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Crossing Hope

(Cross Creek #4)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  244 ratings  ·  89 reviews
Marley Rallston would rather be anywhere other than too-small-for-a-map-dot Millhaven, Virginia. But thanks to a heap of debt, what was supposed to be a quick trip to fulfill her mother’s dying wish has turned into an extended stay with the family she never knew she had and the father who never wanted her. To top it off, now she’s being forced to do community service with ...more
ebook, 321 pages
Published October 15th 2018 by Kimberly Kincaid Romance (first published October 12th 2018)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]

Crossing Hope is the fourth and final book in the Cross Creek series by Kimberly Kincaid. I have read two of the three previous books in this series and loved them. She paints such a beautiful picture of this small town tucked away in the Shenandoah Valley. It seriously makes me want to go there. And I have fallen in love with the Cross family. This time we get to read about the sister the Cross brothers didn’t even know they had, Marley, and the most unlikely man that she should fall for, Greys
Kimberly Kincaid
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
You guys! I'm so, so excited to being you back to Cross Creek one last time for Marley Rallston's HEA! With bad boy Greyson Whittkaer as her hero, it's a hard-fought love, but I think this sexy, small-town standalone will capture your heart...and make you reach for a cold drink!
Bookgasms Book Blog
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Ya know, I am just a big sucker for a great enemies-to-lovers book, and Crossing Hope is exactly that—a great enemies-to-lovers book. Since meeting Marley earlier in this fantastic Cross Creek series, I knew behind that mask was a smart, fun, snarky woman who just needed someone to work his way under her skin and bring her out. At that was one Greyson Whittaker.

Greyson, the town’s biggest bad boy falling for a Cross, err Rallston—the daughter that came back only to fulfill the dying wishes of h
 Reading In Pajamas
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
✦Release Launch, Review & Excerpt: CROSSING HOPE by Kimberly Kincaid
Publication Date: October 15, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated 5 Stars

I enjoyed reading this lovely installment in the Cross Creek series. Greyson and Marley were absolutely made for each other. At face value you would wonder about their mutual attraction, but I think they saw themselves in each other, and were immediately drawn in. However, I wished I had liked
Cali Jewel
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This heartwarming small town romance that finishes out the Cross Creek series has it all..... a long standing family feud, an unexpected hidden sibling, bravado covering up true feelings, loss, love, loyalty and passion.... all wrapped up in this highly entertaining opposites attract romance.

Marley Rallston is the smart, sexy, sassy long hidden daughter no one knew about that has come to Cross Creek on her mother's dying wish.... Greyson Whittaker is the sexy, smart, bad boy of this sleepy litt
Chessela Helm
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series. Love it, love it, love it. This was the perfect ending. Taking two crusty characters with big hearts and big attitudes and letting them find each other is a beautiful thing to read. I'm sitting here with happy tears (and okay, maybe some sad tears because there probably won't be a sequel). If this book sounds at all your thing, then definitely read it. And don't worry about reading it out of order - I read book 2 before I read book 1 and it didn't take anything away from eith ...more
Isha Coleman
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
From little girl lost to a grown woman found. Crossing Hope paves a pathway to healing two consistently broken hearts. Marley is forever searching for her happy ending, yet life keeps getting in her way. From a dying mother to an unknown father and a long lost family , she can't seem to catch a break. When a promise lands her in small town USA, her world gets even more complicated. Trouble comes in the form of bad boy Greyson Whittaker. He's everything she shouldn't want, but his kind of trouble ...more
Ellen Anderson
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Crossing Hope

What a terrific finish to the Cross Creek Series. I will admit that I was very curious how Kimberly Kincaid was going to have two characters that I found obnoxious in the earlier books, end up as the hero and heroine. She did such an amazing job of it, that they may truly be my favorite couple of the series now. You won't want to miss this book.
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the book I’ve been waiting for and it was so worth the wait. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars because it’s brilliant.

Kimberly Kincaid is back with last book in the Cross Creek series and for me she has left the best for last. I absolutely LOVED this book. If you want a read that is going to stay with you long after you close the last page, then this is it.

I’ve been desperate to get Marley, the heroine’s story ever since she popped up on the page in a storm of surprise and attitud
Jennifer Zorko
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am sad to see the Cross Creek series come to an end, but I have to say, what an ending! Kimberly Kincaid takes the reader on an funny, heartfelt and amazing journey. I have loved each and every character that we have meet in Millhaven and on Cross Creek in particular, but I have to say, there is a very special place in my heart for Marley and Greyson. This is their amazing journey to HEA!

