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Vermont, picturesque and lovely, attracts visitors from across the country in search for the perfect picture, the perfect fall foliage or perhaps a taste of maple syrup. Stansbury is best known for the odd covered bridge that spans Stansbury Lake and goes nowhere, connecting no roads and serving no known purpose. The locals call it the Lakebridge. Very few know of its mysterious origins and fewer care to know more. Those visiting the town perhaps take a few snapshots and leave, their curiosity quelled by an uneasy feeling that they shouldn’t think on it anymore.Don't start reading Lakebridge: Spring with the idea that you will be reading a book full of light and love. Yes, there is love--much love between the residents of the town--but there is also darkness in the form of a covered bridge that spans a lake and that has no roads connected to it.
The tourists will eventually leave Stansbury, but its residents strangely linger, seemingly held captive by a force they barely recognize. They also do not think about the town’s mysterious artifact much except in passing, all but Gil, his father, Ben, and a few others. They know of the bridge’s dark history and understand that it is responsible for every horror that ever befell the people of Stansbury: the people who fear the bridge but will not speak of it. The bridge makes people do things – bad things – so that it can continue to love and care for them all.
Some have tried to destroy the bridge, but as long as the bridge is fed with the lives of the innocents of Stansbury it will go on – loving the people of Stansbury.
Lakebridge: Spring is the first of a four book cycle revolving around Stansbury and the Lakebridge.
The book is not linear in design, nor is there a clear protagonist. Every "chapter" or episode is told from the POV of one of the characters--including a moose. There's even an episode in first person POV. Oddly enough--it works.
The book could have used some editing as there were some typos that took me out of the story here and there, but even so there is something compelling about the bridge and the story.
I don't want to give away any spoilers, but if you are the reader who wants a HEA in her reading, this is not the book for you. However, if you are a reader who doesn't mind a walk on the dark side--you might want to give Lakebridge:Spring a try.
I'm waiting for Lakebridge:Summer to come out to see what happens to the residents of Stansbury next.
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