Lisa Wingate, national best-selling author and inspirational speaker, delivers a novel that examines the paths we choose in life and the realization that we may be on the wrong one. One morning while running late to work, Laura Draper is ambushed by a future-determining call from her boyfriend that ends in an ultimatum. Suddenly, Laura finds herself at a crossroads and she is unsure of her next move.
This is the type of story I usually avoid, but I enjoyed it - maybe I am in a subdued mood. A 36 year old publication executive on temporary assignment in Texas finds herself at a crossroad, figuratively and literally. Laura stumbles onto an old fashioned setting in the Lone Star Cafe, which sits at a crossroad used to detour around a bridge closure on the highway, at time when she questions her life's direction.
The story revolves around Laura's inner struggles as she faces personal challenges that her obsession with work cannot keep buried. She falls in love, very quickly, with a local man who has a very different background from her own. There is no bad guy chasing her or hot love scenes, but neither is there over dramatization, silly dialog, or meaningless bedroom scenes. This is a simple, straightforward story of nice people doing their best in life.
The writing is sound, which saves the tame plot. The performance is excellent.
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Know why this author sometimes will choose to write a clean book that you don't have to cringe or squirm with, and then write one full of profanity and foul language. Over all the message brings in God in a positive way but yet still leaves morality as preferable but not absolute, it is merely optional.
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This author has an incredible talent for stories and characters who not only enrich her plots but have you eagerly awaiting her next literary adventure.
I really enjoyed this book. The only thing is I wish there had been just a little moore
This is a favorite of mine who Lisa Wingate and Johanna Parker make a fantastic team. Lisa Wingate's books are well written and good stories. Johanna Parker makes them even more entertaining. I recommend this book to anyone who likes a lighthearted romance book
What does Johanna Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Good reader, good voices, really drew you to the story, enjoyable to listen to and didn't want it to end.