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One secret kept, another uncovered... Dani Davis longs for a place to call home. With quaint country charm, quirky residents, and loads of business potential, Miller's Creek, Texas seems like the perfect place to start over...except for the cowboy who gives her a ride into town. Then malicious rumors and a devastating discovery propel her down a road she never expected to One secret kept, another uncovered... Dani Davis longs for a place to call home. With quaint country charm, quirky residents, and loads of business potential, Miller's Creek, Texas seems like the perfect place to start over...except for the cowboy who gives her a ride into town. Then malicious rumors and a devastating discovery propel her down a road she never expected to travel.


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One secret kept, another uncovered... Dani Davis longs for a place to call home. With quaint country charm, quirky residents, and loads of business potential, Miller's Creek, Texas seems like the perfect place to start over...except for the cowboy who gives her a ride into town. Then malicious rumors and a devastating discovery propel her down a road she never expected to One secret kept, another uncovered... Dani Davis longs for a place to call home. With quaint country charm, quirky residents, and loads of business potential, Miller's Creek, Texas seems like the perfect place to start over...except for the cowboy who gives her a ride into town. Then malicious rumors and a devastating discovery propel her down a road she never expected to travel.

30 review for Texas Roads

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    When I got to the end of Texas Roads, I had to flip to the back cover to confirm that I had remembered correctly -- that this was indeed Cathy's debut novel -- and I was right. All I can say is, WOW! I am very impressed! Congrats to Cathy, for an excellent introduction into the Christian Fiction world. I can't wait to read the 2nd installment of your Miller Creek series! It was refreshing to read something a little different from what I've been 'forced' to read lately (my own fault). The kind fol When I got to the end of Texas Roads, I had to flip to the back cover to confirm that I had remembered correctly -- that this was indeed Cathy's debut novel -- and I was right. All I can say is, WOW! I am very impressed! Congrats to Cathy, for an excellent introduction into the Christian Fiction world. I can't wait to read the 2nd installment of your Miller Creek series! It was refreshing to read something a little different from what I've been 'forced' to read lately (my own fault). The kind folks of Miller's Creek really touched my heart, and it was such a pleasure getting to know them -- especially Dani, Steve, Mama Beth, and Little Bo. Some folks -- not so much! ;) Texas Roads has it all: teaching us how to forgive (even though it seems really hard to do at times!), a little mystery/suspense thrown in just to keep us on our toes, a few life-changing secrets, quite a few laughs, and last but not least, a heart-warming romance. *sigh* What more could you ask for? If you haven't had a chance to read Cathy Bryant's debut novel, Texas Roads, be sure to pick up a copy as soon as you can. You're sure to fall in love as quickly as I did! To find out more about Cathy, and her book, visit her website, or her blog.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Renee

    For a debut novel Texas Roads is an absolute gem! I really loved every bit of it from the crazy hairdresser to the hunky rancher, and even the "old geezers." Cathy Bryant sure knows Texas and small town life. I myself am a small town girl so I know what small town livin' is and I KNOW that there are no secrets to be kept when everybody knows everybody! I certainly know about grumpy ol' curmudgeons too...but don't ask, LOL read the story and you will see what I'm talking about! As for the romance For a debut novel Texas Roads is an absolute gem! I really loved every bit of it from the crazy hairdresser to the hunky rancher, and even the "old geezers." Cathy Bryant sure knows Texas and small town life. I myself am a small town girl so I know what small town livin' is and I KNOW that there are no secrets to be kept when everybody knows everybody! I certainly know about grumpy ol' curmudgeons too...but don't ask, LOL read the story and you will see what I'm talking about! As for the romance of the story...I really enjoyed it too. I was a liiiiiittle frustrated with Steve and Dani and was shouting, "Come on people. You like each other. Admit it already!!!!" but that just makes it all the more sweeter when they do finally see the light, right? The only tiny issue that I had was that some of the chapters didn't seem to flow together as well as I would have liked but that's just about the only thing. I'm just nitpicking I guess! It's terrific otherwise and I CANNOT wait for the next book tentatively titled, A Path Too Narrow, although from the teaser at the back of the book I can already tell it's going to be a tearjerker! I received my free review copy from the author.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Loraine

