Wednesday, 29 June 2011

A Bridge to a Distant Star ~ Review

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Bridge to a Distant Star
David C. Cook; New edition (June 1, 2011)
by
Carolyn Williford




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:





Carolyn Williford has authored seven books, including Jordan's Bend, Devotions for Families That Can't Sit Still, and Faith Tango, as well as numerous articles. She and her husband, Craig, live in Deerfield, Illinois, where he serves as president of Trinity International University. They have two children and four grandchildren.



ABOUT THE BOOK



It All Comes Tumbling Down



As a storm rages in the night, unwary drivers venture onto Tampa Bay’s most renowned bridge. No one sees the danger ahead. No one notices the jagged gap hidden by the darkness and rain. Yet when the bridge collapses vehicles careen into the churning waters of the bay below.



In that one catastrophic moment, three powerful stories converge: a family ravaged by their child’s heartbreaking news, a marriage threatened by its own facade, and a college student burdened by self doubt. As each story unfolds, the characters move steadily closer to that fateful moment on the bridge. And while each character searches for grace, the storms in their lives loom as large as the storm that awaits them above the bay.



When these characters intersect in Carolyn Williford’s gripping and moving volume of three novellas, they also collide with the transforming truth of Christ: Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow me.



If you would like to read the first chapter of Bridge to a Distant Star, go HERE.



My Review:


In May of 1980, one of the worst bridge disasters known in History, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Tampa Florida collapsed. Author Carolyn Williford has written a fictional novel of 3 families and the tragic events that led to this day.

Carolyn introduces us to each family and shares their struggles, 1 Novella at a time. As they face the challenges presented, their faith is tested as well as their relationships. As each page is turned, I found myself so emotionally connected with each one of them. This is a book that definitely reminds us to take each and every day as the gift that it is. Never taking things for granted.

I HIGHLY recommend A Bridge to a Distant Star! An Absolute 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s

Thank you CFBA for yet another amazing book! I received this book complimentary in exchange for my honest review.

2 comments:

Warren Baldwin said...

Good review. I wouild like to read her book about Families that Can't Sit Still. Sounds like a lot of families today (including my own :)

Warren

Cozy in Texas said...

This sounds like a good read. Thanks for posting.
Ann

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