Marley Rallston came to Millhaven to meet the father that she did not know she had. Fulfilling the promise
Nicole ReadingBetweenTheSheets
This final book in the Cross Creek series, Crossing Hope, is freaking phenomenal! Kimberly Kincaid has surpassed my extremely high expectations by leaps and bounds! (I may have been majorly anticipating this book since finishing book 3 in the series, Crossing Promises). Mrs. Kincaid has an amazing way of writing and making you visualize the story, not just having it spit out and told to you. Her flow and choice of words are so incredible and so colorful that she draws the picture for you to imag ...more
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author, purchased
WOW!! I do mean WOW!! I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book!!! Kimberly Kincaid once again burns up the pages with Crossing Hope, the fourth book in her Cross Creek series. Marley never expected to still be in Millhaven at Cross Creek and definitely did not want to be part of the Cross family. Marley is a strong, take charge person who could take care of herself; she didn’t need anyone. Marley and Greyson being forced to work with together, taking caring of stray animals, gives them the opportunity to ...more
Anne - Books of My Heart
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7arcs, 2018
This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart

Review copy was received from Publicity team. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I am really loving this Cross Creek series.    The first three books were about the Cross brothers, and the farm. They all work the farm with their father.  Some of them have other interests and this plays out over the series. Crossing Hope  brings many new changes, including a long unknown Cross sister.

Marley seems
Amber Hughes
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**4.5 stars** I have been highly anticipating this book and I can tell you it was worth the wait! Greyson and Marley heat up the pages in this final book of the Cross Creek series.

Marley Rallston (Cross) and Greyson Whittaker are from rival families, but are forced to do community service together. Greyson Whittaker is the town’s bad-boy (or so everyone thinks) and has been hated by Marley’s father’s family (whom she has just recently found out about after her mother’s death) for years. Marley f
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Crossing Hope by Kimberly Kincaid is book four in her Cross Creek Series. Every book in this series, while connected - is about another couple and can easily be read as standalones. The previous books are Crossing Hearts - Owen and Emerson; Crossing the Line and Crossing Promises.

Marley Rallston is living with her half-siblings Owen, Hunter and Eli Cross and she rather wants to be everywhere than Millhaven, Virginia.
Greyson Whittaker is a single minded man. He cares about his family, his farm an
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it

Cross Creek #4, The Long lost daughter and the rival come together in this completely not Romeo and Juliet forbidden romance. Marley Ralston only came to Cross Creek to meet the father and brothers she never knew because it was her mother's dying wish. She avoids them whenever she can only really getting close to Scarlett, Cate and Emerson, her brother's significant others. She knows she's going to have to listen to his side of the story eventually but she' putting it off as long as p
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book in the Cross Creek series. And a great way to cap off the series.

Marley Ralleston came to Millhaven because her mother's dying wish was for her to meet her father. She wants to come to town, meet him and then return back to Chicago. But the best laid plans for not work out her and she has to stay in her father's house Nor did she plan on getting thrown in jail along side the town and boy... and sworn enemy of her new found family, Greyson Whittaker. They are both given commun
J Williams
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When Millhaven's sexy bad boy teams up with his enemy's little sister sparks are sure to fly. Greyson knows he needs to stay away from Marley. He has more than enough on his plate and she is related to the Cross's so she's definitely off limits. But she's so beautiful  and sassy and amazing.  Marley knows she needs to stay away from Greyson. He's cocky and rude and irritating.  But he understands her in a way that no one else does and the more time they spend together, the more she trusts him.

