Friday, May 23, 2014

Book Review and Giveaway!! - A Bridge Unbroken


Letting go to build a bridge...
A frightened runaway wants her painful past to disappear. A plan to start afresh is derailed when she co-inherits her late grandfather’s farm with the man responsible for the scars on her heart. But he isn’t the only ghost from the past. Someone else is out to get her and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Will Chance and Dakota lay aside their grudges to restore the old farmhouse and bridge, or will evil forces sabotage their attempt at forgiveness?


A Texas gal by birth, Cathy enjoys spinning tales set in the fictional town of Miller's Creek, Texas, where the folks are friendly, the iced tea is sweet, and Mama Beth's front porch beckons. When she's not writing the Miller's Creek Novels, you'll find her rummaging through thrift stores or up to her elbows in yet another home improvement project in the mountain cabin she shares with her minister husband of over thirty years. You can find out more about Cathy and her books at


This is an amazing story of forgiveness and how hard it truly is to forgive what we perceive as unforgivable. I think we can all relate to this in our lives as we have all had someone do something that hurts us to the core and we feel they don't deserve our forgiveness.

Dakota is running from a man who is out to hurt her. She lives with her backpack ready to go at all times and an escape route planned out, just in case. Finally, she realizes that she needs to return home to Miller Creek to try and escape this vicious man. She lives daily with a guilt over things she has done, but her belief in Jesus helps her to get through day by day.

Chance is a man who is running from his own demons - not physically, as he has stayed in Miller's Creek - but mentally and emotionally. He lives with the daily reminder of scars that propel him to try and make up for the tragedy in his life. He puts most of the blame for this tragedy on one person, though - Dakota.

Through circumstances set up by Chance's grandfather, Dakota and Chance are forced to work together on a farm house and farm or lose it all together. As they work on the house, they try to work through all the baggage that each holds against each other.

Then there's still the evil man that is stalking Dakota. She is afraid to share everything with anyone so lives with this constant fear until forced to share it. She doesn't realize she has more to fear than she realizes.

The thing I love about this book is the wise wisdom from Matt, Gracie and Mama Beth. Their caring counsel touched my heart and also helped me to see that Christ forgave me when I was still a sinner - can we do no less for others? I also loved all the twists and turns of this story which made it a definite "stay up way too late to read" kind of book!

I think you'll love this book, too!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by the author.

Don't forget to check out Cathy's giveaway. You can find out all about it by clicking on the link on my sidebar!

The great news is that the author has graciously given me the opportunity to give away 1 copy of an ebook for one of my readers!!!  

Please leave a comment on this post to be entered to win an ebook copy of "A Bridge Unbroken"! I will pick a winner on Friday, May 30th.



  1. Julie, thanks so much for taking the time to read and review A BRIDGE UNBROKEN. So glad you enjoyed the story and the theme of forgiveness. Blessings, Cathy :)

  2. Very nice review. Cathy writes a beautiful story and I love Miller Creek.

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Linda. And thanks so much for stopping by! :)

  3. Thank you for stopping by, Denise. I appreciate your support! :)


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