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About The Bridge of Peace

Love alone isn’t enough to overcome some obstacles.
Lena Kauffman is a young Old Order Amish schoolteacher who has dealt all her life with attention raised by a noticeable birthmark on her cheek. Having learned to move past the stares and whispers, Lena channels her zest for living into her love of teaching. But tensions mount as she is challenged to work with a rebellious young man and deal with several crises at the schoolhouse that threaten her other students. Her lack of submission and use of ideas that don’t line up with the Old Ways strengthen the school board’s case as they begin to believe that Lena is behind all the trouble.

One member of the school board, Grey Graber, feels trapped by his own stifling circumstances. His wife, Elsie, has shut him out of her life, and he doesn’t know how long he can continue to live as if nothing is wrong. As the two finally come to a place of working toward a better marriage, tragedy befalls their family.

Lena and Grey have been life-long friends, but their relationship begins to crumble amidst unsettling deceptions, propelling each of them to finally face their own secrets. Can they both find a way past their losses and discover the strength to build a new bridge?

About Cindy Woodsmall

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA bestselling author of numerous works of fiction and one of nonfiction. Her connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media. She lives in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains with her family.

Product Details

352 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Aug 31, 2010

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 24

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Lost love, buried secrets, and a community tragedy... don't miss the newest novel by Cindy Woodsmall!

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 Living out her passion for teaching, Lena Kauffman’s work is suddenly interrupted by a series of pranks and accidents targeted toward her and her students. When tragedy suddenly strikes her dear friend Grey Graber’s family on school property, the school board begins to blame her for the trouble.  As grief and confusion take their toll on Grey and Lena’s friendship, they are both forced to face a new reality that may offer the peace and love they each long for.

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By Kristin Lail

The Bridge of Peace' is Woodsmall's second book in the Ada House series and follows the story of Lena Kauffman. Lena is in her early twenties and is an Old Order Amish schoolteacher with a visible birthmark on her cheek, which she feels is the reason that she has never been courted. Taunted mercilessly as a child, she is unable to see her own beauty. Grey Graber grew up with Lena and always admired her. However, being 7 years older, he...

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By Jennifer McCullar

The Bridge of Peace (Ada's House, Book 2) by Cindy Woodsmall I received this book form one of my best friends. Since we both LOVE Cindy Woodsmall's books. She send me the last two in the series. I had downloaded the first book on my Nook on one of the FREE days. I honestly sad down to read this in a day, but it didn't work out. Not that I didn't love the book, but because of life. I had interviews, and homeschool to do. But I did read 1/4...

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By LuAnn Morgan

Iâ??m struck by the number of authors who are now writing Amish stories. That, in addition to the surge in paranormal books, seems to be the genre of the 2010s. Whatâ??s really interesting is the huge gap between these two types of books. But, like every novel written, it takes a good deal of research to become familiar with your subject. And one of the best for doing that is Cindy Woodsmall. Her books are easy on the eyes, with excellent...

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By Jodie Moore

While many of us have our imperfections hidden on the inside, Lena feels burdened carry hers on her face. How could anyone possibly be attracted to a girl with such a hideous birthmark? Lena is the local school teacher for the Amish children, and there is one particular boy who is making sure she knows how horrible she looks. When she begins being attacked and all her teaching methods questioned, Grey stands by her side. However, Grey also...

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By Jolene Ceravalo

I found this book to be very enjoyable. Once I got into the story and the characters, I had a really hard time putting the book down. Lena has lived her whole life with a birthmark on her face and has struggled with the comments and remarks that have come with that. She is a wonderful young woman who loves teaching her students and wants to help them in every way possible. Her story is one of coming to an understanding of herself. I...

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