The Kissing Bridge
By Tricia Goyer
Published by Zondervan
Publisher Book Description: In the third book in the Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series, award-winning author Tricia Goyer introduces a surprising new resident to West Kootenai as a young woman escapes from her stifling conservative Amish community to find a new life. Rebecca is an Amish woman whose pained past compels her to leave everything to become a nurse—abandoning her family and community. Caleb is an Amish man who is counting down the days until hunting season. At a crossroads in his own life, the excitement of hunting game is all he looks forward to. All the while he wonders what to do with the rest of his life. Even though he likes the Amish lifestyle, what good is an Amish man without faith in God?
My Thoughts: I wish to say right off that I have not read the first 2 books in this series, nevertheless I think the book can stand on its own so I shall review it as it's own entity. I ended up liking the main character of Rebecca right from the beginning; I felt she had layers to her personality and real flaws I could Identify with. Right from the start you are along Rebecca's journey with her as she makes decisions and wrestles with her relationship with God. Though it is fiction I think it makes one turn inward to look at their own heart. I have to admit that my heart is uplifted when an author can capture with their words a self-reflection of the reader's own heart.
I don't actually know how much of the Amish community characteristics are correctly portrayed, but it didn't seem that outlandish what was described. This book was very enjoyable, so much so that I am looking forward to purchasing the first two books so I might be able to follow this series from the beginning. So I would say that I would highly recommend this book.
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