Book Review: Bridge to Haven

by Francine Rivers

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.

I could not put this book down! There was always something going on and I just wanted to know what was going to happen to each character. The beginning was a little slow, but it didn't take long for it to pick up speed. 
I have always loved Francine Rivers ever since I read "Redeeming Love" and this one was no different. I have since read quite a few of her books (check out my reviews on my book review page) and when my mom gave me this one, I was really excited to jump into it. I can't wait to read even more of her series or stand alone books.
The characters are quite relatable, even though one of them does some things I would never have thought to do, but the underlying issues can really relate to anyone. The ending was kind of abrupt, but still a good one. 
Go out and buy this book right away!!

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