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A Long Bridge Home Free read ä 8 ☆ After her community in the awe inspiring Montana mountains is suddenly consumed by a raging wildfire one young Amish woman finds herself in a new town where she’s introduced to the Native culture of the Kootenai people When the Mast family is forced to evacuate their home in the West Kootenai region of MontanaRight who has yet to ask for her hand in marriage and who seems to be holding tightly to secrets from his past Now living with her aunt and uncle in St Ignatius Christine is on her own for the first time in her life While working in her uncle’s store Christine meets Raymond Old Fox whom she befriends and he introduces her to his rich native culture with strong ties to the earth and nature Despite the warnings of her aunt and uncle Christine is inexplicably drawn. I really liked the story line and the inner struggle of Christine as well as Andy's own struggles My issue with this book was the teaching part of it It felt as if we were reading a text book about the history of Raymond's tribe While I appreciate Christine's desire to learn I felt like the author took too much time to educate the reader Rather than being vague it was very specific and read like a history lesson This brought my rating from 4 stars to 3 ARC received from Netgalley

A Long Bridge HomeRight who has yet to ask for her hand in marriage and who seems to be holding tightly to secrets from his past Now living with her aunt and uncle in St Ignatius Christine is on her own for the first time in her life While working in her uncle’s store Christine meets Raymond Old Fox whom she befriends and he introduces her to his rich native culture with strong ties to the earth and nature Despite the warnings of her aunt and uncle Christine is inexplicably drawn. I really liked the story line and the inner struggle of Christine as well as Andy's own struggles My issue with this book was the teaching part of it It felt as if we were reading a text book about the history of Raymond's tribe While I appreciate Christine's desire to learn I felt like the author took too much time to educate the reader Rather than being vague it was very specific and read like a history lesson This brought my rating from 4 stars to 3 ARC received from Netgalley

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A Long Bridge Home Ï After her community in the awe inspiring Montana mountains is suddenly consumed by a raging wildfire one young Amish woman finds herself in a new town where she’s introduced to the Native culture of the Kootenai people When the Mast family is forced to evacuate their home in the West Kootenai region of Montana Christine chooses not to move with her family to her father’s childhood home in Kansas Instead she wants to stay closer to home and to her beau Andy Lamb. One of my favorite authors of Amish romances Kelly Irvin writes books with an amazing story line that I will revisit time and again It's a treat to be back in Montana once again The Big Sky Country which I really need to visit with the same characters and some new we get to meetChristine has some tough decisions to make and with the complexity of her relationship with her beau Andy who seems to be holding onto secrets from his past will they be able to reach a compromise in their relationshipIn this book I also enjoyed learning about the areas Native American peopleAnother powerful faith filled book that will keep your attention and you'll not want to missPublished February 11th 2020 by ZondervanI was given a complimentary copy of this book Thank youAll opinions expressed are my own Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¾ Kelly Irvin

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Kelly Irvin ¾ 8 Summary To Raymond and her mind is opened to a history and heritage far different from her own With her newly expanding horizons Christine wonders if she can return to the domestic life that is expected of her Her heart still longs to be with Andy but she isn’t the same person she was before the fire and she wonders if he can accept who she is becoming Has too much distance grown between them Or can they bridge the gap from past to present and find their way back togethe. A Long Bridge Home by Kelly Irvin – Interesting Likable Characters and Storyline But Has Some Wrong TheologyKelly Irvin has uickly become one of my favorite Christian fiction writers Until I started reading her novels I hadn’t read too many Amish theme books I was excited at the opportunity to read Kelly’s newest book A Long Bridge Home the second book in the Amish of Big Sky Country which takes place during the same timeframe as the first book Mountains of Grace Wildfires are burning in the mountains near the community of West Kootenai MontanaChristine and the Mast family evacuate but do not intend to return to West Kootenai Her mother and father have decided it’s time for their family to return to Kansas where her father’s parents live and need help in their older years Christine is desperate to stay because of her special friend Andy Lambright While they are not engaged they’ve talked about marriage and seem to be heading in that direction Andy is evacuating too but he’s returning to his family’s home so he can deal with some unfinished business Andy and Christine persuade her parents to let her stay a little bit closer in St Ignatius MontanaChristine will be staying with family but she will be experiencing a whole new world than what she’s used to Andy returns home and finds old wounds still haven’t healed and the best remedy is forgiveness even though he was one who was wronged Will his lack of honesty drive Christine away Will Christine remain faithful to her special friend Or will she be lured away by the excitement of her new friend Raymond Old Fox and a culture that is foreign to her I really liked the characters in A Long Bridge Home My favorite was Andy he was an honest and vulnerable and was growing and maturing I liked Christine but found her secrecy about her relationship with Raymond betrayed her conscience Raymond Old Fox was an interesting character and I liked him I wondered what attracted him to pursue a friendship with Christine I found it interesting to learn about the Native Indian history and culture and to see some of the similarities to the Amish culture and the contrastsWhere I ran into some discomfort with this book was how Christine wrestled with the differences in her Christian faith and spirituality from Raymond’s Native Indian culture It is interesting to learn of other cultures and what they believe but as a Christian we cannot forget that the Bible is the plumbline of truth and of right and wrong heaven and hell sin rebellion truth righteousness forgiveness repentance and salvation through Jesus Christ aloneChristine hesitated to share her faith in part because of the mistreatment of Raymond’s Native Indian ancestors at the hands of people who said they were ChristiansI tried to let Christine wrestle through what she was learning and how that differed from what she knew of the Bible I struggled with her trying to see her Christian faith and Raymond’s spirituality as euivalent Christine seemed to think that Raymond’s belief in a Creator was the same as her belief in the God of the Bible At one point she said “He’s your God too” I wanted to tell Christine “No He’s notnot at this point” But I did appreciate that Christine wanted to pray for Raymond and she felt the need to tell him about Jesus Christ even though that was not done in her Amish culture I appreciated Andy’s trust in Christine and his mature understanding of the differences between the Amish and Indian religious beliefs Christine had some wrong theology and I highlighted a number of statements and made many notes I tried to let the character wrestle with her thoughts and theological understanding Ideally I would like to have wrong theology corrected in the novel perhaps by another character or by a character’s growing understanding Is the right theology important in a fiction novel by a Christian author Yes because that book may influence a reader for right or wrong There was much that I liked about A Long Bridge Home the characters and storyline But I struggled with some of the wrong theology the main character expressed I would like to thank Zondervan Publishers and NetGalley for the opportunity to read A Long Bridge Home by Kelly Irvin I was under no obligation to give a favorable review