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Spare Change

Spare Change

Series: Wyattsville Series, Book 1
Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
ISBN: 0983887918
FROM A USA TODAY AUTHOR OF WOMEN’S FICTION BEST SELLERS comes an Award-Winning 20th Century Historical Mystery!

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FROM A USA TODAY AUTHOR OF WOMEN’S FICTION BEST SELLERS comes an Award-Winning 20th Century Historical Mystery!

In a family saga now available on Kindle, Spare Change has been compared to John Grisham’s The Client. Eleven year-old Ethan Allen Doyle has witnessed a brutal murder and now the boy is running for his life. In the time-tested tradition of Southern Fiction novels, Crosby unveils the darkest side of human nature and then rewards her readers with this beautiful tale of love, loss and unexpected gifts.

Olivia Westerly is the only person Ethan Allen can trust, and he’s not too sure he can trust her. She’s got no love of children and a truckload of superstitions—one of them is the belief that eleven is the unluckiest number on earth.

Psychological fiction that will keep you turning the pages.

Literary Awards for Spare Change –

USA Today Bestseller
Amazon Bestseller
Barnes & Noble Bestseller
Reviewer’s Choice Award Winner
FAPA President’s Book Award
Royal Palm Literary Award
Readers View Regional Fiction
Eadon Contemporary Fiction Award
Book Bundlz Finalist
Independent Author Network – First Place Winner for Outstanding General Fiction Novel

Praise for Spare Change –

Midwest Book Review
“Skillfully written, “Spare Change” clearly demonstrates Bette Lee Crosby’s ability to engage her readers rapt attention from beginning to end. A thoroughly entertaining work of immense literary merit and strongly recommended for community library literary fiction and mystery collections, “Spare Change” is especially recommended for fans of well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances.” – Julie Summers.

Seattle Post Intelligencer
Bette Lee Crosby’s Spare Change is a quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life, madcap adventures of a young boy and a late change of heart that made all the difference in the life of an unusually independent woman. More than anything, it is a heartwarming book, which is simultaneously intriguing and just plain fun.

Olivia Ann Westerly has always refused to conform. Instead of marrying and raising a family, as her father expected her to, she left home and found a job, rented a flat and had tons of fun. Oh, did I mention that she did that in 1923, when she was only 25-years-old? While today that would not have been anything extraordinary, she certainly was an exception back then. And then she decided not to marry and to continue her career, living in this manner quite happily all the way until 1956. It was then that she met Charlie Doyle and fell madly in love, agreeing to marry him without any hesitation when he asked her to.

But then Charlie had to go and die while they were on their honeymoon, and Olivia seemed to have lost all her will to do anything. Until Ethan Allen Doyle, Charlie’s grandson, showed up on her doorstep. Olivia never wanted children, so why would she change her mind now? And to make matters worse, Ethan Allen was 11-years-old and number 11 has always been a bad omen for Olivia. To top everything else, it was clear that Ethan Allen was hiding something. Was there any chance of a happy ending here?

I truly enjoyed this imaginative and very entertaining story. Told from many different perspectives, it kept my interest from beginning to end. The voices of the characters were very distinct and the good ones were easy to like, just like the bad guys were easy to hate and fear. It does not happen very often that I truly like the more minor characters in any book, since most of them never get the chance to develop enough to be really interesting, but Clara was one of my favorites here – heart of gold and brassy manners, what more could one want in a friend? She was just one in the substantial line-up of supporting characters who kept Ethan Allen’s presence in Olivia’s building a secret, or at least they thought so. Every one of those characters was well-defined and completely believable.

Furthermore, I enjoyed the storyline and the lively dialogue, as well as the rapidly unraveling mystery of the secret Ethan Allen was trying to keep to himself. And I am going to do my best to keep the beginning of the story, as told by Olivia, in mind for the future. Here’s what she had to say..

“I don’t suppose there’s a person walking the earth who doesn’t now and again think if I had the chance to live my life over, I’d sure as hell do it differently. When you get to a certain age and realize how much time you’ve wasted on pure foolishness, you’re bound to smack yourself in the head and ask, what in the world was I thinking? Everybody’s got regrets; myself included.

Some people go to their grave without ever getting a chance to climb out of that ditch they’ve dug for themselves, others get lucky. Of course, the thing about luck is that you’ve got to recognize it, when it walks up’ and says hello, the way Charlie Doyle did.”

Those two paragraphs alone would be enough for me to like this book and recommend it, yet they were truly just the beginning. If you want to know more, you will simply have to read Spare Change yourself, and I am certain you will not regret that. – Olivera Baumgartner-Jackson

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Jubilee’s Journey

Jubilee’s Journey

Series: Wyattsville Series, Book 2
Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
ISBN: 9780989128926
An Award-Winning Family Saga When tragedy strikes a West Virginia coal mining family...

