The Crossroads Cafe

The Crossroads Cafe A Hollywood actress known for her beauty flees to a secluded mountain cabin in North Carolina after being severely scarred in a car accident There she finds unexpected love and a new life with a man w

  • Title: The Crossroads Cafe
  • Author: Deborah Smith
  • ISBN: 9780976876052
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Hollywood actress known for her beauty flees to a secluded mountain cabin in North Carolina after being severely scarred in a car accident There she finds unexpected love and a new life with a man who lost his family in 9 11.

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    1. Umas merecidas 5*Nunca tinha lido nada da autora e ela teve a capacidade de me fazer entrar no livro de ver e admirar todas as paisagens descritas e os mais pequenos pormenores que por vezes acabam por ser os mais importantes.Um livro que conta a história de uma rasteira que a vida dá a Cathryn Deen, com um acidente que lhe "rouba" aquilo que lhe era mais importante que tinha naquela altura da vida, a beleza! Thomas Mitternich também um homem amargurado e de mal com a vida por ter perdido tra [...]

    2. Deborah Smith's "The Crossroads Cafe" suprised me positively. It is a story of Thomas and Cathryn, a couple of people who has suffered a lot and who find peace and comfort from each other.Thomas, an architect from New York City has turned to a drunkie. He lives in a cabin at North Carolina and spends most of his time with a whisky bottle. He once had family, a wife and a beautiful son, but it all was destroyed on the morning of September 9th, 2001 when his wife jumped out of the burning North To [...]

    3. Well, I can't be nice all the time. This is going to be one of those times I can't endorse something with everything I've got. I'm the type of person that can go through 3-4 books in a week easily, but when I picked up The CrossRoads Cafe by Deborah Smith , I labored over reading it for a solid 3 weeks. I'd take it a little bit at a time and get exhausted by the need to try to care about the characters so much that I'd put it down and walk away from it. I literally couldn't wait to finish it. An [...]

    4. I'm embarrassed to admit that this treasure of a book has been on my shelf since 2006. It wasn't until I'd read and fell in love with Deborah Smith's new McBride novella THE BISCUIT WITCH that I remembered I had it. And now it goes in my cherished "Best Book I've Read in a Decade" section on my shelf. (The last book to win this coveted honor was THE BRONZE HORSEMAN.) I love everything about it--the North Carolina/mountains of Asheville setting, the hero and heroine (both fighting to literally su [...]

    5. Decided on a change of pace and chose this one. I downloaded it free with my Kindle and after just a few pages I was already hooked. I checked out some other reviews and am surprised by what I have seen. It makes me want to lock myself in the bedroom and read all night to see if it is really as good as everyone says. I am excited about this oneWell I was happily surprised by this one. I loved the characters and how they related to each other. While I am not a HUGE fan of romance novels, (I think [...]

    6. :) DELICIOSO!!!!10 estrelas!acabei agora de ler e ainda estou meio a ressacar da historia.os personagens são pessoas que conheço e que me fizeram sem duvida ver com outros olhos com outra disposição para o que sempre olhamos! as nuances alteram e deram outro colorido a vida.Opinião completamarysilverstone/2

    7. I don't know what it was about this book that affected me so, but it just seemed to hit me at the right place at the right time. Other reviews I have read called the characters plastic, and the plot predictable, but I didn't find this so at all.Beginning to end, I found this an engaging story with sympathetic and believable characters undergoing very stressful and life-changing experiences.I'm a retired man, so how I found empathy with a sexy, twenty-something starlet, a surly survivor of 9/11, [...]

    8. This book talks about lot of things: empowerment of women, beauty, new beginnings, love, strength, self-esteem, confidence. It talks about life and all its ups and downs. I absolutely loved it. I had started to read this book some time ago but for some reason it didn't feel like the right time to read it - although I have loved all the books I read from this author. So, I read 50 pages and just put it on my nightstand waiting for the right moment. I just looked at it yesterday and decided to pic [...]

