Book Review Friday
by Barbara Latta
In Bridge To Haven, New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers, takes the reader into the world of 1950's Hollywood and its dark secrets through the life of a lost girl searching for hope.
Abra, an abandoned baby, grows up feeling like she never belongs even though adopted by a loving family. Searching for acceptance, she finds the choices she is making are taking her farther into a den of iniquity and pain from which there is no escape. She finds out the superficial world of fame and fortune is a crumbling foundation for acceptance and love.
While striving to become a famous actress, the requirements of a celebrity lifestyle are never satisfied and eat away at her soul one bite at a time. The voices in her head keep telling her how unworthy she is and no one will ever love her. She can never go back home.
While this book is not the caliber of Redeeming Love or The Mark of the Lion series (but to me nothing else ever will be), Francine Rivers still tells a story with a redemptive theme, showing that no matter how bad the situation is a person can still cross a bridge they thought was burned long ago.