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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

New Book Review! The Secret Bridge

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The Secret Bridge {Lamplighter Publishing Reviews}

The Secret Bridge {Lamplighter Publishing Reviews}

About the book: As part of thHomeschool Review Crew, I received a free hardcover copy of the book The Secret Bridge by Amy Le Feuvre from Lamplighter Publishing. While this is a new review, this is a rather old book! As of this writing, the book is 118 years old! 

This book is the story of a penniless young lady named Bridget who is forced to move to England after a tragic loss. (Trying not to spoil the story!) After arriving, more complications take place and she is faced with some very trying circumstances. One thing she must do is decide if she should marry a man named Godfrey. Her relationship with Godfrey parallels her relationship with God as the story progresses. There are a lot of secrets to discover as the story goes on, a lot of relations to repair, and maybe a few twists and turns that keep things interesting.

What are the pros of this book? 

  • The goal of this publisher is to "develop Christlike character one story at a time." That is the goal of this book, so that's definitely a pro.
  • Also, wow, the book itself is just gorgeous! It's what they call leather-toned, and it's a nice aqua color with a gold colored plate on it. It is the kind of book you put on your bookshelf to not only read but look good.
  • The story, being written in 1899, is clean and there is no sexual content.
  • The story is interesting and gives a glimpse into life in England in the late 19th century.
  • There is a lot more substance to this book than there is in the modern day series that are written and churned out by modern authors and can be very predictable.
  • There are footnotes which give addition information, including Bible references!
  • While the book is not written in a letter format in its entirety, many letters are included as part of the story. This gives a nice personal look inside the characters. There is also a different font used for each character who writes a letter, so that also gives a little additional personality to the text.

What's not to like? About the only negative might be that some of the older vocabulary might be unfamiliar to today's reader.

The Crazy Mom take:
The book is recommended for ages 12 and up and since it revolves around a love story, will likely be most appealing to girls and women. I had my daughter Bear, who is 16, read the book. Here is her take:

I don't usually read love stories, but after reading the first chapter I was so interested in the book that I could hardly put it down. There were a lot of surprises, and I would definitely recommend it to my friends. I would say, though, that it would be better for kids in high school than younger kids. 

What's the bottom line? $28 hardcover (272 pages)

I am going to give The Secret Bridge five hearts. 💗💗💗💗💗

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