Yvonne Cruz
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the final book in Ms. Kincaid’s series Cross Creek. A series I have loved from the start.
This story belongs to Marley Rallston , and Greyson Whittaker. Marley is the the Cross’s brothers newly discovered sister and one that though she has been staying with them for a few months , still feels like an outsider. Greyson is not only the bad boy of the town, but also the son of the rival farm.
These two meet when they end up having to do community service.
I have to confess that the author did
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There has not been one single moment when I haven't loved this series! I am sad this is the last book but what great storytelling this has been. And I love all the characters! This last book is about Marley, the Cross brothers' half sister and their arch nemesis, Greyson Whitaker.
I just knew there was so much more to Greyson than met the eye. He is definitely not all he portrays himself to be to the Cross' or the town. I am so happy he and Marley cross paths and are able to get past their initia
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My first read into the world of Kimberly Kincaid was quite impressive. I think a key phrase from this book that will stick with me is actually on old saying, "Life's what happens when you're busy making plans." Life changed in an instant for Marley Rallston and she ends up in a town where she doesn't want to be, with a job that she hates and a mountain of debt. Greyson Whitaker lives on the land that he loves, tending the farm he wants to own but works for the man he never aspired to be, his fat ...more
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again Kimberly Kincaid has out done herself with the Cross family. It's sad to say goodbye to this family but what a finale!! I could not wait to read Marley's story after her surprise arrival to the Cross family. Marley is only here for her mother's last wish, to meet her father. Not planning on staying until she meets bad boy, rival to the Cross family, Greyson. What a match they are!! Did not expect this match at all, but it was perfect!! Loved how protective the Cross brothers are over ...more
Anna Nguyen
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Marley is an independent woman who is used to aking care of herself and doesn't put up with any BS from anyone. I think many people can see themselves in her and will instantly connect with the kind of person she is and the struggles she deals with. Greyson is like her in many ways and doesn't let many people come close, but is drawn to Marley and her sassiness. He finds a way to make her open up and you can't help rooting for him and loving him once you find out what is beneath the surface. The ...more
Susan McClintock
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the final book in the Cross Creek series by Kimberly Kincaid, and she definitely goes out on a high note. This book centers on half sister Marley Rallston and arch rival Wesley Whittkaer. Marley and Westley end up in jail together on minor charges (she is taking the blame for shoplifting to protect a young girl, and he has six unpaid parking tickets). The eccentric judge sentences them to 200 hours of community service at the local animal shelter. Both Westley and Marley have serious dad ...more
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Classic meet-cute! Greyson and Marley must complete court-ordered community service, and in the midst of that craziness, they end up learning what it means to see under the facade to who someone really is. I'm glad these two figured out how to change so that they could get their well-deserved HEA. This was a great series, and I'm sad to see the end!

Losing her mother to cancer was hard, but Marley Rallston has done her best to deal with the loss. Heading to Cross Creek to meet the father and brothers she never knew existed is something else that hasn't been easy, but she's doing the best she can to get to know them, even if she doesn't plan on sticking around. However, when she lands herself in trouble and is sentenced to two-hundred hours of community service with none other than Greyson Whittaker, she discovers that Greyson is nothing lik
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Y'all need to be as excited about this book as I am. It legit checks ALL the boxes. Southern based? Check. Enemies to lovers? Check. Volunteer work at a local animal shelter? Check check! I absolutely adored the setting KK so beautifully described in Crossing Hope. I want to live on a farm and work at the store front with Marley. There's seriously so much to love here, folks.

Story Line: Crossing Hope is book 4 in the Cross Creek series, however, you do not need to read books 1-3 to understand w
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is my first encounter with the Cross Creek series and Oh my! I just didn't know until now what an amazing series i'd been missing out on!!!

Crossing Hope is the story of Marley Rollaston the estranged half sister of the Cross brothers who arrived in the smalltown of Millhaven to find her father after she promised to keep her mother's dying wish of finding him. Feeling like she doesn't fit in and not part of the family she tries to keep her feelings in check and not get close to anyone until
Jennifer Pierson
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read & loved every book in the Cross Creek series, but Crossing Hope was my absolute FAVORITE, though it did signal the end of this amazing series. Kimberly Kincaid with of her extremely talent & addictive powers penned an EPIC ending with Marley's story, which I have been DYING for! See Marley Rallston would rather be anywhere than Millhaven, Virginia, living in the house of a father that she believed never wanted her. But with a promise to her mother, and her bills being too many, she's ...more
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, arc
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 10/15/18.

Marley and Greyson are great characters, and their story is a fitting way to wrap up the Cross Creek series. With Romeo and Juliet vibes, this is an enemies-to-lovers romance that hit a lot of my buttons: entertaining banter, a strong family element, cute animals, and food porn--this one has them all! (Must. Bake. Some. Peach. Cobbler. ASAP. Or pie. I'll take either right now.) I loved watching Greyson as he tried to convince Marley that small tow
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