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Sailing and soldiering around the world has taken Caleb O’Shea far from his native Ireland, so he never imagined that a promise to see a fellow crewman safely home would practically land him on his brother’s doorstep. After spending years away from his family, Caleb isn’t certain what kind of reception he will receive when he steps foot in Natchez, Mississippi. The one thi Sailing and soldiering around the world has taken Caleb O’Shea far from his native Ireland, so he never imagined that a promise to see a fellow crewman safely home would practically land him on his brother’s doorstep. After spending years away from his family, Caleb isn’t certain what kind of reception he will receive when he steps foot in Natchez, Mississippi. The one thing he knows for sure is that he won’t stay long. Since her sister was kidnapped by river pirates six months ago, Alanah Adams has taken special care to avoid drawing attention to herself. Those living in the rough-and-tumble settlement of Cypress Creek might even think she’s addled. But when she stumbles into Caleb and his friends in Natchez, she appears to be the picture-perfect lady. Caleb only catches glimpses of the mysterious and beautiful Alanah before she disappears. But a chance encounter with her at his brother’s logging camp near Cypress Creek leaves him uncomfortable at the thought of the young woman traversing the dangerous area alone. At a crossroads in his life, Caleb must decide whether he wants to give up the worldly adventures he’s been seeking for one closer to home.


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Sailing and soldiering around the world has taken Caleb O’Shea far from his native Ireland, so he never imagined that a promise to see a fellow crewman safely home would practically land him on his brother’s doorstep. After spending years away from his family, Caleb isn’t certain what kind of reception he will receive when he steps foot in Natchez, Mississippi. The one thi Sailing and soldiering around the world has taken Caleb O’Shea far from his native Ireland, so he never imagined that a promise to see a fellow crewman safely home would practically land him on his brother’s doorstep. After spending years away from his family, Caleb isn’t certain what kind of reception he will receive when he steps foot in Natchez, Mississippi. The one thing he knows for sure is that he won’t stay long. Since her sister was kidnapped by river pirates six months ago, Alanah Adams has taken special care to avoid drawing attention to herself. Those living in the rough-and-tumble settlement of Cypress Creek might even think she’s addled. But when she stumbles into Caleb and his friends in Natchez, she appears to be the picture-perfect lady. Caleb only catches glimpses of the mysterious and beautiful Alanah before she disappears. But a chance encounter with her at his brother’s logging camp near Cypress Creek leaves him uncomfortable at the thought of the young woman traversing the dangerous area alone. At a crossroads in his life, Caleb must decide whether he wants to give up the worldly adventures he’s been seeking for one closer to home.

30 review for The Crossing at Cypress Creek

  1. 5 out of 5

    Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    I loved that we got to see Caleb's story and discover where he went after leaving his brothers in Ireland. He's had a life of turmoil, but he's thrived in the treacherous environment on the seas. He appears in Natchez at the perfect time to assist his family defeat the river pirates that are plaguing the communities. I loved Alanah's grit as she carves out a life for herself in Cypress Creek foraging for medicinal herbs and apprenticing to the local healer. It would be hard for me to live in suc I loved that we got to see Caleb's story and discover where he went after leaving his brothers in Ireland. He's had a life of turmoil, but he's thrived in the treacherous environment on the seas. He appears in Natchez at the perfect time to assist his family defeat the river pirates that are plaguing the communities. I loved Alanah's grit as she carves out a life for herself in Cypress Creek foraging for medicinal herbs and apprenticing to the local healer. It would be hard for me to live in such a dangerous area, but Alanah is at home there, even as she grieves her sister's kidnapping. Caleb shows her that not all men are evil, but there are those out there that respect women, and he is one of them. The author shares so many great historical details of the setting, including logging and transportation on the river. Quinn (the brother from the second book) is pretty stubborn and has a hard time with Caleb's appearance, but Caleb has a hard time with him too. It was good to see them clear the air and slowly rebuild their relationship. I enjoyed this last installment in the Natchez Trace series! (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rachael

    This is the first book I’ve read by this author. Even though this is third in a series, it did stand well on its own. The book has much to keep the readers attention. The characters are interesting, and there is a wide variety of different personalities in this read. The suspense and plot are well done, and the reader cheers on those working hard to build better lives for themselves. The story is unique and very engaging. If you enjoy historical fiction, try this one. I hope to get my hands on the This is the first book I’ve read by this author. Even though this is third in a series, it did stand well on its own. The book has much to keep the readers attention. The characters are interesting, and there is a wide variety of different personalities in this read. The suspense and plot are well done, and the reader cheers on those working hard to build better lives for themselves. The story is unique and very engaging. If you enjoy historical fiction, try this one. I hope to get my hands on the first two books in this series! I received this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Tressa (Wishful Endings)

    3.5 Stars THE CROSSING AT CYPRESS CREEK is one of those stories that is tough in spots to read because of the terrible choices men make and those who suffer due to those choices. Countered against this grit and darkness are these good men and families who are honorable, and those who trust in their faith in God and the love of their families. It's a faith-based story with complex characters and a tough situation, with danger at every turn, but with hope towards a better end. I really liked these 3.5 Stars THE CROSSING AT CYPRESS CREEK is one of those stories that is tough in spots to read because of the terrible choices men make and those who suffer due to those choices. Countered against this grit and darkness are these good men and families who are honorable, and those who trust in their faith in God and the love of their families. It's a faith-based story with complex characters and a tough situation, with danger at every turn, but with hope towards a better end. I really liked these characters! Caleb and Alanah were both well drawn characters with flaws, fears, strengths, and hopes. They both have struggled with their faith and with finding their place—or at least finding home and being able to settle instead of fighting for survival each day. I loved how Caleb was never fooled by Alanah and how they both learned to trust in each other. Love crept up on them slowly and without their say so, which made it fun to watch when they tried to deny their growing feelings for each other. There were also other characters from prior books in this series. I think reading the other books would have enhanced this story, but wasn't necessary to follow or enjoy it. I read the first book and enjoyed it quite a bit, so it was fun to see those characters appear here. I do have to say that the covers for this series are so lovely, including the one for this book. I did feel they were a little misleading, because this story is full of grit, some pretty brutal violence, and a really rough road for both characters. Of course, there is also family, forgiveness, redemption, and love. Just don't be fooled thinking this will be a lighter read. It's full of complex characters, struggle, and triumph. I did have a few issues with the story. I felt some of the violence was overly brutal. I didn't quite need the visuals to understand the depravity of the villains or the historical setting. I also felt the religious element was really strong, almost radical in Alanah's uncle. Then there was the ending that was tied off a little too perfectly. These were just a few things that rubbed me wrong as I read. In the end, was it what I wished for? Overall, I liked this story. The parts with Caleb, his brothers, Alanah and her sister and Lydia, as well as some of the other relationships were joyful and sweet. I especially loved the romance. Other parts were fairly brutal, but definitely played counter to the sweet moments making them even sweeter. Content: Some gritty settings, references to rape and murder, drinking, and some brutal violence. Source: I received a complimentary ARC from the publisher, which did not require a positive review nor affect my review in any way.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Yvette (bookworlder)