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FROM A USA TODAY AUTHOR OF WOMEN’S FICTION BEST SELLERS comes an Award-Winning Family Saga

When tragedy strikes a West Virginia coal mining family, two orphaned children start out on a trek that they hope will lead them to a new life. Before a day passes, the children are separated and the boy is caught up in a robbery not of his making. If his sister can find him, she may be able to save him. The problem is she’s only seven years old, and who’s going to believe a kid?

A 20th Century Historical Mystery, Jubilee’s Journey is a tale of discovering lost family and finding love. This award-winning cozy mystery reconnects readers with Ethan Allen and the heart-warming characters of SPARE CHANGE.

Jubilee’s Journey is the winner of the Royal Palm Literary Award and the FPA President’s Book Award Gold Medal.

Literary Awards for Jubilee’s Journey –

FPA President’s Book Award Winner
Finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Award 2014.
Finalist in the International Book Awards 2014.
Indie Book of the Day 2014.
Amazon Historical Mystery Bestseller

Praise for Jubilee’s Journey-

It is the kind of story that takes you back in time and makes you long for days gone by. It tells us bad things can happen to good people but if you keep faith and keep going, good things are possible. Good people are out there. It is this message that makes this book uplifting. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars. – Alaskan Book Cafe

Upon reaching the end of Jubilee’s Journey, I blinked, held the book to my chest, and sighed. I slowly left their world. So moving, so powerful was this story, I tried to hang onto it, to keep everyone close. Thank you for gifting me Jubilee’s Journey, Bette. There is no better gift than words on a page. – fuonlyknew

Bette Lee Crosby writes stories as if they are biographies. They are full of the cruelties and unfairness of life, but also the beauty and wonder. The worlds and dialogue are so real, I feel as if I am there and I feel frustrated because I do not know what to do to help. She packs so much life and realism into her novels, sometimes a BOX of tissues is not enough. I laugh and cry with the characters. I go through their highs and lows, their ups and downs, all the while trying to figure out how Bette is going to make this end with a happy ever after. The ending left me begging for more. I was sitting on the edge of my seat as if my happiness was on the line. – fundinmental

Crosby also paints imagery like a true artist. The imagery she uses to describe the men, for instance, who work in the coal mines, is devastating as well as hauntingly beautiful; and so real. What the men in the coal mines had to experience was truly heartbreaking and she allows us as readers to catch a very real glimpse of that world. Crosby paints pictures using just the right words to bring you into a world you may have known nothing about before. – The Silver Petticoat Review

Jubilee’s Journey blends several genres together making it a captivating read. It is a tale of growth, hope and inspiration, with a mystery weaved into it as people in Wyattsville move to help this young child and her brother. – Caffeinated Book Reviewer

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Passing through Perfect

Passing through Perfect

Series: Wyattsville Series, Book 3
Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
ISBN: 9780996080347
FROM A USA TODAY AUTHOR OF WOMEN’S FICTION BEST SELLERS COMES A FAMILY SAGA RIFE WITH THE INJUSTICES OF THE SOUTH AND RICH WITH THE COMPASSION OF STRANGERS... MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW SAYS SOUTHERN FICTION AT IT’S BEST.

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FROM A USA TODAY AUTHOR OF WOMEN’S FICTION BEST SELLERS COMES A FAMILY SAGA RIFE WITH THE INJUSTICES OF THE SOUTH AND RICH WITH THE COMPASSION OF STRANGERS… MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW SAYS SOUTHERN FICTION AT IT’S BEST.

It’s 1946. WW2 war is over. Millions of American soldiers are coming home and Benjamin Church is one of them. After four years of being away he thought things in Alabama would have changed, but they haven’t. Grinder’s Corner is as it’s always been—a hardscrabble burp in the road. It’s not much, but it’s home.

In this inspirational romance, Benjamin attends a harvest festival in Twin Pines where he catches sight of Delia. Before their first dance ends, he knows for certain she’s the one. They fall madly in love; happily, impatiently, imprudently, in love. It doesn’t matter that her daddy is staunchly opposed to the thought of his daughter marrying a cotton farmer, never mind a poor one.

It’s true Benjamin has little to offer; he’s a sharecropper who will spend his whole life sweating and slaving to do little more than put food on the table. But that’s how things are in Alabama. Benjamin is better off than most; he has a wife, a boy he adores, and a house that doesn’t leak rain. Yes, Benjamin considers himself a lucky man until the fateful night that changes everything.

Literary Awards for Passing through Perfect
Royal Palm literary Award Finalist
INDIE Next Generation Award Competition Finalist
International Book Awards (IBA) Finalist
USA Book Awards Finalist
Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal in Southern Fiction
#1 Best Literary Fiction 2015 by Authors on the Air

Praise for Passing through Perfect

Well-written and engaging, readers will welcome back characters from previous Wyattsville books. – Kirkus Reviews

This is Southern fiction at its best: spiritually infused, warm, and family-oriented – an atmosphere which permeates every chapter with descriptions firmly routed in family tradition and the South. – Midwest Book Review, Donovan’s Shelf

I have a new favorite writer!

