A Path Less Traveled

A Path Less Traveled

by Cathy Bryant

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Overview

From this bestselling page turner series of stand-alone novels comes a dramatic romance of one woman's faith journey in the aftermath of tragedy and the attorney willing to suffer loss to reach out to her and her daddy-starved little boy.

Trish James is tired of being rescued. When a spooked horse claims her husband's life, she's determined to blaze a path for herself and her traumatized son without outside help. But will that mean leaving Miller's Creek, her hometown and the place etched on her heart?

Andy Tyler has had to struggle for everything, and starting a new law practice in Miller's Creek, Texas is no different. Though prepared for business challenges, he's not prepared for falling in love--especially with yet another woman who will probably abandon him for her career. Will Andy and Trish be able to see past their limited human understanding to take a path less traveled?

Written with the feel of Mayberry and the Mitford series, readers have fallen in love with Miller's Creek. Will you? If you enjoy Christian contemporary romance and inspirational women's fiction, don't miss this women's fiction novel. Get this Texas romance today.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
"Another entertaining story about family and friends in Miller's Creek. I love the atmosphere of the little town that Bryant conveys so well in her novels. I want to live there!"

"The second book in this series is just as good, if not better, than the first one. I'm fairly new to Cathy Bryant's writing, but now I can't wait to read everything I can get my hands on. A wonderful Christian romance with believable characters and a showing a single mother's struggle to provide for her young child. Do yourself a favor and start reading Cathy's books, she'll quickly become one of your favorite authors, just as she has become mine."

"I was drawn into this story right away and it pulled at my heartstrings. I could sympathize with Trish and even understand her need to be independent. It was a great story and even brought me to tears at times."

"Highly recommended for readers who like a story with Christian focus."

"This book had me in tears. Very touching."

"This book touched my heart. It had romance, family, relationships, and adventure. I couldn't put it down."

"This is a heart-warming and wonderful story of a woman's walk of faith after devastating life changes."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940154066300
Publisher: Cathy Bryant
Publication date: 03/13/2017
Series: Miller's Creek Novels
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,648
File size: 460 KB

About the Author

Christian author Cathy Bryant enjoys spinning tales set in the fictional town of Miller's Creek, Texas, where folks are friendly, the iced tea is sweet, and Mama Beth's front porch beckons. When she's not writing, you'll find her spending time with family, wrangling chickens, rummaging through junk stores, or up to her elbows in yet another home improvement project. You can find out more about Cathy and her books at CathyBryantBooks.wordpress.com..

