Published April 6, 2015
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?
Wow, my emotions were all over. There were trials for the characters, each having their own struggles and working to find the answers that they were in need of. I felt happiness as Mara learned what was important and had Carter by her side guiding her. There were tears and fears throughout the story. Ashton’s story scared me. I cannot imagine how a child that young can go through so much and come out so strong. Then there is Chloe’s story. Abandoned by her mother at the age when a teenage girl needs her mother the most. Crossroads is a story that kept me enthralled in the story and rooting for the characters. There were many tough subjects that Cathy was not afraid to cover and put in front of the reader.
This is a Christian romance book. There is a lot of talk of finding God and believing in Jesus. Whether you believe or not, the story will push your beliefs and make you wonder how you would handle doubt. Cathy Bryant pushes her reader to test their beliefs. It will push the reader to believe in prayer and how it affects their daily lives.
If you have not read any of Cathy Bryant’s books you are missing out. Crossroads is part of series set in Miller Creek, but it is definitely a stand-alone story. I will recommend this book to all of my friends and family.
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 www.CatBryant.com or make contact with her in these places:
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!