Apr 6, 2011

The Bridge of Peace by Cindy Woodsmall (Review)

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"Leaves you feeling fulfilled"

"The Bridge of Peace" by Cindy Woodsmall is an Amish Romance book.  It is the second book in the Ada's House series, but you don't necessarily need to read the first book to appreciate this book.  I hadn't read the first book in the series when I read this book, but I know that I would have known more background about some of the people in the second book if I had read the first book in the series.  

Lena, Ada, Cara, Deborah, Ephraim, Grey and Elsie are the main characters in this book.  There lives are interwoven from being Amish.  Some of them grew up together, while others have come into their lives and are adopted into the community.  I like this book because it shows a realistic view of people.  Their lives are not all easy and some even have a hard time adopting the Amish way.  This book will bring you through hardships in Grey and Elsie's marriage and will show us Lena having a hard time accepting that others may see her beauty when all she sees is a big birthmark on her face.

"The Bridge of Peace" has sinister mystery because we wonder what Dwayne will do next.  There is romance budding between the characters.  In all, I felt fulfilled after reading this book.  I was left happy and knew that I liked Cindy Woodsmall's writing.  It also makes me want to read her others books.

If you would like to read the first two chapters, please click here for the first two chapters.

Front Matter:
Love alone isn’t enough to overcome some obstacles.

Lena Kauffman is a young Old Order Amish schoolteacher who has dealt all her life with attention raised by a noticeable birthmark on her cheek. Having learned to move past the stares and whispers, Lena channels her zest for living into her love of teaching. But tensions mount as she is challenged to work with a rebellious young man and deal with several crises at the schoolhouse that threaten her other students. Her lack of submission and use of ideas that don’t line up with the Old Ways strengthen the school board’s case as they begin to believe that Lena is behind all the trouble.

One member of the school board, Grey Graber, feels trapped by his own stifling circumstances. His wife, Elsie, has shut him out of her life, and he doesn’t know how long he can continue to live as if nothing is wrong. As the two finally come to a place of working toward a better marriage, tragedy befalls their family.

Lena and Grey have been life-long friends, but their relationship begins to crumble amidst unsettling deceptions, propelling each of them to finally face their own secrets. Can they both find a way past their losses and discover the strength to build a new bridge?

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Disclosure: I was sent a free copy of this book to facilitate this review.  I did not have to give a positive review in return and all opinions above are my own.


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