W. S. Williamson’s Bridges: An Extraordinary Journey of the Heart is about a young woman, Jessie, who joins the Peace Corps in Africa. Her troubled past with men collides with her awakening to a new animated culture, provoking change in her belief system and sense of purpose. With a deep desire to be loved, and a darkness of superstition and black magic ensuing her, Jessie flees to a Frenchman in Europe. There, she is swept off her feet by euphoric feelings of love and the magic of his studies in alchemy.
The story revolves around an ancient book, foreign cultures, strange occurrences, and a young woman’s search for love. She is entranced and taken, deceived and destroyed, all for a purpose that will leave you astonished and amazed. Williamson turns modern-day religion on its head and extracts the one true principle that guides all human life and creation. Fore Word Reviews rated Bridges with 5-stars and called it outstanding, sophisticated, and mesmerizing. In fact, all the reviews have been excellent.
Inspired by actual experiences, Williamson skillfully folds facts into fiction and captures something deep within the reader’s soul. You cannot read this book without going on an incredible cultural, spiritual, and emotional journey with Jessie. From the first chapter, you are inside Jessie’s head, always on your toes, anticipating what happens next. For more information about Bridges, and to read all the praise, visit agapy.com/bridges. It’s available in both paperback and ebook at Amazon.
Bridges has wide appeal for both men and women from all walks of life. If you’ve ever lived in another culture, wanted to live in another culture, or you are curious about the long-term changes it can provoke in your thoughts and feelings, then Bridges is a must-read. If you’ve questioned the status of women in society or religion, if you think that women are important in the shaping of the world, the message in this book will move you.
W. S. Williamson is a veteran study-abroad director and returned Peace Corps Volunteer. She is also the author of the popular guidebook Study Abroad 101. She is a graduate of Indiana University and Western Michigan University and lives in Italy with her family. You can read more about Wendy on her blog at wswilliamson.com.