As our final love story leading up to Valentine’s Day, I wanted to share with you The Bridge of Peace by Cindy Woodsmall. This book is the second book in the Ada’s House novel series. This book takes us to the world of the Old Order Amish with a young school teacher, Lena Kauffman, who has a noticeable birthmark on her face. She has felt burdened by it her whole life. Still it is not the birthmark but her lack of submission to the old ways that lands her into continuing trouble with the school board. Grey Graber, one of the school board members, has his own difficulties as his wife seems to have secrets and has shut him out of her life completely. When tragedy strikes, both Lena and Grey are confronted with their issues and have to find a way to build a bridge over their pain and loss.
I did enjoy this book with it’s insight into the Amish community and their customs while crafting a beautiful story about love, forgiveness, and our own self-worth. The fact that this story was second in a series was not difficult at all and the characters were brilliantly crafted. I enjoyed moving through the characters and the love story that develops is beautiful and such a wonderful reminder of God’s love.
Click the picture above to learn more about this beautiful story. I have also reviewed the third book in this series and you can read that review by clicking here.