    In her third and final Natchez Trace novel, Pam Hillman reunites the last O’Shea with his brothers. Long estranged and having spent the past years at sea and fighting on different sides of various conflicts, Caleb O’Shea means to make only a brief visit when he finds himself unexpectedly close to his brothers’ new homes. But that’s before he becomes increasingly entangled in their new logging venture and in battling the threat of river pirates to their business and to the lovely Alanah Adams, a In her third and final Natchez Trace novel, Pam Hillman reunites the last O’Shea with his brothers. Long estranged and having spent the past years at sea and fighting on different sides of various conflicts, Caleb O’Shea means to make only a brief visit when he finds himself unexpectedly close to his brothers’ new homes. But that’s before he becomes increasingly entangled in their new logging venture and in battling the threat of river pirates to their business and to the lovely Alanah Adams, a local healer known as Addled Alanah. Dressing in rags and acting the part of mad women has helped keep Alanah and her mentor Lydia safe from harm when treating injured highwaymen and river pirates. But when the men who hold Alanah’s younger sister return to the area, the tension of this story filled with dangerous situations and even more dangerous men becomes unrelenting and the action is practically non-stop. The Crossing at Cypress Creek is a pitch perfect ending to this trilogy and joins The Promise of Breeze Hill and The Road to Magnolia Glen as favorite historical fiction and inspiration romance reads. With plucky heroines and the heroes that just can’t help rescuing, defending, and loving them, along with villains that ooze evil and a thriving community of secondary characters, there is much to appreciate for the reader who enjoys action, adventure, faith, and second chances wrapped around a historical romance with a strong setting grounded in well researched history. Highly recommended and best enjoyed in publication order. This review refers to a finished copy I voluntarily received from the author as part of the Just Read Tours blog tour.  All opinions expressed are my own.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Trixi

    Her stomach did a slow roll at the unexpected lilt of an Irish brogue. Yes, mine did too Alanah! In fact, that has to be the high point for me in this series by Pam Hillman. I'm a sucker for any kind of accent but there's just something special about an Irish one. Caleb's story in this third and final installment of the Natchez Trace series reminded me a bit of the Biblical account of the prodigal son. As a young lad, he's made his way in the world as a soldier on the high sea. With the promis Her stomach did a slow roll at the unexpected lilt of an Irish brogue. Yes, mine did too Alanah! In fact, that has to be the high point for me in this series by Pam Hillman. I'm a sucker for any kind of accent but there's just something special about an Irish one. Caleb's story in this third and final installment of the Natchez Trace series reminded me a bit of the Biblical account of the prodigal son. As a young lad, he's made his way in the world as a soldier on the high sea. With the promise of helping his fellow crewman return safely home, he has no idea his life would change course! He meets a pretty young lass, fights river pirates and scoundrels, reconnects with his brothers, and must decide for himself what his destiny is. He also has the heart of a true hero, one who rescues damsels in distress, even if that damsel can well take care of herself! Ah, but what woman can resist the Irish charm & the twinkle in Caleb's eye? I've really enjoyed each book in the Natchez Trace series. There's plenty of adventure, danger, family bonds, a faith thread and the happily-ever-after at the end. I hate to see this end because the O'Shea brothers have been a lot of fun to get to know. I would recommend you read all three books to get the depth and backstories of each character. I think this family will charm you! *I received a complimentary copy from the author through Netgalley and was under no obligation to leave a positive review. All opinions are my own. *

  6. 4 out of 5

    Dana Michael

    The Crossing at Cypress Creek is an historical romantic suspense. This is the third and final book in the Natchez Trace series. This book could be read as a stand alone, but I think it would be more enjoyable if the reader reads the first two. I have enjoyed getting to know the Natchez, Mississippi area during this time period and to be given a glimpse of the life and hardships of the folks living there. The O'Shea brothers have endeared themselves to me and I hate it is ending. This book featur The Crossing at Cypress Creek is an historical romantic suspense. This is the third and final book in the Natchez Trace series. This book could be read as a stand alone, but I think it would be more enjoyable if the reader reads the first two. I have enjoyed getting to know the Natchez, Mississippi area during this time period and to be given a glimpse of the life and hardships of the folks living there. The O'Shea brothers have endeared themselves to me and I hate it is ending. This book features Caleb who has been an adventurer and has come to Natchez and finds out his brothers are living there. He comes in contact with the very likeable heroine, Alanah and her sister and finds an adventure of different kind with cutthroats and river pirates. I think anyone who loves history and romance with suspense will enjoy this book as much as I have. This is a wonderful read and I highly recommend it. *I was given a copy of this book by the publisher and this is my honest opinion.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Maureen Timerman

    We have been gifted with another O’Shea brother, this time it is Caleb, and we get to see the reception he receives from his previously immigrated brothers. Of course, there is still danger and lawlessness here and we are reunited with old friends. I have enjoyed this series, and will miss looking forward to the next installment. Yes, you can read this one alone, there is enough information presented, but you will be hooked once you explore this read. If you enjoy a book with a little bit of roman We have been gifted with another O’Shea brother, this time it is Caleb, and we get to see the reception he receives from his previously immigrated brothers. Of course, there is still danger and lawlessness here and we are reunited with old friends. I have enjoyed this series, and will miss looking forward to the next installment. Yes, you can read this one alone, there is enough information presented, but you will be hooked once you explore this read. If you enjoy a book with a little bit of romance, but with almost non-stop action, this one will not disappoint! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Tyndale House, and was not required to give a positive review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Paula Shreckhise