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A Path Less Traveled 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
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Anonymous 14 days ago
Beautiful story. Lml
Anonymous 7 months ago
Great+story.+Enjoying+these+books
Anonymous 8 months ago
This book has a very creative storyline with a wonderful message within it .
skstiles612 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Like her first book "Texas Roads", Cathy Bryant has once again crafted a wonderful Romance. In this book, upon returning to Miller's Creek we find the main Character Trish preparing the church for her brother's wedding. Enter a lawyer who is returning to Miller Creek, Andy Tyler. Trish is trying to survive and raise her son after her husband passed away. She isn't looking for love. Andy has his own secrets yet finds himself drawn to Trish. This was the last thing he needed or wanted. It's hard to trust when you've been hurt. The characters in this story were well developed and the story swept me along. Bravo Cathy for once again providing us with a wonderful story full of lessons and love from God
bookwormjan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another brilliant story by author Cathy Bryant! She writes about God's love and forgiveness in such an awesome way! It was so good to re-connect with friends from ¿Texas Roads¿. Yes, ¿A Path Less Traveled¿ is the second in the Millers Creek series but you can enjoy it even if you haven¿t read the first one. (but I would highly suggest you read ¿Texas Roads¿ because it is an awesome story, too!)Here¿s the back of the book blurb:Trish James is tired of being rescued. When a spooked horse claims her husband¿s life, she¿s determined to blaze a path for herself and her traumatized son without outside help. But will that mean leaving the place etched on her heart?Andy Tyler has had to struggle for everything, and starting a new law practice in Miller¿s Creek, Texas is no different. Though prepared for business challenges, he¿s not prepared to fall in love¿especially with yet another woman who will probably abandon him for her career.Trish is a an interior designer who is doing the decorating for her brother¿s wedding. Having lost her husband less than a year before, she is just not as excited as she would be if the situation had been different. Andy is back in Miller¿s Creek for the wedding of his dear friend, Dani.Trish remembers seeing him around town during the renovation of Miller¿s Creek last year, although they never met. He and Trish are formally introduced as Trish is decorating for her brother¿s wedding. Let¿s just say Andy makes a ¿smashing¿ impression on Trish.I really enjoy Cathy¿s style of writing. It¿s like you are picked up and dropped into this small town in Texas. You are there, walking the streets and meeting the people of this awesome little town. You can smell the tantalizing smells coming from Mama Beth¿s kitchen, or the Tex-Mex café, Soldano¿s. Cathy¿s characters are so true to life! My favorite is still Mama Beth. She is just so full of Godly advice and wisdom. I see my mamaw when I picture Mama Beth.Cathy has written another 5 star story in ¿A Path Less Traveled¿. I am eagerly awaiting the 3rd in the Miller¿s Creek series!
AmandaWrites on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Proverbs 3:5-6 are some of my favorite verses, and I really appreciated the point she was trying to get across - we should trust in the Lord. When we take matters into our own hands and refuse to trust God to take us through our hard times, what an awful mess we make of everything ~ including our personal relationships.Trish James is one of the most stubborn, bull-headed people I've read, and I often wondered why Andy would still be interested in her after all her snarkish ways. Honestly, there were a few times I wanted to shake her because of her stubbornness. With that said, however, I did have to take a step back and try to apply that same thought to my own life. Were/Are there times when I'm being too stubborn? Sadly, I have to say yes. And to be fair, I'm positive my dear hubby would say I'm snarkish at times as well!
kittycrochettwo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
All I can say is wow! Cathy Bryant is a new to me author, and I feel honored to have been able to read her amazing book! In the opening of the book we get a glimpse of the chaos that is going on in Trish James life. Widowed less than a year ago when a horse kicked her husband, she has taken on the responsibility of being a single mother, running a new business. While most people think that she should have plenty of money, that isn't the case, she is struggling financially, because of a simple oversight she made while her husband lay in a coma. Worse than the financial struggle is the fact that she isn't listening to what God has planned for her, determined to take care of everything on her own, she tries to hide her problems from her family, but with her young unable to cope, will she finally allow God's plan to fall in place, allowing the person he has placed in her life to help her? Andy Tyler a young lawyer who moves to Miller's Creek has a past that he doesn't readily share, growing up in a family where his father was an alcoholic, he sort of became the caretaker for his younger brother. He is drawn to Trish and her young son, wanting to help her and make her life a little easier, if only she will let him. This story captured my heart from the first pages. The story of Trish and Little Bo came to life, and Andy's kind nature shined thru. A story that I couldn't put down, of grief, loss, love and new beginnings. A story that will make your heart feel good. Even though this is the second book in the Miller's Creek Novels it can easily be read as a stand alone book, I didn't read the first book and had no problems jumping into this story. So if your looking for a book filled with wonderful, well developed characters, and enjoy a wholesome clean romance that will tug at your heart but also provide you with a few laughs then you definitely need to read this book. I can't wait to read the next story in this series titled,The Way Of Grace due out in 2011. Even though I was provided a copy of this book for review it in no way altered my opinion of this book!
