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After suffering too many tragedies and one enormous betrayal, Reuben and Maggie thought they could put their complicated history behind them in America. But when the past comes to call, they know that nothing will ever be simple again. As secrets are revealed and old wounds opened, one all encompassing question may be their downfall: Which path do you take when the person you are isn’t who you were supposed to be?

The second part of the Across Oceans story, Twisted River examines the fine line between what makes us and what breaks us, and the happiness we all must find in the most unexpected of places.

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Praise for Twisted River

“Rich and Intriguing. I couldn’t put it down!”

~ Heather Manning, author of Tossed Together


Twisted River is one of those rare novels that doesn’t let you settle into your expectation of how your beloved characters will act. They make decisions that make you laugh, make you cringe, and make you empathize deeply with their emotional scars. It’s an essential ingredient in any page-turner. Kelsey Gietl knows how to keep you on your feet!”

~ Katherine LaVictoire, Creator/Writer of Stellar Hosts


“Having read and enjoyed Across Oceans last year, I thoroughly immersed myself into Twisted River and came away with an even greater understanding of and empathy for Maggie and Reuben. The story is rich with historical insights and human conditions that compelled me to keep reading (way past my bedtime most nights). I also fell head over heals in love with a few new characters. Kelsey’s gift for writing makes the words float across the page and transform the normal, everyday into a theater production taking place right before my eyes.”

~ Tanya E. Williams, author of Stealing Mr. Smith


“Twisted River is not only gripping, engaging, and delightful in its own right, it is a spectacular sequel to Ms. Gietl’s debut novel, Across Oceans. The historical element of old St Louis is both magical and intriguing, while the prose of this well crafted novel is deftly beautiful and elegant. I highly recommend Twisted River but before you delve into book 2 in this series, do yourself a favour and grab Across Oceans to read first. You won’t be disappointed.”

~Anonymous Reviewer, Amazon.com