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Bridge of Gold

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Underwater excavation, sunken treasure, and sabotage; the mystery unfolds in this dual timeline story. 

A long lost ship sank along the shores of San Francisco during the Gold Rush is discovered while the foundation of the south tower of the Golden Gate bridge is being established in the 1930s. But someone claims the ship is theirs. What will Luke do when the lives of those around him are at stake, including his fiancé?

 When repairs need to be done on the bridge, that same ship is discovered once again, bringing an underwater archeologist, Kayla, onto the diving team. Carrying heavy grief from the recent loss of her parents, and desperately seeking answers. Can she let go of what she can't control and trust Steven in the middle of mysterious events.

History and mystery entwined in this series! If you're a fan of historical fiction, this one is for you!
*Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC, and the opportunity to post an honest review.
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I really enjoyed this book. Despite being a quick read, it was packed with action, adventure, history, and budding romance! I couldn't get enough of this book. If you enjoy historical fiction romances, I highly recommend this book!
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Told through alternating timelines, this is the story of the Golden Gate Bridge, dashed hopes and dreams, and some real soul-searching.  During the Great Depression, Luke and Margo are trying to make a go of it in San Francisco, but a mystery ship changes their lives forever.  In modern day, Steven and Kayla have discovered the same cache as part of a restoration project, and it also pivots their lives in ways never imagined.  However, God has a plan, and sometimes it unfolds in the most mysterious of ways...
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Bridge of Gold by Kimberley Woodhouse is an excellent historical fiction novel that is the third book in the amazing series: Doors to the Past. This book has it all: history, wonderful cast of characters, mystery, suspense, and a dash of romance. This novel kept me enthralled from beginning to end.

This is such an awesome group of novels. Each book features and includes a historic landmark/location and each author weaves a wonderful story involving this area. This book features the Gold Gate Bridge. I loved how the author was able to weave the dual timelines together to create an addictive and balanced narrative that had complexity, yet simplicity. I really enjoyed the current-day and historic concepts equally.

I also really enjoyed Kayla and Steven as characters. They were likable, relatable, and had great chemistry. I enjoyed the suspense and mystery that they were involved in and this is truly a great addition to this stunning series.

I really am looking forward to the next installment. I have read the previous two books that preceded and I cant wait to see what the next landmark will be.

5/5 stars

Thank you NG and Barbour Books for this wonderful arc and in return I am submitting my unbiased and voluntary review and opinion.

I am posting this review to my GR and Bookbub accounts closer to publication per publisher request. I will also post this review to my Amazon, Instagram, and B&N accounts upon publication on 6/1/21.
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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC to review!
Rating (on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being excellent)
Quality of writing: 5
Pace: 3
Plot development: 3
Characters: 3
Enjoyability: 3
Ease of Reading: 4

Overall rating: 3 out of 5
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Bridge of Gold by Kimberely Woodhouse is a deep-diving hunt for adventure story. While I am deathly afraid of water, there were some moments when Woodhouse made her characters dive into the water under where the Golden Gate bridge stands today that I cringed. There were moments were the divers could not see their fingers in front of their face because of all the swirlness of the dirt and current. Even with this, they were afraid of the ledge that would take them to death. They worked around that ledge. No me. While this was my reality, it won't happen to all readers. As for the plot, I enjoyed the hunt for buried treasure with the past and the present colliding near the end of the story. One little tidbit I would have liked to see is just a little bit of the legend of how Lady Martha ended up where she was. The main present day character, Kayla, references the legend a number of times, but as a reader, we might not know this story. Even with this little bit missing, I still enjoyed the story and believes it fits well with the series. A good story!

I received a complimentary copy of Bridge of Gold by Kimberely Woodhouse through Celebrate Lit Tours, but the opinions stated are all my own.
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