Bridge Over Calm Water - A Teenage Girl’s Tale of Bravery

In this gripping story of a journey from adversity to acceptance, fifteen-year-old Rea Wilson must discover the courage to face immense challenges and begin a new life.
Bridge Over Calm Water
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June 6, 2011 - PRLog -- In this gripping story of a journey from adversity to acceptance, fifteen-year-old Rea Wilson must discover the courage to face immense challenges and begin a new life.

Set in a Rock Island, a small Tennessee town where three rivers meet, a steel span bridge - the Bridge Over Calm Water - crosses a lake. On a nearby farm, Rea is haunted throughout her childhood by a nightmare about the bridge. The youngest in her family, Rea is expected to marry and supply her father with cheap farm labor.  

Rock Island’s doctor, Robert McKinney, offers Rea a part-time job in his clinic. The doctor’s generosity is both a blessing and a curse, as the steel bridge stands between her and the McKinney home.

In 1941, Rea’s childhood nightmare becomes reality when she is attacked on the bridge. Rea faces the shame of an unwanted pregnancy. She keeps her attacker’s identity a secret and she gives her daughter, Lilly, to the McKinneys, with the agreement that she will move away, deep into the Appalachian Mountains.

Bridge Over Calm Water beautifully captures Rea’s painful yet heroic struggle to survive, and to recognize the potential of the future.

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BRIDGE OVER CALM WATER  (ISBN: 978-1-60911-732-0) is available for $15.95 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website:  or at or

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About the Author:
Jan Kendall is a life-long resident of Tennessee, and has a deep love and commitment to the people and values embedded in its population.

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