Ten Thousand Charms is the first book in the Crossroads of Grace series by Alison Pittman. The story held promise for me as one of the descriptions compared it to a cross between Francine Rivers' Redeeming Love and a Jeanette Oak saga. It pairs an ex-prostitute and an ex-boxer together. Each has the challenge of raising a new-born in pioneer Oregon and decide to join up to help each other out. Unfortunately, this book is so predictable, I just didn't enjoy it like I thought I would. I would much rather have re-read Redeeming Love (again) as that is a story with much more depth and grace.