21 May 2014

A Bridge Unbroken by Cathy Bryant, Book review and GIVEAWAY

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  • Series: A Miller's Creek Novel
  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: WordVessel Press; 1 edition (April 27, 2014)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984431182


SYNOPSIS:

Letting go to build a bridge…

Dakota Kelly wants her painful past to disappear. A plan to start afresh is derailed when she co-inherits her late grandfather’s farm with Chance Johnson, the man responsible for the scars on her heart. 
But Chance isn’t the only ghost from the past. Someone else is out to get her and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. 
Will Chance and Dakota lay aside their grudges to restore the old farmhouse and bridge, or will evil forces sabotage their attempt at forgiveness?


My thoughts:


When Cathy Bryant first contacted me for a book review and a giveaway for my readers I checked her website and spotted the words Home, Faith, Grace, Promise and Forgiveness. In her introduction to the spiritual themes of her series, Cathy describes these simple words as overflowing with God's goodness. I liked that!
A Bridge Unbroken, a Miller's Creek novel is my first by Cathy Bryant and well worth reading for its wholesome goodness. This lady knows how to reach your heart as she reminds you not all scars are visible!

When she comes back to Miller's Creek Dakota is looking for a fresh start whilst also looking over her shoulder for troubles sure to come. The inheritance of a farm is God sent but there are stipulations to be met and questions sure to arise starting with why she changed her name since she left town. 
Chance Johnson has had his share of hard breaks and finds it difficult to forgive her for running away from him years ago, something she seems very good at. 
Just when they reluctantly team up to remodel the farm, Dakota's past catches up with her, this time endangering Chance as well. 
Be ready for a few twists in this story, Cathy's tale will keep you on edge till the end!

Written with a sound Christian heart, Cathy's latest novel offers not just an interesting story but an emotional connection with rich characters, great setting and a lot of soul searching. God remains a forgiving God and His love never leaves us.

Note to Readers: A Bridge Unbroken is # 5 in the series but is easily read as a stand alone!

4 Stars!


Meet the Author:

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From Amazon:
A native Texan, Cathy Bryant currently resides in the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico with her minister husband of over thirty years. Cathy's desire is to write heart-stirring stories about God's life-changing grace. 

Her first novel, TEXAS ROADS, was a 2009 ACFW Genesis finalist. Since then she's added four more titles to the Miller's Creek novels, including PILGRIMAGE OF PROMISE (a 2013 Grace Award nominee) and her latest, A BRIDGE UNBROKEN. 

She also recently released a mini Bible study on forgiveness, entitled THE FRAGRANCE OF CRUSHED VIOLETS: FORGIVING THE INEXCUSABLE.
Cathy has written devotions for The Upper Room devotional magazine, two devotional books, and for online sites. In addition to her writing, she enjoys romping in the great outdoors and thrift store shopping. 

Visit her website (HERE)

READY FOR THE GIVEAWAY?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO WIN AN EBOOK VERSION OF CATHY BRYANT'S NOVEL?
HERE IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY!
Thanks to the author's generosity, a reader of Live and Dream a little dream will receive the EBook 
version of A Bridge Unbroken.
Just place a comment on this post no later than Midnight 28 May 2014 and using Random.org, the winner's name will be chosen!
Open to everyone Folks!
Note: Be sure to include a (safe) way to contact you (i.e. 123at yahoo period com)
All the best,

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book courtesy of the author as part of the book's promotion. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 'Guides concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I was not asked to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are entirely my own. 



31 comments:

  1. I enjoyed your blog. I love what Cathy stands for. Never have to worry about her books, Faith base.
    Blessings
    Diana

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    1. Thanks for sharing Diana! I am looking into additional books by Cathy now that I have discovered her.
      Blessings,

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    2. Thank you, Diana! I appreciate your kind words of recommendation. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  2. Noelle, thank you so much for taking the time to read and review A BRIDGE UNBROKEN. I appreciate it so much! I also appreciate you offering your readers a copy of the story. :) Blessings, Cathy

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    1. Cathy, I enjoyed the book and I appreciate in turn your giveaway offer. I know my readers will love it.
      God bless,

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  3. I have the other books(in e-book form) in this series and enjoyed them. I would love to have this book to complete the series. Thanks for the great books!!

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    1. Hello Debra and thank you for entering!
      Best wishes to you,

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    2. Dedra, thanks so much for stopping by to enter the drawing. Glad you've enjoyed the fine folks at Miller's Creek! :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win this book.jackie_tessnair@yahoo.com

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    1. As a Christian author, Cathy Bryant is one of the best.
      Thanks for entering,

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    2. Jackie, thank you for stopping by to enter! :) Blessings, Cathy

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  5. Hey Cathy , love you interview . I would love to win a copy of your A Bridge Unbroken . Thank you fie the chance .
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Great seeing you Elizabeth and happy to have you enter the giveaway.
      Blessings,

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    2. Liz, thanks so much for stopping by and for your encouraging words. :) Can't wait to see who wins!

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win Cathy's newest......love her books and have read them all so far. Can't wait to read this one!
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. Cathy's books seems to be very popular!
      Thank you for entering the giveaway, Jackie and God bless,

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    2. Awww, thanks Jackie! So glad you enjoy the stories. Thanks for stopping by to enter the giveaway! :)

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  7. That cowboy hat sure looks like mine!!!!

    God bless.

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    1. And the Tartan trousers? Turquoise shirt as I recall?
      All the best Friend,

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    2. Sorry, Victor, but that hat is mine. I use it quite frequently when working outside in the New Mexico sunshine! :)

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    3. Cathy, does it have a feather too?

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  8. This sounds like a great book. . I would love to win a copy of "A Bridge Unbroken ." Thanks for the chance.

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  9. This sounds like it will be a good book. I would love to win a copy of " A Bridge Unbroken". Thank you for the chance.

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    1. Galinda, thanks so much for stopping by! :)

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  10. I loved the interview and thoughts of Cathy and especially like the quote "Cathy Bryant's books are well worth reading for its wholesome goodness. This lady knows how to reach your heart as she reminds you not all scars are visible!" It is so nice to be able to read a good clean and inspiring romance or suspense novel, and they seem to be getting more popular than ever. Praise God for that! Would love to win a copy of A Bridge Unbroken, but if I am not blessed, then I shall put it on my June book list to buy!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway and to attend the party!!

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    1. Rats Smith, what a lovely comment! I am certain Cathy appreciates your support!

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    2. I do indeed appreciate the support. Thank you so much for the kind and encouraging words. :)

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  11. Noelle, sorry to say, I did not win a copy of A Bridge Unbroken last night, so I have definitely added it to my June book order!!! Thanks so much and I am anxious to read it. God's blessings to you and Cathy!!

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    1. Rats Smith, would you like me to keep you in the running? Just let me know!
      God bless,

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