CrossReads Short Takes
Waiting on Love:
A Contemporary Christian Romance
by Leah Atwood
Tanya Reeves dreamed of happily-ever-afters and a family that included a husband and children, but life rarely turns out as planned, which she discovered the hard way when she got pregnant in high school. For seven years, she has raised her daughter without a father, however, the dream never died.
Scott Lamar never meant to abandon his daughter and pregnant girlfriend, but life happened, and college provided a means of escape. All that changed when he found faith in God, and now he wants to make up for his past mistakes. He concocts a plan that sounds crazy to most, but he pushes forward, determined to be a part of his daughter’s life.
Waiting on Love is a bonus Christmas novella in the Modern Convenience series. It can be read as a standalone, but you can read the story of Tanya’s brother, Archer, in Calling Love.
At the Edge of a Dark Forest:
A modern-day retelling of Beauty and the Beast
By Connie Almony
Cole Harrison, an Iraq War veteran amputee, wears his disfigurement like a barrier to those who might love him, shielding them from the ugliness inside. He agrees to try and potentially invest in, a prototype prosthetic with the goal of saving a hopeless man’s dreams.
Carly Rose contracts to live with Cole and train him to use his new prosthetics, only to discover his dark world of alcoholism and PTSD. Can Carly help him fight this war and discover the man he is destined to become?
At the Edge of a Dark Forest is a modern-day retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Only it is not her love that will make him whole.
Contemporary Christian Romance.
From the author of One Among Men and An Insignificant Life.