    A disillusioned billionaire heiress just wants a place to call home. With lovable-but-quirky town folks, quaint country charm, and loads of business potential, Miller's Creek seems like the perfect place to start over. But her dreams of finding home are crushed when malicious rumors and a devastating secret propel her down a road she never expected to travel. With a sweet, slow developing romance, a hint of mystery, small town flavor and a strong faith element, Texas Roads captured my interest fr A disillusioned billionaire heiress just wants a place to call home. With lovable-but-quirky town folks, quaint country charm, and loads of business potential, Miller's Creek seems like the perfect place to start over. But her dreams of finding home are crushed when malicious rumors and a devastating secret propel her down a road she never expected to travel. With a sweet, slow developing romance, a hint of mystery, small town flavor and a strong faith element, Texas Roads captured my interest from the first page. Dallas gal, Dani, needs a new direction for her life so heads to small town, Miller's Creek, to spend some time with her aunt. She starts off on the wrong foot with, Steve, when her car runs out of gas shortly before she arrives. He sees her as a big city gal with nothing to offer and she sees him as a rough looking redneck. As they each learn more about one another, they find they have a lot in common and a deep love for small town Miller's Creek. But they both have pasts that play havoc with their current lives. This book is filled with likeable characters and a wonderful small town flavor that reminded me of Mitford, Cabot Cove (Murder She Wrote), and Mayberry. I loved how Dani's ideas got the town to pull together and put itself back on it's feet. Bryant's faith thread was the strongest part of the story for me. It is always used in exactly the right places and never feels as though it's dropped in for effect. Dani's faith grew and developed throughout the plot and several of the characters played an important role in this change. I look forward to continuing this series to see what more happens in the wonderful small town of Miller's Creek. So many great characters that could be the focus of another story. Recommended for readers of contemporary small town Christian fiction. FAVORITE QUOTES: (So many wonderful gems. Here are just a few.) ""Life's confusion and hard, but running away from God only makes it worse. He'll help you through this if you let Him." "Everything God made was good. Man's the one who messed it up, and we've been blaming God for it ever since." "An Atlanta debutante with a Texas cow-poke made about as much sense as a pig in a tutu."

  4. 4 out of 5

    Olivia

    I hate not fully finishing this book, although I skimmed the last bit. It is one of those stories that you predict most of the invents-but sometimes it's nice not to read an in depth book so that isn't main thing that got me. What bothered me the most was the romance (of course that doesn't surprise anyone!). It irritated me that Steve would encourage his feelings when he knew that Dani still wasn't right with the Lord. I get that he wanted to help Dani, and I think that's great, but because rom I hate not fully finishing this book, although I skimmed the last bit. It is one of those stories that you predict most of the invents-but sometimes it's nice not to read an in depth book so that isn't main thing that got me. What bothered me the most was the romance (of course that doesn't surprise anyone!). It irritated me that Steve would encourage his feelings when he knew that Dani still wasn't right with the Lord. I get that he wanted to help Dani, and I think that's great, but because romantic feelings plays such a big part it didn't seem all so innocent. I do like the style of writing and there are some great characters in this. Also the descriptions of Texas were great and it seemed realistic in my opinion. I have several others in the series so I might just peek at those to see what they are like, but this book wasn't a favorite in the least...maybe I've read too many books! ;)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Holly (2 Kids and Tired)

    Why is it that we're prejudiced against self-published books? Is it because many self-published books aren't as good or as polished as those published in the mainstream? Perhaps. But, as we all know, there are a lot of duds published by large, well-known publishing houses, too. Texas Roads was a pleasant surprise. I enjoyed the story and the characters. Each time I had to put the book down because of life and children, I kept wanting to get back to the story as soon as I could. Steve and Dani ar Why is it that we're prejudiced against self-published books? Is it because many self-published books aren't as good or as polished as those published in the mainstream? Perhaps. But, as we all know, there are a lot of duds published by large, well-known publishing houses, too. Texas Roads was a pleasant surprise. I enjoyed the story and the characters. Each time I had to put the book down because of life and children, I kept wanting to get back to the story as soon as I could. Steve and Dani are likeable and people you come to care about. The antics of the small town community were laugh out loud funny at times. This is an easy read and a nice escape. So far as I can tell, it's also universally well liked. I have yet to see a negative review. That is quite a coup to a new author. I do admit that I wished for more details. I think that there are a lot of things in a writer's mind, things that make so much sense because the story is spelled out there, so completely. Sometimes, those details are lost in translation and don't get explained on paper. For example, I wanted to know more about Dani's mother. We never know why she is so angry and hateful, especially towards Dani. Oh, the implication is there that she's jealous of her sister and afraid that Dani will discover secrets, but the level of vehemence she displays indicates a deeper issue. I wanted to know what that was. Her turn around at the end was a bit abrupt. I also wanted more information about Mama Beth and her situation, and I wanted more details about Dani and what drove her out of Dallas. So much was left unexplained. Aside from minor issues that a good editor should have caught, this is a terrific debut novel and I look forward to the next book in the Miller's Creek series. I think that Cathy Bryant will only get better.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Stiles

    I was lucky enough to be allowed to review this book before it came out. I am not one who likes mushy romance. Therefore this book was one I really enjoyed. Dani came from a privileged life yet here she was running to some hick town to visit an aunt she didn't even know. Running out of gas she is lucky enough to get picked up by Steve, a very handsome man who is also the mayor of Miller's Creek. Steve and Dani immediately get off on the wrong foot. They prejudge each other. This is made worse by I was lucky enough to be allowed to review this book before it came out. I am not one who likes mushy romance. Therefore this book was one I really enjoyed. Dani came from a privileged life yet here she was running to some hick town to visit an aunt she didn't even know. Running out of gas she is lucky enough to get picked up by Steve, a very handsome man who is also the mayor of Miller's Creek. Steve and Dani immediately get off on the wrong foot. They prejudge each other. This is made worse by the fact that the one person they have in common is Mama Beth. Dani has been looking for a place to call home for a long time. She thinks she finds it in the dying town of Millers Creek and sets about helping revive the town. Dani's secrets along with her mother's feelings of betrayal come to a head one night when Danie learns the biggest secret of all. The only thing she can do is run until she realizes the only way she will find her way home is through God. This was a well written book. The old saying of "show don't tell" is exactly what Cathy Bryant has done. I grew up in the country and could feel the breeze blowing through my hair, and smell the country smells. It took me down memory lane. I laughed and cried and worried throughout the book. I read it through in one sitting. This is definitely a book I will recommend to all of my friends. This is the type of book I would re-read again and again. I was pleasantly surprised to get a glimpse into the second book in this series and I look forward to reading it when it comes out. Cathy Bryant is a talented writer and one we need to keep our eye on.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Ruut

