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Brandilyn Collins
Personal Information Women's Fiction Suspense
~Cast A Road Before Me
Release: March 15, 2001

Broadman & Holman Publishers

ISBN: 0-8054-2343-5

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Book CoverWhen Jessie is orphaned at 16, she goes to live with her aunt and uncle in the remote, tiny town of Bradleyville, Kentucky. Eight years later (1968), after struggling to put herself through college, Jessie plans to move to Cincinnati, the city of her childhood, in August. There she will lead a hard-working life of serving others — her road to salvation, as modeled by her revered mother. For the summer, a tired Jessie just wants to rest in peaceful Bradleyville.

The town proves anything but peaceful. Threats of a saw mill strike rumble through the streets. Jessie’s uncle and the man with whom she begins to fall in love are swept into the maelstrom. Caught between the pacifist teachings of her mother and these two men, Jessie desperately tries to deny that Bradleyville is marching toward violence and tragedy….

What other authors are saying about Cast A Road Before Me:
"Brandilyn’s lyrical use of language evokes emotion and compels the reader into the heart of her characters. You cannot stop reading; you have to see what happens next."
~Lauraine Snelling, author of Daughter of Twin Oaks and Sisters of the Confederacy (Secret Refuge series)

"Captivating . . . Brandilyn Collins literally draws you into her characters’ lives. As those characters become real enough to touch, Bradleyville becomes your town."
~Sally E. Stuart, author of "Christian Writers’ Market Guide"

"What a page-turner! . . . This is not predictable Christian fiction! . . . A gripping story, with tension, romance, inspiration and humor."
~Holly G. Miller, author and Travel Editor of "The Saturday Evening Post"

"An engaging and sensitive story of a young woman’s coming to faith. Full of drama, romance and subtle humor."
~Ann Tatlock, author of A Room of My Own and A Place Called Morning

"Intense . . . the characters are portrayed with realism and candor. A thought-provoking story."
~Lyn Cote, author of Lost in His Love, Echoes of Mercy, Hope’s Garden

"Wonderful! Brandilyn Collins writes with a depth and clarity that makes the sights, sounds, smells and just plain folks of the south spring to life!"
~Annie Jones, author of Deep Dixie and The Snowbirds