    The Crossing of Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman is book three in the Natchez Trace series. The series is about the O’Shea brothers and this one focuses on Caleb. Caleb O’Shea is a bit of a loner, having left his brothers in Ireland to take to the sea and travel the world. He finds himself at Natchez Under The Hill and face to face with his brothers. Unsure of their reaction, he is surprised when they welcome him back as the prodigal returned! These brothers remind me of the verses in Joshua that talk The Crossing of Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman is book three in the Natchez Trace series. The series is about the O’Shea brothers and this one focuses on Caleb. Caleb O’Shea is a bit of a loner, having left his brothers in Ireland to take to the sea and travel the world. He finds himself at Natchez Under The Hill and face to face with his brothers. Unsure of their reaction, he is surprised when they welcome him back as the prodigal returned! These brothers remind me of the verses in Joshua that talk of MIGHTY MEN OF VALOR who run toward the danger , not away from it. Alanah Adams is a strong young lady. She, her sister and a friend have been left to fend for themselves in the woods along the perilous Natchez Trace in August 1792. Their father is a legalistic parson travels in order to minister to settlements far away. Alanah cleverly disguises herself as a crazy lady in order to protect the females left alone at home. The Trace is a dangerous but necessary place to travel for commerce. Highwaymen and River Pirates accost almost everyone. Ms. Hillman builds a credible world of early America along the Natchez Trace. There is excitement by the bucketful. Strong characters necessarily populate this story. The heroine is resourceful, capable and clever. She tries to reconcile her relationship with God with the harsh God she sees through her father’s preaching. Caleb is a lost brother who wants to connect with family and then go his own way again. But will he change his mind when he encounters forgiveness from his family and meets the intriguing and puzzling Alanah? This whole series has captured my interest with its romantic setting and interesting history. Ms. Hillman is a masterful storyteller. She incorporates spiritual truth into the journeys of her characters. *I received an ARC of this book from Tyndale Publishers on behalf of the author. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jolene

    The Crossing At Cypress Creek is the third novel in Pam Hillman's Natchez Trace series. Although it can be read as a stand-alone novel, I recommend reading the other installments first to fully appreciate the supporting characters and their backstories. As always, Pam Hillman offers a well-written story that immediately captured my attention and never dragged. I loved Alanah. She was my favorite character in The Crossing At Cypress Creek and may be my favorite character in the entire series. As a The Crossing At Cypress Creek is the third novel in Pam Hillman's Natchez Trace series. Although it can be read as a stand-alone novel, I recommend reading the other installments first to fully appreciate the supporting characters and their backstories. As always, Pam Hillman offers a well-written story that immediately captured my attention and never dragged. I loved Alanah. She was my favorite character in The Crossing At Cypress Creek and may be my favorite character in the entire series. As an herbalist, she forages for medicinal plants and has vast knowledge of their locations and properties. The combination of her intriguing profession, her unique personality, the enchanting setting, and the lurking danger created a captivating tale. The love story between Alanah and Caleb was romantic and satisfying. The tender friendship coupled with Caleb's protectiveness grew into a beautiful, romantic love. Beyond being Alanah's romantic interest, Caleb is instrumental in God's healing work in Alanah's life. There are themes about allowing God to work out His will in one's life, men cherishing women and loving them well, and the potent impact of forgiveness. I recommend The Crossing At Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman to readers of historical romance who enjoy a story with bits of humor, spiritual themes, and unique characters. Those who have enjoyed the other books in the series will want to complete it with this novel. Disclosure of Material Connection: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary advanced reader copy from the author. 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."

  10. 4 out of 5

    Chanel

    A solid conclusion to the Natchez Trace series, The Crossing at Cypress Creek features new dangers in the Mississippi setting and an endearing romance with another O'Shea brother while interweaving the beauty of grace. This book differs from the others in the series because the suspense doesn't pick up until the second half of the book; regardless, it didn't bother me because the author was successful by keeping my attention and invested in the characters before the action went into full swing. A solid conclusion to the Natchez Trace series, The Crossing at Cypress Creek features new dangers in the Mississippi setting and an endearing romance with another O'Shea brother while interweaving the beauty of grace. This book differs from the others in the series because the suspense doesn't pick up until the second half of the book; regardless, it didn't bother me because the author was successful by keeping my attention and invested in the characters before the action went into full swing. It was nice to see familiar faces from previous books and the introduction of new characters quickly charmed me too. Out of all the brothers, it was hardest to connect to Caleb regarding their past in Ireland; to me, he was more of a creator of damage than a victim and I didn't feel like his harbored resentment was truly justified. However, by no means is Caleb O'Shea unlikeable. He is kind, protective, honorable and carries deep regret about abandoning his brothers to the point that he believes he doesn't deserve any goodness. I was glad that he found reconciliation with his brothers, especially Quinn. Forced to feign craziness by living in a dangerous territory, Alanah is strong, resourceful and compassionate. The circumstances that created her sense of independence and her knowledge of men who mistreat women make it hard for her to trust - but Caleb is there, faithfully showing her love, kindness and proving to her that there are good people she can trust. Their romance was sweet, as was Tiberius's pursuit of Lydia. And I loved the reminder that grace is freely given to anyone who repents and believes in Christ - a truth that was evident in some many storylines. Overall, a good read and a likeable series.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    3.5 stars " . . . .those dark eyes never left hers. They narrowed slightly as if he was trying to place her." Not as addled as she would have folks to believe that she is, Alanah Adams smoothly changes roles depending on her circumstances; she can dress and act like the consummate lady or she is perfectly comfortable spreading ashes all over herself to portray an aura of mental confusion. It's safer that way in the dangerous territory surrounding the small river town of Cypress Creek, where men t 3.5 stars " . . . .those dark eyes never left hers. They narrowed slightly as if he was trying to place her." Not as addled as she would have folks to believe that she is, Alanah Adams smoothly changes roles depending on her circumstances; she can dress and act like the consummate lady or she is perfectly comfortable spreading ashes all over herself to portray an aura of mental confusion. It's safer that way in the dangerous territory surrounding the small river town of Cypress Creek, where men take every advantage over beautiful, unattached women. It's become a way of life, until one day a man recognizes both of her personas and is determined to find out what she is up to. When Caleb O'Shea stumbled into Natchez, he never expected to be reunited with his brothers. He also never expected to become caught up in the life of Alanah Adams and her sister Betsy. Life is blatantly brutal in this area; river pirates run rampant and local citizens find it impossible to defend themselves and their families. When Alanah's worst fears become reality, Caleb is faced with a life altering decision; is his life of wandering over, or has his heart finally found a place to call home in the remote little town of Cypress Creek? Readers of the Natchez Trace series will be dully impressed with this lovely, intriguing conclusion to Pam Hillman's Natchez Trace series. I received a Net Galley copy of this book through Just Read Publicity Tours. I also purchased a print copy.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Vicky Sluiter