Just like reading John Steinbeck’s, East of Eden, or Harper Lee’s, To Kill A Mockingbird, this story is a tale of epic proportions!

It’s about Benjamin. Benjamin has such a life, but it’s full of perseverance, and an admirable one in the end. Or rather, his life wasn’t admirable, Benjamin himself was.

I got choked up so many times throughout this book. There were even a couple times I had to put the Kindle down and come back later. It was a couple of tough moments to read. I couldn’t imagine if it was someones’ life, and having to live it. Oh no.

And see, that’s the thing. That magic thing. Bette Lee Crosby creates characters and stories that feel so real, so alive, that you can’t help but become emotionally invested.
I hadn’t read anything of hers before, and yes, this is book 3 in a series. It is very easily read as a standalone. I didn’t feel I missed a thing. I can’t wait to read more from her too. I’m hooked! – Freda’s Voice

This is definitely a book I would recommend to others; in fact I’ve already told a friend that she absolutely MUST read Passing through Perfect. Whether you’ve read the other books in the Wyattsville Series or not, you’ll find yourself drawn in and enjoying every turn of the page with this fabulous book. Thank you to Bette Lee Crosby for sharing her storytelling time and talents. – WOW! Women on Writing

I connected with the characters in this story and rooted for them as they went through their trials and struggles. The story focuses on Benjamin Church a poor farmer who falls in love with the beautiful Delia. It chronicles the struggles they encounter as they face bigotry and discrimination from some along with friendship and acceptance from others. It is a heartwarming tale that shows both the good and bad found in mankind.

I wouldn’t have picked this title up on my own. I have been interacting with the author for quite sometime and she finally convinced me I would enjoy this novel if I would just give it a chance. She was right. – I Am A Reader Not A Writer

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The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

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Series: Wyattsville Series, Book 4
Genre: Literary Fiction
ISBN: 9780996921442
“I have heard it said that a man who cries is spineless, a weakling not worthy of his salt, but this I can tell you, a man who has never shed a tear has not yet learned to love..."

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Revenge, death, deception… These are the things Cyrus Dodd has to overcome if he is to give Ruth the life he’s promised her. The problem is he’s got a prideful nature and when a seemingly innocuous argument leads to a bitter feud with his neighbor, his life changes forever. The plans he has falls by the wayside and before he finds a way to fix it, he comes to understand the meaning of regret.
In this early twentieth century family saga, two men come up against each other—both are iron-willed and stubborn. One will lose his farm; the other will lose his family. In a tale of betrayal, murder and revenge two West Virginia farmers will discover that being right does not necessarily mean being happy.
Believing he has lost everything Cyrus Dodd is forced to start over. He promises Ruth that this time it will be better, but the truth is he doesn’t know if it’s a promise he can keep.

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Twelfth Child

Twelfth Child

Series: Serendipity Series, Book 1
Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
ISBN: 9780983887966
From a USA TODAY AUTHOR OF WOMEN’S FICTION BEST SELLERS comes an uplifting tale of trust, love and friendship.

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From a USA TODAY AUTHOR OF WOMEN’S FICTION BEST SELLERS comes an uplifting tale of trust, love and friendship.

Abigail Anne Lannigan searched for these things all her life, now, when she is at the tail end of her years, she teams up with a free-spirited young woman. A nobody from nowhere, who suddenly moves in across the street. Their unusual friendship comes under suspicion when a million dollars goes missing and a distant relative, claims embezzlement. Abigail knows the truth of what happened but, unfortunately, she’ll never get the chance to tell.

Reminiscent of Fannie Flagg’s “Fried Green Tomatoes” the May-December friendship of these two unforgettable women is sure to settle in the soft spot of your heart.

The Twelfth Child, told in the timeless tradition of Southern Fiction, is a novel rich with emotion, humor and tenderness. A Historical Mystery set in the 20th Century, this is a story of love, friendship and one woman’s struggle to survive America’s Great Depression.

Literary awards for The Twelfth Child –

Amazon Historical/Mystery Fiction Bestseller
Royal Palm Literary Award
FPA President’s Book Award
National Association of American Pen Women Fiction Award

Praise for The Twelfth Child –

Her unique style of writing is timeless and her character building is inspiring. I admired the protagonist Abigail and her resilience to life and situation. She is a character of strength and courage, we can all learn a lesson from. Bette has such a way with words that you feel the happiness, love, hate, sadness, greed, and outrage of the characters. You know you’re reading a good story when you feel such emotions for the characters and their plight. They’re like real people you know and love. This is a deeply moving story that touches the core of your heart. Bette truly is a talented writer and a wonderful story teller. – Layered Pages

I really enjoyed this delightful, emotional novel by Bette Lee Crosby. I had a few laugh out loud moments; times when I wanted to slap a certain person – I loved Abigail Anne – her character was wonderful. The dreadful times of the Great Depression were heart wrenching, the delight of love and friendship made me smile. I have read a few by Bette and very much enjoy her writing; I have no hesitation in recommending this novel, which is book #1 in the Serendipity Series, highly. – Brenda on Goodreads

I can’t praise this book and the author enough…Ms. Crosby is amazing. Her writing is smooth, detailed, interesting, and it pulls you right into the story with believable characters and a wonderful flowing storyline. I couldn’t put this book down and was sad when it ended.

