Hey guys, I have another book review to toss at you!
About Crossing Values
For years, Amber traipsed around the northwest avoiding the skeletons in her closet. Job-hopping every few weeks, she refused to let anyone get close to her.
As winter plants itself firmly across the Rockies, she takes a chance on a job at a logging company with a family different from any she’s ever known.
Watching the family interact creates more questions than answers for Amber. Feeling like she’s entered the happily-ever-after written at the end of fairy-tales, she watches for cracks in the facade.
Surely as the days pass, the play-acting will cease and the real family will emerge.
Or could she be wrong? Could they truly be genuine?
Could Faye understand the trauma from her past or Peter think of her as more than just the winter office help? Could this family really hold the key to what she’s seeking?
About Carrie Daws
Over the years, God rewrote Carrie’s dreams to include being a stay-at-home mom and a writer. Originally writing weekly devotions as a way to share what she learned with women from various military bases, Carrie decided to enroll in the Christian Writer’s Guild. While there, seeds were planted and cultivated.
More than anything, Carrie strives to write clean fiction, happily-ever-after stories that gently advocate Biblical values and truths. She says, “I didn’t want to be embarrassed for my young daughter to pick up any of my books. I also didn’t want to be mortified if her life began to echo the activities of the lead character within my story. I believe the end result is books that not only provide some spiritual insight, but ones that reinforce accountability among unmarried men and women, healing from past hurts and families uniting in difficult circumstances.”
When I think about “Crossing Values,” a couple phrases come to mind. A gentle romance. A soft story. God’s redeeming love. Pure faith. There are several others as well, but I think you get the idea.
I do want to state this. If you like “juicy romance with mushy-gushy stuff” this book is not for you. However, if you are concerned about purity, and you are careful to watch what your daughters read, with the desire to protect their hearts, then you will love this book! I plan on letting my teenage sister read this book, and I know that our mom will be okay with it.
This is Carrie’s first book, and there are a few tells, that alert me to that. I love the characters, but at times it was a little hard to relate to them. There were also several references in the book that made you think of divine interferences, and I really hoped she would’ve expanded upon them just a little more, rather than leaving me hanging. Overall though, I give the book 4 stars and look forward to the next book in the series: Ryan’s Crossing.
On Carrie’s site there is also a free 7 day devotional and book guide that can be downloaded. So if you were to read this at your book club, the downloads would certainly come in handy.
Also, just because Carrie is such a sweetheart, she actually sent me 2 books so I can give one away! I’ve been wanting to try out raffle-copter and figure that now is the perfect opportunity! Four easy entries!
Giveaway runs from July 9th to July 15th. One prize, one winner!
Linking this here.