Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Bridge Tender - book review

I've been reading and enjoying quite a few Christian fiction books this year (as you can see on my Books Read page). I recently completed The Bridge Tender (A Sunset Beach Novel), which I received free from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.


This book is a quick, easy read about a young widow, Emily, whose husband left an insurance policy with stipulations that the funds be used to purchase a house at Sunset Beach (where the couple spent their honeymoon). In her grief Emily doesn't really have much interest in following through on their dream to buy a house there, however a year after his death she does return and purchase a house.

The story follows her through her first summer in this home as she meets some of the locals and makes friends, including a harried mom of two who lives next door, a pregnant teenage girl with no family to speak of, and a new love . . . who happens to be the actor from her favorite movie that she had a crush on as a teenager! The town is divided over replacing the old swing bridge with a new one, which acts as a metaphor as Emily tries to figure out how to move from her past to a new future. A good book for a summer read.

Over the next week or so, I'm planning a few catch up posts with quick reviews of the other books I've read so far this year (Christian fiction, popular fiction, non-fiction, young adult, etc). What genre(s) of books are you reading lately?


  1. Sounds pretty good. I've got my nose buried in a mystery as usual.

  2. I've been reading lots of non-fiction about art journaling, mostly. But I did finish our book group novel and am looking forward to the discussion on Friday.

  3. Sounds like a really good book.

    I tend to read either romantic fiction or thrillers. But I love when you do your reviews