By Kay Bratt
Kindle Edition Available
Product Description (from Amazon)
In present day China, an old woman's house sits opposite an ancient bridge. Not just any bridge--but a special one because it has always been known as The Lucky Bridge. In olden days it was said that to walk over it during a marriage ceremony, or at the beginning of the New Year would bring the traveler good luck. Because of its reputation, over the years it has also become a popular place for young mothers to abandon their children. What to some may seem cruel is in reality their final gift to their offspring--one last chance to send them off to their new destinies with luck on their side. Jing, an old woman, is the unofficial and often reluctant guardian of the bridge. When no one else will, Jing steps in to prevent the children from frostbite, abuse and hunger, and then she delivers them safely to the orphanage. This has been her routine for many years, but what does Jing do when the latest child, a blind boy, burrows deep into her heart?
Read 'The Bridge' to see how Fei Fei's life is changed by the love of a lonely old woman. The Bridge is a short story of 17,000 words, approximately 72 pages. Fei Fei's character is based on a real orphaned boy that Kay Bratt met during her time in China.
Don't miss these other great books by Kay Bratt! Full length books currently available on Kindle "Silent Tears; A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage" and "Chasing China; A Daughter's Quest for Truth". For children adopted from China, you may be interested in Kay's book called "Mei Li and the Wise Laoshi."
About the Author (from Amazon)
Kay Bratt is a child advocate and author, residing near the base of Wacau Mountain, in the rolling hills of Georgia with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat. In addition to coordinating small projects for the children of China, Kay is an active volunteer for An Orphans Wish (AOW). Kay lived in China for over four years and because of her experiences working with orphans, she strives to be the voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. If you would like to read more about what started her career as an author, and also meet the children she knew and loved in China, read her poignant memoir titled Silent Tears; A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage. Visit http://www.kaybratt.com/ for more information.
O.Scarlett! REVIEW by Rachel
It is rare that a book or story touches my heart as deeply as this one. This is a topic that always moves me deeply.
While I don’t believe this is an indie author, I so enjoyed this story, that I decided to whip in a short review. It is a story that is easily overlooked, but I think should be read by others.
It is a story of hope – where none existed or should have existed.
Love – and giving of the little you have to make another persons life worth living.
It is a picture of China – and the hopelessness for some, and the heart that still beats.
It is a story of an old woman with nothing, lonely and alone, who chose time after time to reach out to abandoned children and safely deliver them to an orphanage.
One small boy changes her life – and reminds her that life can be so much more when others are there to share it with them.
Orphanages like the one in this story abound throughout the world – one person can make all the difference for a child.
Genre/Theme: Orphans, China, Modern Time
Reading Level: TEEN - upper elementary to middle school
Profanity: LOW - few mildly offensive words
Sexuality: NONE - not even hinted at