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Charlotte is a successful romance novelist who escapes city life and moves to the small town of Crispens Point in Blackberry County. She immediately connects with some of the quirky but friendly residents and begins to feel at home right away. When a friend invites her to attend a local community church, Charlotte is attracted to the pastor, but refuses to acknowledge thatCharlotte is a successful romance novelist who escapes city life and moves to the small town of Crispens Point in Blackberry County. She immediately connects with some of the quirky but friendly residents and begins to feel at home right away. When a friend invites her to attend a local community church, Charlotte is attracted to the pastor, but refuses to acknowledge that attraction because of some dark things in her past.What is the mysterious thing in Charlotte’s past that seems to dominate everything? Is it enough to keep her from ever finding a lasting relationship?...

Title : Crispens Point
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ISBN : 11720165
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 284 Pages
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Crispens Point Reviews

  • Mary Hosmar
    2019-04-29 02:03

    This was a quick read. It expressed good Christian values as to dating and good living. While several issues which teenage girls may be dealing with are mentioned, none of them are treated in depth. They seem like easy solutions. Even Charlotte's own past seems to be put in as an afterthought. This book embodies a lot of what I have against many Christian novels. The solutions seem to come too easily giving the illusion that once you belong to God everything will work out the way you want it to. That's not always the case. Yes, God works things out in your life but often you struggle with the solutions and the past. Life is not a bowl of cherries just because you're a Christian.I feel that this novel might have been more impactful if some of Charlotte's struggles, especially those from her earlier life, had been portrayed. All in all, I did enjoy the book because it is an easy and quick read and sometimes I just need that.

  • Joleen
    2019-04-23 02:09

    Okay, this one surprised me. I read it because it's been sitting in my Kindle library gathering cloud dust, AND because it has one of the more boring book covers I've ever seen. You know the phrase, "You can't judge a book by its cover"? Well, that pretty much sums it up.This was a sweet book. Perhaps not a dude-lit book, but that's okay by me. I believe I liked every character. Charlotte was a romance novel writer who needed to get out of the city so she bought a home in a rural little town. She found the charm of it to increase as she got to know neighbors and church members. It's clear there is an attraction to one guy, but for one reason or other she gravitates toward another. There's a push pull all throughout the book, and everyone around her seeing what she can't.Anyway, I'm glad I finally read it, and honestly, the unappealing cover will probably help me to remember it! So, good job!

  • Skeeter Jorgensen
    2019-04-21 07:46

    I received this book in exchange for a review,I loved this book, it had a lot of Christian values and touched on a lot of controversial subjects Unwed mothers, breast cancer, bulimia in young girls nosy neighbors and other items. I thought all of them were handled in good taste.Charlotte Fyne is a romance author, moving to a small town to renew her writing skills. She joins the Church and is attracted to the Pastor, unknown to her, the Pastor is attracted to her, each act like the other does not exist, Charlotte because she does not want to be hurt again, the pastor, because he likes his single life and others have tried to "catch him" for years. I think he was skeptical of a romance writer. Charlotte becomes very involved with the young girls in the Church, helping them beginning with their romance questions, then on to more important issues, bulimia, and other teenage problems.

  • Cathy
    2019-05-18 07:53

    This is the first Christian novel I've read and thoroughly enjoyed it. I wasn't quite sure what to expect but Ms Reardon dealt with things that surprised but in a good way. I'm anxious to read her other books.

  • Linda Husvar
    2019-05-19 05:06

    The author portrayed vividly Charlotte's challenges as a romance writer moving from the city to a small town. Nosy neighbors and church members loved prying into Charlotte's business, spreading misconceptions about her life and work. I loved how Charlotte gracefully made friends and responded to the needs of several youth. We saw the trials of her strained relationship with Pastor Gordon, the stress of her mother's cancer, and the frustration of dealing with troubled teenagers. I felt like I was right there with the characters. Highly recommended!

  • Tanya
    2019-05-02 06:46

    wow! This book was so sweet. I love a good Christian romance and this was it. It's nice to see that people still hold on to purity and live according to God's standards. I like that most about this book, that it encourages young people, especially girls, to keep their purity and show their inner beauty instead of giving themselves away freely. I absolutely enjoyed this book!

  • Ogz
    2019-04-27 02:45

    An absolutely brilliant novel that doesn't just tell a story but brings out the Christian concept of dating, love, relationships and marriage, helping young people understand God's pal an and showing the need to wait and pray for a life partner.

