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On August 15th 1939, at the brink of World War II, an English plane crashed and sunk in Danish waters. Five deaths were reported: two Standard Oil of New Jersey employees, a German Corporate Lawyer, an English member of Parliament, and a crew member for the airline. Here is a conceivable version of the events.
Paperback, 372 pages
Published June 13th 2011 by Authorhouse
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Nancy (The Avid Reader)

The Bridge Of Deaths is about a woman who has wanted to know the true circumstances behind her grandfather's death from a very early age. She brings fiction and non-fiction all together in one book. Her research takes her on a long journey of over two decades to Denmark, England and The United States. I love that she said that she got some of her info from the internet. I can relate to this because I learned a long time ago that if I wanted to know something all I had to do was go on the interne

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Wanda Hartzenberg
Apr 08, 2012 Wanda Hartzenberg rated it it was amazing
The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V Egan is a poignant journey into history.
The story is unique in several ways; firstly it is based on a true story. The author took time and effort to research the death of her grandfather and in this book his story is told. It is where conventional enquiries ended that this book takes a twist. Psychics, past life regression and shamans play a major role. I loved the fact that the author kept second guessing said routes of enquiry. The love story on the one hand and
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Meghan
Jan 16, 2012 Meghan rated it did not like it
This was a book of positives and negatives. In my opinion, the latter makes up the most part.
I'm a little sad because I feel like this book has to potential to be better than it was. It is a good story idea, and I really enjoyed the two characters Bill and Maggie, I might have enjoyed Catalina if reading her narratives wasn't so incredibly boring.

Bill keeps having a recurring nightmare about a plane crash, he goes to a hypnotherapist to seek help, and it turns out this dream he is having is actu
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Lori
I was gifted this book from the author in late 2011/early 2012 and, to be honest, at the time I knew nothing about it. And, unfortunately, was not able to read it until recently because of personal loss. If you are reading my review to find out what the book is about I suggest you read other reviewers including the synopsis'. The author writes "I hope there are many people all over the world who identify with Maggie, a pacifist who is willing to search and eager to learn about war and history, a ...more
b00k r3vi3ws
Feb 09, 2012 b00k r3vi3ws rated it it was amazing

I got this book for free from the author in exchange of ‘Honest &Fair’ review.


First and foremost, I have to say that I am amazed at the amount of research that has gone into this book. From researching plane crash, visiting museums/archives, reincarnation, to the past life regression, to psychics, to simple internet research… she has done it all. When I received the book, I obviously checked the official website “The Bridge of Deaths” and browsed through to get an idea about the plot. The na
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Tara Hall
Nov 07, 2011 Tara Hall rated it liked it
In the first few chapters, I thought this book was odd, and wasn’t sure if I liked it. The narrative style was hard to get used to. But by the fourth chapter, I was eager to see where the book was going.
Bridge of Deaths isn’t the kind of book I would be predisposed to read. This is not the novel I thought it was. This book is more of a research treatise combined with snippets of novel interspersed throughout which describes the research as it is uncovered. While I hesitate to use the words magic
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Jan 15, 2012 The Haunted Reading Room 2017 - Year of Lovecraft rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Readers of history, paranormal, metaphysics, romance, mystery
Recommended to The Haunted Reading Room by: M. C. V. Egan

The author, M. C. V. Egan, is very forthright in explaining that she is not any expert on world history of the period she relates; in fact, she says that when she began her quest to discover events she knew very little of that era. So as readers we are reassured that the author is not spouting regurgitated history texts, but fictionalizing her own experiences and discoveries. She has no hidden agenda here, no goals except discovery. Instead she is forthright, sharing her explorations and their r
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Kitty Honeycutt
Jan 05, 2012 Kitty Honeycutt rated it it was amazing
Book Title: "The Bridge of Deaths"
Author: M.C.V. Egan
Published By: Author House
Age Recommended: 17 +
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 5

Review: Another phenomenal historically charged novel that I enjoyed from cover to cover. One of the main things about this book that really caught me was the truth of the story. Catalina has been searching for so long to find out the mystery behind her grandfather's death when over on the other side of the pond you have a young man named Bill and a young w
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Alyssa Pivirotto
Jul 14, 2012 Alyssa Pivirotto rated it liked it
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

I received this free through Basically Book's ARR for a honest review.

So I was up in the air about whether to give this book three or four stars for a few reasons. The beginning of the book was slow paced until about a third of the way in... it continued to be rather slow (but tolerable) until the middle where it really picked up and became much more interesting. Plus I found it very hard to follow along with all the different people involved with the investigation. At
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Kathy Brady
Jan 05, 2012 Kathy Brady rated it it was amazing
The Bridge of Deaths is a mixture of fact and fiction. The tale of real research done into a real plane crash and of fictional characters and a plausible explanation for the events surrounding the crash. This book had me hooked the whole way through. I would not have imagined that a book about research done in archives mixed with psychics and past life regressions could be so interesting.The blend works so well in this story that it leaves me wanting to know more every time I put the book down a ...more
Erin
Sep 01, 2012 Erin rated it it was ok
Find this and other reviews at: http://flashlightcommentary.blogspot....

