Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sofi's Bridge by Christine Lindsay

Seattle debutant Sofi Andersson will do everything in her power to protect her sister who is suffering from delayed shock over their father's drowning. Charles the family busy-body threatens to place her sister in a sanatorium, a whitewashed term for an insane asylum.
Like she has always done, Sofi will rescue her little sister, even if it means running away to the Cascade Mountains with only the new gardener Neil Macpherson, a handsome immigrant from Ireland, to protect them.
But in a hidden cabin high in the Cascades, just as Sofi has her secrets, she recognizes her gardener does too. Can she trust this man whose gentle manner brings such peace to her traumatized sister, and such tumult to her own emotions?
And can their gardener, Neil, continue to hide from Sofi that he is really Dr. Neil Galloway, wanted for murder and on the run from the British police?

About The Author

Christine Lindsay writes historical inspirational novels with strong love stories, and she takes pride in her Irish roots. Her great grandfather and grandfather worked as riveters in the Belfast shipyard, one of those ships her ancestors helped build was the Titanic.

On her mother’s side, it was stories of ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in India that seeded Christine’s long-time fascination with the British Raj and became the stimulus for her series Twilight of the British Raj.

The Pacific coast of Canada, about 200 miles north of Seattle, is Christine’s home where she lives with her husband, David, and they enjoy the visits from their adult children and grandchildren. Like a lot of authors, Christine’s chief editor is her cat.

 My Review

Sofi’s Bridge grabbed my attention from page one to the end, and my only regret was when the last page was turned it was over.
Sofi Andersson, eldest daughter in the family, and Neil Macpherson, the gardener, aka doctor, both suffering from the loss of their fathers, but this is not what brings them together. Ironically, or by God’s hand they end up fighting for the same causes, wellness of the family, and inferior safety conditions.
Sofi needs to save her sister, and finds a way to try and do so, after her mother signs the form to have her sister committed to a sanatorium, she flees with her to a family sanctuary. Of course we find that Neil is on the run and needs a sanctuary also, and he finds away to travel with Sofi.
What seems to have drawn then together may be what will end any kind of relationship between them, as Neil is a wanted man, but his compassion in times of need may just be his undoing.
A wonderful story that kept my attention throughout, the word pictures of the surroundings made me wish I were there. We meet so many interesting characters, and some you will soon hate, and others you will wish you could shake and help. I loved this book!
I received this book through the Author and was not required to give a positive review. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Maureen, I'm so glad you liked Sofi's Bridge. You are always such an encouragement regarding my books. Hugs and blessings.