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"wonderfully written story with a universal message"

In 1973 Sara Richards finds herself alone and pregnant when the young sailor, Paul Steinert, who she gave her innocence to left for Vietnam. She has her baby with the help of her parents. Sara commits herself to a little white lie so she could fit into her new community. Little did she know that her life was going to be turned upside down and everything that she thought she knew was called into question.

Burning Bridges is a story that I feel many people would enjoy. I laughed and cried throughout this entertaining novel. The message in this novel is universal and could be any parent trying to ensure that their children receive the best in life. It was very easy to relate to the characters in this wonderfully written story. I was very taken with the characters; I felt the sorrow and anger of each one. This story flowed relatively well and it could be the life of anyone walking past you on the street. The dialogue was realistic and the storyline was well developed, consistent and resolved at the end.

Reviewed by Breia Brickey
Posted July 5, 2008

SUMMARY

Sara Richards’s world is rocked when three love letters from 1970 are delivered decades late. The letters were written by Paul Steinert, a young sailor who took her innocence with whispered words of love and promises of forever before leaving for Vietnam. Sara is left behind, broken hearted and pregnant, yearning for letters she never received. Now, years later, she discovers the betrayal wasn’t Paul’s when her mother confesses to a sin that changed their lives forever.

How can Sara reveal to Paul’s parents they have a granddaughter they’ve missed the chance to know? Even worse, how will she find the words to tell her daughter that she’s lived her life in the shadow of a lie?

Picking her way through the minefields of distrust and betrayal, Sara finds that putting her life together without burning any bridges will be the hardest thing she’s ever done.

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Burning Bridges
by Anne Krist

BookStrand
July 1, 2008
Available: July 1, 2008
ISBN #1606010190
EAN #9781606010198
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