Published by: Red Thread Publishing Group
Release Date: November 5, 2011
In present day China, an old woman’s house sits opposite an ancient bridge. Not just any bridge—but a special one because it has always been known as The Lucky Bridge. In olden days it was said that to walk over it during a marriage ceremony, or at the beginning of the New Year would bring the traveler good luck. Because of its reputation, over the years it has also become a popular place for young mothers to abandon their children. What to some may seem cruel is in reality their final gift to their offspring—one last chance to send them off to their new destinies with luck on their side. Jing, an old woman, is the unofficial and often reluctant guardian of the bridge. When no one else will, Jing steps in to prevent the children from frostbite, abuse and hunger, and then she delivers them safely to the orphanage. This has been her routine for many years, but what does Jing do when the latest child, a blind boy, burrows deep into her heart?
“If you like chocolate, you'll know the feeling of tasting an exquisite chocolate that pleases every taste bud in your mouth and has you pining for more once the flavour fades... The Bridge is like that, only with words. It is balanced and well written and is a delight to the senses. There is something beautifully symbolic about it that will give readers different experiences to take away, and they will find themselves reflecting on the meaning and the intent of the author...or maybe it was just a good telling of a story. A good book club contender for readers to enjoy and discuss.”
— Lea Owens, Amazon Reviewer
“It is a story of hope - where none existed or should have existed.
Love - and giving of the little you have to make another persons life worth living. It is a picture of China - and the hopelessness for some, and the heart that still beats.”
— O. Scarlett! Reviews