The Other Side of The Bridge

The Other Side of The Bridge Review

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.

It only takes a few minutes in her new home to realize just what a dump it is, and how ridiculously rash her decision was. Yet Ava perseveres, and thanks to her grandmother’s legacy, is welcomed into the village... as well as by handsome widower Andreas Lethikos.

When an elderly woman in the village mistakes Ava for her grandmother, telling her, with tears trickling down her face, that she is so sorry, Ava is both touched and intrigued. What is the woman sorry for, and what secrets did her grandmother keep? With the help of a local schoolteacher who is interviewing the remaining Second World War survivors in central Greece, Ava discovers the surprising threads of her grandmother’s life... and they help to weave her own life back together.

In 1942, in Italian and Nazi-occupied Greece, Ava’s grandmother Sophia Paranoussis is fighting to keep her family, and especially her impulsive sister Angelika, safe. When she is approached by a stranger to help with the local Resistance, she longs to refuse, yet a sense of both duty and honor compel her to agree. Frightened and yet with growing courage, Sophia begins to aid twelve British SOEs who have parachuted into Greece to blow up the Gorgopotamos viaduct--and falls in impossible love with one of them.

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 Bridge
Edition Language:English

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  • sue

    This was a love story. One of those reads you can get a nice cuppa, piece of cake and sit and read outside in the sunshine with. OR equally curl up in front of a flaming fire on a cold winters day.Ava...

  • Janine

    The story of new friendships, lost histories and discovering who you are and what you want in life. All set in a small town in Greece. Ava Lancet goes to Lousidous Greece, to the home she inherited af...

  • Terri

    Original review found at http://kristineandterri.blogspot.ca/2...I received this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.For those that know me they know that this is the type of novel tha...

  • Christa

    This was a wonderful book that had both a WWII and current day storyline. Both storylines were interesting and appealing, but I felt more invested in the current one. Ava Lancet has suffered tremendou...

  • Rosalie

    This was a wonderful book. World War II and just normal family life. Trying to find out about ancestors. Good read....

  • Eddi

    Interesting novel telling two related stories set in Greece. One in current time; the other in 1942 during world war 2. Modern day young woman inherits her grandmother's old run-down, uninhabited home...

  • Judy

    This novel combines a historical plotline set during WWII in Greece with the current day story of her granddaughter who has traveled to Greece to take possession of the house left to her by her grandm...

  • Veronica A Pitts

    An interesting StoryThis was a great story. Katharine Swartz wrote a great book. I never knewThat Greece was also affected with WW II as was were other countries.MS Swartz wrote about a young lady nam...

  • Rosemarie

    Good read enjoyed. Full of feelings,love, and caring!Good read. Enjoyed. Full of feelings, love and caring.Good story line. Kept my I interest. I liked the back and forth with the chapters. ...

  • Pam

    Nice historical fictionI enjoyed this book which looked World War II from the perspective of Greek Village. Liked the link between the present and past. ...