Friday, February 18, 2011

Symbolism and Grace in 'The Bridge of Peace' by Cindy Woodsmall

The metaphor of this story is what grabs me every time I read this book and this is the second time I have done so. The symbol of the “bridge” between two of the characters always makes me take a moment and savor the power of it.

There are several of such moments in this book, I wish I could share them all, but you’ll have to read the book to find them. Suffice it is to say I stop, dwell on the words, their rhythm and impact.

I love how Cindy’s books move with a very easy quality. There aren’t a lot of hundred dollar words, but she paints a picture of life in an Amish community that could very easily be any other community amongst you and I.

All the plots in this book make it an interesting read, but never a confusing one. Lena, Grey, Cara, Deborah, Jonathon, they all are painted with depth and precision and I am looking forward to book three getting here in a few months. It promises a fabulous conclusion. I would suggest reading this series in order.

I think above all the story is a prevailing one. It speaks to the heart with the characters and the words that make them dance across the page.

This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review.

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  1. I have this on my TBR stack, I really enjoyed The Hope of Refuge so I'm expecting great things with this book! Thanks for sharing your review Casey! :-)

  2. Thanks for stopping by Renee! I think this is a really good followup to that first book and I'm looking forward to book three this Fall. :)

  3. Hmmm, I will remember your words about the "bridge" between two individuals. I like symbols used in literature especially if it's not hard to figure out. Thanks for a very nice review.

  4. Thanks for taking the time to visit, Tea! I do agree with you, I like such symbols and the ones that become especially meaningful through the talent the author has for words. :)


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