And…….the ending has a splendid lesson in itself. I truly enjoyed this incredible book. – Elizabeth of Silver’s Reviews

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Previously Loved

Previously Loved

Series: Serendipity Series, Book 2
Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
ISBN: 0989128954
Caroline Sweetwater is writing a love story, but she is certainly not living one.

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AWARD-WINNING SOUTHERN FICTION

Caroline Sweetwater is writing a love story, but she is certainly not living one. She’s in a relationship that has gone from bad to worse. Desperate to get away from this loveless affair, Caroline jumps at the chance to move to Virginia and live with the grandmother she’s never met.

All she wants is a quiet place where she can write. But what she finds is a house filled with lovable strangers, and a magical antique shop where Peter Pennington, the proprietor, knows exactly what she will need and when she will need it. When a pocket watch goes missing for the second time he warns of the danger ahead, but will Caroline listen and heed his advice?

In an uplifting story that is rich with magic and mystery Crosby’s characters resonate with the warmhearted joy of a pay-it-forward philosophy.

Previously Loved Treasures is the winner of the 2014 Reader’s Favorite Silver Medal Award for Southern Fiction.

A magical Memory House Collection Novel.

Literary Awards for Previously Loved Treasures –

Finalist Royal Palm Literary Award
FPA President’s Book Award
Reader’s Favorite for Southern Fiction

Praise for Previously Loved Treasures –

Reviewed By Suzanne Cowles for Readers’ Favorite

Previously Loved Treasures by Bette Lee Crosby is a heartwarming fiction story, book two of the Serendipity Series, about protagonist Ida Sweetwater, a recent widow. Left alone with little money and forced to come up with creative ways to finance the professional services of a private investigator, she uses odd jobs and socking away pennies from her daily chores to fund the dream of finding her estranged son who walked out years ago. She slowly fills a big empty house with paying boarders, one of which is her shifty brother-in-law. In getting to know the tenants and tending to their needs with true southern hospitality, she discovers that she has a granddaughter. The promise of a new relationship quickly replaces her hope of ever finding her son. The two form a close bond as Ida teaches Caroline how to cook and encourages her to finish writing her novel. Amid the hubbub at the house, Ida befriends a thrift-store owner who is a peculiar fellow. The gentleman solves problems she does not know she has, then tragedy strikes leaving Caroline all alone to run the house.

Betty Lee Crosby uses her skill with colloquial phrases and mannerisms to describe a world reminiscent of depression era times, when a dollar went a very long way. In Previously Loved Treasures, Crosby alternates third person chapters with various characters’ personal thoughts as a creative device. This makes it easy to get to know and love the diverse characters. Dispensed throughout are plenty of feel-good moments, small moral triumphs and personal victories, all the while leading to a happy conclusion.

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Wishing for Wonderful

Wishing for Wonderful

Series: Serendipity Series, Book 3
Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
ISBN: 9780989128988
USA Today Bestselling Author of several Women’s Fiction Best Sellers, Bette Lee Crosby, now gives readers a magical and heartwarming romance narrated by Cupid himself.

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USA Today Bestselling Author of several Women’s Fiction Best Sellers, Bette Lee Crosby, now gives readers a magical and heartwarming romance narrated by Cupid himself.

When seven-year-old Eleanor wishes John Gray will one day fall in love with her, Cupid vows to make it happen. It does; but then Life Management fouls things up and they both marry other people. Now that they’re single again, they’ve got a second chance at love, but there are problems. Big problems.

After a disastrous love affair, John’s daughter is coming home and she’s got a boatload of emotional baggage. In order to give Eleanor and John the happiness they deserve, Cupid must first find the girl’s perfect match. Not an easy task since she’s addicted to handsome scoundrels with sexy smiles. This time Cupid will need more than an arrow to the heart; he’ll need a bit of magic, a sizable miracle and a tail-wagging dog.

This revised version of Cupid’s Christmas takes a humorous look at Father-Daughter relationships and is an uplifting book for women. It is a magical mystery that is flat out fun – Wishing for Wonderful an award-winning novel now available on Kindle is for the both the young and young at heart!