ReviewsbyMolly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved everything about this book. From the Mayberry-like town of Miller's Creek to sweet, sweet little Bo(he was my favorite character in this book...really made his home in my heart!). Now, I am not just saying that because I had the pleasure of endorsing and influencing Cathy's first book, Texas Roads, book 1 in this fabulous collection. I am saying it because it's true. I love Cathy's work. While I love a lot of authors' writings, Cathy's is by far some of the best contemporary Christian fiction I have ever had the pleasure of reading,as she has powerful messages & lessons from God and she adds humor & depth to her plots and characters.A Path Less Traveled is a novel about letting go, moving on and fully trusting in God. Trish has a problem of letting go of the past and moving on with her life. Even when she meets Steve and Dani's (yep, I loved seeing them in this book,too....brought back memories of book 1!) friend, Andy(see, I told you it was a Mayberry-like town!). He falls in love with her instantly at Steve and Dani's wedding but she just can't move on from the pain and heartache of losing her husband, Doc. Even though Andy is GREAT with her 6 year old son, Bo. But, what is it really going to take for Trish to let go and move on so that she can be truly free and happy with her life??? Can Andy be that person to help set her free and help her understand that only with God, can she be happy and let go of the past? And what about Bo? Will he ever have a daddy again?I love reading this book to find out the answers to those questions. Cathy weaves a tale of love without all the mushy gushy passion scenes that so many books have now a days. She brings the love and light of our amazing Father into the mix, creating that welcome home feel to this book. It truly was amazing to see that A Path Less Traveled was incredibly written by an author who has only written ONE other novel. I am in awe and am proud of Cathy for her talent!So, please, don't hesitate to pick up a copy of this FANTABULOUS book by an UHmazing author! Cathy's words and love shines through this novel and they reach out, grab the reader and settle them smack dab in the middle of a sweet Texas town called Miller's Creek. Hands down 5 stars to this tender, charming novel. Most definitely recommended, especially if you had the pleasure of reading Texas Roads! I can't wait until Cathy releases book 3!!!
BookFitnessOtherStuf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Trish is going through a very tough time after her husband is killed. She accidentally let his life insurance lapse while he was fighting for his life and now she's afraid of what the future holds for her and her son Bo. She doesn't know how she'll support them and is thinking about leaving the small town they've always lived in to go to the city where she can make more money. But then Andy Tyler comes back to town to start his own business and hires her to design his office for him. The two grow closer and closer, but neither one is sure how or if things will work out.Millers Creek is a small quaint town where everyone knows each other, which can sometimes be good, and at other times it's not such a good thing. The characters are real, it feels like you're reading about friends or family.This is the second book in the Miller's Creek series, but can be read alone. I also read the first first book, Texas Roads, and loved it as much as this one.I can't wait for book three, The Way of Grace which is due out in 2011.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Inspirational!
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BillieKay More than 1 year ago
I love series books where you can connect to a community. This is a very good read….good characters, good story line, good Christian influence.
MrsTina42MR More than 1 year ago
A Path Less Traveled, Miller's Creek series book 2**** by Cathy Bryant Trish James is trying to make a life for her and her young son, Bo, since the death of her husband. It has not been easy, but she is determined to make it on her own. Trish's stubbornness and pride gets in the way of letting her family help her. Will she need to leave Miller's Creek or is God leading her elsewhere? Andy Tyler recently opened his law practice in Miller's Creek and hopes to put his past behind him. He hires Trish to design his office. As the two grow closer, he finds he would like to help her and Bo more. How can he help Trish and Bo if she won't accept help from anyone? I like the small town of Miller's Creek and those who live there. Being such a small town can be a good thing—as everyone knows each other, but it can be not so good—as everyone knows everything about each other. Pride can get in the way as we see in the story. Trish's grief is clearly shown, a grief that often gets in her way to help her son in his grief. Bo is a sweet little boy who is hurting, I wanted to pick him up and comfort him. I don't think Trish realized just how much her family, friends and small town community meant to her until she let them “in” and help her. I really liked Andy and the way he cares for Trish and Bo. He always surprised me just when I thought he was giving up on Trish. This story covers many emotions, grief, anger, pride, joy, love, humorous situations as well as romance, love, forgiveness, problems with trusting, restoration of faith, God's love and guidance for us and more. I really enjoyed reading Trish, Bo and Andy's story. ~I won an e-book copy of this book from author/book chat, this is my honest review~
Angelian More than 1 year ago
As the story continues, Doc has died leaving Trish to fare as best as she can.  Determined not to be a burden and to make her own way, she does not let her family in on the secret that she is about to go under financially.  This story is about the struggle of a single mom and what can happen when pride gets in the way.  Andy comes back to Miller Creek and tries to help Trish, but she can't bring herself to accept help- or to believe that someone can be interested in her.  Above that she believes that it is too soon after Doc's death to be involved with anyone- especially Andy who in trying to help her, rubs her the wrong way.  Can he ever get through to her?  Trish pushes her family away for the same reasons- pride, not wanting to be a burden.  The one statement in the book that spoke very loudly to me was "Trust that God is only going to give us what we can handle.  Anything else is our struggle to do it on our own."  That pretty much sums up the whole book.  There are so many examples in this book of that, along with some other nuggets of wisdom.  I highly recommend this book for anyone that has ever struggled... you will end up seeing that maybe from now on, you'll rely more on God and His process and His timing,  Although it is fiction, I know this one will stay with me for a long time.