  • Lillie
    2019-05-09 04:08

    I enjoyed the story but thought the pastor's avoidance of the new member of his church was unreal. Even if he had personal reservations about her, it seems that a good pastor would have made a point to meet the new person--even a visitor--and make her welcome.

  • Cindy
    2019-05-07 04:47

    Now this was a good book. I really enjoyed it. The ending was great. It didn't leave you hanging, just looking forward to the next book.

  • Raquel
    2019-05-04 00:08

    Excellent story! Especially for single women. I wish I'd written it.

  • Joyce Banks
    2019-04-24 03:59

    Good quick readThis is one of those stories where you KNOW what needs to happen and you just have to wait for the characters to catch up.

  • Franca Landreth
    2019-05-05 05:47

    Loved this book. Very sweet story with great characters. Awesome read for women and teenage girls.

  • Ellen
    2019-05-22 00:57

    Crispens Point was a solid choice for a summer read. It's light and has a charming Mitford-esque quality to it, although the writing does not rise to the level of Jan Karon (a high bar, indeed). I enjoyed the characters and the quaint, small-town setting. Charlotte's nosy neighbor lady was my favorite. It cracked me up just how much these folks assumed about Charlotte just because she wrote romance books. Reardon made Crispens Point a nice place to escape to, and I plan to go back soon.

  • Sue Ferryman
    2019-04-27 00:49

    Really Like!The author wrote so warmly and believably that I felt I was there experiencing the story line. Loved that the characters had such a deep love of God that they would easily share with others. A storyline that was filled with some unexpected situations. Feel good, good read.

  • Dana Valentino
    2019-05-05 05:59

    Nice, light readI really enjoyed this book! I loved the characters, and liked their Christian lifestyles without all the cliché repetitive Bible verses that some authors use. I found it hard to put it down!

  • Dana Michael
    2019-05-14 06:56

    Cute storyThis was a cute story. I wish it had more dialog between characters. I felt it was more narrative. But overall, I enjoyed it.

  • Gail Lance-Klemenev
    2019-05-01 00:10

    Heart warming. Funny at times.

  • Linda
    2019-05-12 02:44

    Sweet, clean, small town Christian love story.

  • David Santos
    2019-05-01 07:50

    Well I don't even know where to start with this one. To not discourage the author I'll start with the good stuff, the stuff I enjoyed.I like the religious stuff. Praying and biblical texts were used well, author didn't confuser her scriptures (or me). Advice given to the teens in the story seemed to work well. I loved Janice in the story, she seemed more out there, more of high spirited girl, almost always cheerful in the book. I liked her more than Charlotte nd she was the main character!Now to what I didn't like (dun..dun...dun). Sigh. I didn't like how Charlotte a girl who supposingly enjoys being single says yes to all and any guy that asks her out. (only 2) Granted the main reason she said yes was to have some company, but still. She was a bit overly friendly..or is that how Christian ladies should behave? If it is, she needs to visit my city.I also didn't like the initial attraction between Charlotte and the pastor. They talk so much about resisting the flesh yet they both fell in love with each other the minute they saw each other. No words were exchanged, it was a physical attraction. Which I think the author pointed out and the Pastor felt terrible about, but he felt bad because he too wanted to stay single and hated the feelings he was having for her. Feelings that are based soley on looks because they didn't say a word to each other through a very long period of time.I didn't like how quick the days went by in the book.I know for the stories sake weeks and months need to go by, but a whole year went by in the book! That's a little too much with a lot of days left out. Anyways I also didn't like how quickly engagements and marriages took place. Both girls got married within weeks of dating their new boyfriends. With a whole year going by in the book you would think the relationships would last longer and take their time before the marriage. My final issue with the book is how friendly everyone is. The teens especially, all interested in the Bible all seeking advice from Charlotte. Clearly this is fiction loi (laughing on inside) No one had any drama or issues with anyone. Everyone loved Charlotte. it became too unrealstic for me. Also noticed a few spelling mistakes, but no biggie.So why the 5 stars you ask? Simple. It was the first Christian novel I ever read, despite the critiques above I did enjoy it for the most part. It is not easy to grab my attention for a book. If any book can keep my interest til the finish it deserves a 5 star from me even if it has a few things I did not like...for now.

