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In the dead-end Canadian town of Bleak Landing, twelve-year-old Irish immigrant Bridget O'Sullivan lives in a ramshackle house and dreams of another life, even as the Great Depression rages. Routinely beaten by her father and bullied by schoolmate Victor Harrison, the waifish yet fiery redhead vows to run away and never return. Just a few short years later, run she does - fleeing the unspeakable repercussions of her father's gambling. In Winnipeg, Bridget lands a job at a garment factory, the first step on her journey to shed her past and begin anew.

When her father dies, Bridget - now a striking and accomplished woman - returns home to claim her inheritance. But she has no identification to prove her stake, and no one in town recognizes her - except Victor, who has become a pastor and a candidate for town mayor. Though war has wounded him, his secret affection for Bridget remains, and now he's the only one who can help her prove her integrity. But can he also prove he's a changed man worthy of her forgiveness?

As Victor preaches of freedom in faith, will his words spark Bridget's once-hopeless heart and lead her to the life she's been seeking?

Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com The "NIV" and "New International Version" are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™ All other scripture quotations are from The Authorized (King James) Version. Rights in the Authorized Version in the United Kingdom are vested in the Crown. Reproduced by permission of the Crown's patentee, Cambridge University Press. The following hymns are referenced and in the public domain: "A Child of the King," Harriet E. Buell (1877); "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear," Edmund Hamilton Sears (1849); "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," Henry W. Longfellow (1863).

©2017 Terrie Todd (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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So inspiring

I enjoyed this book and the narrator .. i could identify with some of the issues Bridgette went thru and some of the judgements she made .. love all of Terrie Todd’s books. Waiting for the next one! Love that it was clean with scripture and Christian values most of all. And the era and being another country .. even more interesting. Great book

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Bleak Indeed

I really enjoyed Todd's second book, Maggie's War and looked forward to this third book. To me, Maggie's War had well balanced characters that were relatable and a storyline that was filled with redemption, positive change and growth.

In contrast, the characters in Bleak Landing seemed less developed and in many cases were completely mean and unlikable. The story felt pretty darned negative and really, to be honest, depressing. I found I had to force myself to keep listening and try to finish the book. I still have an hour to go and I am not sure I can stand one more minute.

Thankfully this was a kindle unlimited title with the narration included when I borrowed the book. I would have been much more unhappy had I wasted a credit. As it stands, I just wasted my time. Two stars only because I stuck with it so long but not something I can recommend.

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Love this book!

Would you listen to Bleak Landing again? Why?

I certainly would listen to Bleak Landing again. It was an excellent story, and Alana Kerr Collins did a superb job of narration.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bleak Landing?

The ending was stellar, charming and really delivered something fresh.

Which character – as performed by Alana Kerr Collins – was your favorite?

Bridget herself was my favorite character.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Out of darkness

Any additional comments?

I loved the Christian aspect and how the love of God for each of us was woven throughout the book. Comforting.

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How I Loved This Book!

This book just felt so real! It reminded me of some of Siri Mitchell's books. I will be looking for more books by Terrie Todd!

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Pretty Good

Not her best, in my opinion. Unlike The Silver Suitcase (which I've read twice now!🙂 ) there was only one story line. I kept waiting for something bigger than a lost locket to happen. I did not care for the narrator at all, she really struggled to keep that Irish accent; it felt forced. It was a beautiful story of forgiveness and acceptance, though. I can always expect an excellent, God filled, Christ-centered book from Terrie Todd. Lovely story; thank you, Mrs. Todd. 😊

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Bleak landing

What an exquisite piece of work! I have already purchased two other books written by Terri and can't wait to delve into them! The narrating was superb and complimented the written words. I enjoy a fresh look of how God works in our lives thru the Authors eyes in her characters circumstances.

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True Christian romance. Good narration. Loved loved loved it. I hoped it would end just the way it did.

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great story <br />

it was a very good story. looking forward to another story. I thought it was very good writing

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Bleak Landing

Another good story by Terrie Todd. Twelve-year old Bridget is abused by her father and bullied so much that she vows to run as soon as she finishes school. At fifteen, her adventures began;; only to go full circle in about five years.