Deserves more than 5 stars – The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

July 25, 2016 #bookreviewer Salute 0

The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

Author:
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..."
About the Book

Buy The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd – CLICK HERE

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.

About the Author
Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby brings the wit and wisdom of her Southern Mama to works of fiction--the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away.

Born in Detroit and raised in a plethora of states scattered across the South and Northeast, Crosby originally studied art and began her career as a packaging designer. When asked to write a few lines of copy for the back of a pantyhose package, she discovered a love for words that was irrepressible. After years of writing for business, she turned to works of fiction and never looked back. "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write."

Crosby's work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. Since that, she has gone on to win several more awards, including another NLAPW award, Royal Palm Literary Awards, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal and Reviewer's Choice Award and Reader's View Southeast Fiction Literary Award.

Her published works to date are: Jubilee's Journey (2013), What Matters Most (2013), The Twelfth Child (2012), Cupid's Christmas (2012), Cracks in the Sidewalk (2011), Spare Change (2011), and Life in the Land of IS (2012). Life in the Land of IS is a memoir written for Lani Deauville, a woman the Guinness Book of Records lists as the world's longest living quadriplegic.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the page above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

Deserves more than 5 stars – The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

Becky on Goodreads says…

The 4th book in the Wyattsville series deserves more than a five star rating. Cyrus Dodd will do anything to make his beloved Ruth happy. Even things he may regret. Cyrus is a man of great pride. He has been in a feud with a neighbor over something as little as a pig. Cyrus has a way of harboring bad feelings and his regrets. This story takes you through years of Cyrus and Ruth Dodd’s life; tragedies, blessings and yes, regrets. They had so many hardships in their lives and Cyrus always blamed himself but tried to do his best to make Ruth happy. I can’t tell you how many times I shed tears while reading his book. It just grabbed at my heart and soul. It’s a story that tells everyone, that no one is perfect, we all make mistakes, maybe we don’t make the best decisions sometimes and we all have regrets. The past is the past and can’t be brought back. But we move on and be the best we can be. We live each day to the fullest and treasure the “BLESSINGS” instead of dwelling in the regrets. This is one of my favorites from Bette Lee Crosby. She out did herself again!!

Leave a Reply