The Bridge Between
2020 Selah Award Winner
Return to Edisto with this inspirational story about second chances, first loves, and family secrets ...
When Louisa Halloway returns to the Lowcountry as caretaker for her family's Edisto Island home, she finally has the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of a doctorate degree. Especially since David, her ex-husband, relocates with her and their teenage sons so they can continue to effectively co-parent. Here, among the oak canopies and sunset beaches, their once strained relationship eases into a familiar pace-with the possibility for more.
But then Liam Whiting, a local professor studying tidal creek preservation, invites Lou to join his research team, encouraging her growing passion for the ecosystem of this place that lives by the rhythm of the tides. As Lou builds a friendship with Liam, David leans on Grace Watson, whose son is engaged to his and Lou's daughter, Cora Anne.
As old wounds are reopened and past secrets are unveiled, David and Lou must decide if their marriage is worth revisiting. Like the tidal creeks of this idyllic setting, relationships deepen and shift. Can sifting through the sediment of past hurts restore this family?
A follow up to Still Waters, the 2018 Selah Book of the Year, The Bridge Between has been praised by reviewers as "breathtakingly beautiful ... weaving together themes of family, forgiveness, and unrelenting, unwavering love ..."
Firefly Southern Fiction, 9781645260769, 300pp.
Publication Date: July 31, 2019