Along the River

Fiction - Fantasy - General
32 Pages
Reviewed on 09/05/2015
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Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite

Along the River by Desiree Tamargo is a sweet romantic fantasy about the love of Florian and Danielle who are so different their love seems impossible. Danielle is visiting relatives and descendants who still live within the region. Florian is an elf and resting along the river after hunting when the two meet. Florian is shy but Danielle is beautiful. Neither was looking for love and both are shocked to find it, shocked at how quickly it binds them together and takes hold of them as if they never even had a choice in the matter. Their differences don't matter to either of the star struck lovers, but will they matter to the world around them? How will they explain their love to their family members? Will their relatives accept their love as easily as they have accepted each other? These are all questions and themes explored within this sweet, romantic story.

When Danielle has to leave, Florian decides to go with her, but the transition is not an easy one for him and he finds it difficult to find work. He misses his simple life as an elf and cannot seem to transition into the life that Danielle lives. The two laugh and cry together, love and fight, but hold on to the hope that their love is enough to overcome any obstacle. But can love overcome the obstacles of life? Or is life too big for these star crossed lovers?