Thursday, September 09, 2010

The Bridge of Peace by Cindy Woodsmall

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Bridge of Peace
WaterBrook Press; Original edition (August 31, 2010)
by
Cindy Woodsmall



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best-selling author whose connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.

She was also a homeschool mom. As her children progressed in age, her desire to write grew stronger. After working through reservations whether this desire was something she should pursue, she began her writing journey. Her husband was her staunchest supporter.

Her first novel released in 2006 to much acclaim and became a best seller. Cindy was a 2007 ECPA award finalist, along with Karen Kingsbury, Angela Hunt, and Charles Martin.

Her second book, When the Morning Comes, hit numerous best-sellers lists across the US, including edging into the extended list of the New York Times, coming in at number thirty-four.

Her third book, When the Soul Mends, hit the New York Times best-sellers list, coming in at number thirteen, as well as making the USA Today’s best-sellers list.

Cindy continues to write and release best-selling works of fiction, and she’s also written a nonfiction work with an Old Order Amish friend, Miriam Flaud. The book is titled Plain Wisdom: An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women. It will release March 11, 2011.

Her real-life connections with Amish Mennonite and Old Order Amish families enrich her novels with authenticity.

As an adult, Cindy became friends with a wonderful Old Order Amish family who opened their home to her. Although the two women, Miriam and Cindy, live seven hundred miles apart geographically, and a century apart by customs, when they come together they never lack for commonality, laughter, and dreams of what only God can accomplish through His children.

Cindy, her husband, their three sons and two daughters-in-law reside in Georgia.


ABOUT THE BOOK

Love alone isn’t enough to overcome some obstacles.

Lena Kauffman is a young Old Order Amish schoolteacher who has dealt all her life with attention raised by a noticeable birthmark on her cheek. Having learned to move past the stares and whispers, Lena channels her zest for living into her love of teaching. But tensions mount as she is challenged to work with a rebellious young man and deal with several crises at the schoolhouse that threaten her other students. Her lack of submission and use of ideas that don’t line up with the Old Ways strengthen the school board’s case as they begin to believe that Lena is behind all the trouble.

One member of the school board, Grey Graber, feels trapped by his own stifling circumstances. His wife, Elsie, has shut him out of her life, and he doesn’t know how long he can continue to live as if nothing is wrong. As the two finally come to a place of working toward a better marriage, tragedy befalls their family.

Lena and Grey have been life-long friends, but their relationship begins to crumble amidst unsettling deceptions, propelling each of them to finally face their own secrets. Can they both find a way past their losses and discover the strength to build a new bridge?

Win a "Trip To Amish Country"...contest opens August 31st -December 31st...go HERE to enter!

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Bridge of Peace, go HERE.

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Cindy can be reached through the Contact link on her Website.

Take a trip to visit the blogs posting for this tour:

Abi at Scraps of Life
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Becky at Joyful Mother
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camy at Camy's Loft
Cara at the law, books, and life
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Christy at Southern Sassy Things
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Heidi at Reviews And Reflections
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Jenn at One House Schoolroom Reviews
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Kathleen at Reviews From The Heart
Kay at Views & Reviews by K
Kim at Window To My World
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynn at Ladybug Chronicles
Margaret at Creative Madness Mama
Mark at Thoughts Of A Sojourner
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Molly at Book Reviews
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at A Writer's Journey
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Peg at Go Ahead And Wear The Purple
Susan at New Every Morning
Tara at Tara's View On Books
Tina at Tina's Book Reviews
Vanessa at Ramblings of A Texas Housewife

15 comments:

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Susan Stitch said...

Posted -- didn't get to review yet.

Anonymous said...

POSTED - I'm still reading the book. I'll post my review on the 13th Lord willing.

Nora
Finding Hope Through Fiction
www.psalm516.blogspot.com

Tarasview said...

posted

Margaret @ Creative Madness Mama said...

I really need to get my hands on the first one in the series. I really like her writing.

http://creativemadnessmama.com/blog/2010/09/11/bridge-of-peace-by-cindy-woodsmall-preview/

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Deanna said...

Posted

Brittanie said...

Posted.

Molly(Buukluvr81) said...

Posting the HTML this morning....got the book just recently so haven't had a chance to review it. Review will follow soon!

Heart2Heart said...

Posted! What an amazing book! Loved it from page one right til the end!

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2010/09/bridge-of-peace.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Post up tomorrow with review.

Loved this one!

Go Ahead and Wear the Purple

heartscribblings (formerly southeastcountrywife) said...

I'm up now--though still haven't received the book yet!

Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review. http://www.daysongreflections.com//?p=5634

Tina said...

Post and Review up.....

Lynn said...

mine is up