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TEXAS ROADS (A Miller's Creek Novel Book 1) by Cathy Bryant

Texas Roads - Cathy Bryant 


Generally the reviews I write are on books that have been recently published – usually within the past year or two. But this book is the beginning of where things all started in a small town called Miller’s Creek. The books are actually all stand-alone but there are characters that do overlap from book to book so you do get to know the residents of the town.


Dani Davis has travelled to Miller’s Creek to visit her aunt whom she barely knows but comes to love quite quickly. Dani thinks Miller’s Creek might be a good place to start over after some recent events in her life.


Mayor Steve Miller is trying to revive his dying hometown, Miller’s Creek. However, when some vandals set some of the recent renovations on fire, Steve suspects Dani of setting the fire due to her suspicious activity.


I liked this novel because of the element of mystery and surprise in it. Nothing was cut and dried. There were lots of twists and turns that kept the readers interest. The pace was quite quick and there weren’t a lot of mushy romance scenes. There was a real story to the novel.


The theme of this novel was about fitting in and finding home, a place of belonging. I liked the message that the only time you’ll truly feel that you’ve found that place of belonging is when you let Jesus take residence in your heart. Then you’ve found home.

Texas Roads was a very engaging and easy book to read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Thank you to the author for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.


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