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Bridge to Haven

By: Francine Rivers
Narrated by: Kate Forbes
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Summary

To those who matter in 1950s Hollywood, Lena Scott is the hottest rising star to hit the silver screen since Marilyn Monroe. Few know her real name is Abra. Even fewer know the price she' s paid to finally feel like she' s somebody. To Pastor Ezekiel Freeman, Abra will always be the little girl who stole his heart the night he found her, a wailing newborn abandoned under a bridge on the outskirts of Haven.

Zeke and his son, Joshua - Abra' s closest friend - watch her grow into an exotic beauty. But Zeke knows the circumstances surrounding her birth etched scars deep in her heart, scars that leave her vulnerable to a fast-talking bad boy who proclaims his love and lures her to Tinseltown. Hollywood feels like a million miles from Haven, and naive Abra quickly learns what' s expected of an ambitious girl with stars in her eyes.

But fame comes at an awful price. She has burned every bridge to get exactly what she thought she wanted. Now, all she wants is a way back home. In this riveting and highly anticipated tale of temptation, grace, and unconditional love, New York Times best-selling author Francine Rivers delivers big-canvas storytelling at its very best.

©2014 Francine Rivers (P)2014 Recorded Books

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Great book... very good performance! love it

Great book... very good performance! I
love it, like all Francine's books.
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Some things never get old

The story of the redemptive love of God is timeless. Though quite a long story, the characters and narration helped the story come alive, couldn’t stop listening in the latter half and didn’t see the last plot twist coming! We are called to pray without ceasing, loved the emphasis on what we can always do for our loved ones.

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Absolutely amazing

This book was entirely captivating, read jerking, thought provoking and such an encouragement to building faith in God, forgiveness and love.

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Utterly wonderful

If you liked Redeeming Love I think you will love this too. It's a story with even more twists and turns. It beautifully describes what happens when we don't feel worthy of unconditional love. How we then look for love in all the wrong places. Constantly running. Shame becomes the Devils tool, keeping us from returning home.
The good news is that we can never escape God's love and, when we finally realise that there is nothing we can do to render us unworthy of it, why would we want to? All that is required is to surrender to that love and let the healing take place. What a relief when this finally happens.

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I will read whatever Aunty (I don't know her personally) writes!

What a read. Aunty Francine writes godly men like a dream. They make you wonder what Jesus was like on earth. You could never misunderstand humanity and redemption. Un-put-downable.

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Brilliantly written and narrated

Enjoyed every minute of it. Beautifully narrated. Very relatable characters. Great message of God’s grace .

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Beautiful

The story was very captivating and interesting. I couldn’t stop listening to the story. Enjoyed the way it shows God’s redeeming love.

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Realistic Characters

I bought this book thinking it would be a light 'holiday' read, but it is SO much more than that! I became totally captivated by the characters, their goodness as well as their faults , their personal struggles and challenges, often no different than most people have to deal with, yet I was gripped to see how they would find answers. This is the first book I have listened to by this author and I'm itching to start another!

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Intense and painful but Absolutely Amazing!
At first I honestly thought it was gonna be a small town romance with the main character having to work on her faith throughout the whole story, but instead its a worldly, glitz and glam Hollywood behind the scenes while God is working on her and testing those who love her.
It explains that often the hardest thing to do is not to trust God with your life, but to trust Him to break those we love so that He can work in them.

I personally loved the sneak peek of what 1950s Hollywood 'Stars' had to go through to become what they were, that not all of them even enjoyed acting, and how many changed their names.

There was a lot of sensory detail in the intimacy scenes, which I understand since the difference between being used or wanted vs being loved had to be explained, but it was a bit much for me.

Other than that, I loved every part of it. Even the descriptive parts of the side characters' day to day interactions and experiences. The writer connected them all so perfectly that I didn't want to skip them.

My favorote characters were probably Mitzi( the no nonsense but passionate grandmother figure) and Murray, the Star's hairstylist who is more real than his clients.

Overall such a great story and so many morals along the way(

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Interesting.

A gripping and memorable story. There were a lot of chapters where the path of the main character goes downhill which was rather saddening and kept me feeling tense. I expected the twist and turn to the positive uphill (phew! at last!) and the waiting spoke of how to be in the uncertain times.

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