April 18, 1906 – A devastating earthquake rocks San Francisco and Templeton Morehouse fears her husband is lost forever… A Powerful and Compelling Historical Novel.
Chances were a million to one that a girl born and raised in Philadelphia would encounter a stranger from California on the trolley and fall madly in love, but that’s what happened. Templeton was not only taken with John Morehouse, but also with his tales of life in San Francisco. As an aspiring fashion designer, the dazzle of a city called the Paris of the West, with its towering department stores and European couture was too much to resist.
Despite her family’s objections, she and John are married and, on their way back to California, before the month is out. To ease the heartbreak of such a move, Templeton promises her family that they will return for a visit every summer. She fully intends to keep that promise, but as her fashions gain popularity, the business grows increasingly more demanding. The trips back to Philadelphia become less frequent and she makes foolish choices she will come to regret.
Now, when she is on the verge of having everything she’s ever wanted, a devastating earthquake has torn across San Francisco and she awakes to discover the father of her baby is missing.
With the city in flames, Templeton’s daddy leaves Philadelphia and sets out in search of his son-in-law. He’s too old for such a trip and ill-equipped for the challenges he will encounter, but he’s the only hope of saving his daughter’s happiness.
Lines of communication are down and the city in shambles, so the only thing Templeton can do is pray she doesn’t lose both her daddy and her husband.
You can purchase a signed copy of this new release at a special Friends & Family discount, and your book comes with some fun swag.
WHEN I LAST SAW YOU Is a powerful southern saga based on a true story… Betrayal and secrets tore her family apart decades ago, now a lonely widow must search for the pieces of her broken childhood.
“Intriguing, heart wrenching, and heartwarming…” Amazon Top Reviewer
Kay Bratt, the International Bestselling author of Wish Me Home says, “Readers will be rooting for Margaret Rose and Eliza Hobbs on this epic journey of life, love, and healing.”
Linda’s Book Obsession says, “A masterful storyteller, Crosby has written a heartfelt and highly emotional novel that shows us sometimes you have to find your past before you can move on to the future.”
You can purchase a signed copy of this USA Today Bestseller at a Friends & Family price. The Twelfth Child is an uplifting tale about trust, love and friendship.
Abigail Anne Lannigan is a willful young woman determined to overcome the past and survive the future. Leaving the Shenandoah Valley of the early 1900’s behind, she finds a way to persevere in a world of joblessness and speakeasy’s. Now, at the tail end of her years, her best friend is accused of embezzling one million dollars and Abigail is helpless to save her. She knows the truth of what happened, but will never have the chance to tell.
Reminiscent of Fannie Flagg's “Fried Green Tomatoes” the May-December friendship of these two unforgettable women is sure to settle in the soft spot of your heart.
The Twelfth Child, told in the timeless tradition of Southern Fiction, is a novel rich with emotion, humor and tenderness. A Historical Mystery set in the 20th Century, this is a story of love, friendship and one woman’s struggle to survive America's Great Depression.
This Award-Winning book is the recipient of the FPA President’s Book Award Silver Medal and the Royal Palm Literary Award for Women’s Fiction.
Starting July 15th my newest release When I Last Saw You will be off on an exciting Book Tour. The tour was arranged by Suzy Approved Book Reviews Blog Tours and is set up so that readers will be able to follow along on Instagram, check out the reviews, watch for giveaways, and share their own thoughts. Most of the bloggers participating in the tour are new-to-me readers, so it will no doubt be a month of anticipation as I watch for the reviews to come in.
For more information on the tour – or to check out all the places, where you’ll be able to find me, visit SUZY APPROVED BOOK REVIEWS TOUR PAGE
Lainey Cameron, award-winning author of “The Exit Strategy” interviews Bette Lee Crosby on her newest release “When I Last Saw You”
A powerful southern saga based on a true story… Betrayal and secrets tore her family apart decades ago, now a lonely widow searches for the pieces of her broken childhood.