    Goodness, this has it all! The final book of the Natchez Trace series has mystery, danger, pirates, romance; something for everyone. Author Pam Hillman does a good job of wrapping up her series. You will want to read books 1 and 2 so you understand the nuances in book 3. Believe me, they are well worth the time. Hillman has obviously researched history when writing this book. I learned a lot about piracy and the danger of the area, as well as a lot about the flora and fauna. I found it extremely Goodness, this has it all! The final book of the Natchez Trace series has mystery, danger, pirates, romance; something for everyone. Author Pam Hillman does a good job of wrapping up her series. You will want to read books 1 and 2 so you understand the nuances in book 3. Believe me, they are well worth the time. Hillman has obviously researched history when writing this book. I learned a lot about piracy and the danger of the area, as well as a lot about the flora and fauna. I found it extremely interesting and she wove it in so skillfully that it greatly enhanced the story without making it dry. The characters are well developed and realistic. They have strengths and weaknesses, fears and victories. I love the O’Shea brothers and how they protect those who need it, even when they’re fighting amongst themselves as brothers will. The ladies in the story are strong, as they have to be to survive living in Natchez. And it all comes together so well to make a satisfying ending. If you enjoy historical fiction with a bit of clean romance then I highly recommend The Crossing at Cypress Creek. I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Dana Michael

    The Crossing at Cypress Creek is an historical romantic suspense. This is the third and final book in the Natchez Trace series. This book could be read as a stand alone, but I think it would be more enjoyable if the reader reads the first two. I have enjoyed getting to know the Natchez, Mississippi area during this time period and to be given a glimpse of the life and hardships of the folks living there. The O'Shea brothers have endeared themselves to me and I hate it is ending. This book featur The Crossing at Cypress Creek is an historical romantic suspense. This is the third and final book in the Natchez Trace series. This book could be read as a stand alone, but I think it would be more enjoyable if the reader reads the first two. I have enjoyed getting to know the Natchez, Mississippi area during this time period and to be given a glimpse of the life and hardships of the folks living there. The O'Shea brothers have endeared themselves to me and I hate it is ending. This book features Caleb who has been an adventurer and has come to Natchez and finds out his brothers are living there. He comes in contact with the very likeable heroine, Alanah and her sister and finds an adventure of different kind with cutthroats and river pirates. I think anyone who loves history and romance with suspense will enjoy this book as much as I have. This is a wonderful read and I highly recommend it. *I was given a copy of this book by the publisher and this is my honest opinion.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Suzie Waltner

    Caleb O’Shea has traveled the world, fought in wars, and has now come to Mississippi to deliver a crewmate, and friend, home. Little does he know that the brothers he’d left in Ireland years ago are also in the area. Pam Hillman finishes her Natchez Trace series in a big way, complete with a family reunion, river pirates, romance, and several familiar faces (for those who have read the previous books). Alanah was my favorite character in this one (and really in the entire series). She’s intelligen Caleb O’Shea has traveled the world, fought in wars, and has now come to Mississippi to deliver a crewmate, and friend, home. Little does he know that the brothers he’d left in Ireland years ago are also in the area. Pam Hillman finishes her Natchez Trace series in a big way, complete with a family reunion, river pirates, romance, and several familiar faces (for those who have read the previous books). Alanah was my favorite character in this one (and really in the entire series). She’s intelligent, determined, and good-hearted but still needs rescuing now and then. The zing between her and Caleb is evident from the first chapter of this book and reignites every time their paths cross. The Crossing at Cypress Creek gives readers an education on plants and herbs as well as the dangerous history on and near the Mississippi river. The challenges of settling in the area are not downplayed either. Add to that pages filled with danger, adventure, familial reconciliation, and finding a place to call home. While Cypress Creek can be read as a stand alone novel without any issues, readers will enjoy the rest of the story through Connor’s and then Quinn’s eyes first. Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    Romantic Adventure Set In Early Mississippi Years This novel is rich in historical detail, setting, unique characters, and themes of redemption. I read along, fascinated, as "Addled Alanah" foraged for healing herbs and brightly colored mushrooms to sell so she could provide for herself, her mentor, Lydia, and her Uncle Jude and sister Betsy. I felt strong compassion for her as an older sister, given the plight of her sister. Having met all the other brothers in the O'shea clan, I was eager to mee Romantic Adventure Set In Early Mississippi Years This novel is rich in historical detail, setting, unique characters, and themes of redemption. I read along, fascinated, as "Addled Alanah" foraged for healing herbs and brightly colored mushrooms to sell so she could provide for herself, her mentor, Lydia, and her Uncle Jude and sister Betsy. I felt strong compassion for her as an older sister, given the plight of her sister. Having met all the other brothers in the O'shea clan, I was eager to meet Caleb, the soldier-for-hire who left home amid flared tempers and broken hearts. Alanah's "forest warrior" persona and Caleb's mercenary background make them an excellent team. They both grow in character-specific areas and this book takes them on that journey. The Secondary Characters: The secondary characters in The Crossing at Cypress Creek are all gems. I loved reading about "Looney Lydia," the healer of mixed Native American and African American heritage, and her level-headed approach to tough situations. Her interactions with Tiberius, the mercenary moor, sprinkled humor across the pages. Betsy brings us the initial conflict with the river pirates. Pirate leader Micaiah Jones is a well-rounded villain and a great foil for our hero, Caleb. One of the most interestingly conflicted characters is Uncle Jude, a preacher much like the Biblical Jonah, who is called to cry against the wickedness taking place around him. His struggle to offer mercy to those who destroyed his family prompts the reader to look inward at their own motives and actions. Jude's role in the ending of the story had me turning pages into the small hours of the night. Readers will be delighted to have all the characters from earlier books in the series reunited in this book. Pam included throwback moments with Connor and Isabella and Kiera and Quinn that made me smile. The Romance: Caleb and Alanah share many kisses and moments of attraction throughout the book. Caleb is a wanderer and offers little commitment to go along with his kisses, which provides conflict in his and Alanah's character arcs. My favorite aspect of their romance was his protectiveness toward her whenever she was in danger and his willingness to sacrifice to save her sister--and then her as well. The Faith Element: Jude's story thread, mentioned above, brings continuity and a deep contemplative message to the story. What a character, and what a journey! The redemption message is clearly offered through repentance and faith in Jesus--one thing I deeply appreciate about Pam's books. The Author's Trademarks: Adventure, historical grit, gentle humor, and Biblical truth are trademarks that make Pam Hillman's stories go-to fiction for me. The Stakes: Life and death stakes are strong in this book. In the 1700s, medicine was primitive, and early settlers in the South undertook dangerous tasks to carry out their everyday livelihood. One particular swamp scene with an alligator paints this aspect in living color. Illness and work-related accidents being common enough, these characters face the added dangers of greedy, bloodthirsty river pirates looking for any victim whose possessions might bring a fine price. The Setting: This story's setting is so unique. Unlike any I've read in the Christian Fiction genre. If you've enjoyed the film Davy Crockett and the River Pirates or Distant Drums, starring Gary Cooper, you'll like this adventurous historical tale. *I received a copy of this book from the publisher and have voluntarily provided my honest opinion in this review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    My Thoughts on The Crossing at Cypress Creek: The Crossing at Cypress Creek is a wonderfully compelling novel that I could not put down! I have always been and will always be a sucker for anything to do with the Irish. My grandma was half Irish/half English and a WWII war bride. Add in my name is Erin. My husband is Sean. We’ve given all our children Irish or Gaelic first names. It’s just a part of us. I long to someday visit Ireland and walk where my family is from. So, this is one of the main re My Thoughts on The Crossing at Cypress Creek: The Crossing at Cypress Creek is a wonderfully compelling novel that I could not put down! I have always been and will always be a sucker for anything to do with the Irish. My grandma was half Irish/half English and a WWII war bride. Add in my name is Erin. My husband is Sean. We’ve given all our children Irish or Gaelic first names. It’s just a part of us. I long to someday visit Ireland and walk where my family is from. So, this is one of the main reasons I wanted to read this book. An Irishman as one of the main characters. I can hear his brogue in my head as I read the words. Oh yes. It’s a wonderful sound. The Crossing at Cypress Creek is the third book in the Natchez Trace series by Pam Hillman. I have not read the first two though now I can’t wait to find out Connor and Quinn. It is said that this is the final novel in the series but I truly think there should be more. There are two more brothers after all! This book is a wonderful read. It reads quickly and is spellbinding. You just don’t want to look away from the page. The story sucks you in and the characters become your best friends. Within the pages are some super hard things. There is violence, alcohol, rape, murder, and some truly evil people. But there is also love, and goodness, and so much light to counter that darkness that it doesn’t feel overpowering. It feels balanced and doesn’t take away from the storyline. It’s a quintessential story of good versus evil with a romance or two thrown in for good measure. As a lover of all things medicine and herbal, I love all the references to the herbs and healing salves that Lydia and Alanah make. FYI Alannah was always on my list as a name for a girl but we have yet to use it. :) Historical fiction novels are a huge favorite of mine. This is a great one. Pam Hillman has a gift for knowing how the Irish speak and making the brogue come alive in your mind while you’re reading. She also has a gift with making her characters so very real and alive. I would not have my teenage daughter read this book but it is definitely one I recommend for adult women who want a good novel that is going to make you think, make you wonder about what happened in days gone by, but also help renew your views on mankind and that there is still good and light and hope out there in the world. Now I’m off to read the other two books and possibly pen a note to an author begging for the other two O’Shea brothers stories to be told. And then maybe Lydia’s story and Betsy too, maybe William? I’m sure I can come up with at least another half a dozen stories to be told. And I’d enjoy reading everyone! I have voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from JustRead Publicity Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC regulations.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Johnson

