Another Award-winning Novel

Okay, if we’re going to talk books, you know I’ll mention my award-winning novels first off…but hang in there, because after I introduce you to my work, I’ll be telling you about some of the other wonderful books that I’ve read – Yep, writers do find time to read, actually we make time, even if it means a frozen dinner or a pizza night.

Girl Child was the first book published and at the Florida Biennial it won the 2007 National League of American Pen Women First Place Award for Published Fiction.

It’s a novel rich with emotion, humor and tenderness…a novel about one woman’s coming of age, surviving America’s Great Depression and finding a friendship so special it out lives life.

Trust, love and friendship—Abigail; 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 stranger from nowhere, who suddenly moves in across the street. It’s an unlikely friendship that comes under suspicion when a distant relative claims embezzlement. One million dollars is missing and only Abigail knows the truth about what happened, but she’ll never get the chance to tell.

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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 Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript.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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