Jessie Callum is a determined young woman who has clung to a steadfast dream for seven years. Nothing, and no one, can stop her from achieving itnot the prayers of her aunt and uncle, who took her in upon the death of her mother when she was sixteen. Not even the love of the handsome Lee Harding.

The time is the 1960s, and the quiet town of Bradleyville is thrown into turmoil amidst labor unrest. Jessies uncle and Lee Harding struggle to deal with the mounting dissension, and all the while, Jessie can only chase her dream of leaving. But can she leave behind Lees abiding love, as well as that of a whole town, no matter how noble her goals are?

Cast A Road Before Me is, by far, one of the best books Ive read this year. Brandilyn Collins makes writing seem incredibly easy as she bares her heroines soul for all of her readers to struggle and identify with. Though CAST A ROAD BEFORE ME is heavily peppered with the gospel, somehow the story is neither preachy nor religious. (Mar., 336 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston