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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cathy Bryant Gets Rave Review

TITLE: Texas Roads
AUTHOR: Cathy Bryant
GENRE: Christian Fiction/General/Romance
ISBN: 978-0-9844311-0-6

Reviewed by Mandy for Read Or Not Read

RATING: 5 of 5 stars

Attention Ladies! Not many fiction books around here get awarded with 5 Stars. However, this is one that did and now I want to tell you all about it!

When Cathy Bryant asked if I would consider reading and reviewing her book, Texas Roads, I was not quick to take the offer. I have quite a stack to get through and wasn't sure if I should take the time to add a fiction title to my pile or not. But something in what Cathy wrote to me grabbed my attention and made me say "yes" and now, well, I'm so glad I did!

Texas Roads is a novel set in the good old state of Texas. When the main characters, Steve and Dani, meet in the first few pages it is hard to imagine what might happen in the next 284 pages. But this book, while somewhat predictable, takes unexpected and unpredictable twists and turns until you close the book with happy tears on your cheeks. The plot is simple yet complicated. It has a sweet storyline tinged with a hint of heartbreak and characters that are real: like-able one minute, and frustrating the next!

I greatly appreciated how Cathy penned a story that was honest, fresh, realistic, and romantic - to name a few! - without compromising the quality with sensual or unnecessary details. This book, while geared for an adult audience, could be read by a 15-year-old without concern.

This was an enjoyable read with a message of faith, hope, and forgiveness. The only thing I didn't like about the book was the tight binding that made it harder to read while laying down! Texas Roads is the perfect book for a relaxing read on a rainy day or for taking to the beach with you on your next vacation."

Author Biography

Cathy Bryant, author of Texas Roads
Chapter-a-week of TEXAS ROADS
Texas Roads is available as an e-Book or in print.

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1 comment:

Lyndsay said...

Great review! It sounds like a good book that I'll have to put on my list.