    What makes a home, home? Dani longs for a place that truly feels like home, but not everyone in Miller’s Creek is anxious for her to move in. The small town, with all its small-town problems, offers respite from the city. And yet there’s more to home than simply getting away. I enjoyed the realistic struggles the characters faced as they grappled with what they believed to be true. Texas Roads is not full of twists and surprises, but sometimes it’s nice to simply enjoy a journey, even if you know What makes a home, home? Dani longs for a place that truly feels like home, but not everyone in Miller’s Creek is anxious for her to move in. The small town, with all its small-town problems, offers respite from the city. And yet there’s more to home than simply getting away. I enjoyed the realistic struggles the characters faced as they grappled with what they believed to be true. Texas Roads is not full of twists and surprises, but sometimes it’s nice to simply enjoy a journey, even if you know the destination and are familiar with the road. If you enjoy small-town settings and sweet endings, you’ll want to check out Texas Roads and meet the characters of Miller’s Creek! (This review was first published on my blog -- sarahruut.com.)

  8. 4 out of 5

    Julie Barrett

    Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant This book starts out with other offers from the author to get another free book by subscribing to her newsletter. Starts with Dani, a school teacher and it's the anniversary date of her husband's death. She's financially set just some things you can't buy that are missing. She's on her way to her aunt's and runs out of gas, starts to rain. She's headed to Miller's Creek. Steve Miller picks her up as they head to town. He tries to cheer her up as she keeps putting her lif Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant This book starts out with other offers from the author to get another free book by subscribing to her newsletter. Starts with Dani, a school teacher and it's the anniversary date of her husband's death. She's financially set just some things you can't buy that are missing. She's on her way to her aunt's and runs out of gas, starts to rain. She's headed to Miller's Creek. Steve Miller picks her up as they head to town. He tries to cheer her up as she keeps putting her life down. She got under his skin and misunderstands he's not so forlorn as his appearance comes across as. Circumstances bring them together: he's lived at Momma Beth's ranch his whole life. Dani had called her aunt Beth for a ride... He is also the mayor but likes to help out with physical labor...I can see the firecrackers blaring from here! Love how the community welcomes her.... He has his secrets and has sworn off all women. She has sworn off all men due to her past life. God makes his way into the conversation Dani and her aunt are having and she has the right answers to sooth her often quoting from the scriptures. Like learning about the history of the town and how Steve answers questions about the town and how to improve it as he hopes to get the backers for the money the town needs... Dani wants a change, she's tired of living in the city and tells Beth of her plans... Predictable with twists along the way. Medical emergency brings her back to town and the matchmakers get busy... Love colorful detailed descriptions, would make a great movie Excerpt from the next book is included. Other works by the author are highlighted at the end. Lots of drama and mysteries and secrets. Would enjoy reading more from this author.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Bess

    Very cute story!!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    From My Blog... Vividly descriptive, Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant takes the reader to Miller's Creek and into the lives of its inhabitants. Dani is looking to escape her mother and her memories in Dallas and decides against her mother's wishes to go visit her Aunt Beth, a woman she hardly knows. Dani's arrival into Miller's Creek is not a smooth one, especially her encounter with Steve Miller, as Dani soon learns there is something special to the very small town of Miller's Creek and contemplates From My Blog... Vividly descriptive, Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant takes the reader to Miller's Creek and into the lives of its inhabitants. Dani is looking to escape her mother and her memories in Dallas and decides against her mother's wishes to go visit her Aunt Beth, a woman she hardly knows. Dani's arrival into Miller's Creek is not a smooth one, especially her encounter with Steve Miller, as Dani soon learns there is something special to the very small town of Miller's Creek and contemplates moving there when she is through teaching in the spring. Aunt Beth, known to everyone else in Miller's Creek as Mama Beth, welcomes Dani warmly and offers her far more than a home; she offers her love, faith as well as protection. Steve Miller is doing everything he can to bring in investors to renovate the town, but his relationship with Mama Beth and his plans on how to attract investors causes some tension between Steve and Dani. Cathy Bryant's debut novel, Texas Roads, is filled with love, faith, jealousy, buried secrets and an undercurrent of budding romance. It is apparent Bryant writes with a true love for Texas, God, and has a deep faith in humanity. Texas Roads offers up a delightful, eclectic, and often eccentric cast of characters as well as descriptive prose that makes readers feel as though they are part of Miller's Creek. Texas Roads has an excellent story line with enough plot twists to keep the reader turning the pages and experiencing the joys and sorrows along with the characters. Texas Roads is a delightful novel the reader will fall into and not want to leave. I highly recommend Texas Roads to all readers, especially those who enjoy Christian fiction. Merged review: From My Blog...[return][return][return]Vividly descriptive, Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant takes the reader to Miller's Creek and into the lives of its inhabitants. Dani is looking to escape her mother and her memories in Dallas and decides against her mother's wishes to go visit her Aunt Beth, a woman she hardly knows. Dani's arrival into Miller's Creek is not a smooth one, especially her encounter with Steve Miller, as Dani soon learns there is something special to the very small town of Miller's Creek and contemplates moving there when she is through teaching in the spring. Aunt Beth, known to everyone else in Miller's Creek as Mama Beth, welcomes Dani warmly and offers her far more than a home; she offers her love, faith as well as protection. Steve Miller is doing everything he can to bring in investors to renovate the town, but his relationship with Mama Beth and his plans on how to attract investors causes some tension between Steve and Dani. Cathy Bryant's debut novel, Texas Roads, is filled with love, faith, jealousy, buried secrets and an undercurrent of budding romance. It is apparent Bryant writes with a true love for Texas, God, and has a deep faith in humanity. Texas Roads offers up a delightful, eclectic, and often eccentric cast of characters as well as descriptive prose that makes readers feel as though they are part of Miller's Creek. Texas Roads has an excellent story line with enough plot twists to keep the reader turning the pages and experiencing the joys and sorrows along with the characters. Texas Roads is a delightful novel the reader will fall into and not want to leave. I highly recommend Texas Roads to all readers, especially those who enjoy Christian fiction.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Nora St Laurent

