Sunday, November 04, 2012

Crossing Values review and giveaway

I love reading and sharing Christian novels. Here's another great one:
Crossing Values by Carrie Daws
Carrie Daws | Crossing Values 
ISBN-13: 978-1935507925 | List Price: $11.99 | Format: Softcover | Page Count: 160
Christian romantic fiction that focuses on emotional and family healing.
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 fairytales, she watches for cracks in the façade.
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?

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.”
My Opinion
I am always a little unsure when reading a debut novel -- it could be the surprise of the century or a total flop, right?  This was a nice surprise, good enough to keep my interest for sure.  There could have been more character development/descriptions, but I loved the twists in the story line.  I especially enjoyed that it is set in the Northwest since I'm an Oregonian!  This is a book that I would feel totally comfortable letting my 13yo daughter read, and THAT is hard to say these days.  Now available is the second installment in the Crossing series, Ryan's Crossing.

I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The Christian Woman Affiliate Review Crew.
Would you like to read this novel?  I have one to share -- leave a comment if you're interested and I will choose a winner at random next week on 11/10/12.

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