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Crossing Promises

(Cross Creek #3)

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For Owen Cross, the only thing that matters more than family is farming. As the oldest Cross brother, the land is his legacy, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make Cross Creek a success—including hiring local widow Cate McAllister to manage the bookkeeping tasks that are growing in his office like weeds. Cate’s as pragmatic as she is pretty, and she rattles his hard-fough ...more
350 pages
Published March 5th 2018 by Kimberly Kincaid Romance
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Dísir
I’ve always been interested in Kimberly Kincaid’s ‘Cross Creek’ series, for its 3 brothers so wildly different that it was almost a guarantee you’d get very different stories out of them. ‘Crossing Promises’ is Owen Cross’s story— the pain-in-the-arse grump, the responsible brother, the long-suffering (and not too silent) chump and it wasn’t hard to develop a soft spot for the own who bore things on his shoulders and carried on for everyone else because he needed to.

Unfortunately, this particula
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Sheri
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it

I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.

*Steps on Soapbox* ANOTHER BOOK WITHOUT AN EPILOGUE!!!!! OMG, I MAY LOSE MY MIND!!! *Steps down from Soapbox*.

That's two books IN A ROW I have read with no epilogue. This book needed one for sure. Anyway...

Owen Cross is a farmer at his family's farm. His brother Eli has left to travel the world as a photographer, leaving him, his brother Hunter and their father. While he's great at the manual labor, the office work is really struggling. Enter C
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Maree Repa
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five Amazing Stars

A Country Boy

I was absolutely thrilled to now read this third book, Cross Creek. It’s the most sweetest romance. I have so excited to read this next amazing book. I just couldn’t put this book even once!!

Times were tough for Owen Cross. There were never enough hours in the day. Owen would do everything to keep this farm running. It was a part of his family and their past. Even with them waking up at the crack of dawn. They just knew they couldn’t quit until everything was compl
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Samanthe Beck
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I devoured CROSSING PROMISES in every spare second. I absolutely loved Owen—his fundamental decency, his tell-it-like-he-sees-it tendencies, and, well…I’m a sucka for a country boy. ;) Gimme a hard-working man in an old t-shirt and F-250. Seriously Kimberly Kincaid...GIVE HIM TO ME!!!

But the realism of this book, especially when it came to Cate, was what really made it hard to put down even when the traffic light turned green and all the cars behind me honked. She resonated with me on such a su
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Marybeth
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love the Cross Creek series and I’ve really been looking forward to Owen’s story! Well it certainly did not disappoint! I am super happy with how everything went down. I think Cate is perfect for Owen and vice versa. Owen’s faith in her is what finally allows Cate to embrace what she is meant to do. Cate herself is what finally helps Owen pull his foot out of his mouth and go for something more in his life. He is finally able to see that he hasn’t been looking at his future clearly. Flirty, sw ...more
Hannah
Mar 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
ARC REVIEW

Owen and Cate, really are two peas in a pod they are both workaholics and don't mind the hard work. Cate is a widow who lost both her husband and her daughter in a car crash several years before and ever since she has been struggling to get out of the debt her husband left her. Working two jobs and stress baking is the only way she can handle it. Owen is close to finally breaking ground on the storefront produce stand he's been working to get going for what seems like forever but his
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Jennifer Zorko
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have loved the Cross Creek Series since book 1 and Crossing Promises by Kimberly Kincaid is a wonderful addition to this amazing series.. There have been twists and turns along with way for the Cross family, but what a ride they have been on. If you have not read the other books in the series, that is ok, each book can be read stand alone, but i would suggest reading the books in order so that you understand the dynamic of the famiy. This is the story of Cate and Owen.

Owen Cross is the oldest
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Amber Hughes
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
**4-4.5 stars** Oh how I loved this book! This book features Owen Cross, the oldest of three brothers who run Cross Creek Farms along with their father. This is Owen’s legacy and he couldn’t imagine doing anything else other than taking care of the farm. But lately he’s been feeling like there’s something missing. His brothers have found love, but he’s never given himself time to find it for himself. But that all changes when Cate McAllister comes into his life.

Cate lost her husband daughter in
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Carolyn Spence
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Owen and Cate are perfect for each other. Owen is the oldest and his farm is his birthright and legacy. He works tirelessly to make is succeed, but he's got no other interests than the farm. Cate has had tragedy in her life and everyone thinks she is "poor Cate". She's in over her head financially and she's struggling to fix the overflowing costs. She can't follow her dreams. Owen offers her a job to help with the farm and she grabs it and is spectacular at it. Owen slowly bri ...more
Sarah Lehman
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Cross Creek & all 3 brothers. I've been looking forward to Owen's story & it did not disappoint.

