The Other Side of the Bridge by Katharine Swartz

The Other Side of the Bridge

byKatharine Swartz

Kobo ebook | February 23, 2015

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Ava Lancet has lost her job, her marriage, and her baby when she discovers she has inherited her grandmother’s dilapidated farmhouse in a tiny village in central Greece. With the kind of emotional impulsiveness that has frustrated her stony-faced husband for years, she decides to move there and recover from life’s sorrows. 

When an elderly woman in the village mistakes Ava for her grandmother, telling her, with tears trickling down her face, that she is sorry, Ava is both touched and intrigued. What is the woman sorry for, and what secrets did her grandmother keep? Soon Ava is discovering the surprising threads of her grandmother’s life, including her part in the local Resistance during World War Two and a forbidden love affair with a British SOE agent. 

Spanning three generations and exploring the lives of two very different and yet surprisingly similar women, The Other Side of The Bridge will remind you how a fragile hope can spring from both tragedy and despair. Written by USA Today bestselling author Kate Hewitt, writing as Katharine Swartz.

Title:The Other Side of the BridgeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 23, 2015Publisher:Tule Publishing Group, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1940296587

ISBN - 13:9781940296586

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Other Side of the Bridge A time to heal a wounded soul, what better place the in an isolated mountain village in Greece. I know Greece intimately and this novel takes me back. It also goes back to a very difficult time in Greek history that ties in well with the present crises in Ava's life . You want to read on to follow Ava's journey both present and past. Definitely recommended.
Date published: 2015-07-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well written, interesting setting in Greece A very moving story of loss, starting over, bravery and determination.. Stepping back to look at decisions made during stressful times is a reminder to make wise choices and be willing to go for what your heart desires. Flashbacks to WW2 occupied Greece and the Resistance factions within the country provide a history of Sophia that is moving and very interesting. Ava & Simon's struggles to have a child shatter their 15 year marriage after a miscarriage. Ava's decision to leave England and live in the house she inherited from her grandmother, Sophia, puts Ava in a small village outside Athens, Greece. There Ava faces the physical and emotional challenges of a new country, culture and language, but the rewards of learning about her grandmother help Ava face her own problems. Well thought out story that include views of society both old and new
Date published: 2015-07-01