Book review: The Bridge of Peace by Cindy Woodsmall


The Bridge of Peace
is book two in the Ada's House series. I have been looking forward to reading this book and it did not disappoint! I love how Woodsmall writes the characters as everyday people. I had to remind myself that this was fiction. However the struggles the characters go through were very real. The story was relatable and interesting. It is what I call a ‘fast read’ because I could not put it down!

One of the struggles discussed in this book is grief! Wow! What a topic. Woodsmall does an excellent job of describing Grey's struggle with grief and how it effects being a parent to his son, and his relationships with others. Grey questions everything he has done and is constantly wrestling with how to handle all this grief. I found this part of the story really fascinating. I hate grief! Grief seems to suck the life from the living and I often find myself asking God 'Why?' just as Grey does. In the end Woodsmall intertwines God's faithfulness and love with the story The Bridge of Peace.

I loved this story it hit all the points for me. I could relate to the characters and left encouraged! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Amish fiction as well as those who have never read Amish fiction. Woodsmall is an excellent writer and I look forward to book three the final book in the Ada's House series due out fall 2011!

I received this copy for review from Water Brook Multnomah

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