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Celebrate Grandparent’s Day with Cracks in the Sidewalk

By Bette Lee Crosby / September 7, 2014

Celebrate Grandparent’s Day with Cracks in the Sidewalk

Grandparent’s Day has been celebrated in the US since 1978. Grandparent’s even have their own song!





Cracks in the Sidewalk is the emotionally charged story based on real-life events. It shows the power of love and faith of a mother and grandmother for her family. Many say you need tissues while reading but the ending is worth it. The story recently won the Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal and was selected as one of ten books by Wind Dancer Films to be considered for a film adaptation.

From the Bestselling Author of Spare Change, comes a powerful story that is a heart-wrenching reminder of how fragile relationships can be. Cracks in the Sidewalk is based on a true story and 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 Picoult, you will love Cracks in the Sidewalk!

Winner of the Royal Palm Literary Award
Recipient of the FPA President’s Book Award Gold Medal
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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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