Monday, June 27, 2011

Bridge to a Distant Star by Carolyn Williford

It All Comes Tumbling Down

As a storm rages in the night, unwary drivers venture onto Tampa Bay’s most renowned bridge. No one sees the danger ahead. No one notices the jagged gap hidden by the darkness and rain. Yet when the bridge collapses vehicles careen into the churning waters of the bay below.

In that one catastrophic moment, three powerful stories converge: a family ravaged by their child’s heartbreaking news, a marriage threatened by its own facade, and a college student burdened by self doubt. As each story unfolds, the characters move steadily closer to that fateful moment on the bridge. And while each character searches for grace, the storms in their lives loom as large as the storm that awaits them above the bay.

When these characters intersect, they also collide with the transforming truth of Christ: Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow me.

My Review:
I remember when Sunshine Skyway Bridge collapsed. It was a horrible disaster. The author uses this historical experience as the setting for the shared conclusion of three separate stories about three distinct families. The stories converge to reveal a miraculous conclusion to this tragedy.

The novel is divided into three books, giving a feel of three short stories that dovetail at the contrived finish.

Characters are well-rounded, but I have a hard time with so many sentence fragments.

Thank you to Bonnie at Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and David C. Cook for my copy.

If you would like to read the first chapter, click here.

If you would like to buy a copy, click here.

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