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Ryan's Crossing

(Crossing #2)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  91 ratings  ·  42 reviews
After ten years, Ryan's parents found his runaway sister, Amber. Now, as he drives to meet up with her and his parents before her wedding, his mind fills with the changes coming. Besides figuring out where she will fit into his life, a job change is on the horizon for him. But should he stick with small town life? Or should he move to Portland, Oregon?

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Published August 20th 2012 by Ambassador International
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Jenny Kuhtz
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I got this book as a first reads. Wasn't sure if I would like it, but I LOVED it! It was a pretty easy read. It kept me very interested. I'd like to read more from this author! :) ...more
Cheri Swalwell
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I had the privilege to read the second book in the series, Ryan’s Crossing, by Carrie Daws. I’m so glad I had both books so that I didn’t have to wait too long from finishing Crossing Values to read the sequel. I thoroughly enjoyed them both. As I get to know the characters better and better with each subsequent book, I think I enjoy them more.

What a great storyline for both and I love how the author shows that the actions of one person (their father) affects others (all the children) but in di
Michelle Morgan
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All my christian friends
I received Ryan’s Crossing in the mail yesterday, and decided to start reading. Within a few minutes I was hooked. This was the first book I read by Carrie Daws but it will not be the last. I found myself asking some hard questions and comparing my spiritually life to Ryan’s. While I have been a christian for many years, I too find myself running away from relationships. This book left me longing for friendships and a sense of community. While I have many acquaintance, the tendency to hold them ...more
Anne Marie
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I received Ryan's Crossing from Carrie Daws and I love it! I read some other reviews and I am totally opposite because I would give it more than 5 stars if I could because I loved it so much! I have both books of the series and I will re-read them again and again!

In this book we meet Amber's brother Ryan and he has some major decisions about his career and we also get a more in deepth look of Peter's sister Brittany who is a nurse that works with children who have cancer. This book is another C
Sep 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: christian
I received this book from a First Reads giveaway.

That being said, I did not care for this book. The only reason I marked it up to two stars instead of one is that it did have a good Christian message, and that's something I can appreciate.

This book was confusing. Within just the first fifty pages there were so many characters introduced, each with family ties and nicknames, that it was nearly impossible to figure out who was who. This is a very short book. I really don't feel that even the best
Joanie Bruce
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was AWESOME! I started reading it one evening and absolutely couldn't put it down until I finished it. The characters are funny, real, and totally believable. There is such a good message in this God prods us into being more than we are. I LOVED the message, and I had chill bumps at the end. It really makes you believe in your heart what you know in your head....that God watches over us and lovingly guides us to make the right decisions. Carrie did a beautiful job with the c ...more
Sue Odenwelder
Nov 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

INSPIRING!! A Great follow up to Crossing Values. I love the parts where the Angels were brought in. There is so much truth in this. Angels are given charge over us. To guide, protect and intervene. We need to be sensitive to the existence and presence of Angels. The other thing Carrie brought out in this book is accountability. Something we all need. I love that Ryan respected Brittany's walk with God so much, that when he went to see her, he brought his brother along as a chaperone. They are
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this second book even more than the first. These were handed on to my teen daughter when I finished them and it allowed for a discussion on issues that were handled in the book. Very much worth the read.
Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful author.
This books is full of the true meaning of love - love of God,family and friends.
I enjoyed it from beginning to end and can't wait for the next one.

Debbie Reetz
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: My friends
I really thought that this book was better than the first one that I read. Following this Christian family and their witness was great!
Erin Cataldi
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
The second book in an inspirational series; this installment focuses on Ryan, Amber's brother. Astonished to see his sister again after so long, he is initially guarded. How did everything turn out so well for her? She was a runaway for years and now she's getting married and marrying into the nicest and most genuine family Ryan has ever seen. Also, his parents and younger brother Keith seem pretty content and may also settle down in the same small town of Crossing. The turmoil of his youth is f ...more
Paula Lynn
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Carrie Daws’ book, Ryan’s Crossing, is a gentle and pure love story in addition to being uplifting and a tear-jerker at the same time. Funny and light-hearted in spots, this helped ease the sadness of some of the events in her story. There are several surprises sprinkled throughout the plotline that kept me wondering what was going to happen next. The small town of Crossing is described as a friendly place where people look out for each other, and a town I’d like to visit one day. The health car ...more
Lorrie Sims
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
Ryan’s Crossing is the sequel to Crossing Values, which I HIGHLY recommend reading!

