The Bridge Tender

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Zondervan, 2014 - Fiction - 325 pages
6 Reviews

Marybeth Whalen revisits Sunset Beach, North Carolina, a place she has been writing about for over fifteen years.

"Marybeth Whalen writes with a light hand, skillfully blending issues of faith and the realities of modern life into a compelling and believable read." -Marie Bostwick, New York Times best-selling author of Between Heaven and Texas

The Wishing Tree made several appearances on the Bookscan best-seller list.

Emily must realize that her dreams didn't have to die with her first love.

Emily Shaw is a young widow whose late husband left her a surprise gift-an insurance policy that will make their dream of owning a home in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, a reality. Emily, believing she has lost the one great love of her life, is reluctant to pursue this dream by herself. Emily's best friend finally convinces her to take the leap and find her dream home. While in Sunset Beach, Emily begins to make friends with some of the locals, including a widow, a troubled teen, and the bridge tender who turns out to be a once-popular movie star on whom Emily had a teenage crush.

Meanwhile the townspeople are divided in an argument over replacing the old bridge. The losses Emily and the bridge tender share are different, but together they just might be able to lead each other to healing. In the midst of their newfound friendship, will Emily allow her broken heart to love again?

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User Review  - kp0719 -

I did not enjoy the first book I read by Marybeth Whalen, so I thought I would give another one a try. I am glad I did. I just finished The Bridge Tender and I loved it! You meet Emily, a young widow ... Read full review

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User Review  - susanwalkergirl -

When selecting a new book to read The Bridge Tender by Marybeth Whalen caught my eye. First the beautiful cover picture, then comments from other readers and finally the storyline drew me in. Im not ... Read full review

About the author (2014)

Marybeth Whalen is the wife of Curt and mom of six children. She is the cofounder of She Reads, an online book club focused on spotlighting the best in women's fiction. Marybeth is the author of The Mailbox , She Makes It Look Easy , The Guest Book, and The Wishing Tree . Marybeth and her family live in North Carolina. Visit her website at .

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