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John Grisham, Harper Lee and Bette Lee Crosby     John Grisham, Harper Lee and Bette Lee Crosby     John Grisham, Harper Lee and Bette Lee Crosby

John Grisham, Harper Lee and Bette Lee Crosby

Q: What do John Grisham, Harper Lee and Bette Lee Crosby have in common?

A: Three Bestsellers, three kids who will steal your heart, three Southern towns

Several reviewers have compared my novel Spare Change to John Grisham’s “The Client” as well as Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird.” This thought intrigued me and I began to look at a number of comparison factors.

Let’s start with the fact that all three have a young protagonist who steals the reader’s heart right off the bat. I can almost picture Grisham’s eleven-year-old Mark Sway mixing it up with eleven-year-old Ethan Allen Doyle. Both are survivors, tough on the outside and a bit frightened on the inside. Both are in search of an adult they can trust, and neither of them gives their trust easily.

And then there’s Harper Lee’s Scout; a tomboy who’s looking for trouble, even if she has to scare it up herself. Can you imagine what a trio they would make?

Once this thought settled in my head, I wondered how readers felt when they were rating the books and this is what I found on Amazon:

To Kill a Mockingbird………… 4.7 Stars
Spare Change…………………….. 4.4 Stars
The Client.…………………………. 4.2 Stars

I can see why reviewers have often compared Spare Change to these classic favorites, but I think you should judge for yourself.

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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