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One secret kept, another uncovered... Dani Davis longs for a place to call home. With quaint country charm, quirky residents, and loads of business potential, Miller's Creek, Texas seems like the perfect place to start over...except for the cowboy who gives her a ride into town. Then malicious rumors and a devastating discovery propel her down a road she never expected to ...more
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Published March 1st 2010 by Wordvessel Press (first published January 23rd 2010)
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Apr 05, 2010 Renee rated it really liked it
For a debut novel Texas Roads is an absolute gem! I really loved every bit of it from the crazy hairdresser to the hunky rancher, and even the "old geezers." Cathy Bryant sure knows Texas and small town life. I myself am a small town girl so I know what small town livin' is and I KNOW that there are no secrets to be kept when everybody knows everybody! I certainly know about grumpy ol' curmudgeons too...but don't ask, LOL read the story and you will see what I'm talking about!

As for the romance
Jun 01, 2010 Lori rated it really liked it
When I got to the end of Texas Roads, I had to flip to the back cover to confirm that I had remembered correctly -- that this was indeed Cathy's debut novel -- and I was right. All I can say is, WOW! I am very impressed! Congrats to Cathy, for an excellent introduction into the Christian Fiction world. I can't wait to read the 2nd installment of your Miller Creek series!

It was refreshing to read something a little different from what I've been 'forced' to read lately (my own fault). The kind fol
Sandra Stiles
Jan 31, 2010 Sandra Stiles rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian, romance, adult
I was lucky enough to be allowed to review this book before it came out. I am not one who likes mushy romance. Therefore this book was one I really enjoyed. Dani came from a privileged life yet here she was running to some hick town to visit an aunt she didn't even know. Running out of gas she is lucky enough to get picked up by Steve, a very handsome man who is also the mayor of Miller's Creek. Steve and Dani immediately get off on the wrong foot. They prejudge each other. This is made worse by ...more
Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
Why is it that we're prejudiced against self-published books? Is it because many self-published books aren't as good or as polished as those published in the mainstream? Perhaps. But, as we all know, there are a lot of duds published by large, well-known publishing houses, too.

Texas Roads was a pleasant surprise. I enjoyed the story and the characters. Each time I had to put the book down because of life and children, I kept wanting to get back to the story as soon as I could. Steve and Dani ar
Nike Chillemi
Feb 02, 2014 Nike Chillemi rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-arson
Texas Roads does not disappoint. There are enough secrets in this intriguing debut novel by Cathy Bryant to keep any mystery lover turning pages. Dani Davis has lost her father and the husband she’s just discovered was cheating on her. She never really fit into her wealthy family’s glitzy lifestyle, and she doesn’t get along with her socialite mother. So she leaves Dallas and sets off to meet Mama Beth, her mother’s small town sister.

On the approach to Miller’s Creek, her sports car runs out of
Freda Labianca
Apr 18, 2010 Freda Labianca rated it really liked it
I have to give kudos to Cathy on her debut novel! What a beautifully written story about faith, compassion, and perserverance. At least that is what it meant to me.
Though the leading character, Dani, thought she had no faith in the beginning I believe it was there all along. She just couldn't see it. Once she saw her own faith, and believed in HIM, she knew happiness again.
Dani goes through a lot in this story, and right along with her, you empathize. Though I admit, at the start of the story, I
May 12, 2010 Molly rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!!
Recommended to Molly by: Cathy Bryant
This debut novel shows just how much talent Cathy Bryant has. She wrote this novel with the skill of a veteran, best-selling author. Had I not known that this was her debut novel, I would have earnestly been looking for other books by this sweet & amazingly talented lady!

This review is a little bit different. I had the pleasure of reading the first five chapters of this charming story as an influencer before it was published and released to the public, to which I endorsed it. I had an enorm
Jan 10, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, christian
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Vividly descriptive, Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant takes the reader to Miller's Creek and into the lives of its inhabitants. Dani is looking to escape her mother and her memories in Dallas and decides against her mother's wishes to go visit her Aunt Beth, a woman she hardly knows. Dani's arrival into Miller's Creek is not a smooth one, especially her encounter with Steve Miller, as Dani soon learns there is something special to the very small town of Miller's Creek and contemplates
Feb 09, 2010 Lisa rated it really liked it
Review of Texas Roads, book one of the Miller’s Creek Series by Cathy Bryant
c. 2010

Cathy Bryant’s debut novel, Texas Roads, is a journey on many levels. Danielle Davis searches for family ties and in the process, learns who her true Father is. Steve Miller searches for a way to save his town from the affects of slow decay and learns to face his deepest fears.

What fun to create a town, as Bryant has done. Miller’s Creek, Texas, is people with an eclectic collection of characters who remind us of
Mandy J. Hoffman
Apr 26, 2010 Mandy J. Hoffman rated it it was amazing

Attention Ladies! Not many fiction books around here get awarded with 5 Stars. However, this is one that did and now I want to tell you all about it!

