Monday, August 20, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway: Crossing Values, by Carrie Daws

If you like your romance books to be “clean” and Christian-based, then you’ll love Crossing Values, by Carrie Daws. This is the story of Amber, a young woman who shows up in a small Northwestern town looking for work. She doesn’t talk much about her past, but for some reason Frank Yager feels compelled to offer her a clerical job in his logging business, along with a place to stay in his home. To Amber, Frank and his wife, Faye, seem too good to be true. They head a loving Christian family, which includes their grown son Peter, who is building a home nearby, and other grown children and grandchildren.

At first, Amber is a bit put off by all of their Bible talk and big family gatherings. But the more she gets to know them, the more she realizes that this family is the “real deal.” She begins to open up a little about her past and not think about moving on to the next town so quickly. In the meantime, Peter finds himself growing attached to Amber, but fears his feelings because Amber clearly has a mysterious past and is not a Christian. To his delight, Amber eventually accepts Christ into her life -- as well as Peter’s marriage proposal -- but their joy is interrupted when they hear that a private detective has been trying to track down Amber, whom he calls Rachel. Will Amber’s secrets destroy her relationship with Peter or will he help her to heal her past once and for all?

I really enjoyed Crossing Values, along with its themes of faith, family, and healing. As the story evolves, we learn that the Yager family has had their own tragedy to heal from, but they came out stronger through their relationships with God and each other. Amber’s reactions to events in her past feel realistic and natural, as do her gradual acceptance and growth in faith. I’m really looking forward to the sequel coming soon, Ryan’s Crossing. You can learn more about Crossing Values and author Carrie Daws through the links below.

Carrie Daws website: http://carriedaws.com
Carrie Daws on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarrieDaws
Carrie Daws on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CarrieDaws



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Disclosure: 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 CWA Review Crew. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link.

21 comments:

  1. I learned that besides writing fiction novels, Carrie stays busy with homeschooling, working part time, and volunteering within two military ministries. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  2. Carrie strives to write clean fiction, happily-ever-after romance stories that gently demonstrate practical Christianity
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  3. I learned this is her debut novel and that is really active with homeschooling and charity work.

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  4. I love that she strives to write clean fiction, happily-ever-after romance stories that gently demonstrate practical Christianity!!

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  5. She has another book in the series coming out next year

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  6. I love her excerpts! I can't wait to read some of her stuff!

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  7. I love her site design! It makes everything easy to navigate and read!

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  8. Her husband spent ten years in the military.

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  9. Daniel M10:25 PM

    Carrie strives to write clean fiction, happily-ever-after romance stories that gently demonstrate practical Christianity. - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  10. I learned that this book is set in Oregon, our neighbor state.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  11. I learned she also wrote Ryan’s Crossing!

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  12. i enjoyed reading the excerpts and can't wait to read the book
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  13. I learned she has free downloads of questions for discussions at book clubs.
    sarahyurga@yahoo.com

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  14. She homeschools her children

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  15. Joan Troche1:13 PM

    Carrie has three children and she homeschools!

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  16. I learned Her husband spent ten years in the military.

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  17. I learned that there is a sequel to the book! It's called Ryan's Crossing

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  18. I learned her husband was in the military for 10 years

    email/ daveshir2005@yahoo.com
    fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski

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  19. Besides writing fiction novels, she stays busy with homeschooling, working part time, and volunteering within two military ministries.

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  20. I learned that the author lives in central North Carolina.

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  21. I learned she wrote Ryan's Crossing. garrettsambo@aol.com

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