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The Crossing at Cypress Creek

(Natchez Trace #3)

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4.39  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Sailing and soldiering around the world has taken Caleb O’Shea far from his native Ireland, so he never imagined that a promise to see a fellow crewman safely home would practically land him on his brother’s doorstep. After spending years away from his family, Caleb isn’t certain what kind of reception he will receive when he steps foot in Natchez, Mississippi. The one thi ...more
Kindle Edition, 403 pages
Published June 4th 2019 by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (first published June 2019)
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Rachael
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I’ve read by this author. Even though this is third in a series, it did stand well on its own.

The book has much to keep the readers attention. The characters are interesting, and there is a wide variety of different personalities in this read. The suspense and plot are well done, and the reader cheers on those working hard to build better lives for themselves. The story is unique and very engaging.

If you enjoy historical fiction, try this one. I hope to get my hands on the
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Tressa (Wishful Endings)
3.5 Stars

THE CROSSING AT CYPRESS CREEK is one of those stories that is tough in spots to read because of the terrible choices men make and those who suffer due to those choices. Countered against this grit and darkness are these good men and families who are honorable, and those who trust in their faith in God and the love of their families. It's a faith-based story with complex characters and a tough situation, with danger at every turn, but with hope towards a better end.

I really liked these
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Trixi
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Her stomach did a slow roll at the unexpected lilt of an Irish brogue.

Yes, mine did too Alanah! In fact, that has to be the high point for me in this series by Pam Hillman. I'm a sucker for any kind of accent but there's just something special about an Irish one.

Caleb's story in this third and final installment of the Natchez Trace series reminded me a bit of the Biblical account of the prodigal son. As a young lad, he's made his way in the world as a soldier on the high sea. With the promis
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Dana Michael
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Crossing at Cypress Creek is an historical romantic suspense. This is the third and final book in the Natchez Trace series. This book could be read as a stand alone, but I think it would be more enjoyable if the reader reads the first two. I have enjoyed getting to know the Natchez, Mississippi area during this time period and to be given a glimpse of the life and hardships of the folks living there. The O'Shea brothers have endeared themselves to me and I hate it is ending. This book featur ...more
Maureen Timerman
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
We have been gifted with another O’Shea brother, this time it is Caleb, and we get to see the reception he receives from his previously immigrated brothers.
Of course, there is still danger and lawlessness here and we are reunited with old friends. I have enjoyed this series, and will miss looking forward to the next installment. Yes, you can read this one alone, there is enough information presented, but you will be hooked once you explore this read.
If you enjoy a book with a little bit of roman
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Jolene
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Crossing At Cypress Creek is the third novel in Pam Hillman's Natchez Trace series. Although it can be read as a stand-alone novel, I recommend reading the other installments first to fully appreciate the supporting characters and their backstories. As always, Pam Hillman offers a well-written story that immediately captured my attention and never dragged.

I loved Alanah. She was my favorite character in The Crossing At Cypress Creek and may be my favorite character in the entire series. As a
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Rebecca
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

" . . . .those dark eyes never left hers. They narrowed slightly as if he was trying to place her."

Not as addled as she would have folks to believe that she is, Alanah Adams smoothly changes roles depending on her circumstances; she can dress and act like the consummate lady or she is perfectly comfortable spreading ashes all over herself to portray an aura of mental confusion. It's safer that way in the dangerous territory surrounding the small river town of Cypress Creek, where men t
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Vicky Sluiter
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Goodness, this has it all! The final book of the Natchez Trace series has mystery, danger, pirates, romance; something for everyone. Author Pam Hillman does a good job of wrapping up her series. You will want to read books 1 and 2 so you understand the nuances in book 3. Believe me, they are well worth the time.

Hillman has obviously researched history when writing this book. I learned a lot about piracy and the danger of the area, as well as a lot about the flora and fauna. I found it extremely
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Dana Michael
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Crossing at Cypress Creek is an historical romantic suspense. This is the third and final book in the Natchez Trace series. This book could be read as a stand alone, but I think it would be more enjoyable if the reader reads the first two. I have enjoyed getting to know the Natchez, Mississippi area during this time period and to be given a glimpse of the life and hardships of the folks living there. The O'Shea brothers have endeared themselves to me and I hate it is ending. This book featur ...more
Suzie Waltner
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Caleb O’Shea has traveled the world, fought in wars, and has now come to Mississippi to deliver a crewmate, and friend, home. Little does he know that the brothers he’d left in Ireland years ago are also in the area.

