Bridge to Haven
In this latest inspirational tale, Pastor Zeke feels compelled to walk to the bridge at the edge of Haven, his small Northern California town.
There he discovers an abandoned newborn infant. The year is 1936 and his wife, Maryanne, her heart weakened by rheumatic fever in her childhood and advised against another pregnancy, wants to keep the child.
They name her Abra. Five years later, Maryanne dies and Pastor Zeke gives Abra up for adoption to friends.
Abra ends up feeling rejected by her birth mom and the pastor, and never bonds with her adoptive family.
Joshua, her best friend, goes to war in Korea with a MASH unit, and she runs away to Hollywood and becomes a starlet under the tutelage of an agent who sees her as his Galatea.
Hollywood success fails to make Abra feel whole and wanted, and she has no idea that Joshua is looking for her.
This persistent Christian message will please readers who are seeking fiction with a repeated and strong message about redemption and salvation.