    I’m so thankful for the review copy of Cathy Bryant’s heart warming, debut novel. I’ve never been to Texas but I’d love to go to Miller’s Creek, a quaint little town, with its friendly neighbors, beauty, innocence and fun. It reminded me of the town of Mayberry in the Andy Griffith T.V. shows. It was a quieter, simpler life back then. The main character is Dani, raised in the city, visits her Mama Beth, who reminded me of Aunt May, on the Andy Griffith show. Everyone in this little town loved he I’m so thankful for the review copy of Cathy Bryant’s heart warming, debut novel. I’ve never been to Texas but I’d love to go to Miller’s Creek, a quaint little town, with its friendly neighbors, beauty, innocence and fun. It reminded me of the town of Mayberry in the Andy Griffith T.V. shows. It was a quieter, simpler life back then. The main character is Dani, raised in the city, visits her Mama Beth, who reminded me of Aunt May, on the Andy Griffith show. Everyone in this little town loved her and called her Mama Beth. Dani felt drawn to this town and for a place she could call home. She didn’t expect to run out of gas upon entering this town. A man offers her a ride. City girls just don’t get into a car with a stranger. Steve tries to assure Dani he is just interested in helping her get to where she is going...nothing more. He’s already sized Dani up to be a spoiled brat who’s over-dressed and he’s unimpressed. He can’t wait to deliver her to her destination. The next day she wakes up in her Aunt Beth’s house to find Steve there, the man who gave her a ride. Was this man following her? Dani’s aunt informs her he is the Mayor. Great she’s off to a swell start in this small town. Dani has an ache in her heart to find a place called home. In that search, she realizes she has a hole in her heart and a need to fill this emptiness inside. She discovers this hole can’t be filled with a place, but instead it can be filled with a person not of this world. Her Aunt Beth’s been praying for her and she agrees to go to church. It’s the least she could do for her Aunt. Church isn’t what she thought it would be like. That’s when the fun begins. Cathy Bryant pens a fun, cozy, spirited romance story, which I enjoyed. I loved her characters, the town and it’s people. I found myself wanting to spend time in this cozy little town and I’d especially want to hang out with Mama Beth. She was a hoot! I enjoyed everyone minute of this delightful story. I can’t want to see what Cathy writes next. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” Nora St.Laurent The Book Club Network www.bookfun.org The Book Club Network blog www.psalm516.blogspot.com Book Fun Magazine www.bookfunmagazine.com

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nike Chillemi

    Texas Roads does not disappoint. There are enough secrets in this intriguing debut novel by Cathy Bryant to keep any mystery lover turning pages. Dani Davis has lost her father and the husband she’s just discovered was cheating on her. She never really fit into her wealthy family’s glitzy lifestyle, and she doesn’t get along with her socialite mother. So she leaves Dallas and sets off to meet Mama Beth, her mother’s small town sister. On the approach to Miller’s Creek, her sports car runs out of Texas Roads does not disappoint. There are enough secrets in this intriguing debut novel by Cathy Bryant to keep any mystery lover turning pages. Dani Davis has lost her father and the husband she’s just discovered was cheating on her. She never really fit into her wealthy family’s glitzy lifestyle, and she doesn’t get along with her socialite mother. So she leaves Dallas and sets off to meet Mama Beth, her mother’s small town sister. On the approach to Miller’s Creek, her sports car runs out of gas and she’s picked up by Steve Miller, a dusty, unshaven cowboy who turns out to be the town’s mayor. Well, there may be an attraction, but they’ve also taken an immediate, visceral dislike to each other. Unimpressed with what he feels is a stuck-up, spoiled young woman, he unceremoniously dumps her at the town’s general store. Once home, he gets out of his dirty clothes, dresses for dinner at Mama Beth’s, and gets the surprise of his life when Dani turns out to be the other guest at the table. He thinks she’s out to scam Mama Beth in some way and wants her to leave town ASAP. Both Steve and Dani have huge emotional issues and as the pages turn, Mama Beth pours her love out to both of them. The townspeople seem to accept her, especially a group of old gents she calls the old geezers. Dani begins to feel she might have finally found a home. Being a truly wise woman, Mama Beth tells Dani that her true home is with the Lord. Cathy Bryant has crafted this novel so skillfully with twists and turns upon twists and turns, much like an old Texas road. Steve, as mayor, is trying to revitalize the town. Dani gets an idea to use her inheritance to start renovation projects and enlists the aid of a Dallas attorney she knows, but she wants her role in this venture kept secret. Nobody can know it’s her money behind the restoration. Naturally, when it becomes necessary for her to meet with this attorney at odd hours, Steve thinks she’s involved with the man. Then the small town gossip mill begins. To top that off, someone is setting fire to buildings that were just renovated. The gossip mill says Dani and her attorney friend are the arsonists. However, there is yet one secret to be revealed, and it’s a heart-wrencher. When the secret comes out, it sends Dani into a tailspin. Finally, Dani realizes that her home is with God. Then in the romance department, true love does finally conquer all.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Mandy J. Hoffman

