RIVER OF TEARS by Michele L. Montgomery

December 24, 2009 5 flames, Michele Montgomery 5

Author: Michele L. Montgomery
Source: Author Submission
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press; 1st edition (August 12, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432743201
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432743208


A woman’s struggle as she searches for her missing husband leads to shocking revelations about him, his family, and the crime of adult kidnapping. Abby meets Caiden when she is sixteen years old and knows she has met her soul mate. At nineteen Abby marries the love of her life and together they begin a family of their own. Life gives them a gift, but this gift is short lived. After seven years of marriage it ends. Abby is left alone with her two children and the bloody clothes that Caiden was last seen in. With the horrifying revelations from her mother in law Abby sets out to prove her husband is indeed alive and that he’s been taken against his will by his mother, brothers, and sisters in a sick and twisted game of keep-away. Knowing her husband isn’t dead, Abby, with the help and support of her family, begins a search that takes her from Arizona to Arkansas and lasts for a span of eight years. On a visit to Caiden’s birthplace, Abby and her brother Chase meet with Caiden’s best friend who fills them in with the secrets of her husband’s childhood and of the hell he endured. He tells them of the nightmares, the deceit, and the abuse Caiden suffered at the hands of his family. More determined than ever to locate her husband, before his family kills him, Abby hires a private investigator who opens the doors to Caiden’s private world of hell and exposes his family for what they are, but will he be on time? Will Abby be on time to save her soul mate? Can she make him want to fight one last time? River of Tears is a tale of personal triumph over heartbreak, of unconditional love and bravery. It is a compelling modern-day story depicting how the power of love can overcome even the darkest facets of human nature. The story demonstrates how self-determination and loyalty can lead to unimaginable accomplishment, regardless of seemingly insurmountable obstacles. It is a story of faith in the face of tremendous loss, where fear and discouragement threaten to steal the last glimmer of hope. Will this shred of hope be enough to sustain, or will it ultimately crush Abby’s dreams of lasting happiness? River of Tears will take you on a journey you will never forget, it will make you want to gather all you love close and keep them there, because we never know what’s around the next corner of our lives.


When you hear of someone being kidnapped, you usually think of children first. In River of Tears we get to learn about adult kidnappings.

I will warn people ahead of time that this is not a light read. You will be amazed at how the author can pull you into this book and make you go through every emotion possible with just words on a page. You will experience pain, sadness, pity, hate and love throughout this book. My heart ached with every word that I read. I couldn’t believe what some people could do to family. I had to put this book down several times just to get my emotions back in control. When an author can do that to you with simple words on a page, then you know you have found a great author and book.

This was such a wonderful read for me, that I can say without a doubt, that this is my favorite fictional read of 2009. This is a book that touched my heart so deeply, and one that will stay with me for a long time, that there is no words that can really describe the power of this book. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a moving read that you will remember long after you finish reading it.


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading!

5 Responses to “RIVER OF TEARS by Michele L. Montgomery”

  1. Erotic Horizon

    Amy you read it…

    This read was an unbelievable read for me…. I went through a journey that is unlike anything else with Caiden and Abbey..

    I love your take on this book…

    RIVERS OF TEARS absolutely deserve a five star rating…


  2. Michele_LM

    When I read your powerful review I had tears in my eyes. Thank you so much for giving this book a chance. You make me want to read it again. Have a wonderful New Year…

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