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Hearts Crossing (Woodland Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Marianne Evans
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Book Description

“How do you feel about God, Collin?”
“I don’t.”

Collin Edwards, a former parishioner at Woodland Church of Christ, has renounced God without apology, his faith drained away in the face of a tragic loss.

Daveny Montgomery cares deeply about her relationship with God and the community of Woodland. But lately she's been in a rut, longing for something to reignite her spiritual enthusiasm.

A beautification project at Woodland seems the answer for them both. Daveny spearheads the effort and Collin assists—but only with the renovations, and only because he wants to know Daveny better.

Despite his deepening feelings for her, even stepping into the common areas of the church stirs tension and anger.

Can Daveny trust in Collin’s fledgling return to faith? And can Collin ever accept the fact that while he turned his back on God, God never turned his back on him?


Product Details

  • File Size: 212 KB
  • Print Length: 85 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: White Rose Publishing; First White Rose Edition edition (January 29, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003CT31VQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,464 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hearts Crossing July 5, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I finished reading this great book the other night. The lead characters were very personable and took the time to get to know one another. Marianne Evans put it all in this story. The story interwove life and death, friendship and enemies, love and hate. In the end Goodness and Love prevailed. Let me say that if you love inspirational stories - this is a definite must read.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refresh...renew...revive July 22, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
When Daveny Montgomery takes on the landscape design project for her home church, Woodland Church of Christ, she doesn't expect to renovate a man's heart in the process. But with the fires of her faith waning for lack of oxygen, she's thrilled to find a reason to kindle the flame.

When his brother died, English teacher Collin Edwards' faith disappeared, leaving his soul a spiritual desert. He wrote God off, convinced He either wasn't there or didn't care. But one look at Daveny, and changes start taking place, allowing tiny seeds of hope and buds of self-forgiveness to find their way into the formerly barren landscape of his heart.

Will Collin find the courage to till the ground, and allow new life to come forth? Can Daveny find the words, be the example, extend the hand that will reach Collin's carefully guarded place of emotional exile?

Ms. Evans possesses an amazing descriptive talent. The charged atmosphere between the hero and heroine literally pull the reader into every scene. Beautiful characterization and excellent use of imagery make this a book you will read, and read again...and again.

A sweet romance, yet powerful, emotionally gripping, and extremely well written. Can't wait for more from Marianne Evans!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book! July 16, 2010
By Dan
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
From the first moment I started reading this book, I could not put it down. The characters were wonderfully developed and the whole story was so believable, I felt like I was a part of the story. I love the inspirational message of the book. I HIGHLY recommend reading it as it will make you laugh, cry, and touch your heart. I can't wait for the sequel!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars But for the grace of God go WE May 24, 2013
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AUTHOR: Marianne Evans, are you a member of the Church of Christ? I am. I object to your reference to Pastor, white collar....to name a few but okay. The book however is very clear and a wonderful read for those that truly love God and understand how deep His love is for us. If you don't understand, read it anyway. You might gather some insight about His love for you.

GENRE: Inspirational fiction.

SETTING: Modern day Michigan; Spring

CENTRAL MALE CHARACTERS: Collin is an English teacher. His sorrow has caused him to walk away from God. Daveny is a landscape architect with a vibrant personality and love for God.

SYNOPSIS: He cannot get over the loss of his brother and naturally blames God. When he drops some material off at the church he used to attend, their eyes meet. Why is he the only one in his family that never attends worship? Why is she so full of life and captivating while drawing him in with the beauty of her personality?

SEXUAL EXPLICITNESS: This book is Inspirational and a few gentle kisses are as explicit as it gets. YA wonderful. Adult inspiring.

WHAT I LIKED: The reality of romance as a man and a woman grow to love one another. The feeling of real life.

WHAT I DID NOT LIKE: Moving forward and leaving behind a love that once was. I felt the characters should have interacted in a deeper way with regards to a past love. It seemed to have been shoved aside.