Literary Awards for Wishing for Wonderful –

Royal Palm Literary Award
FPA President Book Award

Praise for Wishing for Wonderful –

Crosby has now become one of my favorite authors! I have read some of her other books like “Spare Change” and thought they were wonderful. This is completely in a different realm for Crosby and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it.

John and Eleanor met in high school and fell in love. Life happened and they were not able to be together at that time so they both married someone else. Their spouses pass away and when they finally spot each other while shopping, their romance blossoms again. The only thing standing in the way of their happily ever after is their children who need to realize the love in themselves before they can ever be happy.

The story is told from Cupid’s point of view and it is charming and funny. A great Christmas love story. – I. Manster

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Memory House

Memory House

Series: Memory House Collection, Book 1
Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
ISBN: 9780996080361
IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A MEMORY TO OUTLIVE ITS OWNER?

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IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A MEMORY TO OUTLIVE ITS OWNER?

Ophelia Browne knows the answer is yes. She knows because she’s been granted the unique gift of finding and caring for forgotten memories. But now she’s nearing ninety, and Browne women seldom live beyond such an age.

Before time runs out Ophelia must find her successor…someone who can carry forth the gift and keep the memories from fading. When broken-hearted Annie Cross shows up on the doorstep of The Memory House Bed and Breakfast, Ophelia knows she is the one.

As the two women sip dandelion tea and share stories, Annie begins to uncover new memories. Ugly ones. Ones buried deep enough to hide the scars. Excitement turns to fear when a thread of violence begins to unravel and Ophelia knows they have gone too far.

Literary Awards for Memory House –

FAPA President’s Book Award

Praise for Memory House –

“A magical book of memories, treasures and stories from a Masterful Southern Storyteller…” Judith D. Collins, top 1000 Reviewer

“Magical realism that will enchant…” Heidi, Rainy Day Ramblings

“Wonderful, heartwarming story of love and life…” Sherry Fundin, Reviewer

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The Loft

The Loft

CAN A SINGLE MEMORY SAVE THE LIFE OF SOMEONE YOU LOVE?

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CAN A SINGLE MEMORY SAVE THE LIFE OF SOMEONE YOU LOVE?

Annie Doyle believes the answer is yes, but will she find it in time?

Fifty years of memories are hidden in the walls of the loft. Now Ophelia Browne is leaving the house and she’s leaving some very powerful memories behind. Annie needs to find just one… the one that will save Oliver’s life.

On the day of their wedding, Annie sees only happiness ahead, but when an accident calls her and Oliver back to Memory House, her world is changed forever.

After only three nights in the loft, Annie must now find the single most meaningful memory in Oliver’s mind. If she finds it in time, she can save his life, if she doesn’t…well that’s something she can’t afford to think about.

Readers will welcome back the much-loved characters from Memory House and enjoy a few new friends!

ADVANCE PRAISE for THE LOFT, Book Two…

Crosby is one of those authors that does more than leave you with memories of her books, she leaves footprints on a reader’s soul. The Loft is literature at it’s finest. – Suzie, Bunny’s Review

I love all of Bette’s book – they are a great combination of sweet & happy and a little sorry/conflict. there are so many things to like about this book… – Leslie, StoreyBook Reviews

This book was amazing. Bette has a way of getting her characters to come to life in her books. – Mommysmoose

If you like a nice heartwarming book with a little bit of suspense, then read this book. – Rachel

Very lovely and heart warming read. I always find myself wanting to be friends with the characters in Bette’s books. – Sandy

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What Heart Remembers

What Heart Remembers

Series: Memory House Collection, Book 3
CAN YOU TRULY TRUST THE MEMORIES OF YOUR HEART? Pre-order available now!

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CAN YOU TRULY TRUST THE MEMORIES OF YOUR HEART?

Max Martinelli spent her junior year of college in Paris, and fell in love. Julien was a wickedly handsome young man who was crazy in love with her, or so she thought. He was a free-spirited artist and she an aspiring architect—impressionable, young, and standing on the brink of womanhood.

That was over three years ago but the memory of him still haunts her. Max’s life is stuck on hold because she can’t stop wondering what would have happened if she had gone back. Was Julien simply part of the magic of Paris? Or was he meant to be her destiny?

After a New Year’s Eve party that ends in disaster and bad dreams, Max decides to find out once and for all. She is going to return to Paris and search for Julien. But will her search bring forever after happiness or a truth so ugly it will change her life forever?

What the Heart Remembers is Book Three in the Memory House Series

REVIEWER PRAISE FOR THE MEMORY HOUSE SERIES

“A magical book of memories, treasures and stories from a Masterful Southern Storyteller” Judith D. Collins, top 1000 Goodreads Reviewer

“Magical realism that will enchant…” Heidi, Rainy Day Ramblings

“Wonderful, heartwarming story of love and life…” Sherry Fundin, Reviewer

“Crosby does more than leave you with memories of her books, she leaves footprints on a reader’s heart…” Suzie, Book Bunny Reviews

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Baby Girl

Baby Girl

Series: Memory House Collection, Book 4
ISBN: 9780996921411
Hating someone forever is a difficult thing to do...

