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People say you can’t ever go back. That some of the things that happen to us simply cannot be redone. But the paths of a life journey are rarely straight. They twist and turn and wind back across those once visited and long thought to have faded from existence.

Becca Miller has lived her life trying to do the right thing, even when its cost has been giving up the boy she
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ButtonsMom2003
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Let me start by saying this is the first book I've read by Ms. Cooper. Last night I got an email offering a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I had just finished another book so I thought, why not? I read all kinds of romance related books, from women's fiction to erotic fiction that some would consider smut. Reading is an escape and a way to experience things that I might not want to experience in real life. Once I started reading this book the only reason I stopped was ...more
Jill
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-for-me
This book was just ok. The whole thing was extremely depressing. The writing was good but the story just didn't sit well with me :-/
Annette
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've loved everything I've read from Inglath Cooper, and this was no exception. I did receive this ebook for free in return for my honest review. I would have read it either way.

If you're looking for a fairy tale ending, this is not your book. But if you're looking for a heart gripping, honest, and emotional story, then grab this one up.

At first I thought I was disappointed at the ending. Not the result but that it ended and we didn't get more. But after thinking about it for a little while, I
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Karen
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book a long time ago on a deal. It sounded like something I would like and for reasons I can't explain, I just never picked it up to read! Once I finally did, I found I couldn't put it down. I loved the stories of young love, true love and how life sometimes gets in the way. There was a little mystery involved and many life lessons to be learned, most especially about how weaving a web of lies will make a very big mess of things and will also catch up with you in the end. It was ...more
TJ
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book, Inglath Cooper has done it again. The name of the book has changed from "And Then You Loved Me" to "Crossing Tinker's Knob". I found the writing excellent, the way she leads you on, you know that something happened, but she just drops little hints and tidbits, you then need to read further to find out the full story. I read this in only a few settings, won't tell any spoilers but I came to care about Becca, Emmie, and eventually the mother, Martha. I had formed ...more
Sheila Schwartz
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh wow...I just finished and am sitting here stunned by the depth of this story...I have had so many emotions rung out of me by these characters. Ms. Cooper's ability to capture so many characters individuality is storytelling at its best and says much about her talent as a writer! The love story of Matt and Becca ,John and Emmy, Daniel and Martha, Jacob and Linda and Abby and Beau makes you catch your breath because the happily ever after I seek for every story I read just wasn't possible for ...more
Jeannette Noel
Okay......

This story had so much potential, but it just fell short of what I was aiming for, a romantic pick-me-up. Becca loves Matt, but her selfless love for others stops her from being with him? I don't know, there was so much build up, and not much resolution.:((((((
Shannon Daniel
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Wonderfully written stars

When I received the email offering this book for free – how could I turn it down? The cover was beautiful, bright, and creative. The blurb was “People say you can’t ever go back. That some of the things that happen to us simply cannot be redone”. Who, at some point in their life, doesn’t want to go back and do it all over?

I read all sub-genres of romance, from women’s fiction to erotica. But this book – it was one of the most moving, heartfelt, and soul searching
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Debbie Ballard
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an awesome, wonderful, emotional, heart-wrenching, romantic, love story Crossing Tinker's Knob by Inglath Cooper in an email free from the author.
I absolutely loved reading the story and found myself wanting to continue reading to find out what happens with Becca and Matt. While in high school, Matt has to do his community service at a dairy farm where he meets Becca. As Becca and Matt start seeing each other, their feelings for each other grow. After Matt leaves for college, family
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Beverly
Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My edition of this book was “And then you loved me”. I finished this book on my kindle in one day. I would have given five stars except for the following. It seems to me the truth about Abby’s biological father was not correct. I understood Emmy and John were waiting to be intimate till they were married. When Wilks and his friend come upon them, the book leads you to believe he has the intent to assault her. After John is killed and Emmy is beside his body, the scene ends. I felt for all the ...more
Endia Jones
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have come to really enjoy Inglath's work. I'm never disappointed by her story and attention to details. I loved all the characters in this story even those not so likable. I just couldn't let the people go. Even when I wasn't reading I'd find myself thinking about what would happened next. Their tale was so gripping. I loved that each main character's perspective helped to build the story. The way Inglath moved us from present to past revealing what was necessary just when it was necessary was ...more
S Alise
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great character development

A touching story. People are handed crap situations and they make choices as to how to deal with them. The choices and decisions they make are sometimes dictated by their family history and heritage. If this story was set in the 1800’s or early 1900’s we would feel differently about the characters and their choices than we do knowing the setting is fairly current in the 2000’s or late 1990’s. Hard to believe that some cultures, even in current modern day, would EXPECT
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L.A. Remenicky
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This will definitely be one of my favorite books of 2014!


Becca chose her life and is content until Matt returns to town after many years away. Two different worlds existing side by side - the world most of us think of as normal and the world of a religious order. Becca and Matt meet by chance and fall for each other.


Prejudice plays a part in an awful tragedy that has consequences years later when Matt returns to town for the funeral of his grandmother.


