Sunday, May 18, 2014
Book Review~The Kissing Bridge
The Kissing Bridge is the latest book in author Tricia Goyer's Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors series. Rebecca Troyer is a young Amish woman who has decided to leave her strict community to travel across the country and attend nursing school. After the devastating loss of her sister in childbirth, Rebecca is determined to not let anything like that happen in her community again. As the Amish do not believe in education past the 8th grade, she must leave to get her schooling. In secret, she has already received her GED and some college classes.
On her way to Oregon, Rebecca stops to visit an old friend from her community who has since left the Amish and now lives in an Amish community in Montana. This Amish community is different than most-more lenient, and Amish and Englisch work and socialize together. While there, Rebecca meets Caleb, a daredevil Amish bachelor who is looking for an Amish woman that has his same sense of adventure.
Rebecca and Caleb are drawn to each other, but there are numerous things that should keep them apart-among them her leaving the Amish for schooling, and his lack of faith in God. Will Rebecca follow her dreams and continue on to Oregon, or stay and find out if love is more important?
My Thoughts: The Kissing Bridge was another wonderful story in this series! Tricia Goyer is one of my favorite Amish authors, and she just amazes me with how she weaves a story and keeps you on the edge of your seat! I enjoy reading about this Amish community in Montana and its differences from the Amish back east. Rebecca was a strong character, and you could feel the pull she was feeling from two different lifestyles. She wants to obey her family and community, but also wants to do what she feels is best. I was wondering up until the very end how this story was going to work out!
*Disclosure: I received this book free from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.