Book Review: Cross Claims by Rolly A. Chabot

Cross Claims cover

Cross Claims by Rolly A. Chabot.

Books, so many books! I love to read; how about you? The latest book review is for Cross Claims by Rolly A. Chabot. I have been fortunate enough to become friends with Rolly over the years and to witness his ability to write a novel after novel after… well, you get the point.

I recently reread Cross Claims so that it would be fresh in my mind to write a review of it. The main character is Conner Campbell, who is given the seemingly overwhelming task to mine a claim left for him by his Great Grandfather Jack in his will. One of the issues? Connor has never mined for gold before. Issue number two? The claim is located in far up north in the Yukon.

As Campbell makes the trek up north, he find out much about himself and even acquires a female admirer, named Katherine. He has his work cut out for him, and there are many interesting characters, not all of whom have good intentions, whom he meets along the way.

Mining for gold in Cross Claims

Do you want to go mine for gold in Alaska too?

I liked Cross Claims for many reasons. I enjoyed that it had a faith-based focus in it. Connor is a spiritual man who prays to find out what to do about the claim, his relationship with Katherine and other life-changing decisions. Also, author Rolly Chabot has a writing style that is easy to follow from page to page. While the book is nearly 300 pages, it does not feel as though it long and I found myself drawn to the laid-back flow of the story.

Author Rolly Chabot has several books that you read, in addition to Cross Claims. You can find the entire list on his Amazon page. Cross Claims, first published in 2013, has four reviews on Amazon that are all five stars (I will add mine there today). I look forward to reading more of his books and hear he has recently started writing a new one too. How exciting!

If you enjoy Rolly Chabot’s books about faith and hope too or want to help the author, please share this post. I know he will appreciate it, and I do too! Pick up Cross Claims at Amazon if you enjoy the premise of this story.

I hope you all have a wonderful day~ xo Christy

©2014 Christy Birmingham


47 thoughts on “Book Review: Cross Claims by Rolly A. Chabot

  1. Stuff Jeff Reads

    Interesting. I’m also reading a book set in Alaska, “Into The Wild” a true story of a young man who ventures up to the wilderness alone and dies of starvation. Very good book. Expect a post soon 😉

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Cyan Ryan

    Interesting and very deja-vu-eske on so many levels! I have struggled greatly through my once strong faith through this past year wanting to be a sincere about my faith if I am going to hold fast to it, I have an admirer named Katherine, I have been writing on seeking gold in an abstract way in my sonnet series, and the author’s first name Rolly, is pronounced the same way as my brother’s name, Raleigh!

    Unfortunately my current reading list is quite exhaustive (and exhausting!) at the moment, otherwise I might add this book to it Christy!

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Thanks, Ry. I am glad you have a strong sense of faith as that really can ground us. What a coincidence about Rolly’s name too! As for K, I know you will be able to find even more gold than you already have with your writings for her. I hope you continue to read, learn and enjoy life, my friend!

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  3. Rolly A. Chabot (@RollyAChabot)

    Hi Christy…

    Thank you ever so much for the review Christy, I am so pleased you enjoyed Cross Claims. The setting of the novel played a large part in my life as I lived there and experienced much of the character in Conner Campbell. Young, lost, unsure of what the future would hold and yet the lure of the north was far too great to avoid, maybe somewhat of a last frontier. The Yukon does not give up her secrets easily, she is a formidable land which will test the strongest. Yes gold is a lure but through the process of finding it one learns far more, they find themselves and what they are capable of.
    For those who have commented I thank you, if you care to join me at the “Fireside Chat” on Hub Pages, I would love to have you say hello. Again thank you for your interest:

    Rolly A. Chabot


    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Thank you Rolly for stopping by to comment and I am so happy to be able to review the book on this platform! I look forward to reading more of your novels as I am a fan! Absolutely, the Fireside Chats are great to read too. Take care!



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