    MY REVIEW: 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 MY REVIEW: 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 BIO: Cathy Bryant’s debut novel, Texas Roads, was a 2009 finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers' Genesis competition and is available at Amazon. A Texas gal by birth, Cathy lives with her husband in a century-old Texas farmhouse, complete with picket fence, flowers, butterflies, and late summer mosquitoes the size of your fist. Learn more about Cathy at www.CatBryant.com. * * * * * Thanks to Cathy Bryant for the courtesy review copy provided.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    Texas Roads is by Cathy Bryant. It is a Miller’s Creek novel. Dani has come to Miller’s Creek in hopes of making this her home and finding her birth parents. She and her Mother have had disagreements in the past; but this one is the worst. Dani has lost her adoptive father, her husband, been betrayed, and is now the CEO of her father’s business. In spite of this, she has never felt she belonged. Maybe her Aunt Mona Beth can help her. For now Dani is stuck on a farm road after having run out of g Texas Roads is by Cathy Bryant. It is a Miller’s Creek novel. Dani has come to Miller’s Creek in hopes of making this her home and finding her birth parents. She and her Mother have had disagreements in the past; but this one is the worst. Dani has lost her adoptive father, her husband, been betrayed, and is now the CEO of her father’s business. In spite of this, she has never felt she belonged. Maybe her Aunt Mona Beth can help her. For now Dani is stuck on a farm road after having run out of gas. Should she walk or stay here and hope someone comes by? As it happens, a cowboy stops and takes her to the general store in Miller’s Creek Steve Miller is the son of Bo Miller and his wife. Currently his mother has Alzheimer’s and doesn’t recognize anyone. His father has stayed by her side throughout all of her illness. Steve helps his father run the Miller Ranch and is also mayor of Miller’s Creek. This keeps him hopping. Now he finds a damsel in distress on the road and offers her a ride. He takes what she says as an insult to his town and just drops her off instead of going in to help. He has enough to worry about than her. Miller’s Creek is a dying town and Steve is determined to bring it back. Because he picked Dani up, he is late for a meeting with a possible investor. The man he is meeting represents a group of businesses and is looking for investments for them. However, his impression of Miller’s Creek is not good and he tells Steve there is no chance of his people investing. Now Steve must try something el.se. When he calls a town meeting, he thinks he is just going to tell them what has happened and proceed from there. What he doesn’t expect is Dani arriving with her Aunt Mona Beth, known to the town as Mama Beth. Dani has another idea and the town runs with it. Dani decides to invest in the town by setting up a foundation to give money to residents who apply so they can build a business or spruce up the town. She goes through her lawyer so she can remain anonymous. Will it work? If Steve finds out who is backing the town, will he be angry?

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lisa

    Review of Texas Roads, book one of the Miller’s Creek Series by Cathy Bryant c. 2010 Cathy Bryant’s debut novel, Texas Roads, is a journey on many levels. Danielle Davis searches for family ties and in the process, learns who her true Father is. Steve Miller searches for a way to save his town from the affects of slow decay and learns to face his deepest fears. What fun to create a town, as Bryant has done. Miller’s Creek, Texas, is people with an eclectic collection of characters who remind us of Review of Texas Roads, book one of the Miller’s Creek Series by Cathy Bryant c. 2010 Cathy Bryant’s debut novel, Texas Roads, is a journey on many levels. Danielle Davis searches for family ties and in the process, learns who her true Father is. Steve Miller searches for a way to save his town from the affects of slow decay and learns to face his deepest fears. What fun to create a town, as Bryant has done. Miller’s Creek, Texas, is people with an eclectic collection of characters who remind us of our neighbors and ourselves. When a town is dying of old age and neglect, what are the businesses that remain? The diner and the beauty parlor, of course. A vet, the mayor who is a descendant of the town founders and must make his real living as a rancher. They might outwardly welcome the niece of a beloved community member, but when they’re just as quick to turn around and blame her when vandalism hits hard and fast. In an attempt to start over after the death of her business-minded father and her cheating husband, Dani decides to jump out of her life in Dallas and into the slow flow of the country. Unwittingly she makes the same social errors that she derides in her mother’s upscale socialite life—that of trying to buy friendship and love. She falls instantly in love with her aunt. She knows she can help Steve rebuild Miller’s Creek, but she also fears the trappings of faith, love, and marriage, since all she’s experienced in those areas are remorse. Bryant’s story is ultimately one of the faith journey, which she paces quite well. What would it take to come to accept Christ’s saving grace? How deep the tragedy, the loss, the joy, does a person need to face before she’s able to see God face to face for the loving Savior he is? Bryant’s series explores this side of humanity in a homey setting. Lisa Lickel Author of Meander Scar and Healing Grace

