Book Descriptions – Bette Lee Crosby

Book Descriptions

Spare Change – 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.

Jubilee’s Journey – 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.

Passing through Perfect – 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.

The Twelfth Child – 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.

Previously Loved Treasures – FROM A USA TODAY AUTHOR OF WOMEN’S FICTION BEST SELLERS comes an Award-Winning 20th Century historical mystery. In a Southern family saga rich with magic and mystery, recently widowed Ida Sweetwater finds the granddaughter she never knew she had and turns a group of haphazard strangers into family.

Struggling to make ends meet, Ida turns her cozy home into a boarding house and goes in search of used furniture. This quest leads to the Previously Loved Treasures shop and Peter Pennington, a delightfully strange proprietor who anticipates people’s needs. In addition to bargains, Peter hands out sage advice. When a pocket watch belonging to one of the residents goes missing for a second time he warns of danger—but will Ida’s granddaughter listen and will she heed his advice?

Previously Loved Treasures is an uplifting story that resonates with Crosby’s heartwarming albeit quirky characters and the joy of Catherine Ryan Hyde’s Pay-it-Forward philosophy.

Wishing for Wonderful – 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!

Memory House – 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.

The Loft – 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!

What Matters Most – 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.

Cracks in the Sidewalks – 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.

Life in the Land of IS – 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.”

Blueberry Hill – 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.

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.