For years, Amber traipsed around the Northwest, avoiding the skeletons in her closet. Job-hopping every few weeks, she refuses to let anyone get close to her, protecting herself from the pain that relationships bring. As winter plants itself firmly across the Rockies, though, she takes a chance on a job at a logging company with a family different from any she’s ever known.
But is this family genuine?
Watching the family interact creates more questions than answers for Amber. The adults love to spend time with each other and dote on the little ones. Even more mysterious, the parents treat the married spouses like their own children and carefully keep watch on employees and friends.
Feeling like she’s entered the happily-ever-after written at the end of fairytales, Amber watches for cracks in the façade. Surely as the days pass, the play-acting will cease and the real family will emerge.
Or could she be wrong? Could this family hold the key to what she’s seeking?
Admittedly, I don’t spend a lot of time reading fiction but was so glad I gave Crossing Values a read. It was the perfect book to keep me company while on vacation. The characters were ‘real’ but not weighed down by too many details. The story was engaging and moved along at the perfect pace. I enjoyed the twists and turns and loved the message conveyed. Very glad I picked it up!
~Sherry Gareis, Author of Declutter Now! Uncovering the Hidden Joy and Freedom in Your Life