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages

    As everybody knows by now YA Paranormal is my favorite genre but every now and again, I step outside that comfort zone and read other genres from time to time. This is the second book that I have read from Cathy Bryant, Christian Writer and I think I have just become a new fan of Christian Romance. I love this author's style of writing. She brings forth a fabulous romance story with a bit about how God works in not just the lives of these characters but our lives as well. The author brings forth As everybody knows by now YA Paranormal is my favorite genre but every now and again, I step outside that comfort zone and read other genres from time to time. This is the second book that I have read from Cathy Bryant, Christian Writer and I think I have just become a new fan of Christian Romance. I love this author's style of writing. She brings forth a fabulous romance story with a bit about how God works in not just the lives of these characters but our lives as well. The author brings forth a strong message in this story that is breathtakingly brilliant!! Dani is mysterious, strong-willed, and all around lovable characters once you get to know her. At first, I thought she could be quite mean, but the more I read, the more my heart opened up to her. She has a big heart, but is not eager about showing it and trusting people, much less God, and that made this character that more interesting. Steve is a down to earth guy set in his ways and is an extremely great leader. Yes, he could be slightly arrogant, but isn't most men? I love the power he holds in his hands and his blue eyes and swagger is genuine and I love him. Mama Beth is an awesome lady!! She made for a great way to bring the love and feel of home to her heart, soul, and house. She is a wonderful character and one that will melt your heart. Her belief in God is phenomenal too. I loved learning from this character. The story-line itself was awesome!! I loved the bantering between Steve and Dani and the romance they shared. They made the perfect couple. Both stubborn and bullheaded and the humor between them was really magical. I believe this author has won herself a standing ovation and a new follower with this series and I can't wait to read more!! This book is FREE on Amazon too, so pick up your copy today!!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages

    As everybody knows by now YA Paranormal is my favorite genre but every now and again, I step outside that comfort zone and read other genres from time to time. This is the second book that I have read from Cathy Bryant, Christian Writer and I think I have just become a new fan of Christian Romance. I love this author's style of writing. She brings forth a fabulous romance story with a bit about how God works in not just the lives of these characters but our lives as well. The author brings forth As everybody knows by now YA Paranormal is my favorite genre but every now and again, I step outside that comfort zone and read other genres from time to time. This is the second book that I have read from Cathy Bryant, Christian Writer and I think I have just become a new fan of Christian Romance. I love this author's style of writing. She brings forth a fabulous romance story with a bit about how God works in not just the lives of these characters but our lives as well. The author brings forth a strong message in this story that is breathtakingly brilliant!! Dani is mysterious, strong-willed, and all around lovable characters once you get to know her. At first, I thought she could be quite mean, but the more I read, the more my heart opened up to her. She has a big heart, but is not eager about showing it and trusting people, much less God, and that made this character that more interesting. Steve is a down to earth guy set in his ways and is an extremely great leader. Yes, he could be slightly arrogant, but isn't most men? I love the power he holds in his hands and his blue eyes and swagger is genuine and I love him. Mama Beth is an awesome lady!! She made for a great way to bring the love and feel of home to her heart, soul, and house. She is a wonderful character and one that will melt your heart. Her belief in God is phenomenal too. I loved learning from this character. The story-line itself was awesome!! I loved the bantering between Steve and Dani and the romance they shared. They made the perfect couple. Both stubborn and bullheaded and the humor between them was really magical. I believe this author has won herself a standing ovation and a new follower with this series and I can't wait to read more!! This book is FREE on Amazon too, so pick up your copy today!!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Tina

    Texas Roads, A Miller's Creek novel***** book 1 by Cathy Bryant Dani Davis has longed for a place to call home for most of her life. She travels to visit her aunt, Aunt Beth—called Mama Beth by everyone in town—in the small town of Miller's Creek, Texas. Close to town she runs out of gas, cowboy Steve Miller comes along in his beat-up truck and takes her to town. She soon falls in love with Miller's Creek, but is this the home she has been searching for? I too fell in love with Miller's Creek, lov Texas Roads, A Miller's Creek novel***** book 1 by Cathy Bryant Dani Davis has longed for a place to call home for most of her life. She travels to visit her aunt, Aunt Beth—called Mama Beth by everyone in town—in the small town of Miller's Creek, Texas. Close to town she runs out of gas, cowboy Steve Miller comes along in his beat-up truck and takes her to town. She soon falls in love with Miller's Creek, but is this the home she has been searching for? I too fell in love with Miller's Creek, love the cozy little town and the characters that live there. Mama Beth's strong faith, wisdom and love captured my heart from the start. Dani and Steve were determined to not like each other—each for their own reasons. I wanted to sit them down with Mama Beth and have a good talking to. Little Bo is a sweetheart who also captured my heart. Then there are the “old geezers”, as they are called, they certainly livened up the story and brought humorous antics which made me chuckle. Of course there were a couple people that I did not care for at all, but things happen later that I found myself changing my mind about them—somewhat. There is mystery, past secrets, grief, joy, anger, destruction, charm, forgiveness, restoration, unexpected surprises, secret revealed in a devastating way that changes lives in dramatic ways, love, romance and faith and more. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next one in the series.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Freda Mans-Labianca

