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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Kissing Bridge by Tricia Goyer

My Thoughts:

The Kissing Bridge, by Tricia Goyer, is the delightfully romantic third book in her Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series.  I adored the first book, The Memory Jar, and was quite excited to be invited to review The Kissing Bridge.  It was absolutely wonderful!  Let me tell you why...

1) Tricia Goyer's main characters, Rebecca and Caleb, are engagingly real. Their stories reflect the hopes, fears and wishes that we can all relate to- Amish or not.  I admired them for the fact that they honestly followed their hearts even though it was extremely difficult and meant going against those they loved and everything they'd ever known.
2) Their romance is refreshingly endearing.  In fact, I often read portions aloud to my girls.  We giggled and swooned!  I loved how Caleb pursued Rebecca in this book.  Awkwardly precious in parts, just like real life, and tenderly loving in others.
3) The book's focus is always on the Lord.  Tricia Goyer beautifully weaves reminders into her stories.

Elizabeth told me, "We just think we are in the land of the living, and that we're going to die, but when we believe in God the opposite is true.  We're in the land of the dying, and because of Jesus we're going to the land of the living.  The land where there is no more pain, not more tears, and where we'll be with Christ for eternity."

Tricia Goyer has authored many books and yet each one that I've read is unique and uplifting in it's own way.  The Kissing Bridge has now been added to my list of favorites.  It left me with warm fuzzies.:)

About The Kissing Bridge:

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?
An unexpected meeting pushes them together, and they embark with friends on a two-week-long wilderness wagon journey. Hardship tears down the flimsy walls of protection they've placed around their hearts, and as their friendship grows they open up to each other and eventually reveal their deepest secrets. While on the outside they appear to be traditional Amish people, inside they both know they are anything but that. Will their secrets pull them together or draw them apart? And will their faith in God grow? There is a bridge to cross at the end of the journey. Will true love take them across?
*I was given a copy of this book from BookLook Blogger in exchange for me honest opinion. No other compensation was received.*


amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

I bet your girls loved the parts you read aloud!

Tricia Goyer said...

Thank yo so much!!