“There is nothing a mother will not do for her children and Bette Lee Crosby’s latest novel, When I Last Saw You, proves that and more. Inspired by a true story, readers will be rooting for Margaret Rose and Eliza Hobbs as you accompany them on their epic journey of life, love, and healing.” – Kay Bratt, International bestselling author of Wish Me Home
Two signed paperbacks, one low price. For just $25. you’ll receive both of the heartwarming Magnolia Grove novels, gift-wrapped and ready to give. The set includes The Summer of New Beginnings and A Year of Extraordinary Moments – both books will be personalized and signed. In the Magnolia Grove Series Lila Briggs and her two daughters come to discover that through the ups and downs of life, one thing remains the same – they will always be there for each other.
A powerful southern saga based on a true story… Betrayal and secrets tore her family apart decades ago, now a lonely widow must search for the pieces of her broken childhood.
WHEN I LAST SAW YOU
Georgia, 1968 – Margaret Rose McCutcheon has just buried her husband and must now name a beneficiary for their estate in case of her demise. She is hard-pressed to do so because there is no one. No children. No family. At least none to speak of. At one time, she had two sisters and six brothers, but the lot of them were scattered to the four winds, with no one knowing where the others went. In the hope of finding at least one of her siblings, Margaret hires a detective and sets off on a journey to uncover the truth of why the family broke apart as it did.
West Virginia, 1901 – When Eliza Hobbs gives birth to her sixth child, her husband is not there to welcome his daughter into the world. No surprise, because Martin is seldom there. He works in Charleston and returns to Coal Creek only when he has a mind to. Yes, he sends money on occasion, but seldom enough to make ends meet. Although Eliza believes each new child a blessing, he sees them as yet another responsibility on his already overloaded shoulders. When he discovers another child is on the way, he demands she get rid of it. he stops returning home and there is no more money.
Left with the children, a mountainside patch of land, and a house in sorry need of repair, Eliza seeks help and turns to someone powerful enough to hold sway over Martin and force him into providing for his family. Pushed to the brink, Martin does something unforgivable and the family is forever torn apart.
Now, after all these years, will Margaret be the one to find the pieces of her broken family?
MARCH SPECIAL… Based on a true story, this is the chilling tale of a grandmother’s unrelenting search for her missing grandchildren.
Claire is a wife, a mother, a grandmother. Her only daughter is gravely ill. Her son-in-law is resentful and angry. Now her grandchildren are missing.
After years of writing letters, hoping to find the children, hoping to bring them back, Claire receives a reply…a dog-eared gray envelope is stuffed into her mailbox, but will it bring hope or simply put an end to the waiting?
“Cracks in the Sidewalk is a heart-wrenching story but one of love, devotion and forgiveness. For Elizabeth’s children and her mother it is also a story of miracles and overcoming the obstacles life puts in your way.” Samantha Rivera, Reader’s Favorite
“A moving, emotional story…when I read this book I felt so moved, I was crying at the end. The writing flowed beautifully and the depth of characters kept me turning the pages.” Bria Burton, author of The Running Girl
“Cracks in the Sidewalk is a drama about humans at their best and at their worst; this is where Bette Lee Crosby’s extraordinary writing skills come in. She has penned a multi-dimensional scenario that should be read not only for entertainment but also to see how much, love, gentleness, and humanity matter.” Gisela Hausmann, Reader’s Favorite
It’s 1946. The war is over. Millions of American soldiers are coming home and Benjamin Church is one of them. After four years of being away he thought things in Alabama would have changed, but they haven’t. Grinder’s Corner is as it’s always been—a hardscrabble burp in the road. It’s not much, but it’s home. Winner of the Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal and the RONE Award for Inspirational Fiction.
Indie Reader Magazine says, “Crosby's characters take on heartbreak and oppression with dignity, courage, and a shaken but still strong faith in a better tomorrow.”
During the month of January, you can purchase a signed and personalized copy of Beyond the Carousel for just $9.99 – this price includes shipping and your book comes with a fun door hanger that says “Go Away I’m Reading” – This is an exclusive friends & family offer, available only through my online store.