I give this book (5) stars because I cried. You think that you have problems? Me also. Therefore but for the grace of God go WE. Each of us is never alone even when we think we are. Onward we go. C-H-A-R-G-E !!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Hearts from TRS! June 17, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
Ms. Marianne Evans has presented her readers with a highly-emotional, poignant book that (I promise) will tug at your heartstrings. This is a unique look at how people handle stress and disappointment in life. These young people managed their stressful situations in different ways. This storyline presented true-to-life circumstances and how individuals from different levels of spirituality addressed them.

Evans presented a plot that was impressive and involved several different support characters. These people were also interesting and drawn into the story. I loved the way this book unfolded. It showed a realistic look at Christians without being preachy or over-the-top.

I know anyone who reads this book will love it. I cannot explain how much I loved it. In fact, I hope there is a sequel. - Brenda Talley
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart's Crossing July 4, 2010
By karen
Format:Kindle Edition
The story of Daveny and Collin is one of learning to trust again. Collin must move past his guilt over his brother's death and his grudge toward God. Daveny is a bright ray in his life, encouring and modeling everything he needs to become whole once more.
In an engaging story of love, this novel keeps you involved in the characters and their quest to fulfill their hopes for one another. I recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a good contemporary romance in which you share the needs and feelings of the characters.
Karen Cogan
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartwarming and faith-affirming story June 25, 2010
By Suzanne
Format:Kindle Edition
I enjoyed reading "Hearts Crossing" very much. The characters were very believable and the part I loved most was how they came together and interacted through their faith, even amid struggles and doubts. It is an inspiring story of how God's love and forgiveness can transform people's hearts. Marianne Evans is a very talented writer and I look forward to reading more from her!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it. I love that he came back to ...
Loved it. I love that he came back to God.
Published 6 days ago by memg
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 1 month ago by PENMAN
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Liked this book.
Published 2 months ago by Shirley Rothacker
3.0 out of 5 stars Just Okay
An okay read. It was too short which made the story happen too quickly to really get into.
Published 2 months ago by Jessica T
4.0 out of 5 stars Margie
This book was a quick and very easy read. Author needed to do more research on church that was represented though.
Published 3 months ago by Margie
5.0 out of 5 stars great read!
A great Christian read! Very worthwhile! Ms Evans has a way of using words to beautifully describe her story line.
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars GOD is always true to His word
Because God's love for is us perfect, the book required the highest rating.
The lessons of faith, pain and forgiving healing that Ms. Evans revealed where not "preachy". Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Okay book
I thought this book was good for a quick read. I thought a little more story development would have been good.
Published 4 months ago by Book&Dog
5.0 out of 5 stars AND READ THIS GREAT BOOK.
IM SORRY TO SAY THAT EVEN THOU THIS BOOK HOLDS A DEAR PLACE IN MY HEART, I COULDNT FINISH IT. BEING A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH OF CHRIST, I FOUND MY SELF IN THE SAME PLACE WITH THE... Read more
Published 4 months ago by GHOST RIDER
5.0 out of 5 stars Forgive and forget
Collin hated God and would never come to church again. His older brother died in the line of duty. He thinks it was his fault. He meets a lovely girl named Daveny. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Melody Martinez
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More About the Author

Marianne Evans is a multi-award-winning author of over twenty Christian romance and fiction novels. Her hope is to spread the faith-affirming message of God's love through the stories He prompts her to create. Readers laud her work as: 'Riveting.' 'Realistic and true to heart.' 'Compelling.'

Devotion, earned the prestigious Bookseller's Best Award from Greater Detroit RWA as well the Heart of Excellence Award from Ancient City Romance Authors. She also earned wins for Best Romance of 2012 from the Christian Small Publisher's Association and the Selah award for best Novella of 2013.

Happily married and the mother of two, Marianne is a lifelong resident of Michigan who is active in a number of a number of Romance Writers of America chapters, most notably the Greater Detroit Chapter where she served two terms as President.

Connect with Marianne:
Website: www.marianneevans.com
Blog: www.marianneevans.blogspot.com
Facebook Reader Page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Marianne-Evans/308711716744
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/MarEvansAuthor


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