Bridges: An extraordinary journey of the heart


Publication Date: April 15, 2014
Publisher: Agapy
Paperback: 216 pages
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-0-9721328-8-6
LCCN: 2013918707
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Price: $14.95

“Outstanding, sophisticated, and mesmerizing…a spiritual intrigue similar to Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, with the sentimentality of Nicholas Sparks and the realism expected of a hardcore journalist.”
~ ForeWord Clarion Reviews
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The story of a young American woman, Jessie, who joins the Peace Corps in Africa to start over and find herself. She finds everything but herself, particularly something dark that is chasing her. Trying to get away, Jessie flees to a man in France whom she thinks is her love. There, she is drawn into a mysterious relationship and a slow spiritual awakening that teaches her how to listen to her heart against all odds.

W. S. Williamson is a veteran study-abroad director and returned Peace Corps Volunteer. She is a graduate of Indiana University and Western Michigan University and lives in Italy with her family. Read more on Wendy’s blog (email wendysuewilliamson at

Peace Corps Inspires Novelist by Howard Dukes, South Bend Tribune
Peace Corps Worldwide Review by Angene Wilson


“A gifted storyteller, Williamson pursues her descriptive passages with passion and expresses her emotions with the perceptiveness of a psychologist. Intellectual without being off-putting, this fascinating thriller traverses into an unknown dimension of the human mind—a world peopled with fallen angels and dethroned idols.” ~ Julia Ann Charpentier, ForeWord Reviews

Bridges blends vivid imagery from locales as diverse as northern Cameroon to the highlands of Ecuador with one woman’s quest for spiritual enlightenment, enduring love, and inner peace. Williamson follows the tribulations of a Peace Corps Volunteer fleeing from her past, but unsure of her future, as she builds and deconstructs relationships with herself, those around her, and – ultimately – a higher power. This is a great book for anyone who has traveled paths both physical and philosophical seeking greater truths and balance in life.” ~ Dillon Banerjee, Foreign Service Officer and author of The Insider’s Guide to the Peace Corps: What to Know Before You Go

Bridges is a winner! This imaginative, exciting, and heartwarming book is sure to inspire a lot of people as it did me. It spoke directly to my soul. Not only that, all the mystery made it such a page-turner. I loved this book.” ~ Joshua Tongol, speaker on progressive Christianity and organic church, and author of So You Thought You Knew

“Be prepared for an internal shift. In a storyline spanning the world, the author weaves together elements of alchemy, shamanism, numerology, and symbology to unfold a spiritual journey of evolving love that will stir your soul. Something sleeping deep inside will awaken, realize the central truth of this book, and will say, ‘Yes, I remember now’.” ~ Joseph B. Lumpkin, bestselling author of The Books of Enoch

“Bridges is a thoughtful, literary adventure of mystery and spirituality. Williamson fills her narrative with challenging experiences and beliefs, without seeking to justify any one worldview. The plot drove me to continue down an unexpected path through three different cultures on three different continents. Reminiscent of The Celestine Prophecy and The Alchemist, these pages left me with satisfying questions about the nature of the world and my place in it.” ~ Ingrid Anders, author of Earth to Kat Vespucci and Kat Vespucci Takes Taiwan

Bridges tells the story of a young woman’s rediscovery and redemption through darkness and light. Pain and disillusionment give rise to a journey through superstitions and fear, questioning and disempowerment—an experience with an ancient and revelatory book of sound vibrations—to renewed understanding and hope in one’s ability to create change by following one’s heart and being love. Letting go of the past opens the door to living fully in the present.” ~ The International Alchemy Guild

“Williamson has effectively captured what it truly means to live from the heart. Through Jessie’s character, you are able to learn the process of how to connect, listen, and follow your heart. This is a book that will not only entertain you, keep you in suspense, and inspire romance in you, but also teach you how you too can start connecting with your own heart. And from that magical space, begin to literally create miracles in all areas of your life…let go of the past, heal old wounds, and start creating more loving, authentic, and harmonious relationships. And who knows, maybe even call forth your true soul mate! A refreshing and captivating story about the journey into one’s heart! ~ Gabriel Gonsalves, Heart Intelligence Coach and Founder of Heart’n Mind Consulting

“A story of magic and truth that teaches us about the soul journey of our life, and all lives. Bridges is a page turner from start to finish, the global/cultural pieces are authentic and attest to her deep cross-cultural understanding, and I most appreciated the philosophical and spiritual reflections. Offering us a glimpse into the alchemical possibilities harbored in all of our heart and via our life choices with love, Williamson’s spiritual novel is a true gem. Thank you for bringing this transformational tale to birth in the world!” ~ Skye Stephenson, PhD.  Author of The Spirits of Jade, Crystal Companion Cards: Messages from the Stones and a Star, Skye is a crystal healer with a focus on place-based healing

Bridges is an amazing book that teaches you about the Word and African cultures. Some scenes made me laugh and others almost made me cry. The book takes you on an epic adventure you will remember for a long time. I literally could not put Bridges down; I read it all in one sitting.” ~ Salome W, a teen who loves adventure and fantasy books

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