Well written and full of emotion – The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

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Well written and full of emotion – The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

Teresa from Goodreads says:
‘I have heard it said that a man who cries is spineless, a weakling not worthy of his salt, but this I can tell you: a man who has never shed a tear has not yet learned to love.’

The above is the first line of this book. Moving and intriguing, isn’t it? After that,coupled with the title, how can you NOT want to read the rest of the story?

Cyrus and his wife Ruth live a difficult and trying life, starting with a feud with neighbor Virgil Jackson over a piglet. The two men continue the feud to ridiculous lengths, and their families suffer from it as well.

Cyrus and Ruth eventually are forced to leave their farm and move to Wyattsville, where Cyrus gets a job with the railroad, and he and Ruth find a dear friend who is there for the Dodd family the rest of her life.

Cyrus has many regrets as the years pass, and those regrets often keep him from enjoying events in his life. He tends to live in the past and not concentrate on the present.

Will the people of Wyattsville be able to help Cyrus realize how many blessings he still has, or will he live in the sadness and bitterness of regret forever?

This book is very well written and full of emotion. It draws you into the lives of both the Dodd and Jackson families and each tragedy is heartbreaking.

This is the first book I have read in this series, and I can’t wait to go back and get to know more about the residents of Wyattsville.

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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