    Title: The Crossing at Cypress Creek (A Natchez Trace Novel #3) Author: Pam Hillman Pages: e-book Year: 2019 Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers My rating is 4 out of 5 stars. Caleb O’Shea has been roaming the globe for the last few years after leaving Ireland and his younger brothers behind. He has put into port at Natchez-Under-the-Hill to help a friend get home. Once that promise is fulfilled, he will be off again at sea to the next adventure. However, once he sets foot on land, he soon learns that Title: The Crossing at Cypress Creek (A Natchez Trace Novel #3) Author: Pam Hillman Pages: e-book Year: 2019 Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers My rating is 4 out of 5 stars. Caleb O’Shea has been roaming the globe for the last few years after leaving Ireland and his younger brothers behind. He has put into port at Natchez-Under-the-Hill to help a friend get home. Once that promise is fulfilled, he will be off again at sea to the next adventure. However, once he sets foot on land, he soon learns that all four of his brothers are just a few miles away. He decides to stay a few days to see them and then leave. His oldest brother, Connor, opens him with welcome arms and puts him to work creating a logging camp. Caleb will only stay until the camp and harvest of wood is complete. He meets a beautiful and courageous young woman, Alanah Adams, who lives near the camp, foraging for medicinal herbs and such to sell in Natchez to support herself, her sister and friend. Her uncle is a traveling pastor, is away from home often and does nothing to support them financially. Even though he enjoys being with his brothers and Alanah, he feels he doesn’t deserve to be part of their lives after how he left Ireland and how he has lived his life over the last few years. Alanah Adams wants to be a healer, but faints at the sight of blood. She is good at finding medicinal plants and dosing them properly or finding the right herb to cure a problem. Her sister has recently returned home after being kidnapped six months ago and suffering rape at the hands of a local river pirate. Her sister is a shadow of her former self and afraid of all men. Alanah is happy she is home and does all she can to help her sister heal. Her run-ins with Caleb show her that not all men take what they want from a woman with or without asking. He treats her with respect and is protective of her. Her uncle has decided that they will move to Philadelphia, his former home, because the savage river pirates and those in the area won’t repent. Before that can happen, something happens to draw Caleb and Alanah together to the rescue. I liked the time period of this story (1792) when America was still being shaped and the landscape was unmarred by man. I could hear the Irish brogue the brothers spoke in my head as I read, which I enjoyed. Characters from the prior two novels in the series make appearances in this story, so it was nice to see how their lives had progressed. Love, honor, respect, doing what is right, forgiveness and more come into play as the story unfolds. This was a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Note: The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sally

    Four of the O’Shea brothers made their way to Mississippi in the first two books of the Natchez Trace series. They’ve found a permanent home, and the oldest two have found love and success. Now, wayward son Caleb arrives seemingly by chance and has to explain why he left Ireland when he did. But before he can do that, he has to rescue Alanah who appears to lead a double life. Why does she dress like a vagabond and behave as she does when in her home community? The characters of The Crossing at C Four of the O’Shea brothers made their way to Mississippi in the first two books of the Natchez Trace series. They’ve found a permanent home, and the oldest two have found love and success. Now, wayward son Caleb arrives seemingly by chance and has to explain why he left Ireland when he did. But before he can do that, he has to rescue Alanah who appears to lead a double life. Why does she dress like a vagabond and behave as she does when in her home community? The characters of The Crossing at Cypress Creek are a mixed bunch. The river is the hunting ground for Micaiah Jones and his murdering marauders; and pirates of the Caribbean they are not. Alanah’s guardian, a preacher by the name of Jude, is a contemporary prophet Jonah; he refuses to preach close to home, believing the people of Cypress Creek aren’t worthy of the message of grace and forgiveness. Caleb’s companion, Tiberius, is a man from foreign lands whose weapon of choice is a scimitar. Tiberius sets his sights on Alanah’s mentor in healing, Lydia, who is a free woman of mixed race. Alanah’s story is revealed in pieces. Because of that, I was confused when she was first introduced. Had she appeared in one of the previous novels? Should I know her backstory already? I was also muddled at times by the sheer number of characters. Which males are O’Sheas again? Remind me of William’s relationship to them? The novel itself, however, is thoroughly enjoyable and gradually leads to an epic confrontation on the river. There ARE some not so nice moments thanks to the bad guys, just as there were in The Road to Magnolia Glen. It’s disappointing that this series is a trilogy as I felt more could be written. There are two O’Shea brothers who didn’t get their own book and are too young in these three to warrant proper attention. The trilogy is also set before Mississippi is organized as a United States territory. I’d have liked to have read what happened to the O’Shea family and their acquaintances with the changes that came from that event and then the creation of the State of Mississippi in 1817. Instead, the Natchez Trace trilogy reads as a grand family saga cut off in its prime. Thank you to the publisher and JustRead Publicity Tours for my complimentary copy of The Crossing at Cypress Creek.,/i>

