(Book Review) Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers

Reviewed by:  Elizabeth Norton, public librarian

Bridge to Haven

Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers


Title: Bridge to Haven

Author: Francine Rivers

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

Publication Date: April 22, 2014

Format: Hardcover book, ISBN 9781414368184

Length: 480 pages


It’s been a long time since 1950s Hollywood starlet Lena Scott felt like she fit in anywhere. Abandoned by her birth mother as a newborn, then by her adoptive family after the death of her adoptive mother, Lena, once known as Abra, made a desperate decision trying to find real love, and now she must live with the consequences. Although she has quickly made a name for herself in Hollywood, fame has come with a high cost and Lena wonders if she will ever truly find home. But, as Lena discovers, God can work in every situation, bringing light into darkness and rebuilding bridges long since burned.


Rating (1 to 5)

4 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience


Christian Impact

With strong ties to the Biblical tale of the Prodigal Son, Lena’s story will resonate with all who have ever felt lonely, lost, or abandoned by God.


Realistic portrayal of rape, abortion, and post-traumatic stress; scenes of recreational drug use and drinking.

Elizabeth Norton works as a public librarian in Michigan where she also writes professional reviews for print publications and enjoys serving on book award committees.

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