Monday, May 13, 2019

Crossing at Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman



Sailing and soldiering around the world has taken Caleb O’Shea far from his native Ireland, so he never imagined that a promise to see a fellow crewman safely home would practically land him on his brother’s doorstep. After spending years away from his family, Caleb isn’t certain what kind of reception he will receive when he steps foot in Natchez, Mississippi. The one thing he knows for sure is that he won’t stay long.

Since her sister was kidnapped by river pirates six months ago, Alanah Adams has taken special care to avoid drawing attention to herself. Those living in the rough-and-tumble settlement of Cypress Creek might even think she’s addled. But when she stumbles into Caleb and his friends in Natchez, she appears to be the picture-perfect lady.

Caleb only catches glimpses of the mysterious and beautiful Alanah before she disappears. But a chance encounter with her at his brother’s logging camp near Cypress Creek leaves him uncomfortable at the thought of the young woman traversing the dangerous area alone. At a crossroads in his life, Caleb must decide whether he wants to give up the worldly adventures he’s been seeking for one closer to home.


I love this book!! I've learned things about roots and herbs that I have not know before!! I wonder if we'd all be better off using herbs and roots like they did back in the old days? I know that maybe we'd save bunches of money on prescriptions and just maybe we'd live a little longer? One can always hope
I can't imagine living a place where there are highway men out to kill others. That is just wrong! 
I also think that Pastor Jude's thinking is wrong too!! All men need saved. No man is exempt. We are all created equal in the eyes of God's eyes. All fall short of the Glory of God. Everyone needs forgiveness and all we need to do is ask. I couldn't believe that a pastor would actually think that way! That's just terrible!! 
A question was asked in this book but I can't remember where. I think that someone asked why can't we just live in peace with one another and the answer I believe was Satan. Satan whispers in our ears and makes us do the things we don't really want to do. Satan hates when we get close to God. He wants to control our lives and make us miserable so that we will worship him. I don't think so. Jesus is the sweetest name I know. I"m proud to call Jesus my friend.
The author has amazing characters in the story. I felt like I was on an adventure with Alanah, Isabella, Caleb ( who by the way is considered the prodigal son ), and Conner too. Oh and we can't forget Gimpy the cook lol! 
I love the supporting characters too! They were wonderful!
Lydia is wonderful!! I would love to have her 6th sense about people. I felt like I was learning right along with her! Once upon a time ago, I was learning medicine myself. I ended up getting sick and couldn't finish school. This made me very sad. 
I think God closed this door for me for some reason so I quit banging on it. Believe me and you it was very hard not too. 
I liked how the author made me feel like I was in the lumber camp with the loggers and I actually became one with the book if that makes sense. I think this would make a wonderful movie. 
I strongly recommend this book. I received a complimentary copy from Netgalley and all opinions are my own!!


Pam HillmanCBA Bestselling author PAM HILLMAN was born and raised on a dairy farm in Mississippi and spent her teenage years perched on the seat of a tractor raking hay. In those days, her daddy couldn't afford two cab tractors with air conditioning and a radio, so Pam drove an Allis Chalmers 110. Even when her daddy asked her if she wanted to bale hay, she told him she didn't mind raking. Raking hay doesn't take much thought so Pam spent her time working on her tan and making up stories in her head. Now, that's the kind of life every girl should dream of.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the review, Lori! I love that you pulled out and examined so many threads in this book.

    I agree! I think it would make a wonderful movie, too. :)


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