Bridge to Haven

Bridge to Haven

Book - 2014
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Having been abandoned as a newborn and found and raised by Pastor Ezekiel Freeman in the small California town of Haven, Abra Matthews feels like she doesn't belong and at the age of seventeen runs off to Hollywood, becoming starlet Lena Scott.
Publisher: Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., c2014.
ISBN: 9781414368184
1414368186
Branch Call Number: RIVERS F
Characteristics: viii, 468 p. ; 24 cm.

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Librarian_Deb Jan 02, 2018

Abra's life has been a struggle since the day she was born. Abandoned by her birth mother under a bridge, Abra's life was saved by Pastor Zeke. Pastor Zeke and his wife adopted Abra and things went well for a while. But the Pastor Zeke's wife - who had been in failing health already when they ado... Read More »


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Librarian_Deb Jan 02, 2018

Abra's life has been a struggle since the day she was born. Abandoned by her birth mother under a bridge, Abra's life was saved by Pastor Zeke. Pastor Zeke and his wife adopted Abra and things went well for a while. But the Pastor Zeke's wife - who had been in failing health already when they adopted Abra - dies and Abra is left full of grief and guilt. Did the strain of caring for her help cause her adoptive mother's death? Then Pastor Zeke decides that he cannot give the time needed to care for Abra on his own, and sends her to live with another family. You can guess she is going to have issues after that, and indeed she runs off to the Hollywood area with a man who entices her when she is a teenager. Try as they might, the people who love her from back home can't track her down for a while. It isn't until she is discovered by a talent agent and turns up on the big screen that the realize what has happened to her. Will Abra ever return to them?
This was a good examination of the factors that might cause someone to become entrapped in an abusive relationship, as Abra does with the men who are only after her for her beauty and talent. There was a nice contrast as the people who truly loved her for who she was were eventually able to break through to her and help her see that she was already loved (by them as well as by God) and did need to go looking for it elsewhere. Definitely work the read, it's an engaging and eye-opening story.

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Kirstenleeanne
Aug 04, 2015

Loved this book! Francine Rivers is just such an amazing author. I got sucked into it right away and could not put it down.

deehagg Oct 22, 2014

A pleasure to read. Ms. Rivers has more than a story to share; she has a message. While the message is clear and the story fairly predictable, it is still immensely satsifying to read every bit of the story. I'd definitely recommend this one to my friends who share the values expressed by Ms. Rivers, or those corny enough to enjoy a very happy ending.

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DollyWannaCracker
Sep 24, 2014

I LOVE THIS BOOK! I think I have read it about five times, and each time something comes across that I hadn't noticed before.

I am a huge fan of 1950's Hollywood, and this book totally satisfies my glamour craving.

This book is evocative, honest, and a tear jerker. This is one of the best books I have ever read.

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LinaV
Jun 27, 2014

really inspiring book! recommended to all my friends!

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rachelcherise
Jun 11, 2014

AMAZING book! I couldn't put it down! I love this story and how Francine Rivers tells it! I highly recommend this book!

JCLBobbiB Jun 06, 2014

Ever made mistakes, burned your brdiges,.... there is hope, you can go back... encouraging read.

4ofharts May 11, 2014

Excellent book.

basslady May 11, 2014

One of my favorite Authors.... this book is Good, I'm having trouble putting it down!!!

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