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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?

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

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  • kathy
  • Richardson, TX, United States
  • 09-11-17

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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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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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.