Owen, being the oldest has always been serious about the family farm. He is all about family & the farm. He has a habit of putting his foot in his mouth often but tends to re-think what he says. He loves growing the different produce that they sell to local restaurants and at the farmer's market and enjoys the good days on the farm as well as the bad days as well.

Cate is the perfec
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Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I really wanted to love Kimberly Kincaid’s Crossing Promises, but sadly I found it a bit lacking. I was looking forward to the third Cross brother finding love and while I liked quite a few things that happened in this story, the romance wasn’t one of those. Crossing Promises as a romance didn’t work for me, but as part of the Cross family series I wouldn’t have missed it.

As I stated in reviews of the previous books, I loved the bond between the four men who make up the Cross family. There is n
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: missy
As the oldest brother, Owen Cross has lived by the family motto: “family and farm.” Family always first. He’s busy running Cross Creek and loves every minute he spends in the greenhouse, working the land and animals and growing the business. But the business needs some attention . . . needs someone to come in and clean up the books and manage the office. Owen and his brother, Hunter and their father are much too busy with all that’s needed OUTSIDE to manage the INSIDE effectively too.

Enter Cate
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Steph
Jun 06, 2018 rated it liked it
3 soil covered stars for CROSSING PROMISES.

Owen Cross knows he's meant to be nowhere else but running Cross Creek Farm. It's in his soul and his blood. But it's a lot of work, especially when his dad has scaled back, one brother decided on a new career and the other kinda likes spending time with his woman. Enter Cate McAllister. The young widow he's known his whole life is now his bookkeeper, and Owen's shocked at how damn good she is. He starts to see her in a new light, one that's surprising
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Cali Jewel
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heartwarming, emotionally engaging and sweetly thrilling romantic journey for two people that were not really looking for love but found it in-spite of themselves.

Owen Cross is the classic alpha male older brother holding down the family farm and keeping everyone together, he is gruff, lonely and has a huge heart. Cate McAllister is a sassy, sexy and smart as a whip widow next door with a past she like to keep to herself. Including all the debut that her late husband left her in and she really
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CL
I've loved this series so far and despite not being as fangirly over Cate as I usually am about my heroines, I enjoyed this for book for the most part. Until the end.

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Mona
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love the Cross Creek series, and this was another one which was written with so much emotion.
Book 3 in the series we have Owen Cross the oldest brother. He was set in his ways. The ranch was his life. His mother always told him ranch and family. He lived by those two things. He worked hard, and his family was important to him. The one thing he wasn’t expecting was Cate McAllister.

Cate overheard Owen talking about working at the ranch, and soon she was telling him how she could help by lookin
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Rachel
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing

It’s time for another visit to Cross Creek, where the farms are plentiful, and the farmers are hot. Plus, this time, we get grumpy oldest brother Owen’s story and believe me when I say it’s not to be missed.

I freaking loved this book so much. In fact, it might just be my favourite Cross Creek book yet. I absolutely fell head over heels in love with Owen and his feisty heroine Cate as I watched their love story unfold.

Kimberly Kincaid dragged me through just about every emotion while reading this
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Heather andrews
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Owen sometimes puts his foot in his mouth, “not that you don’t look, uh. Fine like that. All I meant was, you don’t have to get dressed up. Jeans are okay.” Owen sometimes has to readjust his thoughts and himself, "adjusting his jeans to make sure his appearance was one hundred percent socially acceptable, he forced himself to think of cow manure and tractor sludge..." Cate is a blunt, feisty thing, “I’m sorry, have we met?” she asked, coming to a stop at the island. “I had almost three hours to ...more
Jane
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW!! I'm having a book hangover! Eli and Cate's story is real with real life troubles. Beautiful and heartbreaking all in one! I laughed, I cried, I fell in love!
Jennifer
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a fantastic addition to a phenomenal series!! Cate and Owen have a slow build chemistry that is combustible. Cate is Sassy (yes, capital S). She is honest with everyone, especially herself. Owen, my grumpy farmer, is direct, to the point of being rude. The things that come out of this man's mouth! These two have you rooting for them from the first chapter! I loved everything about this book, especially it's surprising conclusion. And we get to catch up with Hunter, Emerson, Eli, and Scarlet ...more
Sue "DavinciKittie" Brown-Moore


Owen was the brother I identified least with during the first two Cross Creek stories, but I should have known that hard exterior was just a cover for sexy traits like "compassionate", "observant", and "driven to succeed"—the hard-working qualities that define a man who literally lives for his livelihood. Of course he'd be a ball of loneliness and vulnerability down under that hard-shell heart.