  • Stephani Austin
    2019-05-05 03:49

    This book was not my favorite. It's got potential; good story line idea, but the execution could use some work. It's told from the omniscient narrator's point of view, and reminds me of listening to a friend tell you about a movie they saw. You get all the details but not all of the emotions because you didn't see it firsthand. The writing style also seems choppy. Dialogue pops in and out of the narrative, and time moves too quickly. (SPOILERS) And I did think it was ironic after the main character spent so much time encouraging others to find the right one and to wait on God, that when she finally realized who she was in love with (after she broke up with her boyfriend and his fiancé broke off their engagement) they admitted that they had loved each other from the first time or so they had interacted, though they spent most of the book attached to other people. There were several feel good aspects of the story that I did enjoy like Charlotte'a relationship with her neighbor, the Bible study Charlotte lead, and the interaction of Charlotte's mother with a pregnant teenager.

  • Hope
    2019-05-17 07:58

    I am getting tired of heroines who swoop into town and fix everything. (See my review of Paper Roses.) Charlotte Fyne single-handedly transforms the youth group at her church, helps a girl with bulimia, helps her mom with cancer, warms up the grumpy neighbor, has young girls clamoring to come to her house to learn about sexual purity, makes friends with everyone, and wins the heart of the town pastor (in spite of her checkered past.) She and Gordon fall in love with each other at first sight and then avoid each other until near the end of the book. Suddenly they know they are meant for each other and all obstacles miraculously fall away.I kept wishing for more depth. Silly me. This is Christian fiction after all.

  • Sheri Sullivan
    2019-05-12 05:45

    Good read for someone that doesn't read that oftenI'm not an avid reader and pretty much read a book based on its cover. If the cover looks good I'll attempt to read it. This was a cute story. Simply written and easy to understand. It's centered around small town living, friends, family, church, a love story with a twist at the end. I pretty much had the ending figured out mid way through the book but the twist at the end was a surprise and made the book that much more enjoyable.

  • Julie Malcolm
    2019-05-13 06:53

    This was an easy enough read but the writing style is simplistic; everything being told rather than shown. In fact given what we were told about the main characters, the speed with which they "fell in love" was somewhat unbelievable.While I wouldn't describe this book as preachy the author was clearly much more interested in the message she wished to convey than in the actual story or any of her characters. I happen to prefer Christian fiction where a strong message is conveyed through great story telling.

  • Tabitha Ormiston-Smith
    2019-05-19 02:01

    WHAT a lovely book. For many years I have avoided reading romance novels because they are all so violently pornographic nowadays. It was so refreshing and nice to read this one, which is not only completely free of graphic sex scenes but full of good Christian principles too. I just loved it, and I would say more about it but that I am now in a hurry to go and find others of Ms Reardon's books.

  • Christine Lowe
    2019-05-16 06:09

    Happy EndingI don't usually read romance books but this one caught my eye after downloading the second book of the series"Cherry" as a free read from Bookbub. It was a little formulaic but had some nice surprises that I didn't see coming. This is a nice book that's an easy read and of course there's a happy ending.

  • Sue Montgomery
    2019-05-10 01:43

    A good read, enjoy.A good read, enjoy.l Chose this ratings because at first OI was not that I impressed; however as I continued. through several chapters I began to see it was a good Christian story which was something all ages could enjoy and put themselves rd in the same situations as the characters. Would enjoy encouraging others to read.

  • Susan
    2019-04-23 02:44

    I did enjoy this book. There were a few mistakes and the writing was a little amateur. The transitions from one person's point of view to another just weren't very fluid. It jumped point of views too often. But I did connect with the main character and although the story was predictable it was still enjoyable. The ending was a little bit of reach though. Don't want to spoil it.

  • Barb Wittwer
    2019-05-08 00:47

    When I started this book I thought it was a bit cheesy. I expected a typical preachy Christian novel, ( I'm not opposed to a bit of preachy as my children will attest to) as I got into the story I felt like it had a wonderful message that all young women should hear. I thought it was a delightful cheesy book. I would recommend it.

  • Jodi Woody
    2019-04-24 04:56

    This was a nice read. Clean Christian romance with some good dating advice and morals for young girls. If your looking for a easy weekend read, this is it. I didn't love it. I give it a solid 3 stars.

  • Mya
    2019-05-10 06:52

    very relistic but it was rushing to badd for me