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lori

    I love this book!! I've learned things about roots and herbs that I have not know before!! I wonder if we'd all be better off using herbs and roots like they did back in the old days? I know that maybe we'd save bunches of money on prescriptions and just maybe we'd live a little longer? One can always hope I can't imagine living a place where there are highway men out to kill others. That is just wrong! I also think that Pastor Jude's thinking is wrong too!! All men need saved. No man is exempt. I love this book!! I've learned things about roots and herbs that I have not know before!! I wonder if we'd all be better off using herbs and roots like they did back in the old days? I know that maybe we'd save bunches of money on prescriptions and just maybe we'd live a little longer? One can always hope I can't imagine living a place where there are highway men out to kill others. That is just wrong! I also think that Pastor Jude's thinking is wrong too!! All men need saved. No man is exempt. We are all created equal in the eyes of God's eyes. All fall short of the Glory of God. Everyone needs forgiveness and all we need to do is ask. I couldn't believe that a pastor would actually think that way! That's just terrible!! A question was asked in this book but I can't remember where. I think that someone asked why can't we just live in peace with one another and the answer I believe was Satan. Satan whispers in our ears and makes us do the things we don't really want to do. Satan hates when we get close to God. He wants to control our lives and make us miserable so that we will worship him. I don't think so. Jesus is the sweetest name I know. I"m proud to call Jesus my friend. The author has amazing characters in the story. I felt like I was on an adventure with Alanah, Isabella, Caleb ( who by the way is considered the prodigal son ), and Conner too. Oh and we can't forget Gimpy the cook lol! I love the supporting characters too! They were wonderful! Lydia is wonderful!! I would love to have her 6th sense about people. I felt like I was learning right along with her! Once upon a time ago, I was learning medicine myself. I ended up getting sick and couldn't finish school. This made me very sad. I think God closed this door for me for some reason so I quit banging on it. Believe me and you it was very hard not too. I liked how the author made me feel like I was in the lumber camp with the loggers and I actually became one with the book if that makes sense. I think this would make a wonderful movie. I strongly recommend this book. I received a complimentary copy from Netgalley and all opinions are my own!! Don't forget! Come back to your Review on the pub date, 04 Jun 2019, to post to these reta

  20. 5 out of 5

    Nyla

    Pam Hillman is a natural at storytelling. She has a way of weaving a tale that captures my interest within the first few pages and keeps it until the end of the book. This series is a tribute to her extraordinary talent. Each book was better than the last. I felt like I had been whisked away to the eighteenth century. She had done her research and it was evident. The scenery, attire, colloquiums, and characters all added to a complete authentic experience when reading this captivating tale. “The C Pam Hillman is a natural at storytelling. She has a way of weaving a tale that captures my interest within the first few pages and keeps it until the end of the book. This series is a tribute to her extraordinary talent. Each book was better than the last. I felt like I had been whisked away to the eighteenth century. She had done her research and it was evident. The scenery, attire, colloquiums, and characters all added to a complete authentic experience when reading this captivating tale. “The Crossing at Cyprus Creek is Book 3, but it could be read as a stand alone. Be warned it is so engaging that you will want to read the first two after finishing it. Why not read them in order if you haven’t? I found the characters to be well rounded and very realistic. So much so my heart and emotions often went out to some of the characters, while others just made me want to yell at them. They have good character traits, flaws, and some downright meanness in them. This is the story of Caleb O’Shea, who returns home from being at sea for months. He finds things quite different than when he left. It is also the tale of Alanah Adams. As a herbalist she is a healer and knows how to identify various medicinal plants and herbs, where to find them, and how to use the. She is a fascinating lady and I enjoyed her immensely. Pam Hillman has written a Christian sweet historical romance with adventure and intrigue. Danger lurks, emotions are high, and God is to be sought and obeyed in this gritty Southern novel. Themes of faith, forgiveness, trusting God’s plan for one's life, chivalry, love, and home are all woven deftly throughout this magnificent book. With some twists and turns added to exquisite writing, the story had a nice steady pace with no sluggish parts. It is a complete and total page turner. I highly recommend this book and series. It is definitely worth it. I learned things, it was God glorifying, and I had a hard time putting it down. There are discussion questions at the end so get a group together to read the series. There is so much to dissect and discuss. It gets a 5 out of 5 stars from me. I received a copy from the author but was under no obligation to write a review. These are my own thoughts.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Pam

    The Crossing at Cypress Creek is the exciting conclusion to Pam Hillman’s Natchez Trace series. Another of the O’Sheas enters the scene and Caleb is just as endearing as his brothers, a bit of an Irish scamp with a history he regrets yet totally loyal and protective of those weaker than himself. Alanah Adams was a strong, independent woman, accustomed to taking care of herself. Her knowledge of herbal medicine and healing were not only helpful in the wilderness but a much needed source of income The Crossing at Cypress Creek is the exciting conclusion to Pam Hillman’s Natchez Trace series. Another of the O’Sheas enters the scene and Caleb is just as endearing as his brothers, a bit of an Irish scamp with a history he regrets yet totally loyal and protective of those weaker than himself. Alanah Adams was a strong, independent woman, accustomed to taking care of herself. Her knowledge of herbal medicine and healing were not only helpful in the wilderness but a much needed source of income for her family. Several secondary characters who added extra depth to the story included Lydia, Tiberius, Caleb’s giant of a companion, Alanah’s sister Betsy, their Uncle Jude, and the ruthless pirates who plagued the area. Of course we can’t forget the O’Shea brothers and their wives who had their own stories in the first two books of the series. Alanah was a multifaceted woman who was at home in the wilderness but could easily fit in with society. Feisty and brave, she was well matched to former mercenary Caleb who had a tendency to wander but would fight to the death for those he cared about. I was not a fan of Uncle Jude, a preacher whose attitude towards his nieces disturbed me. Thankfully, changes took place before the story ended which helped to redeem my opinion of him. There are so many good things I could say about The Crossing at Cypress Creek but I feel totally inadequate to express them as eloquently as I would like. I love all of Pam Hillman’s books and this one may be my favorite yet. If you enjoy your history peppered with plenty of action, danger, and adventure, authentic characters, a sometimes complicated romance, a touch of humor, and an uncompromised message of faith, the The Crossing at Cypress Creek (as well as the rest of the series) should be quickly added to your TBR list. I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by the author. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.