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When young Cheryl Ann leaves home, she thinks her path is straight…until she’s forced to make a choice she could never have imagined. The man in her life makes it clear: either pick your baby or pick me, he says. Suddenly, Cheryl finds herself at a crossroads. She makes a decision that will change her life forever, and that decision causes a chain of events that will lead Cheryl to a completely unexpected place.

Baby Girl is a mother’s story. It’s about the greatest sacrifice a mother can make when she wants only the best for her child. It’s about falling in and out of love, of losing and finding one’s self. It’s about the perilous journey from passionate young love to happy true love and understanding the differences between the two.

Baby Girl is a book that readers won’t want to miss because it’s a story they won’t forget.

From the Author:

This book is based on a true story…a story that is heartbreaking at times but will leave readers with a better understanding of what a woman will do to protect her child. When I first heard this birth mother’s story I was touched by it, so much so that I needed to know more. When I knew more, I knew I needed to write my novel. The result is Baby Girl.

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR BABY GIRL:

“It encompasses all the emotional highs and lows I expect of Bette while telling a brilliant story of a woman lost, then found.” – Elizabeth, Goodreads reviewer

“Bette has written another beautiful, emotional story. I fall in love with every book and character she creates.” – Susan, The Book Bag

“I can honestly say Bette has outdone herself with this one. I could not put it down and when I was finished I had tears streaming down my face from the sheer beauty of this book.” – Mommysmoose Goodreads Reviewer

LITERARY AWARDS
Indie Next Generation Award Chic Lit Winner

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Silver Threads

Silver Threads

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Series: Memory House Collection, Book 5
A Story of Second Chances and Moving on...

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On the day Jennifer Green was born a pile of stones was placed alongside her scale of life. A few were the dark gray of sorrow, but most were a pale blush color. The largest stone was the rose hue of a sunrise. That one would be placed on the scale the day she married Drew Bishop. Even more brilliant but a wee bit smaller was the pink stone glistening with specs of silver. That one would bring Jennifer a baby girl named Brooke. The Keeper of the Scale smiled. Seeing such happiness laid out before him was pleasing to his eye.

Since the beginning of time, he and he alone has been challenged with the task of keeping each person’s scale in balance. A bit of happiness and then a small stone of sorrow, until the lives he has in his charge are measured evenly.

You might think such power is universal, but it is not. There are silver threads that crisscross the landscape of scales and connect strangers to one another. Not even the Keeper of the Scale can control the events traveling through those threads; the only thing he can do is try to equalize the balance once it has been thrown off. There is nothing more he can do for Jennifer; now he must find the thread that leads to Drew if he is to have the love he deserves.

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Cracks in the Sidewalk

Cracks in the Sidewalk

Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
ISBN: 9781604584882
A powerful family saga that is a heartrending reminder of how fragile relationships can be. Cracks in the Sidewalk is based on a true story brought to light through extensive interviews with the Grandparents.

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A USA TODAY WOMEN’S FICTION BEST SELLER…From the Author of Spare Change, comes a powerful family saga that is a heartrending reminder of how fragile relationships can be. Cracks in the Sidewalk is based on a true story brought to light through extensive interviews with the Grandparents.

Claire McDermott’s grandchildren are missing… After years of writing letters, hoping to find the children and bring them back, she receives a reply…a dog-eared gray envelope stuffed in her mailbox, but will it bring hope or simply put an end to the waiting?

If you enjoy reading Jodi Picault, you will love Cracks in the Sidewalk!

Now available on Kindle this Award-Winning Book is the recipient of the 2014 Readers Favorite Gold Medal for Women’s Fiction. It also won the Royal Palm Literary Award and the FPA President’s Book Award Gold Medal.

Literary Awards for Cracks in the Sidewalk –

Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal Winner
FPA President’s Book Award
Royal Palm Literary Award

Praise for Cracks in the Sidewalk –

I don’t know what it is about Bette’s writing and the stories she tells, but they capture my interest from page 1. The stories are told with so much emotion that it is hard to not get caught up in the characters and feel like you are sitting there next to them seeing what they are experiencing. Cracks in the Sidewalk is no different. The story starts off with Claire, the grandmother, receiving a letter from a grandchild that she has not seen in over 20 years. The story then reverts back to a two year (or so) time that tells the story of Elizabeth (Liz) and Jeffrey (JT) along with Liz’s parents, Claire and Charles. This story tugged at all of my emotions from anger to joy to sadness to disgust for JT’s character. I will say that I was crying during the last chapter or two. I give this book 5 paws and highly recommend picking it up if you don’t win the copy I am giving away! – Storeybook Reviews

Bette Lee Crosby’s writing evokes such a wide range of emotions, I am continually surprised at how deeply her books affect me. Bette s books are so well written and the stories are so heartfelt and realistic, that you cannot help but respond to them. I couldn’t put the book down, as I read the blurred words through the tears in my eyes, until I reached the last word and closed the book. – fundinmental

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What Matters Most

What Matters Most

Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
ISBN: 0989128903
From a USA Today Bestselling Author of Women’s Fiction Best Sellers, comes an Award-Winning Story of Friendship.

