Thursday, March 10, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: The Bridge Of Peace

"The BRIDGE of PEACE" by Cindy Woodsmall is Book Two in her Ada House Series.

In this book we find Lena Kauffman, a schoolteacher who is Old Order Amish facing life head on.  She is a very strong willed, stubborn young lady that has learned how to deal with the stares and comments when people see the huge birthmark on the side of her face.  This story reminds us of how cruel people can be and what teachers have to deal with when there are bullies in the classroom. 

Lena has a life-long friend, Grey Graber who is also a school board member.  Grey has been a big help to Lena through the years but they both have skeletons in their closets.  After Grey's wife is killed in a tragedy, will he open up to his friend or will this drive them apart?  Find the answer to these questions and many more by reading this wonderful book!

I enjoyed this book and found it an easy read.  Even though I have not read the first book in the series I did not have any problem with understanding this book, however it would have given me some background to the characters involved.  Cindy's writing captivates you and makes you feel you are right there watching, it had me laughing at times and crying at others.  If you enjoy stories about the Amish lifestyle you will like this book. 

I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing as part of their Blogging For Books program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

If you would like to read Chapter One click here.

If you would like to watch a video or learn more about the author Cindy Smallwood click here.

until next time... nel


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  2. If Lena's a teacher, then that would explain a lot since children can be very cruel.
    As for her relationship with Greg, if "they both have skeletons in their closets", then I'm afraid these skeletons will remain there.

    Reading your review, however, is like drinking fine champagne.