  22. 4 out of 5

    LA

    After reading the Natchez Trace series, despite characters’ happy endings, I’m glad I did not experience life in Natchez, Mississippi back in the late 1700s. This area, though partially settled, was rampant with river pirates and petty crime, and only festered due to the lack of law enforcement. It took several chapters read before my interest was peaked, despite the fact I’ve read the previous books in the trilogy. It wasn’t until about a third of the way in, I started to enjoy the story. The fo After reading the Natchez Trace series, despite characters’ happy endings, I’m glad I did not experience life in Natchez, Mississippi back in the late 1700s. This area, though partially settled, was rampant with river pirates and petty crime, and only festered due to the lack of law enforcement. It took several chapters read before my interest was peaked, despite the fact I’ve read the previous books in the trilogy. It wasn’t until about a third of the way in, I started to enjoy the story. The focus of this novel is the prodigal O’Shea brother, Caleb. He promises to bring a fellow sick sailor safely home after traveling the world in various ships and in less than respectable jobs. Ashamed of his past, and troubled by leaving his younger brothers alone in Ireland, Caleb didn’t expect his promise would reunite him with the family he thought he’d never see again, and he isn’t sure he wants to see them now. Alanah Adams pretends to be something she is not. Fearing for her life while trying to find her sister who had been captured by river pirates six months prior, Alanah struggles to survive in a hostile place. When she crosses paths with the handsome sailor, Alanah is challenged to trust in the complete stranger and begins to rely on him to help her. Interesting and quirky characters abound, from the Jonah-like preacher Uncle Jude, to the healing woman Lydia, and African sailor Tiberius who is loyal to a tee. Characters from previous novels make appearances and play a vital role in helping Alanah retrieve her sister. Complete with sword fights, a budding romance (or two), and intense rescue missions The Crossing at Cyprus Creek is a satisfying ending to the O’Shea brothers’ trilogy. I received an ecopy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are my own.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed reading this novel, except for the violence. I do understand that a certain amount of violence is involved in everyday life, so I will not hold it against this author. Her writing is superb and her characters pull you into the story and you feel like you are right there with them. Caleb O'Shea comes to Natchez, Mississippi and finds that his brothers are living near Natchez. He bumps into Alanah Adams as he helps carry a sick William Wainwright to his solicito I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed reading this novel, except for the violence. I do understand that a certain amount of violence is involved in everyday life, so I will not hold it against this author. Her writing is superb and her characters pull you into the story and you feel like you are right there with them. Caleb O'Shea comes to Natchez, Mississippi and finds that his brothers are living near Natchez. He bumps into Alanah Adams as he helps carry a sick William Wainwright to his solicitor to get him home to his family to take care of him. Alanah recognizes that William is sick and offers some assistance in the form of medicine and they continue on their way. Alanah Adams mourns the loss of her sister, who was kidnapped six months prior by river pirates and she does not know if her sister is alive or dead. Because her sister was pretty and the river pirate Miciah took her, Alanah dresses in rags and filth to disguise her own beauty to keep the pirates from kidnapping her. She also acts insane to deter them. Caleb and Alanah meet again at Cypress Creek and an attraction is obvious, but Caleb is basically only there to visit his brothers and work around the plantation/lumber yard for awhile. He is not looking for a wife. So what will happen with the attraction between the two? Will Alanah ever find her sister? Is she even alive? If you like clean (no sex scenes), historical romance, you will love this book. It has love, attraction, suspense, intrigue and you get to catch up with Connor and Quinn from the first two books in this series. Check out this wonderful story for yourself. Enjoy! I received a review copy of this book from Pam Hillman and Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; all opinions in my review are my own.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kelly Hodgkins

    “Caleb O’Shea jerked awake to utter stillness.” - Opening line of The Crossing at. Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman The Crossing at Cypress Creek is the last in the Natchez Trace series from Pam Hillman. Several favourite characters return but having read the previous two novels isn’t not required. Our lead characters are Caleb, the last of the four O’Shea brothers to arrive in America from Ireland, and Alanah, an American struggling to survive in the rough environment. Caleb’s journey to America incl “Caleb O’Shea jerked awake to utter stillness.” - Opening line of The Crossing at. Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman The Crossing at Cypress Creek is the last in the Natchez Trace series from Pam Hillman. Several favourite characters return but having read the previous two novels isn’t not required. Our lead characters are Caleb, the last of the four O’Shea brothers to arrive in America from Ireland, and Alanah, an American struggling to survive in the rough environment. Caleb’s journey to America includes 3 years of fighting his way around the world and making solid friendships. One such friend I particularly enjoyed getting to know is Tiberius, a Moor. Silent and confident, he is a lovely balance to Caleb. The two come to work alongside the O’Shea brothers in the logging business. Alanah is supported by Lydia, a Native American who has excellent healing skills. The two care for the injured and are a formidable pair, a vision of female strength in adversity. Set upon by pirates (I do love a pirate twist!), the two teams come together to defend each other, their businesses and Cypress Creek. The adventure is quick-paced and well-written! I enjoyed it from the first page and would have happily kept reading about the Natchez Trace! The characters are rich and carefully thought through. Guilt and redemption are discussed from a Christian perspective and worked through the story elegantly. I highly recommend it, it’s five out of five on the en-JOY-ment scale!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kimmie

    Over the Hills and through the sea to sea a family reunited and a family started ! Such a great book ! This book is the last one in a series, but I do believe that you can read this one as a stand alone (I did ). It made me want to go back and read the previous books, as well as hoping to someday get to read a fourth book in the series (Hint, Hint ;) . I believe that this is one of the first books I have read by Pam Hillman (I can't believe it as this one was so good), I already have ordered th Over the Hills and through the sea to sea a family reunited and a family started ! Such a great book ! This book is the last one in a series, but I do believe that you can read this one as a stand alone (I did ). It made me want to go back and read the previous books, as well as hoping to someday get to read a fourth book in the series (Hint, Hint ;) . I believe that this is one of the first books I have read by Pam Hillman (I can't believe it as this one was so good), I already have ordered the previous two books in the series. I believe that Pam did a great job at showing some of the struggles people went through before there was "Civilization" around, and she made me believe I was right there and that I could here the forest all around me. I loved the characters, how they interacted, the ways you got to hear their thoughts and share a little piece of their lives. I thought that the underlying message was that it is never too late to receive grace, or ask forgiveness from God. I give this story a 5 out of 5 stars, for original and engaging characters, amazingly detailed descriptions, and page turning smiles. I volunteered to read this book from Tyndale House Publishing in return for my honest feedback, the thoughts and opinions expressed within are my own.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Gracie