As I began to read Ryan’s crossing, once again, it was not easy to put Carrie’s masterpiece down!

Carrie Daws has a unique gift! Each character she brings to life, giving her audience/fans, a full representation of their significance even if they have flaws.

Ryan had gotten word that his parents had finally found his sister who had been on the run for ten years. And now she was getting married? He wanted answers!
Patricia Kemp Blackmon
When Ryan received an invitation to his sister Amber's wedding he did not know what to expect. He had not seen her since she ran away when she was in her teens. He had also been avoiding his parents and would have some explaining to do about missing so many of the holidays with them. Being an EMS and also attending school was the excuse he gave them over the years. In his own way has he also been running away from his family?

When he arrives in Crossing, Oregon his whole family is together and se
Oct 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed every moment of Ryan’s Crossing. As the second book in the Crossing series, it scampered off of a well laid foundation from the first, but developed its own unique characters and plot. I particularly enjoyed feeling comfortable with the same lovely town of Crossing and my favorite players from Crossing Values, but delighted in getting to know new people and places as well. It was the best of both worlds. No boring overlap or redundancy at all. Familiar but fresh all at the same time!

Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I liked this story, an immediate continuation from where Crossing Values ended only, of course, from the perspective of Amber's brother Ryan. Like that book, I like the Christianity portrayed here, which conforms admirably to Jesus' teachings about loving one another, in a whole-hearted and active form.

Like Crossing Values, there was not a lot of character development, although Ryan shows the most growth, in his faith and in facing his habit of running away from relationships, much as Amber had
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed "Ryan's Crossing", the second book in the series. More to follow.

April 4, 2013
Review: "Ryan's CROSSING", by Carrie Daws

Ryan Griffin finds himself in Crossing, Oregon, a small mountain town, where his long-lost sister is found. In unbelief, Ryan scopes out the scene there. The small town, is where his parents and younger brother contacted him from, once they located sister Rachel. Ryan is a bit hesitant to be there, as he too, has had a strained relationship with their parents, since Ra
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another 5 star book by Carrie Daws.
I love that Carrie writes stories that reflect the realities of life.
Ryan's Crossing is the 2nd book in the Crossing series. A continuing story of God's love, grace, and the miracles that are possible for those who believe. Here we get to know Peters sister and Ambers brother. Their relationship has many twists and turns as it grows into something completely beautiful. I kept finding myself cheering one or the other on. "After ten years, Ryan's parents found
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Carrie writes such fantastic prose. She just gets better and better. As the sequel to Crossing Values, this story concentrates on Amber's brother Ryan. What I really enjoyed is how most of the characters from Crossing appear in this story. Carrie makes them all so real, I want to live in Crossing!
Ryan hasn't seen his sister since she ran away from home years ago. He isn't sure what to expect. Then he meets Amber's in-laws who envelope him with love and make him feel at ease, and comfortable at o
Nov 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a sequel to 'CROSSING VALUES'.
The story was well-written. The momentum kept building
to the end but the intensity left one slightly disappointed.
After years of searching, Ryan's parents have found his sister
Amber. Furthermore, she is getting married.Still angry with her
for abandoning him years ago, he loves her deeply. He needs
to be there for her and make sure the man she is marrying is
OK. When arriving in the very small community of Crossing, Ryan
cannot believe Amber would settle in su
Joan Bergeron Troche
Jul 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is another great book by Carrie Daws that continues where Crossing Values left off. We are told Ryan's story(brother of Amber in Crossing Values). True to the last book, God is freely mentioned and His guidance and love are written of throughout in a wonderful way. Ryan has wandered through much of his life without clear direction. Can he learn to trust God's leading and put away his fears?

