Betwixt Two Hearts: a Crossroads Collection Paperback – January 15, 2019
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5 out of 5 stars: Funny, Suspenseful, and Romantic!
The Crossroads Collection books are some of my most favorite. So far, I have only read two of the books included in this collection and they have not failed my expectations! The first book is about the matchmaking website creators, Camden and Bailey. Although they clash in so many ways, they wind up working well together. I was very pleasantly surprised at the suspenseful element in this particular book. In the first book, I got a glimpse of some of the couples who will be featured in the other books in the collection. I also read the last book Random Acts of Shyness by Chautona Havig, one of my top favorite authors. It, too, is funny and a delight to read. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this collection. I am already familiar with several authors and I know they will have delivered great books. I'm looking forward to reading the new-to-me authors as well. All in all, I highly recommend this collection, and you can't beat the price!! (It's also available as a Kindle Unlimited book! Read it and then buy it!)
- Publisher : Olivia Kimbrell Press (TM) (January 15, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 878 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1681901447
- ISBN-13 : 978-1681901442
- Item Weight : 2.53 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.98 x 1.74 x 9.02 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,231,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Betwixt Two Hearts by Amanda Tru
This story is the one that ties them all together and introduces the matchmaking agency, Betwixt2Hearts.com. I started out not liking Bailey a whole lot. She was a tad selfish and not very nice to Camden at all. At one point, I was going to just skip through the rest of the story and move on to the next. I'm glad I decided to finish it. The funny thing is, when I read the author's notes at the end of that story I found that she didn't really like Bailey at first either. Yet Bailey's story was one of a woman who thought she was a Christian only to find that she didn't really know Jesus. The author did a great job of making the Gospel message clear. And taking a character who is not all that likable and through the redemptive power of the Holy Spirit showed the kind of change that can take place when we give our lives to the Lord.
The Swedehearts Glory Quilt by Cathe Swanson
It is hinted in the introductory story that there is something "off" about Eleanor living in the small town of Minnesota. I enjoyed this story.
Seoul Refuge by Alana Terry
This is my favorite of the Alana Terry books I've read. It doesn't fit into the romance category as well as the others and is far more mystery and Christian fiction. The message is powerful and the story very interesting. The tie-in of Betwixt2Hearts.com to this story is not what you would expect (until you read the intro story, of course!)
Whole Latte Love by Kari Trumbo
I mostly think of this author as writing historical fiction. Yet in this contemporary romance she does a fantastic job. I really liked Drew and Addi. Both are a little shy and insecure. It was fun the way they already knew each other before getting matched and I loved watching Addi's transformation as she was able to grow past her fears.
Guardian of Her Heart by Carol Moncado
With another Serenity Landing story, the author brings us the story of Mark, one of the bodyguards of Addie, now Queen Adeline. The way that he and Casey end up meeting when matched is so fun and unexpected.
Random Acts of Shyness by Chautona Havig
This is the story that had me reading the collection. I have heard little bits about it on Facebook since the idea for it was conceived. And I was quite intrigued. I was not one bit disappointed in this story. It was completely adorable. Heath may have become my favorite of this author's heroes and that is saying a lot because she has written some great ones. His social awkwardness that has sabotaged relationships with women was quite cute.
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Whole Latte Love By Kari Trumbo
Kari has written a lovely story.
Basically, the summary of the story, to me, is that, sometimes, the things we think we want, are the absolute worst things for us. And the best things for us, can be right in front of our face.
She has also added a guide at the end of the book. This guide shows how scripture and the love of God guides our life when we put it in His hands. Read the book, read the whole collection. I think you will really enjoy it!
I love this series. You can read each story as standalone, but they do have some connection between each one.
Chautona Havig's Random Acts of Shyness is so funny! I quickly became attached to the characters, which is not surprising given the fact that Ms. Havig always writes characters who are so realistic I feel like I know them. As a result, I found myself really wanting things to work out for Heath and the other characters.
The Swedehearts Glory Quilt by Cathe Swanson is a really unique story that I found captivating. Anyone who has made a plan and then not had it work out quite as expected will be able to relate to the situation in which Eleanor and David find themselves. Like with Ms. Swanson's Christmas book, this one also includes a focus on quilting, which adds a fun layer of creativity to the story.
I'm a little over half way through Betwixt Two Hearts by Amanda Tru, and am just loving it so far. The interaction between Bailey and Camden as they work to create this dating website is funny and entertaining, and yet I feel they both have a depth to them that is going to make things really interesting. I can't wait to get to see where this goes!
Based on these three stories (well, two and a half!), I can already tell this collection is going to be amazing, and I recommend it. I definitely recommend it!!!
*Edited to add: I just finished the collection and loved every story! I won't review all of the stories, but will say that Betwixt Two Hearts by Amanda Tru had me laughing out loud! Ms. Tru did an amazing job describing the frustrations between Bailey and Camden, and as the first story in the collection, it is fun to get a glimpse into the rest of the stories. Also, I'm a huge fan of Carol Moncado's series, and loved seeing Mark get his own story. So my first impression held true- this collection is definitely worth purchasing :)
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2. Slow and difficult to get into- i found there was a lot of names that i couldn't keep track of and bits of storyline which didn't seem to be needed. I haven't read the other book in the quilt series though so maybe that might have helped.
3. Enjoyable read- not read any of this authors books before but will look out for others.
4. More of a crime mystry than a romance - leads into new series. Good read.
5. Great read- had read all the other series' that connected to this book so was familiar with the characters. Enjoyable read!
6. Good enjoyable read and enjoyed reading about the disaster dates.
It is a set of Christian Romances, however if this is not your thing don't give up on at least this story without at least trying it. There are those Christian underpinnings, however at the heart of it this is a sweet story about two people who have to overcome their previous experiences to find love. Now to read the rest of the collection.