Friday, May 29, 2015

Bookshelf Friday - Bridge of Faith by Cathy West

I first ran into Cathy West's books when I read Yesterday's Tomorrow. I so enjoyed it that I watched for her next release. Well, it's finally here. Here's a small blurb, and we'll chat on the other side!

Julia Connelly is finally free from twelve long years in an abusive relationship. Now able to live the life she’s longed for, Julia takes her two children back home to Vermont, hoping for peace and healing. The last person she expects to see is the man she eloped with at eighteen—who then abandoned her two months into their marriage, with little explanation. .

When an assignment in the Middle East ends in tragedy, popular news correspondent, Reid Wallace, returns to his hometown seeking answers and peace of mind. .

Confronting his past was not in the plan. .

Now he’s asking different questions. Like why the only woman he’s ever really loved still mesmerizes him. Why the haunted expression she wears reaches right into his soul. .

And why her twelve year-old son looks just like him.

Julia and Reid are both dealing with huge hurts in their past. So large they shape who they are today. It's one of the things that really opens up this book. To deal with difficulties such as PTSD, abuse, and divorce you'd think Bridge of Faith would be too deep to wade through. However, Cathy handles these each in a way that brings hope and healing. She walks her characters through incredible depths and does it in such a way that doesn't ring with author intrusion. Their journeys are authentic and truly a backdrop for forgiveness, grace, and--of course--faith.

Bridge of Faith also has it's own fair share of twists and turns that keep you flipping the page. You root for the main characters and fall in love with her secondary cast as well. The dialogue is wonderful as is the movement of the plot and description of the scenery. Put all those things together and you'll find Bridge of Faith to be at the top of your summer reading list. You can purchase Bridge of Faith here. And as a really fun treat, Cathy is actually running a party with giveaways HERE today. Click on over for the fun. The event runs from 10AM-8PM MST.

Happy reading, friends.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Susan,

    I won a copy of this book on Jeanne's blog, and I can't wait to read it. Cathy's an amazing author. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.