Crossroads

Crossroads

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by Nancy Moser
     
 

Award-winning author Nancy Moser brings readers a fresh new contemporary novel. Nancy's ability to create memorable characters whose lives are seamlessly woven together shines in Crossroads. Weaver, Kansas, is dying--and Madeline Weaver is determined to do whatever it takes to save it. Her solution: buy up the entire town and hold a contest to give away the land piece…  See more details below

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Award-winning author Nancy Moser brings readers a fresh new contemporary novel. Nancy's ability to create memorable characters whose lives are seamlessly woven together shines in Crossroads. Weaver, Kansas, is dying--and Madeline Weaver is determined to do whatever it takes to save it. Her solution: buy up the entire town and hold a contest to give away the land piece by piece, giving Madeline full control of who lives there. But once these modern pioneers accept the offer and populate the town, their lives intersect in ways completely out of Madeline's control. Suddenly Madeline is faced with secrets she has kept buried for years. This story of guilt, redemption, and renewed hope is sure to grip readers' hearts and leave them changed.

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ISBN-13:
9781414301617
Publisher:
Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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One century ago, her ancestors founded Weaver, Kansas, but now the place is dying. Town matriarch elderly spinster Madeline Weaver detests that her heritage is slowly eroding. She loathes how people drop spouses as if they are tossing the garbage. Finally she hates the constant people moving, people moving out as nothing seems stable except the decline of her hometown. --- Madeline has decided to do something to save Weaver. She buys up all the property and holds a contest in which she gives away land one lot at a time. Her plan is simple to control who lives in her town and how they live. At first the winners feel kind towards their benefactor, but as the rules become enforced many wonder if a mean spirited dictator runs their lives. However, Madeline has a past too that she has kept secret and that is about to be revealed leading to either redemption or humiliation depending on how she reacts. --- This is an interesting character driven tale as Madeline and an assortment of supporting players are at the CROSSROADS of their lives while coming together in Weaver, Kansas to start over. Madeline is an intriguing protagonist as the septuagenarian tries to cling to her heritage not expecting that part of it is a secret she prefers left concealed because it shames her. Fans will enjoy this fine look at people struggling with difficult decisions as no option is all right or all wrong with most containing pros and cons. --- Harriet Klausner