Book Review: Riversong by Tess Thompson

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What do you get a hallmark movie (or story?) and Walking Tall??? You’ve got Riversong


Lee Tucker is the kind of woman you find yourself rooting for long after the last page is read. When her husband commits suicide, he leaves her pregnant and one million dollars in debt to a loan shark. Out of options, she escapes to her deceased mother’s dilapidated house located in a small Oregon town that, like her, is financially ruined, heartbroken and in desperate need of a fresh start. Lee’s resilience leads to plan for a destination restaurant named Riversong, to new chances for passion and love, and to danger from her dead husband’s debt as her business blooms.

A surprising mix of romance, humor, friendship, intrigue and gourmet food, Riversong entertains while reminding you of life’s greatest gifts.

You are probably wondering why I brought up Walking Tall. Drug dealings, a small town that has been run downed, and lasting friendships that are combined of friends . . . And family.

This is the first book in a series by Tess Thompson. She is again, one of the nicest authors I met back in February. Her demeanor fits the books. Very charming.

Riversong has a cast that is very . . . Interesting, to say the least. A drunk, a feisty older lady neighbor, a handsome country crooner, a hippie-ish carpenter, a lonely single mother with a child who has a dirty mouth, a waitress you can see in a 50s diner that is a tough cookie, a drug addict/dealer, a quiet “chef in the making”, and a mayor who is very optimistic.

You would think you would love one character, until another is introduced, and then you find yourself wanting to live in an area such as this one.

I rate the book 5/5 because of the colorful characters and the overall story.

You can find Tess Thompson on the following sites and see up and coming books






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