BOOK REVIEW: The Day The Falls Stood Still

Posted on August 8, 2009. Filed under: 1 |

The Day The Falls Stood StillThe Day The Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan is much more than a book about Niagara Falls. It is about the struggles of the Heath family beginning in the year 1915. It is also a love story and history in motion. The Heath’s beautiful and oldest daughter shows up dead and the family is disgraced. The youngest Daughter, Bess undergoes turmoil and finds her whole life changed.

The hero of this book is Tom Cole who is a handsome young man that has lived his life on the river. He has an uncanny gift of being able to read the river and the falls. He also makes some brave rescues that cause the townspeople to label him a hero but which make him a threat to the higher management at the hydroelectric plant.

Bess is in love with Tom but their future seems in doubt more than once. I enjoyed seeing different people in the community give the Heath family love and financial support. There was also the connection of Bess with her childhood friend that had me laughing and crying.

The Day The Falls Stood Still is highly recommended both for its history and the love story it is wrapped up in. I loved being shocked, feeling warm hearted, and using my head to decide what I believed about the last chapters.


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Thank you for this thoughtful, lovely review.

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