When Cathy Bryant asked if I would consider reading and reviewing her book, Texas Roads, I was not quick to take the offer. I have quite a stack to get through and wasn't sure if I should take the time to add a fiction title to my pile or not. But something in what Cathy wrote to me grabbed my attention and made me say "yes" and now, well
Jun 03, 2015 S211n3 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
The author is new to me as this id the first book by Cathy Bryant I've read and I really liked the book. It keep me hooked with the storyline and I don't know what gave it away, the real relationship between Mama Beth and Dani but I just guessed it. I loved Dani found her home in the end and the whole plot line. I just didn't connected with the chemistry between Steve and Dani but I don't mind, I liked the story and how they grew to like each other.
Mar 17, 2015 Pam rated it it was amazing
Texas Roads is by Cathy Bryant. It is a Miller’s Creek novel.
Dani has come to Miller’s Creek in hopes of making this her home and finding her birth parents. She and her Mother have had disagreements in the past; but this one is the worst. Dani has lost her adoptive father, her husband, been betrayed, and is now the CEO of her father’s business. In spite of this, she has never felt she belonged. Maybe her Aunt Mona Beth can help her. For now Dani is stuck on a farm road after having run out of g
Katrina Epperson
May 14, 2014 Katrina Epperson rated it it was amazing

We are introduced to Dani Davis who I found somewhat exasperating at first, but as I got to know her I found what a truly wonderful, young woman she was. As the story opens Dani is on spring break from her teaching job in Dallas and is headed to Miller Creek to reconnect with her aunt. She has a complicated and distant relationship with her mother and what she really wants is to find someone she can connect with. It has been a stressful year for her with the unexpected death of her father and a
Aug 08, 2014 Emmie rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. It was beautiful and full of meaning. I would love to read more of Cathy Bryant's books.

Dani Davis just wants a place to call home. With quirky residents, quaint country charm, and loads of business potential, Miller's Creek, Texas seems like the perfect place to start over...except for the cowboy who gives her a ride into town. Dani secretly finances renovations to downtown Miller’s Creek, but malicious rumors force her to choose between keeping her involvement a se
May 16, 2014 Kay rated it really liked it
Texas Roads is about second chances, discovering fulfillment, finding a home and starting over. It deals with many issues that contemporary women and men encounter—death of a loved one, adoption, friendships, and changing economic situations.

Texas Roads is the first in the Miller’s Creek series. Miller’s Creek is a wonderful little town, where everyone knows and cares about everyone else—and their business--which can sometimes cause unfounded rumors and conclusions based on very little fact.

Jan 05, 2015 Diana rated it it was amazing
Life in a small town seems like Heaven to Dani after big city life in Dallas, The only problem is where you go- there you are. The mistrust she feels is reflected off other people and right back at her. The more she tries to do good in secret, the more suspicious she looks. Some of the people in this book are the sweetest you'll ever meet! Mama Beth is everyone's favorite mother/ grandmother. Dani's mother is a relative of Cruella. What is the big divide between the sisters? What is it that make ...more
Linda Bourg
Apr 25, 2015 Linda Bourg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, my first by Cathy Bryant, I plan on reading the rest in this series. A sweet love story between Steve and Dani, a cowboy and a rich city girl. They come together with a few secrets between them but in the end all works out well. A family secret twist also in the midst of this book. So i gave it 4 was really good.
Tina Rice
Aug 25, 2015 Tina Rice rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Texas Roads, A Miller's Creek novel***** book 1 by Cathy Bryant

Dani Davis has longed for a place to call home for most of her life. She travels to visit her aunt, Aunt Beth—called Mama Beth by everyone in town—in the small town of Miller's Creek, Texas. Close to town she runs out of gas, cowboy Steve Miller comes along in his beat-up truck and takes her to town. She soon falls in love with Miller's Creek, but is this the home she has been searching for?

I too fell in love with Miller's Creek, lov
Sandy Grissett
Apr 25, 2015 Sandy Grissett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very touching, heartfelt book

I love this book by Cathy Bryant. A book about Dani whose father died and she also lost her husband. Although, there was more pain that she was going through. She went to visit her Aunt, whom she called Mama Beth. Her mother was against her going, which she did not understand why. She met Steve who was like a son to Mama Beth and she met the town's people who she fell in love with. The story continues with love, secrets, hardships, lies, destruction, among other thin
Christy King
Sweet story

If you like Christian Fiction, then you will like this interesting story of coming back to your roots. I enjoyed the interaction of the main characters and it was well-written. The small town feel was nice and soothing. The characters had flaws and misunderstandings that added a good bit of tension to the story.

