Bleak Landing

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, retired librarian and long-time book discussion leader



Title: Bleak Landing

Author: Terrie Todd

Publisher: Waterfall Press

Publication Date: 2017

Format: Paperback

Length: 304 pages


Todd has written a very easy-to-read book set in Canada during the Great Depression. It is the story of Bridget O’Sullivan, a twelve year old Irish immigrant, abused by her father and soon to be the victim of his gambling. She runs away from home and we follow her to her job at the garment factory, to the home of the factory owner where she is employed after saving his daughter from a dreadful accident and eventually back to Bleak Landing after her father’s death.  The rejuvenation of Victor Harrison, the town bully is an important part of the story and of Bridget’s life.

Despite being predictable in parts, Bleak Landing is a very enjoyable read with a satisfactory ending.



Rating (1 to 5)


Suggested Audience

Fans of Christian fiction, particularly historical

Christian Impact

Forgiveness is a huge issue in Bleak Landing as well as God’s ability to change hearts.


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Bleak Landing

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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