I love the idea of a virtual book expo and want to introduce you to Spare Change, 243 reviews (4.5 star rating), and Ethan Allen Doyle who was recently nominated as Best Hero in a Book by eFestival of Words.
Reviewer’s Choice 2012 Award Winner! In a story that’s been compared to John Grisham‘s The Client, eleven year-old Ethan Allen Doyle has witnessed a brutal murder and now the boy is running for his life. In the time-tested tradition of Southern Fiction, Crosby unveils the darkest side of human nature and then rewards her readers with a beautiful tale of love, loss and unexpected gifts.
Olivia Westerly is the only person Ethan Allen can trust, and he’s not too sure he can trust her. She’s got no love of children and a truckload of superstitions–one of them is the belief that eleven is the unluckiest number on earth. Olivia avoided marriage for almost forty years. But when Charlie Doyle happened along, he was simply too wonderful to resist. Now she’s a widow with an eleven-year-old boy claiming to be her grandson.
With a foul mouth, dark secrets and heavily guarded emotions, Ethan Allen Doyle is not an easy child to like. He was counting on the grandpa he’d never met for a place to hide, but now that plan is shot to blazes because the grandpa’s dead too. He’s got seven dollars and twenty-six cents, his mama’s will for staying alive, and Dog. But none of those things are gonna help if Scooter Cobb finds him.
Winner of Five Literary Awards,BookBundlz Finalist, Voted Goodreads Best Unknown Fiction, FPA President’s Book Award Gold Medal Finalist
What reviewers are saying:
“Skillfully written, Spare Change clearly demonstrates Crosby’s ability to engage her readers rapt attention from beginning to end. A thoroughly entertaining work of immense literary merit, especially recommended for fans of well=crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances.”Midwest Book Review
A Good Read Full of Emotion… The Kindle Book Review
A heartwarming book… Seattle Post Intelligence
Characters that touch you, a book to share with others. The Caffeinated Book Review
Fantastic characters and story flow… Hollis Bookshelf
Spare Change is a quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about the important things in life, the adventures of a young boy and a late change of heart that makes all the difference in an unusually independent woman. More than anything, it is a heartwarming book which is simultaneously intriguing and just plain fun. Seattle Post Intelligence
Love, loss and unexpected gifts…Told from multiple points of view, this tale seeped from the pages and wrapped itself around my heart. The Caffeinated Book Review
Heartwarming story about a strong woman who learns life’s greatest joys often come in the form of the very thing we reject. Book Pleasures
Rapidly Unraveling Mystery, enjoyable storyline, lively dialogue. Every Character is well-defined and believable. Reader Views
In celebration of this being a virtual book expo, I’m giving away two eBook copies of Spare Change.
All ready read Spare Change?
How would you like to be one of the first to read the sequel, Jubilee Jones (working title)? Just comment on this post that you are interested!