If there was anything I disliked, it was just a preference of mine that the religious message should've been more subtle, but that is just a small thing that is all about me a
Linda Husvar
Jun 02, 2015 Linda Husvar rated it it was amazing
The author did a remarkable job of developing her characters in the book's storyline. Dani's search for a sense of home and community mirrored her struggle for faith. Mama Beth's and Steve's attempts to help Dani impacted their relationships. The drama was enriched by Dani's attempts to reconcile her estranged relationship with Mother Cecile while maintaining independent decisions. I loved the sense of community in the midst of small-town life. I am anxious to read the Miller's Creek next book a ...more
Kathryn Svendsen
Generally the reviews I write are on books that have been recently published – usually within the past year or two. But this book is the beginning of where things all started in a small town called Miller’s Creek. The books are actually all stand-alone but there are characters that do overlap from book to book so you do get to know the residents of the town.

Dani Davis has travelled to Miller’s Creek to visit her aunt whom she barely knows but comes to love quite quickly. Dani thinks Miller’s Cre
Jul 27, 2014 LAWonder10 rated it really liked it
Leaving a disgruntled mother behind to visit an aunt she has never met, Dani was anxious to arrive at the quaint country town where life could be more peaceful.

Just about the time she felt her life could not be more upsetting, she ran out of gas. It was cold, raining and the road was full of ruts. she was not dressed for a jog down this rutted road. A dilapidated truck with a grungy dressed man stopped to assist. It was either take a chance with him or with the coyotes. Their time together did
Jun 08, 2010 Mimi rated it really liked it
Debut author Cathy Bryant has made a successful entry into the Christian publishing world. After following Cathy on her website Word Vessel, I knew her book would be a delight.

We meet Dani right as she's unleash herself from the pain of her life. Heading to meet her aunt, she hopes that this will be the balm she needs in her life. Too bad a car that's run out of gas and an annoying rancher is how this starts out for Dani.

She gets to know Mama Beth, her aunt, in such a sweet way. Not at all like
Feb 09, 2011 Ellie rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Dani is not having a good time. She's lost her father, got a divorce and can't seem to stop arguing with her mom. She decides to leave the big city and visit her Aunt Beth, called "Mama Beth" by everyone who lives in a little quiet country town. She's even considering a move there, but first she has to see if she can handle live in a small town. She's not looking for a all!

Steve is fresh out of a doomed relationship too. He has mixed feelings for this new woman in town who is a
Tamara Tilley
Jan 23, 2016 Tamara Tilley rated it liked it
Shelves: own
TEXAS ROADS takes you on Dani Davis’ journey to find her place in the world. Leaving the big-city life of Dallas behind, for the small town of Miller’s Creek, Dani is in search of finding a place where she belongs, where she feels accepted, a place she can call home. What she encounters is an emotional roller-coaster of feelings, fears, and insecurities. Carving out a relationship with her Aunt Beth proves to be difficult with guard dog Steve Miller around. The town Mayor, though good-looking, e ...more
Nov 16, 2015 Pam rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Anyone who has read as many books as I have knows that there are actually only a few basic plots when it comes to romance novels. The creativity and skill in how the author handles that plot can make or break the book. Unique characters and settings as well as clever tweaks are also essential. In my opinion, Cathy Bryant has achieved a perfect ten with her first novel Texas Roads, a fresh and appealing story that I couldn’t put down. The story captured perfectly Dani’s longing for home as well a ...more
Jun 17, 2010 Casey rated it really liked it
When I was given the chance to read the debut novel, TEXAS ROADS, I was very excited and not disappointed in the least at the quality of the story.

The story is a sweet romance, a searching heart and a moving story of God’s love all rolled up into one.

The story grows and develops throughout the story, bringing the reader in. It is a simple story about finding home. There were moments of faith messages, but it didn’t feel preachy and flowed naturally with the story.

I thought the characters were w
Nora St Laurent
Jul 08, 2015 Nora St Laurent rated it really liked it
I’m so thankful for the review copy of Cathy Bryant’s heart warming, debut novel. I’ve never been to Texas but I’d love to go to Miller’s Creek, a quaint little town, with its friendly neighbors, beauty, innocence and fun. It reminded me of the town of Mayberry in the Andy Griffith T.V. shows. It was a quieter, simpler life back then. The main character is Dani, raised in the city, visits her Mama Beth, who reminded me of Aunt May, on the Andy Griffith show. Everyone in this little town loved he ...more
Joan Arning
May 27, 2015 Joan Arning rated it liked it
Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant is a good read about wealthy widow who longs for a “home” and Texas mayor/rancher. Dani has never felt like loved by her parents who were more interested in their place in society. Dani goes to Miller’s Creek to meet her aunt from whom her mother is estranged. The town of Millers Creek is attempting to revamp and bring people to town but needs funding. Most of the story was more or less predictable but it was well written and I enjoyed reading it.
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Cathy Bryant’s first novel, TEXAS ROADS , a 2009 ACFW Genesis finalist and Amazon Kindle best-seller. It is free for Kindle and Nook. The 2nd stand-alone book in the Miller's Creek novels is A PATH LESS TRAVELED and is free for members of our Readers' Group: She's added four more books to the popular Miller's Creek novels, the latest being CROSSROADS . C ...more
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