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By: J. M. Ryder

A Bridge in Time

Pages: 352 Ratings: 5.0
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Maddie Coles, disillusioned, 40-something housewife, wakes immobile and in darkness, unaware of the catastrophic illness she has suffered.

During this static time, Maddie recreates subconsciously her life from the very first day of birth in 1965. A life created from real memories and forgotten youthful hopes and dreams, which lead her to question and re-examine every aspect of her life so far.

When medical science reawakens her 25 years later in 2037, the world as she knew it is unrecognisable and alien to her. She must come to terms with the devastating losses and extraordinary surprises, and reacquaint with family and friends of an almost forgotten past. She must also learn to live in the real world again. As Maddie travels this deeply personal, sometimes funny, heartwarming and often painful journey she finds inner wisdom which gives her strength to overcome the difficulties of her new life and determination to value everything she has regained by returning to it.

J. M. Ryder was born in Edmonton, London in 1959, grew up in South West London. She has worked as both a veterinary and dental nurse, and now works as a cleaner and gardener. She and her husband live in Dorset, where she enjoys walking, various arty pursuits and the occasional pub quiz.

This is her first novel.

Customer Reviews
5 reviews
5 reviews
  • June - Dorset

    I enjoyed reading this book very much & would recommend it. The author writes in a very readable style & the story is excellent. A very good read & I look forward to any future books!!

  • Liam

    A very interesting read. Makes you think about life.
    Couldn't wait to turn to the next page.

  • Mel P

    A great hear warming read that made me smile.

  • Martin

    Just finished reading A Bridge in Time and found it to be powerful and riveting and extremely well-written, especially considering it's a first book... I found that there was so much in the book that. 'struck a chord' with me and I imagine that will be the case for many people.

  • Ann.H.

    I found this book a great read,from start to finish. Infancy, teenage years midlife and later years, a personable insight spanning the life of Maddie Coles. I enjoyed the authors style of writing and bringing the characters to life.A brilliant first novel.

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