    I have to give kudos to Cathy on her debut novel! What a beautifully written story about faith, compassion, and perserverance. At least that is what it meant to me. Though the leading character, Dani, thought she had no faith in the beginning I believe it was there all along. She just couldn't see it. Once she saw her own faith, and believed in HIM, she knew happiness again. Dani goes through a lot in this story, and right along with her, you empathize. Though I admit, at the start of the story, I I have to give kudos to Cathy on her debut novel! What a beautifully written story about faith, compassion, and perserverance. At least that is what it meant to me. Though the leading character, Dani, thought she had no faith in the beginning I believe it was there all along. She just couldn't see it. Once she saw her own faith, and believed in HIM, she knew happiness again. Dani goes through a lot in this story, and right along with her, you empathize. Though I admit, at the start of the story, I thought Dani to be a bit hoity-toity. I grew quickly to enjoy her, as I saw it was a bit of a mask. To shelter years of pain. We can all relate to that in some way, either in our own lives or through some one we know. It is easy to step into the book and get lost in it. For me this was a very fast read. I am recommending this book, to everyone. I also want to add that I'm anxiously awaiting Book 2 in this series, A Path Too Narrow. I can't wait to see how life is for Dani, after she begins to enjoy living. Hopefully it will appear in my mailbox one day, *hint hint*.

  20. 4 out of 5

    booknerd_dork

    The author is new to me as this id the first book by Cathy Bryant I've read and I really liked the book. It keep me hooked with the storyline and I don't know what gave it away, the real relationship between Mama Beth and Dani but I just guessed it. I loved Dani found her home in the end and the whole plot line. I just didn't connected with the chemistry between Steve and Dani but I don't mind, I liked the story and how they grew to like each other.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Linda Bourg

    I really enjoyed this book, my first by Cathy Bryant, I plan on reading the rest in this series. A sweet love story between Steve and Dani, a cowboy and a rich city girl. They come together with a few secrets between them but in the end all works out well. A family secret twist also in the midst of this book. So i gave it 4 stars...it was really good.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Honeybee

    Two life-scarred souls find love on a rural Texas road Dallas heiress Danielle Hampton has had enough of loss and unrequited love. She’s looking for change and a place to call home. Running out of gas on a rural country road in the middle of a torrential downpour on her way to visit an aunt she’d never met felt like the worst day of her life, but it turned out to be the best thing to ever happen to her. Steve Miller is mayor of Miller’s Creek. He loves his hometown, and the citizens of the small Two life-scarred souls find love on a rural Texas road Dallas heiress Danielle Hampton has had enough of loss and unrequited love. She’s looking for change and a place to call home. Running out of gas on a rural country road in the middle of a torrential downpour on her way to visit an aunt she’d never met felt like the worst day of her life, but it turned out to be the best thing to ever happen to her. Steve Miller is mayor of Miller’s Creek. He loves his hometown, and the citizens of the small Texas community love him. But he has not been able to love a woman since he lost his high school sweetheart in a car accident in Dallas, Texas. He generally avoids that place—and anything that comes out of it—like the plague. Until he picks up a city gal stranded on a deserted country road, that is. This novel was really well written and captured my heart and my attention from the first page. Author Cathy Bryant masterfully unfolds the story, revealing hidden secrets in each character’s life a teensy bit at a time. Her conjoined theme of home and learning to trust is woven like a silver thread throughout the book, and, while Dani is surprised to learn the true meaning of the word, Christian readers will concur with the answer she discovers. The characters are believable, complex and likable. And even the supporting cast members are funny and true-to-life. Not a page of the story is wasted; every scene and every word matters. This book is part of a series about the small town where it is set, but it works perfectly well as a stand-alone novel. The best part of all is that the author has made this ebook and all the rest in the Miller’s Creek series available for free! That way, you can enjoy them AND recommend/give them to friends. I am excited about seeing what other gems await me in the rest of the series. Download a copy of your own and see for yourself!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Hofacker

