Book Review~ The River Girl's Song

Title: The River Girl's Song
Genre: Historical Christian 
Author: Angela Castillo
Purchase Links: Amazon 
Connect With the Author: Website

Zillia Bright never dreamed she’d be orphaned at sixteen and left to care for her baby brother and Papa’s farm. With only a mule and a hundred year old shotgun , she must fight to protect what’s hers. Countless dangers lurk on the Bastrop, Texas riverside. Zillia must rely on the help of her best friends, Soonie and Wylder, to hold her world together. With Zillia’s struggles come unexpected miracles, and proof that God might just listen to the prayers of a river girl.

I was impressed with how well developed the characters were for such a short read. Angela did a great job of painting the picture of Zillia's life and struggles. I was hooked from the first page to the last, I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I love a strong female lead, especially where historical romance is concerned, Zillia is certainly one.

There's an underlying emphasis on faith without it being pushy or preachy and it's an all around well-written and well-developed story. However, I would have liked to have seen a little more development of the relationship before the end. If nothing else a little flirting and exchanged glances throughout would've helped sell it a little more. 

Overall, I really enjoyed The River Girl's Song and absolutely look forward to reading more of Angela's work.   


Sex? No.
Language? No.
Drugs and alcohol? There is one character who drinks.
Religion? Christianity
Anything else? No.

There's magic all around us, if we just know where to look. Angela Castillo has a goal as an author; to help people see. She comes from the small town of Bastrop Texas, where she loves to walk in the woods and shop in the local stores. Castillo studied Practical Theology and Music at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas. She was home-schooled all through high school and is the oldest of 7 kids. Castillo's greatest joys are her little girl and two boys, who 'are the best inspiration for writing ideas.' Castillo has been published in The First Line, Aardvark's Ark, Heartwarmers, Thema, and several other publications, and also has works available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format. Find out more at www.tobythetrilby.weebly.com.

*I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.