Historical Fiction, Review

The Crossing at Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman

The prodigal O’Shea brother has finally arrived in this action-packed third installment of the Natchez Trace series, The Crossing at Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman!

about the book

The Crossing at Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman (Natchez Trace book 3)

The Crossing at Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman

Sailing and soldiering around the world has taken Caleb O’Shea far from his native Ireland, so he never imagined that a promise to see a fellow crewman safely home would practically land him on his brother’s doorstep. After spending years away from his family, Caleb isn’t certain what kind of reception he will receive when he steps foot in Natchez, Mississippi. The one thing he knows for sure is that he won’t stay long.

Since her sister was kidnapped by river pirates six months ago, Alanah Adams has taken special care to avoid drawing attention to herself. Those living in the rough-and-tumble settlement of Cypress Creek might even think she’s addled. But when she stumbles into Caleb and his friends in Natchez, she appears to be the picture-perfect lady.

Caleb only catches glimpses of the mysterious and beautiful Alanah before she disappears. But a chance encounter with her at his brother’s logging camp near Cypress Creek leaves him uncomfortable at the thought of the young woman traversing the dangerous area alone. At a crossroads in his life, Caleb must decide whether he wants to give up the worldly adventures he’s been seeking for one closer to home.

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my thoughts

This story is an unexpected and beautiful reflection of humanity’s spectrum from black-hearted sinfulness and indignant self-righteousness to brokenness, forgiveness, and restoration.

As much as I love the grandeur of plantations (even those undergoing massive repairs like Breeze Hill and Magnolia Lane), there is a familiarity and raw honesty about the humble dwellings near Cypress Creek. Despite (or perhaps because of) the hard work and quick wits required to survive in this area, its unique beauty shines even brighter.

Alanah and Caleb are not strangers to toil and scraping out a living in unfavorable conditions, their perseverance is awe-inspiring. Both characters possess an undeniable strength, agility, and intelligence which serves them well in the unforgiving environment. Delightful banter and attraction fills each interaction between Alanah and Caleb with sparks and warmth.

I highly recommend this series and honestly can’t wait to visit the historic Natchez Trace in person!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.


about the author

Pam Hillman

CBA Bestselling author Pam Hillman was born and raised on a dairy farm in Mississippi and spent her teenage years perched on the seat of a tractor raking hay. Pam’s life in the country and her love of the old west bring authenticity to her work and depth to her characters, something that has been recognized many times in the industry through writer’s awards.

Her work has placed in dozens of writer’s contests, including being a four-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist with Claiming Mariah, her second novel, winning the Award for Best Inspirational. Other awards include the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, International Digital Award, and the EPIC eBook Award.

Pam lives in Mississippi with her husband and family.

Visit her website or connect with Pam on facebooktwitter, or pinterest!


Natchez Trace series

The Promise of Breeze Hill by Pam Hillman The Crossing at Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman


also available

Claiming Mariah by Pam Hillman Stealing Jake by Pam Hillman


Let me know if you’ll be adding The Crossing at Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman to your tbr!
Do you love fictional families? Are you a fan of southern history?

2 thoughts on “The Crossing at Cypress Creek by Pam Hillman”

  1. I so love the covers for this series and will be adding them to my list of TBR pile for sure! I love southern and fiction based on places I have been !
    Blessings and Happy New Year
    Linda Marie Finn
    Faithful Acres Books


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