by Carrie Daws
-From The Back Cover-
After ten years, Ryan's parents found his runaway sister, Amber. Now, as he drives to meet up with her and his parents before her wedding, his mind fills with the changes coming. Besides figuring out where she will fit into his life, a job change is on the horizon for him. But should he stick with small town life? Or should he move to Portland, Oregon?
Meeting the family his sister is marrying into only brings up more questions. Maybe moving to nearby Portland is the better choice. But something about the town of Crossing calls to him. Is it the friendly people who openly accept him as Amber's brother or the cute brunette who happens to be the sister of the groom?
As Ryan weighs the pros and cons, he decides to put God to the test. Will He answer? Will He let him know which choices to make? And what if Ryan doesn't like the answer?
A lovely sequel to Crossing Values,
Ryan's Crossing lives up to its predecessor.
Once again Carrie Daws delivers a family friendly and sweet story about finding God, family, love, and the place God wants you to be.
On one note, this book is a bit sadder than Crossing Values as Ryan is a paramedic and his love interest, Brittany, is a nurse on the cancer ward at a children's hospital. I just wanted to hug little Gracie and spend time with such a brave little girl.
The Yager family were once again, the kind, accepting, Christian people that we all wish lived next door. The Griffin's finally have some peace since their reconciliation with their long lost daughter, Amber, and they seem to enjoy living in the little town of Crossing, Oregon. It was nice to check in with the families and get a little more insight into Brittany Yager's life as an oncology nurse in a children's hospital in Portland.
This book earned a 4 Bark Rating
This book was provided by the author for the purpose of this review. I received no financial compensation for this review.
This book spoke to me personally a little more than the first one. A couple of the lines in particular hit me “You were made for more than you've taken hold of” and “She's accepted the gift of being Your child. I'm still stuck on the fact that You are God”. The first quote was a a reminder and a nudge for my own life, now to figure out what the 'more' is.... The second quote really hit me when I realized that even though I have been a Christian for over 20 years (since I was a small child) that I so often forget to be His child and get caught up in the vastness and immensity of Him being God, this is something I will need to often remind myself to fix in the years to come.
I will be looking for the next book in this series, Romancing Melody, when it comes out.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Ryan's Crossing a 4 Bark Rating.
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