Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Blogging for Books - The Bridge of Peace by Cindy Woodsmall

This was a wonderful book that explored the relationships of a group of friends living in an Amish community in modern times.  The Bridge of Peace is the second book in the "Ada's House" series.  I read this book without having read the first book in the series.  At first, I was concerned that I would be "lost" and not know what was going on, or who the characters were.  This was not the case.  Soon after starting the book, I was hooked and felt as if I knew the residents of Dry Lake and Hope Crossing.  Cindy Woodsmall does a fantastic job of exploring each relationship in the community.  The reader is able to learn how each member of the community interacts with every other member.  At one point, I was half-way through the book and thought I would read one chapter before going to sleep.  I absolutely could not put the book down and read for hours!  There are twists and turns in this novel that keep you interested in how Lena, Grey, Deborah, Johnathan, and everyone else in the two Amish towns continuously rely on God despite their trials.  I highly recommend this book and I look forward to reading book one in the series, The Hope of Refuge and the third book in the series when it is released!

Be sure to note the helpful character list and Pennsylvania Dutch glossary in the back of the book.

Note: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
for this review through Blogging for Books. 
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