Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Crossroads Cafe by Deborah Smith

A beautiful woman, scarred for life.
A tortured man, seeking redemption.

Brought together by fate in a small town high in the majestic Appalachian mountains

Live. Love. Believe.

Beauty is in the lie of the beholder.

Heartbroken and cynical, famed actress Catherine Deen hides from the world after a horrific accident scars her for life.

Secluded in her grandmother's North Carolina mountain home, Cathryn at first resists the friendship of the local community and the famous biscuits served up by her loyal cousin, Delta, at The Crossroads Café, until a neighbor, former New York architect Thomas Mitternich, reaches out to her.

Thomas lost his wife and son in the World Trade Center. In the years since he's struggled with alcohol and despair. He thinks nothing and no can make his life worth living again.

Until he meets Cathryn.

Best book I've read in a long time! (5 stars)

I just finished reading The Crossroads Cafe. When I first started reading it, I didn't think I was going to like it. However, the further I got into it, the more I liked it. Then it got to where I literally couldn't put it down until my Kindle low battery warning came on and I was forced to stop reading for the night. Today I finished the book. It is the best book I have read in a very long time.

I don't quite get the few 1 and 2 star reviews this book has received. They must not have read the same book that I did.

I am a writer and I strive to write such a compelling tale as this one turned out to be. My hat is off to you, Deborah Smith. You rock!

Kristie Leigh Maguire
author of Second Chances and other titles

Visit Deborah Smith online.
Deborah Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of A Place to Call Home, Sweet Hush, The Crossroads Cafe, A Gentle Rain and other acclaimed romantic novels portraying life and love in the modern Appalachian South. A native Georgian, Deborah is a former newspaper editor who turned to novel-writing with great success.
With more than 35 romance, women's fiction and fantasy novels to her credit, Deborah's books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide. Among her honors is a Lifetime Achievement Award from Romantic Times Magazine and a nomination for the prestigious Townsend Literary Award. In 2003 Disney optioned Sweet Hush for film. In 2008 A Gentle Rain was a finalist in Romance Writers of America's RITA awards.

For the past nine years Deborah has been a partner in BelleBooks, a small press known for southern fiction, including the Mossy Creek Hometown Series and the Sweet Tea story collections. As editor, she has worked on projects as diverse as the nonfiction Bra Talk book by three-time Oprah Winfrey guest Susan Nethero, and the In My Dreams novella by New York Times bestselling author Sarah Addison Allen.

In 2008 BelleBooks launched Bell Bridge Books, an imprint with a focus on fantasy novels. Deborah produces book trailers for the Bell Bridge and BelleBooks titles, creates the company's podcasts, and also narrates and produces audiobooks for BelleBooks Audio.

In 2009 Deborah will launch a new professional persona as Leigh Bridger, a pen name for her edgy urban fantasy novels.

She lives on a secluded dirt road high in the mountains of north Georgia with Hank, her husband of many years, plus a herd of deer, a flock of turkeys, numerous well-fed raccoons, possums and the occasional bear, also eight cats, a dog and more than one-hundred pond-raised goldfish.

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