I’ve never read a typical romance novel. Never. I just don’t get into them. As I began to read Crossing Values, I didn’t expect to really enjoy it. I have an awesome love story with my husband and I never felt the need to read a mushy, over the top fairy tale of a story.

This book is nothing like what I expected. I almost expected that it would be the ‘fantasy’ story with the happy ending. Don’t get me wrong. I do like a happy ending but I am not into the mushy, fairy tale. It’s a clean, Christian love story fit even for a teenage girl. I do wish it had gone further into the faith of the main male character or a little more emotion on the part of the two main characters.

It’s a short, quick read with only 160 pages. It seemed to all happen so quickly. I could have used a little bit more transition with the storyline but overall I still liked it.

Carrie’s second book Ryan’s Crossing came out in August. I’m looking forward to reading more into the saga. I am sure a lot of the kinks will be worked out in this next book.

Amendment to review: As I posted my review on Amazon, there were many people that said they also wanted more from the story.  Could it be because we are so used to the mainstream movies, novels, and stories?  I’m going to go back through this book again with a different mindset.  I’m going to read it as if I were a little sister, a teenager, or a daughter.  If I had a teenage daughter I would certainly allow her to read this book.  The faith in the male character is beautiful.  I hope every young woman finds her Peter!

I’m excited to tell you a little about book then provide you with an opportunity to win your own copy. She graciously sent me two copies. One to keep and one to give away!



Christian romantic fiction that focuses on emotional and family healing.

For years, Amber traipsed around the northwest avoiding the skeletons in her closet. Job-hopping every few weeks, she refused to let anyone get close to her.

As winter plants itself firmly across the Rockies, she takes a chance on a job at a logging company with a family different from any she’s ever known.

Watching the family interact creates more questions than answers for Amber. Feeling like she’s entered the happily-ever-after written at the end of fairytales, she watches for cracks in the façade.

Surely as the days pass, the play-acting will cease and the real family will emerge.
Or could she be wrong? Could they truly be genuine?

Could Faye understand the trauma from her past or Peter think of her as more than just the winter office help? Could this family really hold the key to what she’s seeking?


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5 comments on “Crossing Values by Carrie Daws {book review}

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  2. Brenda

    This was a delightful story! I already own an autographed copy of this book…I must have been thinking this was the sequel Ryan’s Crossing! Please take my name out so someone else can have a better chance. Thanks!

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