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Publisher's Summary

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. 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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5 out of 5 stars
By CHERYL on 01-18-18

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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2 out of 5 stars
By Sara on 12-19-17

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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