    9. Ora aqui está uma história que esta vossa leitora considera especial. Especial, em primeiro lugar, porque sendo ficção consegue traçar uma linha sublime e muito próxima em direcção a realidades que nos são comuns. Especial porque trata com beleza, mas também com sombras, tudo aquilo que reflecte a vida e nos chega ao coração. E, igualmente especial, porque ao manter sempre presente o seu carácter de entretenimento, é uma narrativa repleta de força e esperança que oferece preciosa [...]

    10. Tendo lido “A Doçura da Chuva” e recordando-me do quanto essa obra me enterneceu, lancei-me n’O Café do Amor com grandes expectativas. Apesar disso, o livro excedeu-as (detesto a expressão “encheu-me as medidas”).Há uma doçura e uma crueza intrínsecas nas histórias de Deborah Smith. Nada de milagres. Aqui fala-se de superação. No caso deste livro, como a própria sinopse anuncia, lidamos com duas pessoas marcadas por tragédias pessoais.Cathryn Deen é uma espécie de Julia Ro [...]

    11. É fantástica a história. Como sempre Deborah igual e fiel a si própria. Uma história linda de amor. Uma história fabulosa de como ultrapassar os eventos desventurosos que nos ocorrem ao longo da viagem da vida. . .Adorei Thomas. Adorei Cathy. Adorei Delta. Esta última com uma força e determinação em ajudar os casos perdidos (pessoas que perderam a esperança na vida e em si próprios) de louvar.Uma personagem que dá tudo o que tem. Uma personagem que cura através. . . da comida (eu e [...]

    12. Desgraças contadas com graça - com um fabuloso sentido de humor a espreitar por entre a sucessão de infortúnios - achei esta leitura hipnotizante!O Café do Amor traz-nos uma história comovente sobre a superação de tragédias, a adaptação e crescimento pessoal de pessoas que enfrentam o desespero de perder o que julgavam ser o «tudo» das suas vidas. Adorei as apuradas interpretações da autora sobre os possíveis pontos de vista de pessoas que se encontram em situações comparáveis [...]

    13. This is a richly textured story of love, loss and redemption which seems to be a theme I'm focusing on lately although I'm not sure why. Cathryn Deen, the heroine of the story has been blessed with beauty, fame and fortune. As she races to escape a photographer she loses control of her car and is badly burned in it when it explodes catching fire. Barely escaping with her life she spends months in the burn ward recovering only to find her new husband no longer loves her now that she's no longer b [...]

    14. Beautiful story, not what I expected. I got this for free a few years ago when I bought my first Kindle, and kept putting it off because I figured it was just another love story. The trials and tribulations that Cathy and Thomas went through that eventually brought them together were heartbreaking. This was definitely a tear-jerker but the sense of humor between the characters lightened the mood of the story. This is one of the best novels I've read all year!

    15. Nunca tinha lido nada da autora Deborah Smith: foi a minha estreia e fui conquistada!Quer-me parecer que lá bem no fundo sou uma romântica incurável :).Um livro cheio de sentimento, esperança e ensinamentos.Crítica em breve no Refúgio dos Livros!P.S. Agora quero ler os outros livros da autora já publicados anteriormente pela Porto Editora. Ai a minha vidinha ^_^

    16. Este é um daqueles livros em que a sinopse revela praticamente tudo, motivo pelo qual me sinto feliz por só a ter lido depois do livro, quando vim escrever a review.Gosto dos livros de Deborah Smith, tendo lido os três que saíram em Portugal, porque são livros doces e que nos dão que pensar. Este destaca-se dos demais por ter também um toque humorístico que confere uma maior leveza ao livro. Mesmo assim é um livro que deve ser lido e ponderado e que me proporcionou uma leitura viciante. [...]

    17. I choose The Crossroads Cafe because I thought it was a light, easy to read romance. Once I started reading, I could not put it down. I think I will read it again.The story is a tearjerker. one protaganist who lost a wife and family on 9/11 to a beautiful actress burned badly in a car-accident fire fleeing from photographers.But Deborah Smith makes you love her characters, almost all of them. And she puts in gems that are so great, they made me burst out in laughter, recognizing life in every sy [...]