Again, I would encourage the author to slow the pace of the book down and give us more. I felt there w
Nov 21, 2012 rated it liked it

Ryan's Crossing is the second book in the Crossing series. Amber is about to marry into the Yager family and her brother comes into town to attend the wedding. This book picks up the story where the first book in the series left off, but focuses on Amber's brother Ryan as he tries to decide what path in life he should choose. I found the story to be more developed and detailed than the first - the characters had more motivation and reason for their actions this time around. Although the plot w
Nov 22, 2012 rated it liked it
I received this book as a goodreads giveaway by the author. It is a signed copy and she actually sent me the first book in the series as well so that I would be up to date when reading this one. I liked the first one better. I guess by the time I read the 2nd one - this one - I had figured out her style and it was more predictable. I know lots of folks that will read this and enjoy and probably rate higher than I did and will pass them along. Carrie Daws was kind enough to also autograph both co ...more
Feb 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Crossings series. This one focuses more on Ryan, Amber's brother. This was a heart wrenching read for me as it did deal with cancer. That bit of the book was hard for me to get through but it was important in the story. I really ended up caring for Ryan and Brittany even though they were fictional characters. Again, I liked visiting this town and the two main families and getting to know them more. I also liked the supernatural parts of the story as well. The only ...more
Rita Porter
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The sequel to the book, Crossing Values, introduces us to Amber's family. Her brother, Ryan, is a paramedic. The story revolves around Ryan and Brittney, who is one of the Yager's daughters. We again get a glimpse into the Yager family, whose strong Christian values are apparent in their everyday lives. And we begin to learn more about Amber's family, who have also become Christians while searching for her.

I really enjoyed this book. I like reading books that revolve around the same characters,
Nicole Tozier
Aug 29, 2012 rated it liked it
I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads contest. I wasn't sure I would like it when I first started it, but I decided to try it out, even though it's actually the second in a series. It was a bit confusing here and there, because I was lacking some information that I assume was in the first book. However, I did catch on eventually. Overall the book was good, but there were a couple of things I didn't like. One, it seemed like a lot of things happened fast, and with little warning or ceremony; ...more
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Christian Romance Readers
Recommended to Laura by: Goodreads
Shelves: first-reads
The follow up to Crossing Values, Ryan's Crossing, picked up where Values left off. I found this to more of a tear jerker because of some of the reality of children dying of cancer. With that being said, it also reminds you that good can come from bad and that with God's love we can heal and move on. A good reminder that God is not just God but that our relationship with Him can and should be one of a loving Father who never abandons us and is there when we need Him if we but just let Him in.

Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ryan's parents seem to be planting themselves in Crossing to be close to Amber. But will they stay? Will they pressure him to move to Crossing too so they can be a family?

Ryan wrestles with his feelings of insecurity and what he feels God calling him to do. He's always kept to himself, but when he meets Brittney a desire for a different kind of life emerges.

Follow Ryan on his journey of becoming a hero.
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There are many ways to run away from what is happening around you. Some of us physically leave, others leave emotionally and mentally. This story shows how listening to that inner voice, can bring you back home. Ryan has been running for many years, he just didn't know it. Learning to trust God and those around him, led him back into lives that he had all but removed himself from. It also allowed him to learn to love a whole new group of people. A lesson for all of us. ...more
Stephanie Wright
Aug 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in the series that I've read. I definitely feel like I am missing some history and yet the book stands on its own. Ryan is a newcomer in the series. As we get to know him and he gets filled in on what's been happening in his family's lives we learn enough about what happened in the previous book to be able to really enjoy this one. I definitely want to read the previous book in the series and then continue on to the next two. ...more
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Over the years, God rewrote Carrie’s dreams to include being a stay-at-home mom and a writer. She started by writing weekly devotions online before a mentor at the Christian Writer’s Guild encouraged her to try fiction.

After almost ten years in the military, Carrie’s husband medically retired and they now live in North Carolina with their three children. Besides writing fiction novels, she stays b

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