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From a USA Today Bestselling Author of Women’s Fiction Best Sellers, comes an Award-Winning Story of Friendship.

Louise Palmer is a settled-down person. A woman who wants nothing more than to remain in the same house until the day she dies. So, when her husband, Clay, announces his retirement and a plan to move to Florida, their marriage is thrown into a turmoil of mixed emotions and strained loyalties. Torn between his desire for “the good life” and the lifelong friendships of her quilting club, Louise struggles with what to do…until her best friend suggests a scheme to thwart the move.

In a humorous look at life, Louise will discover the truth of what matters most, but before it happens her marriage will be tested, family relationships will fall apart and the friendships she tried to hold on to will change dramatically

Winner of The Royal Palm Literary Award and the FPA President’s Book Award Silver Medal.

Literary Awards for What Matters Most –

Royal Palm Literary Award
FPA President’s Book Award

Praise for What Matters Most –

“Life is funny. Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, everything changes.”

-Bette Lee Crosby

Louise Palmer is a settled woman. She’s impeccably dressed. Her home of thirty-five years is perfectly furnished. Her friends are carefully chosen. Her husband, Clay, is predictable. Having had a rough childhood, Louise relies on the predictability of her comfortable suburban life in New Jersey. Little does she know that a letter from Florida will change her life, upend her perfect world, and dredge up hidden feelings of insecurity.

Clay Palmer is tired. He’s bored. He’s ready for a change. In fact, he’s afraid he’ll end up dead, if his life doesn’t change. Clay wants a little excitement in his life, something that his job at the bank and the long, cold New Jersey winters can’t provide. Little does he know that a letter from Florida will change his life and lead him to the dream life that he’s longed for all these years.

This book will remain in my heart as one of the best books I’ve ever read. The characters and the messages they convey jump from the pages and touch a soft spot in my soul. It’s a love story. It’s a story of friendship. It’s a woman’s journey to the fullness of life. She gives up what means the most to her and finds what matters most in the most unlikely places. Bette Lee Crosby’s wonderful way with words, her wit, and her wisdom shine brighter than ever in “What Matters Most”. – Alle Wells

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Life in Land of IS

Life in Land of IS

ISBN: 9780983887959
Life in the Land of IS tells the amazing story of Lani Deauville, a woman the Guinness Book of Records lists as the World's Longest Living Quadriplegic. Lani is also a woman who believes in IS. "Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is yet to be," she says, "but IS is now and it’s the truth of reality."

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Literary Awards for Life in the Land of IS –

FPA President Book Award Gold Medal
Royal Palm Literary Award

Praise for Life in the Land of IS –

It has taken me a little bit to process this review in my head. I finished the book a couple of days ago, yet feel really “blessed” that it came into my life at this particular moment. I also needed time to process the feelings that naturally come with it. I had been in a pretty rough spot and this book just gave me a “things that make you go hmmmm” moment. Although, I am not a religious person, I am a spiritual one, and one can’t but help (or at least I can’t) the timing of when this book popped up for me. Lani Deauville is a woman who not only overcame a whole new level of adversity that most people cannot even begin to imagine in their lives, she managed to lasso it and make it work for her, always remaining positive, even when faced with some monumental obstacles which came into her life. Makes one truly wonder about the little pebbles that we consider to be boulders in our lives!

My favorite LD quote in the book: “The worst handicap you can have is a lack of belief in yourself!”

The other reason that this was a 5 star read for me was the manner in which it was written was that I felt like Lani was actually speaking to me and telling me her story vs. it being written by an author. Although, it is basically a biography, it is written as though it is a memoir. I don’t think the book could pack quite the punch it did for me had it been written as a biography.

Third, I loved this author’s work in her book, Spare Change. I have found very few authors can venture out of their comfort zone with genres that they write in. Ms. Crosby has done this beautifully. – Naomi Blackburn, Author CEO

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Blueberry Hill

Blueberry Hill

Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
ASIN: B00LD76K5I
CAN LOVE SAVE A SISTER FROM SELF-DESTRUCTION?

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CAN LOVE SAVE A SISTER FROM SELF-DESTRUCTION?

From a USA Today Author of Women’s Fiction Best Sellers comes this true story of mother-daughter relationship problems.

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Based on the actual events that took place in her family, Crosby calls this a memoir of sorts. She looks back to a time when the sisters were young enough to feel invincible and foolish enough to believe it would last forever. But, when her runaway sister disappears the family is thrown into a turmoil that ultimately changes everything.

