Monday, June 15, 2015

Crossroads - A Review

Published - April 2015
Series - Miller's Creek Book 6
Author - Cathy Bryant
Title - Crossroads
Format - ebook, paper
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Summary (from Amazon):
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?

My Thoughts:
I've read most of the Miller's Creek novels. They are very well done. This one is no exception. The topics in this one seem heavier than most of the others, but it was still good. It took me a while to read it, because I actually forgot I had it.

Like each of her other books that I have read, Cathy Bryant's newest is also a novel that brings one to tears. And that's because of all of the emotion and the heart-wrenching that goes on in the book. I'd probably relate this to the Karen Kingsbury books I've read over the years. So for fans of drama, this is a book for you.

Yet this one didn't capture my attention like some of her others. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it. But I didn't find that the characters drew me into their world like they have in previous novels. Maybe it's because I've just finished reading a really strong character driven novel that had me comparing this one to that one. But while I cared about the characters and they interested me, I didn't find myself invested in them. 

I'm not saying that I didn't like this book, because I did enjoy it. I'm really saying that this particular book is probably not my favorite in the series.

I received a free Kindle version of this book from the author for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

Recommended to fans of contemporary fiction, drama, Cathy Bryant, Karen Kingsbury

Rating - 4 stars

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