NOTE: It has come to my attention that The Bridge of Deaths has been re-published since the release of this review. I will not be returning to the piece, but encourage readers to understand the issues I noted may not apply to more recent editions of the novel.

The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V. Egan presents a lot of challenges to me as a reviewer. I enjoyed the plot and greatly admire Egan's passion, but her style didn’t strike
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Jonathan
Mar 14, 2012 Jonathan rated it liked it
The Bridge of Deaths is an interesting bird. It’s part fiction, part non-fiction, part years-long research odyssey, part “what if” conjecture. It revolves around a airplane that went down in Danish waters in 1939. That plane, a Lockheed Electra, was carrying the author’s maternal grandfather, a Mexican national and employee of Standard Oil of New Jersey, as well as a German lawyer, a British parliamentarian, another employee of Standard Oil, and the pilot and copilot. Only the pilot made it out ...more
Passion For Pages
Mar 06, 2012 Passion For Pages rated it liked it
(Review from my blog http://passionforpages.blogspot.com/2...

**I was given this book by the author in exchange for a review

3 1/2 stars

The Bridge of Deaths is almost like a mystery. A mystery that mixes both real facts of the author’s life and experiences and fictional aspects that she created.

There is a lot of information in this book. A lot. It almost felt like I was back in school in History class, and it's no secret (at least to those I was in class with) that I slept through most of History.
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Nikki McCarver
Apr 04, 2012 Nikki McCarver rated it it was amazing
There comes a time, in every avid readers life, when he or she hits a book that makes you stop, think, and question or reanalyze your belief system. I have avoided quite a few books such as these for personal reasons for quite some time, but there was once a time when this particular would have hit my radar the moment it came out. I came upon an ad of this book that was up for review and after reading a brief description knew I had to read it. I use books at an attempt to escape life through fan ...more
Leona
Apr 25, 2012 Leona rated it it was amazing
Review of The Bridge of Deaths by M. C. V. (Catalina) Egan
A quote from Carl Sagan at the beginning is:
Somewhere,
something incredible
is waiting to be known.
Carl Sagan
1934–1996
American astronomer, writer, and
scientist. (page ix)
This book took me about three or four chapters to really get into it. I did not care for it at the beginning but as I got into it, I was very impressed. The book is in the third person. Catalina Egan has taken historical facts and turned them into a novel. I liked the char
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Adriana
Feb 07, 2012 Adriana rated it liked it
Bill is an average guy. He's more logical than most. He's pretty quiet and has a reserved type of personality. He would love to settle down and meet his true match. But there is also something special about Bill. His dreams well more like nightmares of a plane crashing down. It's the same nightmare he's had for years and in the beginning acts like it's no big deal that he has had many therapists in his life. He's had the nightmare most of his life. In eighth grade? he went on a trip to amazingly ...more
Angela
Feb 20, 2012 Angela rated it really liked it
I was given this book in pdf format from the author free in exchange for an honest review.

I can safely say that this book was far outside of my reading “comfort zone”. I do not read many historical based books. I must say, however, that I had a decent time reading this book. It was a book that had non-fiction as a base, but was turned into fiction by the addition of some fictional characters. I think the fictional twist is what really made me like the book. The informational parts were nice too
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Home. Love. Books.
Apr 26, 2012 Home. Love. Books. rated it really liked it
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This book has a pretty interesting idea. I mean I can't tell you how many times I sat in history class and wondered what really happened. What were the people really like, sure I knew the big picture of things but a lot of times you never find out what happened to the individual person. This book explores what it would be like to have the opportunity to do just that.

I don't want to sound like a broken record, but the begi
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Lily
Jun 05, 2012 Lily rated it it was ok
Review originally published on Bookluvrs Haven

This book is not for everyone. This novel is geared for an audience that enjoys reading about war, specifically WW1 or WW2. I am not really part of that audience.

So why did I choose to read this novel? Well, I had a different description of the book that added some emphasis on reincarnation, psychic experiences and regressions, and I am certainly fascinated by THAT! But this book was not really centered on a lot of the paranormal, supernatural, psych
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Mary Loesch
Jul 12, 2012 Mary Loesch rated it liked it

****I received this book as part of IO Book Tours from the author in exchange for an honest review*****

I like history. I don't want to marry it or anything, but I enjoy it and feel that yes, we do in fact learn from it. I like tales based on fact, too, and when I read the synopsis for The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V. Egan, I was excited. Past life regressions, a brutal plane crash, soul mates---oh yeah, baby. This sounded great. But….well….the execution didn't come like I thought it would.

