As a parent who encourages and supports character training from the time our children can walk and talk, I admire the goals and commitment of Lamplighter Publishing. This company wants to print high-quality books that uphold Biblical standards. They want their material to point our children to the Lord. We need more companies that want to instill morals and teach our kids to make good choices. It is so important to inspire our children to have a real relationship with our Lord and Savior, and this publishing company makes this their number one goal. I love what their header says: "Building Christ-like Character....One Story At A Time."
When we were chosen to receive and review The Secret Bridge, by Amy Le Feuvre, we were so pleased. This would be our first book from Lamplighter Publishing. We had recently heard about how great their books were and felt honored to be able to have the chance to read one for ourselves.
When our book arrived, we were so thrilled to see the beauty of the hardback cover. The cover is so soft and the golden touches made this book stand out from any other book I have ever seen. Such intricate details and gorgeous craftsmanship. We couldn't wait to read it.
As you begin reading you realize this story, written in 1899, is unlike ones you would read today. The author brought depth to her characters and storyline. She had a story to share but also wanted to make an impression on the reader. You can identify with the characters. This allows your mind and heart to be open to what morals the author is trying to convey. Amy did a great job of bringing you into the story. It was so well written.
The main character of The Secret Bridge is named Bridget Channing. This young lady finds herself making some hard decisions after her father dies and she finds that her plans are quickly unraveling.
Within a few paragraphs of the first chapter of the book, we also meet up with Godfrey Bullingham. He is on the ship that Bridget is taking to England. Right away you see that he is intrigued with her. He wants to know more about her.
It wasn't long after arriving in England that you see his intentions towards her are genuine and he wants to care for this young woman. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, she is now alone and without money. He wants to help her. He asks her to marry him so that he will be able to give her a home and security. She agrees to become his wife and that is where the story takes off.
I don't want to give away any more of the wonderful storyline, as I feel you will get more from reading it yourself, but I do want to let you know that this story is inspiring. You will see Bridget go through many changes and difficulties, but through it all, she is being pointed to Christ. A young woman who didn't believe in Him is now finding herself being acquainted with Him on a daily basis. I felt like I was being encouraged to pursue Christ more in my own life as I read through this book.
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