Review: The Art of Rivers by Janet W. Ferguson

The Art of RiversThe Art of Rivers was a deeply moving novel that dealt with broken people finding hope again. The main characters were connected in so many ways, including the fact that Rivers’ deceased fiancé was the cousin to Cooper. But, equally compelling was the way the destruction of addiction had touched both of these characters’ lives in different ways.

Cooper and Rivers had many things to deal with in this story and I thought that the author handled the topics in a sensitive way. There was much pain, the need for forgiveness, and hope all wrapped up in the pages of this novel. This is the third book in the series, yet can be read as a stand alone novel.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The Art of RiversRivers Sullivan bears both visible and invisible scars—those on her shoulder from a bullet wound and those on her heart from the loss of her fiancé during the same brutal attack. Not even her background as an art therapist can help her regain her faith in humanity. Still, she scrapes together the courage to travel to St. Simons Island to see the beach cottage and art gallery she’s inherited from her fiancé. When she stumbles upon recovering addicts running her gallery, she’s forced to reckon with her own healing.

After the tragic drowning of his cousin, James Cooper Knight spends his days trying to make up for his past mistakes. He not only dedicates his life to addiction counseling, but guilt drives him to the water, searching for others who’ve been caught unaware of the quickly rising tides of St. Simons. When he rescues a peculiar blond woman and her sketch pad from a sandbar, then delivers this same woman to his deceased grandmother’s properties, he knows things are about to get even more complicated.

Tragic circumstances draw Cooper and Rivers closer, but they fight their growing feelings. Though Cooper’s been sober for years, Rivers can’t imagine trusting her heart to someone in recovery, and he knows a relationship with her will only rip his family further apart. Distrust and guilt are only the first roadblocks they must overcome if they take a chance on love.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Janet Ferguson

Janet W. Ferguson grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served as a children’s minister and a church youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. She writes humorous inspirational fiction for people with real lives and real problems. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a few cats that allow them to share the space.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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5 Responses to Review: The Art of Rivers by Janet W. Ferguson

  1. Great review! I adored this one as well and will be sharing my full review tomorrow 🙂

  2. Love this book, too! Janet did such an amazing job showing the truth of addition, but also the hope for healing. Such a great read! 🙂

  3. Janet W. Ferguson says:

    Thank you so much for this sweet review!! I so appreciate you!

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