Nov 20, Freda Mans-Labianca rated it it was amazing. The tradition of a beautiful story wrapped up in wholesome Christian values continues in this second novel in the series. I just knew I had to continue reading on, and see who or what happens next. Cathy, more accolades to you in doing such a wonderful job of keeping the story flowing, keeping the readers interests and keeping with God. I appreciated every word and ate it all up. T The tradition of a beautiful story wrapped up in wholesome Christian values continues in this second novel in the series.
Thank you Cathy for the beautifully written story. I cannot wait to read The Way of Grace and see what happens with the new guy in town.
Mar 01, Barb rated it really liked it. There were a few "uber-Christian" moments early on that made me think this book would be a turnoff, but that heavy-handed approach didn't continue throughout the book.
I really liked Andy, the love interest in this story--more so than Trish, the main character. Overall, an enjoyable read. I'll look for more in this series. I could really relate to many of the things the main character was going through. I think you might could as well. I think I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. It was very easy to read - very smooth.
I give both books a five star rating. May 05, Sheila Holmes rated it really liked it. This was my kind of love story. Contemporary and given to many twists and turns. I do think, however, that sometimes the main characters reacted in ways that were ever so slightly unrealistic. Just really enjoyed this novel.
Mar 26, Michelle Hofacker rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Book 1 was about Dani meeting and marrying Steve. Book 2 is about Trish meeting and marrying Andy. Even though the story was predictable, I enjoyed it. There were more typos than necessary, but the characters were so nice that I was mostly able to overlook them.
As in book 1, there was a lot of emotional switching - friendly one minute, angry the next, sad the next, back to angry, etc. One huge flaw in this book was the absence of Dani's adopted mom, Cecille.
She wasn't even mentioned in this bo Book 1 was about Dani meeting and marrying Steve. She wasn't even mentioned in this book. It sounds like I didn't like the book, but that's not the case. The characters are just so nice that I want to read faster to make sure that everything works out for them. Trish's husband died a few months before Dani and Steve's wedding, so she's having to figure out ways to earn money since she lost the life insurance policy due to forgetting to renew the policy.
After months of stubbornly refusing everyone's help, she finally realizes that God had put people in her life to help her just like she would help others when she could. Mar 13, Joanne Jenkins rated it it was amazing. This was your classic love story to some extent. But in reality it had some really great life lessons and some stuff that hit a little too close to home for me.
How often do I lean on my own understanding instead of God's? More times than I care to admit. How often do I not listen when God is showing me all the reasons the choice I think is right is so wrong its not funny? Yes this book could frustrate you, but for me that was more about myself than the book. We dont take into conside This was your classic love story to some extent. We dont take into consideration often enough the affect we have on those around us, our loved ones, our families, our friends.
How we dont ask for help, we try to "do it ourselves" only making things worse. So much of this book rings of human nature at its very basest core. Aug 17, Gramy rated it really liked it Shelves: I was disappointed that a single, Christian, mother with a strong support system, turns her back on everyone and tries to do everything herself - to the point of starving her child of nutrition and emotional guidance.
I guess I shouldn't criticize, but it was beyond my comprehension. A Christian romance, for me, should reflect more inspiration. Again, this series seems to dwell on the hardships and glaze over the inspiration, then jump to an abrupt conclusion. I think this is especially true for young woman today, who are under the impression, they not only should be able to do everything on their own, but must. Of course, mankind has always been into I can do it myself mode, and that is shutting God out. However, God is not so easily shut out, He will continue to either gently knock on your door, or in some case, let you fall to the very bottom, until you realize you need Him and other believers He has brought into your life.
As i read this, my hubby told me his new job would be a traveling job for the next several months. My heart devastated, yet i went through the grief, the rebuilding, the meeting go and letting God, and the trust with this main character! Thank you for spring the Lord to use you as a writer! I was indeed blessed! My hubby leaves in a few days and even though I will miss him, I can trust in God's provision and His plan! Incredible Book based on my favorite Scripture! I absolutely loved this Novel by Cathy Bryant!
It was my first but will not be my last. And also how you should listen to the Lord and he will make your path straight! Cathy is a great author and is always an inspiration. Trish main character taught us a lesson in remembering to listen and lean on God. She breaks down crying feeling like she has made the worst mistake of her life.
When Andy taps on her window and they decide to go eat breakfast together after he gets Trish to go inside a Walmart to buy him clothes as he ran off in his pj's and a T-shirt with his spilt coffee on it they decide it is a bad choice to go to Austin. They go to a church service across from where they had breakfast and the sermon was on no leaning on your own understanding. The examples the preacher uses gives Trish the feeling that the Lord was trying to keep her in Miller's Creek but she was following her own choices.
They all go back to Miller's Creek and the book ends with the town and her family all showing how much they love Trish by bringing all the paintings she had given them over the years to use at the Dallas art show Andy had set up for he. As she turns around she finds Andy on his knee and Bo helping him with the ring box where Trish accepts his proposal.
As Book 1 this is also a stand alone reading. I do recommend reading Book 1 first as many of the characters appear in Book 2. This is the story of Trish and Andy. Trish is a widower with a little boy, Bo. She lost her husband several months ago and she missed him terribly.
She wants to prove she is an independent woman and can provide for herself and child. Andy is a lawyer in a large town in Texas. He appeared in Book 1 as a friend of one of the main characters. Andy adored Bo and the feeling was mutual. However whenever he tried to help Trish she pushed him away. As with Book 1 Cathy Bryant did a marvelous job writing this novel and I highly recommend it. How many times have we railed at God and fate for the injustices and bad luck heaped on us?
How much have we reeled from life's curve balls, and just wished it would end? The heroine in this story faces similar challenges, misery on top of misery, and she worries incessantly and is anxious all the time.
But one verse from the Bible is offered to her by friends and family, and after resisting placing her trust in God, she eventually begins to believe in what it says, and letting go. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
This verse really spoke to me. Cathy Bryant does a masterful job of weaving the story of a widowed mother's challenges - how abject poverty follows two deaths in her family - and how she struggles to just keep her head above water, and so why she distrusts a good man, and his offers of help.
It's hard for anyone going through rough times to let go of our anxiety and trust in Him. We lose sleep, we lose our health, and we lose all peace, while we obsess about our problems. And yet, Cathy shows, if we just trust Him, we can get through anything. This story inspired me. I shared it with people going through rough times. We look at troubles through the prism of our anxiety, despair or fear. But we need to start looking at it as a challenge God sends our way because He thinks we can handle it.
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Editorial Reviews. Review. "Although it is fiction, I know this one will stay with me for a long time Book 2 of 7 in A Miller's Creek Novel (7 Book Series). A Path less traveled by Cathy Bryant, an Inspiritional romance, is Book 2 in the Miller's Creek novels. Trish James shoulders a secret, while her son wrestles with .