Pam Hillman finishes her Natchez Trace series in a big way, complete with a family reunion, river pirates, romance, and several familiar faces (for those who have read the previous books).

Alanah was my favorite character in this one (and really in the entire series). She’s intelligen
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Sally
Four of the O’Shea brothers made their way to Mississippi in the first two books of the Natchez Trace series. They’ve found a permanent home, and the oldest two have found love and success. Now, wayward son Caleb arrives seemingly by chance and has to explain why he left Ireland when he did. But before he can do that, he has to rescue Alanah who appears to lead a double life. Why does she dress like a vagabond and behave as she does when in her home community?

The characters of The Crossing at C
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Lori
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this book!! I've learned things about roots and herbs that I have not know before!! I wonder if we'd all be better off using herbs and roots like they did back in the old days? I know that maybe we'd save bunches of money on prescriptions and just maybe we'd live a little longer? One can always hope
I can't imagine living a place where there are highway men out to kill others. That is just wrong!
I also think that Pastor Jude's thinking is wrong too!! All men need saved. No man is exempt.
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Nyla
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pam Hillman is a natural at storytelling. She has a way of weaving a tale that captures my interest within the first few pages and keeps it until the end of the book. This series is a tribute to her extraordinary talent. Each book was better than the last.

I felt like I had been whisked away to the eighteenth century. She had done her research and it was evident. The scenery, attire, colloquiums, and characters all added to a complete authentic experience when reading this captivating tale.

“The C
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Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

This has been such a wonderful series, in fact it’s one of my favorite series that I’ve read. When Caleb O’Shea promises to see a fellow crewman home, he never expected to see any of his brothers. Caleb has not seen his brothers in such a long time. He had no idea how his older  brother Connor would react to him being there. What kind of reunion can we expect in this third book in the Natchez Trace series?

I was on the edge of my seat as I anticipated the reunion of Caleb
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Paula Shreckhise
The Crossing of Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman is book three in the Natchez Trace series.
The series is about the O’Shea brothers and this one focuses on Caleb.
Caleb O’Shea is a bit of a loner, having left his brothers in Ireland to take to the sea and travel the world. He finds himself at Natchez Under The Hill and face to face with his brothers. Unsure of their reaction, he is surprised when they welcome him back as the prodigal returned! These brothers remind me of the verses in Joshua that talk
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Pam
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Crossing at Cypress Creek is the exciting conclusion to Pam Hillman’s Natchez Trace series. Another of the O’Sheas enters the scene and Caleb is just as endearing as his brothers, a bit of an Irish scamp with a history he regrets yet totally loyal and protective of those weaker than himself. Alanah Adams was a strong, independent woman, accustomed to taking care of herself. Her knowledge of herbal medicine and healing were not only helpful in the wilderness but a much needed source of income ...more
Debbie
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed reading this novel, except for the violence. I do understand that a certain amount of violence is involved in everyday life, so I will not hold it against this author. Her writing is superb and her characters pull you into the story and you feel like you are right there with them.

Caleb O'Shea comes to Natchez, Mississippi and finds that his brothers are living near Natchez. He bumps into Alanah Adams as he helps carry a sick William Wainwright to his solicito
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Kelly Hodgkins
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Caleb O’Shea jerked awake to utter stillness.” - Opening line of The Crossing at. Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman

The Crossing at Cypress Creek is the last in the Natchez Trace series from Pam Hillman. Several favourite characters return but having read the previous two novels isn’t not required. Our lead characters are Caleb, the last of the four O’Shea brothers to arrive in America from Ireland, and Alanah, an American struggling to survive in the rough environment.

Caleb’s journey to America incl
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Kimmie
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Over the Hills and through the sea to sea a family reunited and a family started !
Such a great book ! This book is the last one in a series, but I do believe that you can read this one as a stand alone (I did ). It made me want to go back and read the previous books, as well as hoping to someday get to read a fourth book in the series (Hint, Hint ;) .
I believe that this is one of the first books I have read by Pam Hillman (I can't believe it as this one was so good), I already have ordered th
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Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I loved that we got to see Caleb's story and discover where he went after leaving his brothers in Ireland. He's had a life of turmoil, but he's thrived in the treacherous environment on the seas. He appears in Natchez at the perfect time to assist his family defeat the river pirates that are plaguing the communities. I loved Alanah's grit as she carves out a life for herself in Cypress Creek foraging for medicinal herbs and apprenticing to the local healer. It would be hard for me to live in suc ...more
Holly
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series has been so good, and this book was no exception. I thoroughly enjoyed Caleb O’Shea. He had a definite edge to his personality and had some “issues.” But the burdens he carried made him an authentic character.

