CrossReads Short Takes: Pursued & Leannan

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CrossReads Short Takes


Christian Comtemporary Romantic Suspense

(Dangerous Series Book 6)

by Linda K. Rodante


The man Cristina Torres has fallen in love with kisses her and then disappears for ten years. Now he’s back but with two detectives as shadows, and someone’s trying to kill her. Should she trust him or run for her life?

Dr. Chase Richards has fled his Christian roots long enough. He’s returning to his hometown in Tennessee to make amends—at what he thinks is God’s direction. But the way is not just hard, it’s almost impossible. The girl he once loved is now a woman—and she wants nothing to do with him. In addition, the opioid study he started and left in Virginia has followed him across state lines. The police have warned him that he’s in imminent danger. His well organized life is no longer safe or ordered—and neither is Cristina’s. Can he discover who’s trying to kill them before she becomes collateral damage?






Scottish Sweetheart

(Wildflower Book 2)

by Peggy McGee


The saga continues with this Christian-based sequel (however can be a standalone novel with a bit of a back story) in the “Wildflower” series, featuring “Leannan-Scottish Sweetheart”. Handsome Laird Caleb Macfadyn, following the marriage of his sister Fiona to neighboring Laird Maclain, remains single himself. Having inherited the title, he misses the freedom of his sea captain days, especially having to deal with his keep’s trifling daily issues. It’s enough to drive him to drink. One involves a young independent girl who refuses a marriage contract, resulting in an abusive situation by her tenant father enforcing it. Rescued by the pastor, she is taken in by the healer who teaches her the craft being a natural in plants and herbs. Despite her unfettered personality and complicated upbringing, Caleb comes to favor her. However, coincidental occurrences reveals she may be more than just the poor peasant girl with a tarnished reputation as originally portrayed. Can Leannan circumvent danger that follows her? Can she forgive herself for saving her beloved despite the consequences? Can she overcome her past with the help of her pastor to become a laird’s wife? Can Caleb conquer his personal demons to become a dedicated laird and husband? These are some of the many challenging circumstances Leanna and Caleb must confront before they find their happily-ever-after ending.


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