    18. This isn't a book I'd normally get, but it was well-reviewed and it was very inexpensive on BN, so I figured I'd take a chance, and I'm glad I did. For all the guys out there, there's sex and a gun, so you don't have to turn in your mancard, but the main focus of the story is of coming to terms with what happens in life and making the most of what's left over after the bad things happen.Thomas Mitternich is in rural North Carolina after fleeing from his life when his wife and son died on the Wor [...]

    19. Southern Charm! I couldn't put this book down when I started it. There are so many takeaways from this book that it's crazy. It shows you that you don't have to be beautiful and perfect to be loved. It reminds you that everyone has their faults hidden deep down. Don't forget to take each day for everything that it is because it can all be gone before you know it. Remember that your family and friends are always there for you at your worst moments in your life to help you get through it. I could [...]

    20. 3.5 It seems funny to say about a group of characters who have experienced some of the most horrific things in life (losing a child and a wife to terrorism, being terribly scarred after a car accident), but somehow the problems of our hero and heroine just didn't seem to be that difficult to overcome. Perhaps it's because both hero and heroine were so amusing and fun, I didn't connect on a deep level with the pain they are experiencing. Or perhaps I found its the cast of too-nice-to-be-true sout [...]

    21. It's been a long time since I've had the pleasure of sinking myself into a Deborah Smith novel with all the warm-hearted, quirky and damaged characters who find themselves and each other over the course of an intricate story-line. "The Crossroads Cafe" is one of Smith's best, in my humble opinion, one I'll read again and soon (just like "When Venus Fell", "A Place to Call Home", "Sweet Hush" and others) because I love these characters and want to spend time with them. Deborah Smith has a unique [...]

    22. Uma estória com uma premissa tão boa que "perdeu" no imenso número de páginas que contém. De início foi uma leitura quase compulsiva mas penso que a autora se perdeu em minudências que pouca relevância tinham para a narrativa. Em suma, uma estória bonita, que nos faz acreditar que o ser humano é capaz usar o coração quando realmente vale a pena. Com menos páginas e um título menos lamechas (preferia, de longe, o título original traduzido à letra, O Café Crossroads), seria um liv [...]

    23. Una historia maravillosa, que nos enseña que siempre podemos seguir adelante, que podemos cambiar, que aunque no lo veamos el cambio es bueno.Y que como yo siempre he pensado la belleza es cuestión de actitud.No diré nada de sus personajes, solo que son tan reales que a veces crees que están contando tu vida, tus miedos y tus alegrías.Este libro te lleva por una mar de emociones, que solo al leerlo podrás experimentar, solo me queda decirles, que no se arrepentirán de haberlo leído.

    24. It's not often that I cannot make it through a book, no matter how awful it is. I have tried and tried to get through this one, and have made it only half-way in the past two weeks. The story is just downright boring, and it doesn't hold my interest at all. Thank goodness it was free on my Kindle, because I don't feel at all bad removing it from my list and never finishing it.

    25. This book wasn't anything like I expected. It was much better then I thought it would be. Looking forward to reading more from this author!

    26. If I could do half stars, I would give this book 3.5.My main complaint was the length of time it took to set up the story. It was almost halfway through the book before I felt like the plot was moving out of back story into the main story. Granted, a lot of it was pretty important, but it could have been condensed some and still gotten the message across. A lot of descriptions in the back story can work just fine when the writing is stellar, but I found myself bored a lot, and only continuing to [...]

    27. This is one of those books that I call women's fiction. Cathryn Deen, the world's most beautiful woman, was in front of the cameras since she was a toddler and suddenly she's a scarred mess and hidden away from the world. Of course, there also has to be the tortured male who's living like a hermit in the backwoods of North Carolina. After all, what kind of romance could it possibly be without a special hero for the terrified heroine?Throw in a couple of lesbians, a nasty ex-sister-in-law (to mai [...]

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