I could picture Alanah as the beautiful almost fairy like young lady, struggling to keep herself and soon into the story her sister safe. The story around her sister was very edgy and I appreciate how the author handled it and the fact that she brought that particular ugliest of
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Leslie M.
Jun 18, 2019 rated it liked it
This is the third installment in Hillman's Natchez Trace series. As with the first two books, the cover is lovely and a nice complement to the story.

It would be helpful to read the books in order, as this jumps right in, and some readers may feel a bit lost if they're starting with this book. It was a bit slower in the beginning compared to the others in the series, but there is a lot of action later on, including a kidnapping and river pirates. Characters are well-drawn and realistic, and I enj
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Judybelle
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third and final book in the Natchez Trace series and I surely hate to see them end. I thoroughly enjoyed reading these Historical Novels. They are all stand alone books but the leading heroes are all brothers from Ireland who migrated to America. This book centers on Caleb O'Shea, but we have visits of some of the previous characters from the other books. Hillman has obviously researched history when writing this book. I learned a lot about piracy and the dangers of logging and rafti ...more
Melissa
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Full of adventure and romance this book is sure to grab your attention.

I loved catching up with the O’Shea brothers and getting to meet the last piece of the puzzle, Caleb. He is definetly likable and Alanah finds herself drawn to him but trying to fight it. She doesn’t trust men and she has good reason.

We are also in the point of view of Miciah a very “not nice” guy. You just know he is going to cause trouble for Alanah and her family.

Even if you haven’t read the other book you can still enjoy
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Emily Yager
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The romance flowed well with the suspense plot that was woven into it. The diverse characters added so much to the story that it was hard to put this book down. My favorite character was Alanah and the chemistry between her and Caleb was written well.

I also like all the Herbalism that was introduced into this story. As someone who works with plants and herbs, I appreciated the use of them in fiction.

This is part of a series, and I do highly recommend you read the entire series. Though this boo
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Kate Campos
Jun 11, 2019 rated it liked it
The Crossing at Cypress Creek transports readers to the lawless river valley and marshes of Natchez, Mississippi in 1792. Enhanced by her attention to historical detail and network of fascinating characters struggling to defend their loved ones at all cost, Hillman creates inspiring interplay between themes of forgiveness versus retribution. Underscored by loyalty and valor, it is a suspenseful finale that features elements familiar to the series such as frightening villains, chivalrous protagon ...more
Martha
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was a great part of the series, with many friends from previous books coming into the story. I loved the main characters!

It was different seeing all the unrest in the time period, where often I think it was easy to think that besides wild animals and the weather, there was not that much to fear. So not true.
This author is talented in the way she weaves a story, with underlying story lines that entrap your mind and make you want more.
Ashley Hedin
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this third book in the Natchez Trace series! Caleb and Alanah’s story wasn’t as easy for me to get into as the couples in the first two books, but I still enjoyed it! It was interesting having the girl with such a different background! I liked learning about all of the plants used for medicinal purposes. Good series!
Jennifer Purcell
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
One of the things I loved about this book was that it didn’t just focus on Caleb’s romance with apprentice healer Alanah Adams. Hillman does a great job also focusing on the relationship with Caleb and his brothers. I also enjoyed Alanah’s relationship with her sister Betsy. I appreciated the time Hillman spent focusing on the aftermath of Betsy’s abduction and how the trauma not only affected Betsy but Alanah, too. This provided a really good arc for Alanah as she learned how to trust Caleb. Th ...more
Paula
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Crossing at Cypress Creek is an exciting story from 1791 Natchez, Mississippi. A little slow in the beginning, but further into the story it is an exciting tale including river pirates, a kidnapping, and a daring rescue. This book is book three in a series, and I haven't read the first two, but this book ,makes me want to go back and read the first two! Excellent story as a stand alone as well!
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CBA Bestselling author PAM HILLMAN was born and raised on a dairy farm in Mississippi and spent her teenage years perched on the seat of a tractor raking hay. In those days, her daddy couldn't afford two cab tractors with air conditioning and a radio, so Pam drove an Allis Chalmers 110. Even when her daddy asked her if she wanted to bale hay, she told him she didn't mind raking. Raking hay doesn't ...more

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