The Bridge Tender (Sunset Beach Novel)
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I could not put down Marybeth Whalen’s novel, The Bridge Tender. This books is a sweet heart stirring read. Not many books can take me from tears to laughing out loud like this one.
I’ve known people that have lost loved ones and they describe the grief as a fog covering everything in their life. They are unable to see anything but what is just in their hands. This book is about living through such grief and finding the way out on the other side one step at a time.
Emily must realize that her dreams didn’t have to die with her first love. When Emily Shaw, a young widow, learns that her late husband’s last surprise for her involves returning to Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to realize an old dream of theirs, she reluctantly embarks on a summer of discovery in the midst of grief. There, in the oasis of the beach community, she meets a host of townspeople with their own broken dreams and unexpected situations. As the island citizens divide over the fate of a nostalgic bridge, Emily happens upon a man who just may be the one to restore her faith in dreams, hope, and possibly love.
About the Author:
Marybeth Whalen and her husband Curt have been married for 22 years and are the parents of six children, ranging in age from college to elementary school. They live outside Charlotte NC. Marybeth is the author of five novels. The newest one, The Bridge Tender, brings readers back to Sunset Beach NC and releases June, 2014. Marybeth spends most of her time in the grocery store but occasionally escapes long enough to scribble some words. She is always at work on her next novel.
I enjoyed reading The Bridge Tender and would recommend it if you are looking for an encouraging, heartwarming story. Be prepared to cry a little, smile a lot and even laugh out loud as you walk with “Emily” on her journey. This book will touch your heart in so many ways.
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