    The Crossing at Cypress Creek was a wonderful conclusion to Pam Hillman’s fantastic Natchez Trace Trilogy! Ms. Hillman wove a fascinating story of love, mystery, and second chances. After years of running from a bitter past in Ireland, Caleb O’Shea is shocked to discover his brothers (and possibly a second chance) while stopping through Natchez on his travels. After witnessing her sister’s brutal kidnapping at the hand of notorious river pirate Micaiah Jones, Alanah Adams has perfected the facade The Crossing at Cypress Creek was a wonderful conclusion to Pam Hillman’s fantastic Natchez Trace Trilogy! Ms. Hillman wove a fascinating story of love, mystery, and second chances. After years of running from a bitter past in Ireland, Caleb O’Shea is shocked to discover his brothers (and possibly a second chance) while stopping through Natchez on his travels. After witnessing her sister’s brutal kidnapping at the hand of notorious river pirate Micaiah Jones, Alanah Adams has perfected the facade of “Addled Alanah,” and does what she can to survive in the dangerous land that is Cypress Creek. When these two hurting lives collide, they embark on a dangerous journey to fight for Alanah’s home, and the people that mean the most to them. Pam Hillman wrote a masterful story with wonderful characters, a thrilling storyline, and powerful themes. It was fascinating to see the O’Shea family finally reunited and to watch as Caleb and Alanah learn to trust each other and discover what it means to trust in the shelter of love. I received a copy of this book for FREE, and a positive review was not required.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kella

    Ya’ll, I love me some quirky characters and Alanah Adams is hands down one of the best characters I’ve read about yet. Attempting to maintain her virtue while her preacher father travels the land, Alanah gets the bright idea to essentially dress and act like like a crazy woman to steer men away. It. is. hysterical! And dear, sweet, hunky Caleb, who has sailed high seas, fought pirates, and has an assortment of accolades behind him, finds himself utterly fascinated by this wild woman he stumbles u Ya’ll, I love me some quirky characters and Alanah Adams is hands down one of the best characters I’ve read about yet. Attempting to maintain her virtue while her preacher father travels the land, Alanah gets the bright idea to essentially dress and act like like a crazy woman to steer men away. It. is. hysterical! And dear, sweet, hunky Caleb, who has sailed high seas, fought pirates, and has an assortment of accolades behind him, finds himself utterly fascinated by this wild woman he stumbles upon. And the closer he gets to Alanah, the more Caleb struggles with his decision to stay or leave and travel the world again. In addition to quirky characters, there’s a runaway younger sister, thieves running through the countryside, and ambushes laying in wait. The Crossing at Cypress Creek is an exciting read all around and I really enjoyed my first read of Pam Hillman’s works. I’m excited to read more of her books in the future! I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sydney

    This third story in the engaging Natchez Trace Series brings to life the story of another of the O’Shea brothers, Caleb. Although the third in the series, this story can be read as a standalone. This story is filled with danger, excitement, murder, mystery, and romance. It also shows the pain between brothers torn apart. Even though this story has a bit of violence, it is not graphic and is essential in portraying the kind of life the people in the story lived and the evil men that surrounded th This third story in the engaging Natchez Trace Series brings to life the story of another of the O’Shea brothers, Caleb. Although the third in the series, this story can be read as a standalone. This story is filled with danger, excitement, murder, mystery, and romance. It also shows the pain between brothers torn apart. Even though this story has a bit of violence, it is not graphic and is essential in portraying the kind of life the people in the story lived and the evil men that surrounded them. The author, Pam Hillman, has beautifully researched the setting of her story and it shows in this delightful tale. Readers will be sure to be pulled back in time in this thrilling Natchez Trace historical romance. Series: Natchez Trace Genre: historical, romance Publisher: Tyndale House Publishing Publication date: June 4, 2019 Number of pages: 403 Other books in the series: 1-The Promise at Breeze Hill 2-The Road to Magnolia Glen An e-review copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley, as well as print copy of this book was purchased for review. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Hallie Szott

    Return to Natchez, Mississippi with the conclusion to Pam Hillman’s Natchez Trace series, The Crossing at Cypress Creek. A historical story full of suspense, romance, and pirates, it is not one to be skipped. There’s adventure aplenty as world traveler Caleb O’Shea arrives in Natchez to find the brothers he left in Ireland—and cross paths with the intriguing heroine Alanah Adams. As their story unfolds, it proves to be not an easy one to traverse, but it is not without redemption, forgiveness, an Return to Natchez, Mississippi with the conclusion to Pam Hillman’s Natchez Trace series, The Crossing at Cypress Creek. A historical story full of suspense, romance, and pirates, it is not one to be skipped. There’s adventure aplenty as world traveler Caleb O’Shea arrives in Natchez to find the brothers he left in Ireland—and cross paths with the intriguing heroine Alanah Adams. As their story unfolds, it proves to be not an easy one to traverse, but it is not without redemption, forgiveness, and love. I very much enjoyed The Crossing at Cypress Creek. I have not yet read The Road to Magnolia Glen, so I can assure interested readers this book stands well enough on its own (however, I do imagine the enjoyment is slightly greater having read the books in order). Fans of historical fiction, this is a book (and series) I recommend. This review is also posted on Hallie Reads. I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Inspirationalfictionreader

    I loved going back to Natchez Trace again and catching up with the O’Shea brothers, Connor and Quinn, and finally getting to meet Caleb O’Shea! I really enjoyed every bit of this story! There is a sweet romance, great secondary characters, a beautiful message of God’s love, and a lot of action and danger. But, boy oh boy, this is a dangerous place to live. The bad guys are seriously some of the worst! I love Caleb and Alanah together! Caleb is kind, honorable, and willing to help those in need. A I loved going back to Natchez Trace again and catching up with the O’Shea brothers, Connor and Quinn, and finally getting to meet Caleb O’Shea! I really enjoyed every bit of this story! There is a sweet romance, great secondary characters, a beautiful message of God’s love, and a lot of action and danger. But, boy oh boy, this is a dangerous place to live. The bad guys are seriously some of the worst! I love Caleb and Alanah together! Caleb is kind, honorable, and willing to help those in need. Alanah is also a wonderful character who spends her time learning how to heal people with medicinal herbs. But, I must say, that there was a time or two or three, where I wanted Alanah to stop and actually listen to the good advice that Caleb was giving her instead of going off and doing what she wanted to do. But, even though she needlessly put herself in serious danger several times, I loved that it was because of her selfless love for her family. This is a really good series and I am hoping that the Natchez Trace series is not over! I received a complementary copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.

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