The Same River
Ever since a childhood tragedy bonded Jessica Jensen to Oregon’s mighty Nesika River, she has seen herself as its guardian. Now a courageous field biologist, she has just finished gathering scientific evidence that could bring about the dismantling of the massive hydro dam that threatens to destroy her river. But then she discovers that her boss is suppressing her scientific evidence―leaving the dam’s fate at the mercy of a far-reaching corporate conspiracy―and she falls into a current of loss and desperation. As Jess’s life spirals out of control, she mysteriously starts to make contact with Piah, a member of the Native American Molalla tribe who lived on the riverbanks of the Nesika two hundred years before Jess. Piah, too, faces a terrible threat that could destroy all that’s left of her world. As the veil between their two worlds begins to lift, each woman learns important lessons from the other about how to love, and to rekindle their faith in the future―even in the face of tragic loss and uncertainty.

The Same River Details

TitleThe Same River
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 9th, 2018
PublisherShe Writes Press
ISBN-139781631524837
Rating
GenreSuspense, Mystery, Contemporary

The Same River Review

  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    This lovely, rich novel is the perfect blend of believable characters, science, passion about the environment, and the mystical world of the space between two different ages, hundreds of years apart. It seemed unbelievable when I saw the description, and I wondered if the author could really make it believable, but YES, she did! I was with the main character every step of her journey, and am deeply satisfied with the ending. If you love the realm of the mystical, and the realm of the environment This lovely, rich novel is the perfect blend of believable characters, science, passion about the environment, and the mystical world of the space between two different ages, hundreds of years apart. It seemed unbelievable when I saw the description, and I wondered if the author could really make it believable, but YES, she did! I was with the main character every step of her journey, and am deeply satisfied with the ending. If you love the realm of the mystical, and the realm of the environment, and animal companions, with a side of romance thrown in, along with a deep bond between sisters, this is the book for you.With thanks to NetGalley, the publisher and author, for an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Cathy Zane
    January 1, 1970
    There is so much going on in this novel – environmental science, Native American spirituality, and the mystical connection of lives two hundred years apart -- but Reddick masterfully weaves them all together in an engaging and enjoyable story with wonderful characters and descriptive prose. The protagonist, Jess, is likable, strong and passionate about “her river,” and the secondary protagonist, Piah’s story was beautifully evocative, vivid, and heartbreaking. And I have to add – I’m always a su There is so much going on in this novel – environmental science, Native American spirituality, and the mystical connection of lives two hundred years apart -- but Reddick masterfully weaves them all together in an engaging and enjoyable story with wonderful characters and descriptive prose. The protagonist, Jess, is likable, strong and passionate about “her river,” and the secondary protagonist, Piah’s story was beautifully evocative, vivid, and heartbreaking. And I have to add – I’m always a sucker for a good love story – and this one was authentic and enjoyable.
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  • Judy E.
    January 1, 1970
    Beautifully written and a very compelling story. Lisa Reddick has written a touchstone story for our time. About people, the environment, big business corporations, and today's always present "alternative facts." She lifts the veil between cultures who live(d) in the same location displaying an understanding for loss, history, and intuition. Once started you won't want to put it down.
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  • Cristie Underwood
    January 1, 1970
    I have to admit that I was worried that the scientific angle for this novel would ruin the plot for me, as I am not a fan of it. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how well it was integrated into the story. This was a unique read and I enjoyed it.
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