And Cate's story is both heartbreaking and anger-inducing. Widowed by an accident that took her high
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Cathy Geha
Mar 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Crossing Promises by Kimberly Kincaid
Cross Creek #3

Three brothers raised on Cross Creek Farm do their best to continue the family legacy. Not having read the first two books I did catch on to the fact that Eli met Scarlett and the two took off to work together as journalists but will return to work the farm in the future AND that Hunter and Emerson had a book telling their love story and will marry before the end of this book.

This is the story of Owen, the eldest brother. He is committed to the
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JG
*3.5 stars*
Crossing Promises is the third book in the Cross Creek Series by Kimberly Kincaid. It's about three brothers who takes the concept of family to heart. In this third book readers finally get to Owen's story, the eldest of the brothers, the more serious one and the one very much invested in their farming business. He finds it a little bit concerning that both his brothers are finally paired up and have found their niche while he seems to be adrift when it comes to his own love life. Cat
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Pj Ausdenmore
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I would have laughed if someone had told me, after reading the first two books in this series, that stubborn, grouchy, all-work-and-no-play, Owen Cross would end up being my favorite Cross brother but that's exactly what's happened. There's so much more to this man that what we've glimpsed in the first two books and Cate McAllister is just the woman to bring it out. I loved these two together!

Kincaid once again gifts readers with realistic, complex characters who bring both humor and heart...alo
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Becky
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Oh, Owen. Even though I haven't read his brothers' stories (yet!) I warmed immediately to the strong relationship between him and his brothers and father (and half-sister). I really, really wanted him to get his own HEA, especially since everyone around him was pairing off and he was starting to feel the effects.

Enter Cate. The two of them worked really well together, both in the management of the farm and in the other ventures that Owen talked her into. I loved that Cate found such a great out
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Eileen
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Crossing Promises by Kimberly Kincaid, the third book in her Cross Creek series and I really struggled to put it down. I’m not sure how she did it, but this book is even better than the last two, which I didn’t think was possible.

Owen Cross, the eldest brother, is quiet, brooding, socially awkward, and lonely. His brothers have found their soul mates and he wondered if he would ever find someone. Owen lived by the mantra of “Farm and Family” that his mother would always tel
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Kay Pflueger
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you have read the previous two Cross Creek books, you have probably been waiting for Kimberly to share Owen's story. And here it is! I was glad to finally read Owen's story and to get a glimpse into this sexy surly man's mind,

Owen is the oldest and the "broodiest" of the three brothers and his life is all about the farm. He takes on what others cannot and choose not to do but he feels that is what he is supposed to do. After all his mother told him that "farm and family" were the most importa
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Shawna
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was very different to me in the line of romance. The main male character was quiet. Usually they have a voice. He was opinionated and very driven. If you like good romance books, this is a keeper! Owen hires Cate to do their farms bookkeeping and even questions himself a couple of times as the days go by, but when she proves herself, he has no more questions. Owen has dedicated his life to their family farm and he does whatever he can to protect it. Cate is a very heavily burdened youn ...more
Vilma
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing


Oldest brother, Owen Cross meets his match with Cate, the p/t waitress dealing with massive debt left by her controlling husband. Owen is your typical over-protective, domineering, oldest sibling, but he also the most grumpy of the brothers. Cate can match Owen almost word for word with his sarcasm and one-liners, but she slowly works her way into the Cross Creek family and the farm.

I believe Cate was a perfect match for grumpy Owen, and while the story ends with a (nice) surprise, it takes you
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Jennifer Schultheis
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Crossing Promises by Kimberly Kincaid is book three in the Cross Creek series. For readers like me who are obsessed with this series, this is Owen’s book, and it’s a good one! But if you’re new to this series, that’s okay, you’re able to read this with no problem, as a standalone!

Owen Cross has a lot on his plate, including making Cross Creek a success. When he hires Cate McAllister to do the bookkeeping, suddenly Cross Creek isn’t the only important thing on his to do list.

I liked Cate. She’s
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Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a USA Today best-seller and 2015 RWA RITA® f ...more

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