One of the best parts of doing life in a cohort is a constant flow of learning from one another. Once one of us reads something awesome, hears something life changing, or just discovers a book with one phenomenal chapter, we recommend it to the rest of the group, and typically we all get around to that book at some point. So… we’ll be sharing some of the love here on the site. These aren’t full reviews, and just as a disclaimer – we don’t always agree with everything we read. BUT, if it’s worth our time, and it may be worth yours, we’ll throw it up here with a link and maybe a sentence or two.
Jennifer is currently reading:
Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers
From the publisher: “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 have etched scars deep in her heart, scars that leave her vulnerable to a fast-talking charmer who 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 a devastating 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 bestselling author Francine Rivers delivers big-canvas storytelling at its very best.”