Thursday, April 9, 2015

Crossroads Book Review-Fantastic!


a Miller's Creek novel and Christian contemporary romance


A former soldier battles for the soul of a prodigal...


After a devastating divorce, a bitter single mom and atheist starts her own real estate company in the nostalgic and picturesque town of Miller’s Creek, Texas. Then her young daughter’s disturbing symptoms lead doctors to discover that her leukemia has relapsed. With her new life now turned upside down, Mara Hedwig struggles to keep her business afloat. And her daughter’s worsening condition forces her to rethink her beliefs about Carter Callahan and his God. Will Mara make the return to Christian faith in the face of life’s greatest challenge?

An ex-military operative struggles with the return to civilian life while coping with his rebellious teen-aged daughter. During a house-search, Carter meets Mara, a headstrong Realtor who wants nothing to do with his God. But when Mara’s little girl is diagnosed with leukemia, the clock begins ticking for him to convince Mara to return to a life of faith. Just as he seems to be making headway, circumstances beyond his control throw his efforts into a tailspin. Can Carter learn to rest in the sovereignty of God?


Amazon best-selling author Cathy Bryant writes Christian fiction set in the heart of Texas. Her popular romance and romantic suspense novels take place in the fictional town of Miller's Creek, where folks are friendly, the iced tea is sweet, and Mama Beth's front porch beckons. All the Miller's Creek novels have been on the Amazon Best-Seller list and are rated at 4.5 stars or higher on Amazon. Her debut novel, TEXAS ROADS, was a 2009 ACFW Genesis finalist. Since then five other stand-alone novels have been added to the series, one of which was a reader-nominated 2013 Grace Award nominee (PILGRIMAGE OF PROMISE). Readers have compared her work to that of Karen Kingsbury and Nicholas Sparks. 

A native Texan, Cathy currently resides in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico with her minister husband of over thirty years. She's written devotions for The Upper Room devotional magazine, two devotional books in collaboration with other Christian authors, and for online sites. She also has released a Bible study book, THE FRAGRANCE OF CRUSHED VIOLETS. In addition to her writing, she enjoys thrift store shopping, romping in the great outdoors, and mini-farming. To learn more about Cathy and her books, visit her website at or make contact with her in these places:

My Review

I have been pleasantly surprised by Cathy's books thus far. This is the second book that I've read in the Miller's Creek series and I'm a fan! Cathy's writing is so very good and her characters have depth and emotion. This book is about Mara and I really loved getting to know her and her daughter. I found the storyline to be realistic and the conversations about God interesting to read. Carter shows Mara what it really means to have a relationship with Christ and I think that was a strong point in the storyline. Mara's daughter starts to get sick again and it pulls the readers into the life of a single mom struggling to make ends meet.

This is such a great book and it reminds me a bit of Katie Ganshert's writing.

Highly recommend!!

Five stars.

"Thanks to Cathy for offering me a free copy in exchange for an honest review."


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Read the first chapter here!




What: CROSSROADS Book Launch Party


Where: Facebook (from the comfort & convenience of your own home)


When: April 30, 2015 ~ 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Central time)


Why: To celebrate the book launch of CROSSROADS (a Miller's Creek novel and Christian Romance by Cathy Bryant)


LOTS of Fun, Games and Prizes!


Prizes Include: Miller's Creek pens, tote bags, t-shirts, mugs, digital books, autographed print books, Amazon gift cards, and

an Amazon Kindle Fire HD6!


Cathy Bryant said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review CROSSROADS, Michelle. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the story as much as I enjoyed writing it. Thanks also for being a part of the book's virtual tour to help spread the word of its release. Blessings to you and yours! ~Cathy

Caryl Kane said...

I enjoyed reading this great review! :)

Cathy Bryant said...

I did too, Caryl! :)

Michelle said...

Thank you it was so good!

Michelle said...

Thank you : )