Cracks in the Sidewalk review by Randy – The Reader Salute

Cracks in the Sidewalk review by Randy – The Reader Salute

Thanks to Randy, I met him on Twitter, for reading and reviewing Cracks in the Sidewalk!

Gripping, Heart Felt, Emotional, Painful

Those were some of the words that came to mind as I read this book. I
had to put it down at first because I wasn’t in the right frame of mind.
It became too personal. Not in the sense of children but in the sense of
hatred. It’s hard to understand why some people in your life just plain
hate. I miss those people very much and would do almost anything to
reestablish relationships.Maybe one day.

I think of the Proverbs that says -(My personal translation) “If you’re
headed to court try come to an agreement before you get there.”
The beginning of the book is filled of examples of what not to do when
you have a difficult person in your life. Liz’s parents had every right
to treat JT as they did but the harvest wasn’t what they wanted
-separation of their grandchildren. Liz was dying. JT was a self
centered man. Liz’s parents wanted happiness for their daughter and
connection to their grandchildren. The pain of not being able to see
your own grandchildren was beyond words.

I know people like JT. No matter what you do they will still hate and
blame you for their failures. This book reinforces a belief I have
adopted: Make connections with people even if they are difficult and
don’t try to correct a fool. I hope people don’t relate to this book but
I’m afraid many will. This was a great book. -a life changer.

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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