Every one of us has a past — good or bad. The question becomes whether we are going to run from it or face the issues and start fresh. I had the privilege to read Carrie Daws’ new book, Crossing Values. It is the first book in her Crossing Series. As I began reading the book, a question was going through my mind; is Amber, the main character, running away her past or just wanting to start fresh?
The story takes place in a small fictional town, Crossing, Oregon. From the beginning, Carrie does a great job of drawing the reader into the story, by not only describing the people and surroundings, but also allows the reader into Amber’s mind from time to time. Amber has been on the run for some time and she is looking for a temporary place to stay as winter is beginning to set in. By happen stance, she runs into Frank at the local hardware store who offers Amber a job helping his wife with office work for his family’s logging company. The position comes with room and board, which greatly appeals to Amber. However, she is very guarded around Frank and his entire family. The question then becomes, will Amber learn to trust people and God for that matter, and let them in on her painful past or will she continue to keep it all locked inside?
I would highly recommend this book. It is a little shorter, but with lots of story packed inside. Crossing Values is a great book to curl up with on a gloomy day with a cup of coffee and just be transported to the town of Crossings and fall in love with these characters.
I liked the book so much that I am going to give away a copy on my blog. To enter all you need to do is leave your favorite Scripture regarding the issue of trust. You can earn additional entries if you share the blog post with others and if you subscribe to the blog. I will randomly select a winner and announce it on my blog on Wednesday.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product 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 a part of the CWA Review Crew.