The Last River Child by Lori Ann Bloomfield – book review

The Last River Child by Lori Ann Bloomfield The Last River Child by Lori Ann Bloomfield is a delightfully quick read that takes you on a journey through a young woman’s life as she struggles to find her place in the world. Full of tragedy, determination and triumph over people and situations that try to break her, the main character shows that if you believe in yourself then nothing is impossible. The story is never boring and I couldn’t put the book down until I had finished it. 

I loved the ups and downs of the plot and like Bloomfield’s writing style enough that I will seek out additional titles by her. Since I am a sap page 267 is where I grew misty eyed as I knew that Peg had finally found what she had been searching and waiting for. This book gives you that happy feeling at the end when you know all is right within the character’s world. A nice read for young adults, the beach or to pack for your next camping trip or flight.

Description: (from back cover)
” Have you ever heard a strange singing? An eerie music that drifts up from the river sometimes? “

“Peg Staynor has been haunted all her life by the small town of Walvern’s belief that she is a river child, destined to bring bad luck to those around her. When her mother dies suddenly on the very day that WW1 is declared, Peg is held to blame not just by the superstitious townsfolk, but by her own father as well.

From a secret friendship with a daring young aviator to the repercussions of life with Sarah, her reckless older sister, Peg will not let herself be ruled by the limits of small minds. Her courage plays out against changing times, as the impact of the Great War filters back to the town of Walvern, changing the course of everyone’s lives.”

Buy It:
The Last River Child is available from Second Story Press, and other retailers for $17.95.


I received a copy of The Last River Child from Second Story Press to review. All opinions are my own, yours may vary. No other compensation was received for this post. Questions? Please see my full disclosure info here.


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Henrietta Newman is a self-loving empty-nester into smudging, nature, yoga, fitness, healthy living, hunting, camping, hiking, tech, video games, gadgets, recipes, reviews and more.
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  1. 1

    I haven't heard of this author. Not my usual read but it sounds quite good actually! Thanks for the review.

  2. 2

    Sounds like a fabulous read!

  3. 3
    crochet lady says

    I love, love, love good books and that sound like a read I would enjoy. Thanks for the review. I'm going to put that on my reading list.

  4. 4
    Henrietta says

    I think you would all enjoy it! It was quick but held real meaning and depth. Let me know what you think of it!

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