January 2012 | Book of the Month
Magic Bridge by Thomasina Burke.
Thomasina Burke owes me two nights good sleep.
That’s right Tommey, you heard me.
I decided to start reading Magic Bridge in the middle of my work rotation with sick kids at home and only two weeks before Christmas. Not the best decision I’ve ever made. A series of more bad choices shortly followed. Those included (but were not limited to) inadequate hygiene, dinners lacking nutritional value and usually involving the microwave, dirty laundry pile diving and staying up until the wee hours of the night. All because I became absolutely obsessed with this book and would do anything to sneak in a couple of pages.
If I could have pawned my kids off for the day at a decent price, believe me I would have done it.
Magic Bridge is the perfect storm of all the things I love. Travel. Love. Human spirit overcoming obstacles. Heartbreak. Tragedy. Healing. At times reading this book made me want to get on a plane and go somewhere, then at the next moment all I wanted to do was hold my family tightly in my arms. Without giving away too much, the main character overcomes her emotionally crippling childhood through the love of a lifetime. Together they travel the world before being torn apart by death. She must again find her inner strength as she fulfills her final promise to him and returns to their special places alone to release his ashes.
This was an amazing book by an amazing woman and first time author. And if that was not enough, Thomasina will be generously donating 20% of her proceeds to Save Vernazza to help with their rebuilding efforts.
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Copyright 2012 Andi Brown, Once in a Lifetime Travel
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