First loves, duty, and expectations combine
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ActiveUSCitizen
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Find the same way to go for it

“Who are you?” I ask. The boy in front walks over to stand in front of me. I can smell the alcohol on his breath along with the sickeningly sweet scent of something else I don’t recognize. “Now what does it matter who I am?”
Lauren
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful story that is also beautifully written. I don't seek out romance-based novels, but this one was part of Amazon Kindle unlimited and the story sounded intriguing enough. I certainly was not expecting to love it as much as I did. I kept anticipating that the story would somehow disappoint me, but it never did. I loved how every character's story played out - even more so because you had several different POV's that enriched it all greatly. For a novel that cycles through almost every ...more
Anima
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Cooper is a favorite author of mine so when I got an email to read her latest before it's released I was very excited. This book is different from her others, the same special way with words however the feelings are stronger. We have a family living in a relatively small community with three children. As the kids have grown into teenagers they find love, but two of them find that love in somebody that is "different" from them. This family is part of a specific religious community choosing to ...more
Donna White
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a little hard to get into, the characters are hard to acquaint yourself with. But once there this is a beautiful story of love and the trials they went through. There are many twists and turns and the story takes you places you never see coming. The story takes you you back eighteen years and then to the present, and bounces back and forth. Becca is a girl from a type of Amish sect and Matt is not, they are not meant to be together. Matt is punished because of a drunk driving ...more
Meghan
May 15, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
The title of my kindle book is “And Then You Loved Me”
Phyllis C Surface
Two stars

Book was just ok for me
Very long winded and still not sure what the big deal was that the family felt they had to pull off some convoluted hush hush cover up.
Linda
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Prides and prejudices

A poignant and moving story of a community divided artificially and tragically. Excellent character development, effective suspense as the story unfolded and a ‘happy ending.’ Some awkwardness in the style requiring reread for clarification.
Kourtney
Started good.

I really liked how it started but then I found myself extremely bored with it and I ended up skimming the last good chunk.

My biggest issue was they seemed to just keep saying the same three things over and over again. Martha's part was boring and I couldn't identify with her. And then the end seemed super rushed.

Nothing anyone did made much sense and I didn't find it believable at all.

I had high hopes for it but was ultimately let down. The only reason I gave it three stars instead
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Nancy A
Jan 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Two and a half stars from me. I didn't love it, but I also don't feel as though it was a waste of time. It entertained me enough to see it through. (BTW, the Kindle version is titled "And Then You Loved Me," not "Crossing Tinker's Knob". Yikes, what a bad name!)

In my opinion, Martha's brief storyline seemed almost unnecessary because it was so minimal and revealed so late that I didn't really care. For me, she was an undeveloped background character.

I don't understand some of the choices made on
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Mrl
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Boundaries, Prejudices, Love, Grief

Tinker’s Knob, a mountain that Becca had always wanted to climb, a goal she always wanted to do. This mountain represented the boundaries that Becca experienced in a life fraught with boundaries set by her family’s beliefs and choices made by different family members following a family tragedy which was caused by prejudices from differences in lifestyles and different choices in how to deal with results from choices made which affected the lives of all family
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Bonnie Denzer
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Surprised myself at how much I loved this book!

Matt and Becca are from different cultures, different beliefs, different customs. Decisions made for them, with the best intentions, ended their young love. Or did it? Truth, buried deep, has a way of festering and destroying lives, but so can truths revealed. This was a wonderfully written story that held me to the very end. I may be late to the table, but so glad I discovered this author!

UPDATE: The title was, "And Then You Loved Me" when I read
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Laura
Jan 10, 2019 rated it did not like it
Too predictable

Everything was predictable and not what I hoped it would be. I won’t read any more of her books as I suspect this is the formula for her story lines.
Kim Slozak
Feb 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
**THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS**

People say you can’t ever go back. That some of the things that happen to us simply cannot be redone. But the paths of a life journey are rarely straight. They twist and turn and wind back across those once visited and long thought to have faded from existence.

Becca Miller has lived her life trying to do the right thing, even when its cost has been giving up the boy she loved and wanted to marry. The sacrifice she made for her sister isn’t one she regrets because
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Kathryn Holden
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
I think the author tried for some sort of dramatic suspense, but it was clear early on where things were going.

The use of inspirational quotes the start of the very many chapters (64) was overdone.

With the chapters sorted by character, and slipping between 5 characters as well “now” and “then” was not a favorable style choice for the telling of this story. It would’ve played out much nicer straight through and with more focus on the struggles real time rather than through these sorts of
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Brian L. Barnes
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Captivating Story of Human Choices

I read this novel in less than two full days as it was so intriguing and captivating. The character development was superb with new insights into their lives continuously being revealed throughout the story. There are so many life lessons to mull over and apply to one's own life here. The emotional impact on me was incredible as I found repeated instances in which I lamented for the pain and hurt gripping the characters due to past decisions that played out so
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Msgonzo10
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a bittersweet journey!

I loved this book for so many reasons. The themes in this book were universal: finding and protecting yourself, the meaning of love, the rippling effect of one decision, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, on and on. As much as I’m a romantic, what I wanted for Becca more than anything was to rediscover herself. The person she locked away in the name of family duty and love. That, more than the lost love, was the bigger tragedy to me behind Emmy never
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Mary Barrett
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books I've ever read.

It is rare to find an author who pulls you into a book, so completely, that you sit and cry for 20 minutes because you feel like you are walking away from family by putting the book down. Having read the reviews at the beginning, I must say that Inglath Cooper's writing is every bit as intense and heart wrenching as Nicholas Sparks' writing. Within minutes of starting this story, I was drawn in and unable to put it down. I would imagine that the process of
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Virginia author Inglath Cooper fell in love with reading as a little girl, devouring most of the books in her elementary school library. At some point, she decided she wanted to pursue a writing career, creating romance fiction that did for others what her favorite books have done for her. “I love character-driven books that leave me feeling as if I’ve really known these people and make me wish I ...more
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