gjo50 More than 1 year ago
Trish had a wonderful life, a loving husband, and a cute little boy, and they enjoyed living in the small town of Miller’s Creek. Then, in a shocking accident, her husband died, changing her life overnight. Isn’t this a fear that we all live with? How would you handle it, how would you survive? Trish’s story is heart rending, as she attempts to deal with being a single parent and providing for her child. Her battle with the Lord is a battle that we all face. How do you allow God control of your life when you are scared to let go? This is a touching story with a happy ending that easily related to a common fear. Definitely a snuggle up next to the fire, shed a few tears, and smile type of book. 
KarenLange More than 1 year ago
Trish James is determined to get along all by herself. Her goal is to prove to family and friends that she can provide for her five year old son Bo and herself. Problem is, she's recently widowed, and is not just struggling emotionally, but is having a hard time paying the bills. As much as she hates to do it, she may have to leave her lifelong home in Miller's Creek and move to Austin, TX for a better paying job. Trish's first meeting with Andy Tyler, the new lawyer in town, gets off to a rocky start. Naturally she can't even think of a relationship so soon after the death of her husband. But why does Andy seem to be so in tune with her needs? As if she doesn't have enough things trying to rattle her cage. Andy, on the other hand, is battling his own set of inner challenges, and is looking forward to a simpler life in Miller's Creek. He can't deny his attraction to Trish, and is willing to be patient till she sorts out her life. He and Bo connect almost immediately, something that complicates matters further. A good story must have conflict, and A Path Less Traveled delivers and then some. The tension between Trish and Andy escalates while both wrestle with the direction they feel God's leading them. I always wonder if the second book in a series will be as good as the first. In this case, it is. Cathy doesn't disappoint her readers. Her characters are genuine, engaging the reader from the start. I give A Path Less Traveled two thumbs up!
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deborah54 More than 1 year ago
Great book! Very realistic. I could really relate to many of the things the main character was going through. I think you might could as well. I think I enjoyed this book even more than the first one. It was very easy to read - very smooth. I give both books a five star rating.
BookReviewsByMolly More than 1 year ago
I loved everything about this book. From the Mayberry-like town of Miller's Creek to sweet, sweet little Bo(he was my favorite character in this book...really made his home in my heart!). Now, I am not just saying that because I had the pleasure of endorsing and influencing Cathy's first book, <i>Texas Roads</i>, book 1 in this fabulous collection. I am saying it because it's true. I love Cathy's work. While I love a lot of authors' writings, Cathy's is by far some of the best contemporary Christian fiction I have ever had the pleasure of reading,as she has powerful messages &amp; lessons from God and she adds humor &amp; depth to her plots and characters. <i>A Path Less Traveled </i>is a novel about letting go, moving on and fully trusting in God. Trish has a problem of letting go of the past and moving on with her life. Even when she meets Steve and Dani's (yep, I loved seeing them in this book,too....brought back memories of book 1!) friend, Andy(see, I told you it was a Mayberry-like town!). He falls in love with her instantly at Steve and Dani's wedding but she just can't move on from the pain and heartache of losing her husband, Doc. Even though Andy is GREAT with her 6 year old son, Bo. But, what is it really going to take for Trish to let go and move on so that she can be truly free and happy with her life??? Can Andy be that person to help set her free and help her understand that only with God, can she be happy and let go of the past? And what about Bo? Will he ever have a daddy again? I love reading this book to find out the answers to those questions. Cathy weaves a tale of love without all the mushy gushy passion scenes that so many books have now a days. She brings the love and light of our amazing Father into the mix, creating that welcome home feel to this book. It truly was amazing to see that A Path Less Traveled was incredibly written by an author who has only written ONE other novel. I am in awe and am proud of Cathy for her talent! So, please, don't hesitate to pick up a copy of this FANTABULOUS book by an UHmazing author! Cathy's words and love shines through this novel and they reach out, grab the reader and settle them smack dab in the middle of a sweet Texas town called Miller's Creek. Hands down 5 stars to this tender, charming novel. Most definitely recommended, especially if you had the pleasure of reading <i>Texas Roads</i>! I can't wait until Cathy releases book 3!!!
Anonymous 10 months ago
I have read other stand a lone books in this series. This book could have been cut in half, and would have been boring. Focusing on one passage of scripture is not really a bad thing. To introduce it completely, five times is overboard. I also found all the secrets in this book a farce, all in the name of Jesus. For shame.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so boring, it dragged on. I believe in God, but I despise books that want to shove religion down your throat. The preaching, biblical verses and too gooders got old really quick. If I want to hear about the word of God, I will attend church. If I want to read about God, I will open my bible and read it. I attend church twice a week, and I also read the bible. The preaching in this book was ridiculous. It was too much, it became annoying and ruined the book. I will never read another book from this writer. Gtx