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04 May 2010

Book Review: Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant

Title: Texas Roads
Author: Cathy Bryant
Publisher: WordVessel Press
Publication Date: March 1, 2010
Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN: 978-0984431106
Genre: Fiction


Book Synopsis:

Dani Davis, a disillusioned widow, longs for a place to call home. Miller's Creek, Texas, with quaint country charm, quirky characters, and business potential, seems like the perfect place to start over. Then malicious rumors and a devastating discovery propel her down a road she never expected to travel.

My Review:

Vividly descriptive, Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant takes the reader to Miller's Creek and into the lives of its inhabitants. Dani is looking to escape her mother and her memories in Dallas and decides against her mother's wishes to go visit her Aunt Beth, a woman she hardly knows. Dani's arrival into Miller's Creek is not a smooth one, especially her encounter with Steve Miller, as Dani soon learns there is something special to the very small town of Miller's Creek and contemplates moving there when she is through teaching in the spring. Aunt Beth, known to everyone else in Miller's Creek as Mama Beth, welcomes Dani warmly and offers her far more than a home; she offers her love, faith as well as protection. Steve Miller is doing everything he can to bring in investors to renovate the town, but his relationship with Mama Beth and his plans on how to attract investors causes some tension between Steve and Dani. Cathy Bryant's debut novel, Texas Roads, is filled with love, faith, jealousy, buried secrets and an undercurrent of budding romance. It is apparent Bryant writes with a true love for Texas, God, and has a deep faith in humanity. Texas Roads offers up a delightful, eclectic, and often eccentric cast of characters as well as descriptive prose that makes readers feel as though they are part of Miller's Creek. Texas Roads has an excellent story line with enough plot twists to keep the reader turning the pages and experiencing the joys and sorrows along with the characters. Texas Roads is a delightful novel the reader will fall into and not want to leave. I highly recommend Texas Roads to all readers, especially those who enjoy Christian fiction.

To learn about the author, more about the novel, other writings and much more, please visit her website and book blog.

I received a complimentary copy of Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant from the author for review. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of aforementioned novel.



Audrey said...

Adding this to me list of books I need to read :)

Cathy Bryant said...

Jennifer, I'm so glad you enjoyed Texas Roads. Thanks for your kind and encouraging words about the book.