kate was accused of murdering her lover and her daughter ran away and never came back After discovering Kate’s old journals and books Mia understands what a remarkable woman Kate was and that all the speculations around her are false Kate was a brilliant fisher and very talented painter She wasn’t like other women of her era she was independent free spirited and outspoken Mia was inspired by Kate’s strong will and decides to leave her illness behind divorce her husband and open a new chapter in her lifeShe was determined to clear Kate’s name the woman she never met but who brought so much impact in her life and reveal the long lost secretsComing from Charleston Mia wasn’t used to the friendliness of small town citizens and slowly lowered her guards and opened her heart to the new people she met in Watkins Glenn The fly fishing she was learning by Kate’s journals assisted her to retrieve her own voice and see clearly how wrong she was living her life and how unhealthy her relationship with her husband Charles was Slowly but steady Mia gets the understanding about her life and what can make her truly happy  Along with the new friends just as she lost the confidence in her attractiveness a new man comes in Mia’s life A fly fishing guide Stuart whose friendship became precious to herAfter reading my first novel by Mary Alive Monroe earlier this fall I was sure I’m going to read Her novels are so full of kindness and comfort and that makes me want to go back to the pages I’ve just read Like The Second Star to The Right Time Is a River is a story of self discovering and learning to live the life you always wanted but never dared Let me just say her novels make you want to travel and learn some new skills otherwise how can you explain my urge to go fly fishing and learn to draw watercolors If you need a little bit of self encouragement on a difficult day read this book and I promise you you’ll find an inspiration