Drew lifted her into his arms – Silver Threads

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Drew lifted her into his arms – Silver Threads

For him the loss of Jennifer became more pronounced with every day that passed. Long after everyone else had retired for the night, he circled through the rooms, picking up a forgotten dish, emptying one last ashtray, doing the small everyday chores he’d seen her do a thousand times. And as he wiped the kitchen counter or straightened the bathroom towels, he remembered her doing these same things—only for her it seemed so easy. She did it with such nonchalance; a single stroke and the counter glistened, whereas he’d sponged it three times and still there were odd spots of jelly or catsup.

On the day of the funeral, Brooke clung to him with a ferocity he’d never before seen. Throughout the service and even at the graveside, she’d not said a word. At the very end she’d held to his hand as they moved forward and placed the two roses atop Jennifer’s coffin. That’s when she began to sob hysterically. Drew lifted her into his arms and carried her back to the car.

That night she climbed into his bed and slept beside him, in the exact spot where her mama had once laid her head.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "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." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her 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. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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