Here's t
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Claire Carey
Synopsis

On August 15th 1939, at the brink of World War II, an English plane crashed and sunk in Danish waters. Five deaths were reported: two Standard Oil of New Jersey employees, a German Corporate Lawyer, an English member of Parliament, and a crew member for the airline. Here is a conceivable version of the events.

Review

I will have to admit from the start that i didn't read this book all the way through.
I was asked to review this book as i have an interest in the supernatural. When this was
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Melissa Haggerty
Jan 21, 2012 Melissa Haggerty rated it really liked it
The Bridge of Deaths by M.C.V. Egan was amazing! It took me a very long time to read because there is just so much information to absorb. The amount of time that Egan had to have put into the research and writing for this book is unimaginable!


World War II is a war that I have always loved to learn about. This book, being set at the brink of the war, provided so much insight to what was happening then. I feel like I just sat through a highly enjoyable history lesson.


The look into psychic belief
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Ruty  B
Feb 20, 2012 Ruty B rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, mystery
(Rating: 3.5/5) I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
Carl Sagan (American astronomer, writer, and scientist.)

Will you spend 18 years of your life searching for the true? I personally don’t know, but this is what Catalina has done.
In search of the true story behind the death of his grandfather, Catherine was involved in a pre-war world in which espionage and "backstage" was commonplace. Resulting in this boo
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Victoria Dougherty
This is one of the most original thrillers I’ve come across. Blending fiction and non-fiction, the author has set out to solve the mystery of her grandfather’s death in a 1939 plane crash on the eve of WWII. But this wasn’t just any plane crash. At least not for the author, who suspects foul play. And with the crash killing two oil men, a German lawyer, and a Member of Parliament, it’s not much of a stretch to believe that this was some sort of clandestine mission gone tragically awry. The plot ...more
Christoph Fischer
Feb 19, 2013 Christoph Fischer rated it it was amazing
"The Bridge of Deaths" by M.C.V. Egan was recommended to me by several of my reviewer friends who just earned themselves more credibility. This well written and compelling story is based on a true event, the crash of a British Airways Plane at a Danish bridge in 1939.
A couple in Britain and a woman in Florida are trying to reconstruct the events and the lives of the people who were killed through various channels of research; some of it factual, some psychic.
It is fascinating how the story unf
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Julie Powell
Mar 05, 2012 Julie Powell rated it it was amazing
This author wanted an honest review: here it is.

Bridge of Deaths is a mixture of history, fiction and a journalist sense of searching for the truth.

Although truth has its sides, this book cannot be faulted for the evidence that backs up the author's truth and is only enhanced by the fictional characters that portray it.

Yes, there is a mass of data, yet I feel that this only proved that the author did a thorough job.

This book is extremely well written, although it may be a 'story' that would app
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Mindy
Jul 15, 2012 Mindy rated it liked it
This was an interesting book for the historical content and the conspiracy theory. There was a lot of historical background, somewhat overwhelming at times. Occasionally the historical content overwhelmed the pleasure of the story. Indeed at times it reminded me the excessive information in Moby Dick.

The basic story was excellent, but I got lost in the detail to the loss of the story. I do think that much of the information could have been left out or presented differently and the story would
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Heather Kirchhoff
Aug 01, 2012 Heather Kirchhoff rated it it was amazing
This book was absoultely stunning. While I was reading it I was curious to see what was going to happen next. I had learned so much in this book about something I didn't even know had happened, and people I didn't even know existed. Unusually I learn a life lesson within a book, but this time it was so much more. This story is defiantly for anyone who's interested in history, and I've recommended it while I was reading The Bridge of Deaths. I was sad to see the ending, but happy with how it had ...more
Penny
Jun 11, 2012 Penny rated it it was ok
For my complete review, please visit Perpetual Chaos of a Wandering Mind

The date: August 15, 1939. The place: Storstrombroen in Denmark. The people: a pilot, a copilot, two oil-company executives, a German corporate lawyer and a British member of Parliament. A fiery crash, suspicious circumstances, conflicting reports, five deaths, and one survivor. A world on the brink of war. All true facts, all meticulously documented.

Add in Zionists, Palestinians, an arms race, the military industrial compl
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Cold  Coffee
Sep 01, 2014 Cold Coffee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book Review For 'The Bridge Of Deaths: A Love Story and A Mystery' – by M.C.V. Egan (Second Edition)

M.C.V. Egan’s book ‘The Bridge Of Deaths’ is unique because the author is driven by childhood memories, family stories and perhaps the spirit of her grandfather who died when an English aircraft (carrying 5) crashed on August 15, 1939. Her exhaustive research, passion for details and networking abilities brings this fiction (based on real events) to life from archives buried during the chaos of Wo
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M.C.V. Egan is fluent in four languages, Spanish, English, French and Swedish. She lives in Delray Beach, Florida with her husband and teenage son.
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