This is a family saga that is both up-front and personal. In it Crosby bares her soul in a heartrending tale of smoking addiction, regrettable decisions and inevitable outcomes.

Blueberry Hill is a sad-but-true story of family matters, love and tragedy. It is one that will touch your heart and stay with you long after you have closed the book.

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The covers Bette Lee Crosby chooses for her novels always make me wonder what will be between the pages. I feel there will be some laughs and some tears as we travel down the road of life with her realistic characters.

I never even looked at the synopsis, just picked up Blueberry Hill and started reading. After all, it’s Bette Lee, so I know it will be good. Oh man……this hits very close to home.

Donna killed herself. She didn’t do it by popping pills or slitting her wrists, but by her lifestyle choices.

Donna was carefree. She lived for the moment. She was popular, cool, and believed anything is possible. She would then proceed to make it happen. She was very generous; spent the money she earned, while Bette would save. Donna has attitude with a capital A. I am loving her.

The female version of Fonzi from Happy Days.

Mama said Bette was the oldest, so it was her responsibility to keep her two sisters out of trouble. I can see where that could lead to guilt for not doing more to save Donna from herself. I, too, have dealt with the issue of enabling. When is the time to step in? Do we have the right to tell someone how to live, even if they have chosen a destructive lifestyle?

Bette felt they were a normal family, until Donna ran away. Even after she came back, they were never the same. Donna fell in love with a loser, who divorced her and left her after she had a baby. She married him again and had another child, but the marriage didn’t stick. We don’t choose who we fall in love with. She never quit loving him, even until her death. She was a great mother, full of love. The real loss was when the nest was EMPTY.

“Having a sister is like having a thumb, you simply believe it will always be there, because how could you possible get along without it.”

I have tears in my eyes as I read this. I recently lost one of my sisters and this almost sounds like her biography. She used to call me tag-a-long when we were kids, because I followed her everywhere. It is still hard to believe she is really gone. We do become involved in our daily lives and think tomorrow I’ll….call her…get with her….take the time to stop in……At least I can take consolation in the fact that she lived her life the way she wanted ( like Donna).

Bette Lee Crosby left out the horrid details that would rip our hearts out, but I felt the pain, as she relived the memories. With the loss of my sister, I can relate to the story on a very personal level. When do you step in, especially when you know it will do no good? We must remember, it is their life. They are a grown up. We can lie to ourselves and live in denial, but what will be, will be. My sister and Donna chose their exit from this world. Won’t we do the same?

Bette’s books can be thought provoking, heart wrenching and uplifting all at the same time. She can make me sob like a baby, when my heart is broken and laugh like a happy child, when a delightful surprise comes my way. Bette Lee’s books don’t always end with a happy ever after, but they do cover a lot of life’s trials and tribulations that we are familiar with.

I received Blueberry Hill from Bette Lee in return for an honest, unbiased review.

“Wouldn’t you love to go there?”

“Go where?”

“Blueberry Hill.”

“Blueberry Hill isn’t a real place. It’s just a title somebody made up for the song.”

“Believe what you want, but I know it’s real.”

To give a lot when you have a lot is easy, but to give a lot when you have so little is indeed a gift of love.

“You can love her or hate her, but you will never control her.” My sister to a T.
-Sherry Fundin

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Esther’s Gift

Esther’s Gift

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A story of love, faith and a belief in the future.

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In the days before hurricane Iniki hit the island of Kauai the forecasters predicted it would stay south of Hilo. But Esther Ka’awai, a psychic and gifted wise woman of the ancient culture has seen the future. She knows of the devastation that will come to the island. She has warned those she loves; now all she can do is pray.

As she struggles to accept this gift of knowing, Esther discovers that even the most wonderful gift can sometimes break your heart.

A story of love, faith and a belief in the future.

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Wyattsville Series

Wyattsville Series

Series: Wyattsville Series, Book 0
Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
FROM AN OUTSTANDING USA TODAY AUTHOR OF WOMEN’S FICTION BEST SELLERS comes a value-packed box set that includes the first two novels in The Wyattsville Series plus a short story not sold separately.

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FROM AN OUTSTANDING USA TODAY AUTHOR OF WOMEN’S FICTION BEST SELLERS comes a value-packed box set that includes the first two novels in The Wyattsville Series plus a short story not sold separately.

The set includes 20th Century Historical Best Sellers SPARE CHANGE and JUBILEE’S JOURNEY; these two novels have over 500 Reviews and a 4.5 to 5 STAR Rating average.

In this trio of heartwarming mysteries bad things happen to good people, but faith, trust and friendship have a way of righting the world’s wrongs. If you loved Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes and Catherine Ryan Hyde’s Pay it Forward, then get ready to lose your heart to the friendly folks of Wyattsville, Virginia.

Southern Fiction with psychological twists that keep you turning the pages.

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