Spare Change

Goodreads Review

Jackie Lane                    rated it        4 of 5 stars

I finished this book last night.  I had an ARC and I did a buddy read on this book.  Since I had no idea what I was reading, it was a pleasant surprise when I sat down to read it.  I definitely enjoyed this book.
It is the story of a woman, Olivia Westerly, who wants a career and not children that would tie her down.  She gets a picture in her mind of her friend, Francine, weighed down with all her children and from then on Olivia vows not to have children.
I finished this book last night.  I had an ARC and I did a buddy read on this book.  Since I had no idea what I was reading, it was a pleasant surprise when I sat down to read it.  I definitely enjoyed this book.
It is the story of a woman, Olivia Westerly, who wants a career and not children that would tie her down.  She gets a picture in her mind of her friend, Francine, weighed down with all her children and from then on Olivia vows not to have children.
Olivia marries late in life and her husband dies on their honeymooon.  Olivia has a superstition with the number 11 and that number pops up so many times, mainly with the age of her husband’s grandson, who quickly becomes the person that Olivia dotes on and adores.
Olivia’s grandson, Ethan Allen, comes to her having witnessed a murder and Olivia fiercly defends Ethan Allen. (hide spoiler)] This book is sure to tug at your heartstrings.
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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