Thursday, October 11, 2012

Miller Creek Series by Cathy Bryant


Series to read for every believer when you need answers to the difficult questions in life. 


All information was taken from the Amazon site

I received the first two books on Promotion and the third was given to me after I requested to do a review.

As a help for those that do not understand the Salvation message and the importance of this in every ones life. To live according to the principles in God's Word, keeping at it when life is hard and people turns judgmental against you.
This is not religion but a life style you commit to.
Set in fiction the questions is answered with the help of Mama Beth and other strong characters. 
Dedicated to the One who knows the best. Even when life does not make sense.
To be read in sequence.


Title:Texas Roads (Book 1)
Series: Miller Creek
Author: Cathy Bryant
Genre: Inspirational
Length: 287 Pages
Available at :Amazon
 Blurb:
City gal Dani Davis just wants a place to call home. With quirky residents, quaint country charm, and loads of business potential, Miller's Creek Texas seems like the perfect place to start over . . . except for the cowboy who gives her a ride into town. Dani secretly finances renovations to downtown Miller’s Creek, but malicious rumors force her to choose between keeping her involvement a secret and the home for which she’s always longed. Then a devastating discovery propels her down a road she never expected to travel.
Steve Miller is determined to rescue his dying hometown. When vandals jeopardize the renovation, he can’t help but suspect Dani, whose strange behavior has become fodder for local gossips. Can Steve and Dani call a truce for a higher cause, and in the process help Dani recognize the true meaning of home?

My 5 Star Review 
A fitting name for the book, Texas Roads. Never been in Texas myself but growing up in the Kalahari, South Africa I can understand the heat, the struggles of the people of a dying town, the dry summers and nosy neighbors.
But mostly I can understand the search for a home in a vast world that gives you no answers. Struggling with questions and trails to understand His perfect plan among all the death and cruelty of man kind. Loosing faith and hope but yet knowing that God never leaves us. Never forsakes us. Giving us peace and hope admits trying times. The message is clear in this book. The only answer is Christ.
With strong characters, an unshaken faith the people centered in this story answered for questions people have.
The plot well executed to bring you a heart warming and inspirational read to enjoy to the end. 

Title: A Path Less Traveled (Book 2)
Series: Miller Creek
Author: Cathy Bryant
Genre: Inspirational
Length: 287 Pages
Available at: Amazon

Blurb:
Trish James is tired of being rescued. When a spooked horse claims her husband's life, she’s determined to blaze a path for herself and her traumatized son without outside help. But will that mean leaving the place etched on her heart?
Andy Tyler has had to struggle for everything, and starting a new law practice in Miller's Creek, Texas is no different. Though prepared for business challenges, he's not prepared for falling in love--especially with yet another woman who will probably abandon him for her career.
Will Andy and Trish be able to see past their limited human understanding to take a path less traveled?

My 5 Star Review
A Thought provoking book not for the faint at heart. The road of faith to walk in God's plan is sometimes clouded with our own views, comforts, judgement and excuses. And definitely not for "sissies"
Brilliant set the characters of Andy, Trich and Bo draws you into their lives to reveal these simple truths. When it goes well with us it is easy to profess but when test and trails comes it is a different matter.Our inability to understand His ways and plans sets us on paths that leads to death, but when we trust him it sets us on a path of life.I really loved the character of Andy mostly being a Christ like man amidst all the trails Trich faced. A pillar of strength that was willing to walk the extra mile. It took her awhile to see it especially with doubt-sayers thrown in the midst of her trails to bring her from track and allow doubt to fester.The one prominent scripture is laid on your heart: "Lean not on your own understanding but believe that He that has started a work in you will also complete it in His time"A fact we all struggle with at some point in our believers walk. When life gives you a curve ball and all the wind is sucked from your life, to whom will you turn? Who will you trust to help you, this is then that you can not lean on your own understanding but need wise counseling.A very good inspirational read.


Title: A way of Grace (Book 3)
Series: Miller Creek
Author: Cathy Bryant
Genre: Inspirational
Length: 318 Pages
Available at: Amazon
Blurb:
In pursuit of justice, in need of grace . . .
A justice-seeking perfectionist pursues her dream of a perfect life in her hometown of Miller’s Creek, Texas. Sidetracked by a desire to be a prosecuting attorney, Grace Soldano launches into uncharted waters, making herself over to please her boss and mentor.
Then a disheveled free spirit turns her perfectly ordered world upside down, challenging the concept of personal goodness. A fall from perfection leaves Grace teetering between vengeance and grace, caught in a deadly crossfire that leaves her dreams in a heap of ashes.
Can she learn to joyfully accept the life God has given her–far from perfect–but completely immersed in His grace?

My 5 Star Review
Grace a uncharted avenue that not many believers understand but beautifully answered in this last book of the series. The concepts grace, mercy and judgment taken to teach you the difference and how it works in every day life.
Of all the men in the stories I was mostly impressed with the young man Matt. Counselor and Musician he had the ear to hear and listen. No matter how hard Gracie pushed him away he was there during her difficult times. A shoulder to lean on, knight in shining armor, protector and later encourager  When everyone turned against her and she was in her darkest hour he remained stead fast in his faith of God and her, his love drawing her closer until at the end she had no other way but to accept. But hey not going to give away the story (smile) Buy the book!
A good read I enjoyed extremely.


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