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Enjoyable plot and good characters, but there was a lot of flip-flopping of emotions. Characters were happy one minute, angry the next, emotional a little later, then angry again. Overall, though, this was a good story about the importance of honesty and how God can turn incredibly bad situations around to be good. ***SPOILER ALERT*** Dani and her mother have a very strained relationship because her mom is rich and uptight. Dani goes to her Aunt Beth's house in the country to try to find "home." S Enjoyable plot and good characters, but there was a lot of flip-flopping of emotions. Characters were happy one minute, angry the next, emotional a little later, then angry again. Overall, though, this was a good story about the importance of honesty and how God can turn incredibly bad situations around to be good. ***SPOILER ALERT*** Dani and her mother have a very strained relationship because her mom is rich and uptight. Dani goes to her Aunt Beth's house in the country to try to find "home." She meets a local guy named Steve, and they fall in love after going back and forth between admiration and anger throughout the book. Because of an inheritance from her late husband, Dani has millions of dollars to help the country town rebuild. She sticks to this commitment, even when the townsfolk suspect her of trying to destroy everything. She finds out that her Aunt is actually her mother, God is real and loves her, and Steve is the man she's supposed to be with. Her mom changes from a self-centered destroyer to a more caring and efficient person.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sheila Holmes

    Well, if I'm not just one totally confused little child! I read number 4, then 5, then went to number 1. I've never done this before and can't figure out how I did such a thing this time. However, I loved all three. They were just wonderful reads for me. And, I am preparing to now read numbers 2, then 3. I was a little confused at the beginning of 1, when I was reading names of characters fully developed in later ones in the series. I knew I recognized their names, but couldn't pull up anything abo Well, if I'm not just one totally confused little child! I read number 4, then 5, then went to number 1. I've never done this before and can't figure out how I did such a thing this time. However, I loved all three. They were just wonderful reads for me. And, I am preparing to now read numbers 2, then 3. I was a little confused at the beginning of 1, when I was reading names of characters fully developed in later ones in the series. I knew I recognized their names, but couldn't pull up anything about them in my memory. I think that was because I left gaps of time between the ones I read. Like, a month after the first on (number 4), then three weeks after the second one (number 5), etc. But, the bottom line is... I just loved this one!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    This was a well written Christian romance novel with great character development. Several years ago, I happened to read The Way of Grace and discovered that it was the third book in Cathy Bryant's Miller's Creek series and put this book, the first one of the series, on my to-read list. I'm so glad that I finally got around to reading it because it told such a good story about finding Jesus--the only One who will fill that deep need to belong inside each of us--and about finding love and a place This was a well written Christian romance novel with great character development. Several years ago, I happened to read The Way of Grace and discovered that it was the third book in Cathy Bryant's Miller's Creek series and put this book, the first one of the series, on my to-read list. I'm so glad that I finally got around to reading it because it told such a good story about finding Jesus--the only One who will fill that deep need to belong inside each of us--and about finding love and a place to call home.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ogz

    Enjoyed every bit of it A city woman Dani from Dallas, finds her way to Miller’s creek in search of her aunt she’d never met. Little did she know that her short trip will become Home where she finds answers to her worries and meets Miller Creek’s mayor. Her life intertwined with the mayor but her misunderstanding of God may be the bridge that keeps them apart as well as her past. This story was beautifully written. I couldn’t stop reading it and I’ve started on the second book, thanks to previews. Enjoyed every bit of it A city woman Dani from Dallas, finds her way to Miller’s creek in search of her aunt she’d never met. Little did she know that her short trip will become Home where she finds answers to her worries and meets Miller Creek’s mayor. Her life intertwined with the mayor but her misunderstanding of God may be the bridge that keeps them apart as well as her past. This story was beautifully written. I couldn’t stop reading it and I’ve started on the second book, thanks to previews. I’ll be reading the rest of the series.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Linda Beauchamp

    Great book ! I would give it more than 5 stars if I could This was just a good book about everyday life with the challenges most people face. Illness, accidents, death, heartache, unexpected pregnancy and how they respond to those challenges. Sometimes how they respond to God about those challenges. The main characters all dealt with their challenges differently. It was interesting how Dani was able to see and accept God into her life thru seeing how God was so important in Mama Beth and Steve's Great book ! I would give it more than 5 stars if I could This was just a good book about everyday life with the challenges most people face. Illness, accidents, death, heartache, unexpected pregnancy and how they respond to those challenges. Sometimes how they respond to God about those challenges. The main characters all dealt with their challenges differently. It was interesting how Dani was able to see and accept God into her life thru seeing how God was so important in Mama Beth and Steve's life. A very uplifting book.

  28. 5 out of 5

    ✨ Gramy ✨

    . This first book portrayed to me that secrets build a web of deceit and eventual mistrust. Once you lose someone's trust, it is twice as hard to earn it back. The turn around was miraculous and appreciated. Spiritual interaction makes all the difference in the world. A Christian romance, for me, should reflect more inspiration. This book seems to dwell on the hardships and glaze over the inspiration, then jump to an abrupt conclusion.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Diane Worthen

    This was my first Christian romance novel, c and I loved it! I loved this book. And I fell in love with Miller's Creek. Dani's story was easy to relate to. As she struggles to be accepted and understood, you wish for her have an easier time of it. This was a great book, with a great story line, and very well written. I am looking forward to reading the next Miller's Creek book.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    What a wonderful read! I was searching for a free kindle read and discovered Mrs. Bryant’s books. Miller’s Creek was set in Texas and I was raised in Texas so it was an obvious choice to download. Oh my! I fell in love with Miller’s Creek and its residents. Mrs. Bryant has a gift of prose that enables the reader to become part of the story. Thank You, Mrs. Bryant, for sharing your gift of storytelling. I am a big fan and plan to tell all my reader friends about you!

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