The Summer of New Beginnings
One family learns that love is the greatest miracle of all—from USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby.
Aspiring journalist Meghan Briggs has always been the responsible one in the family. So when her father passes away unexpectedly, leaving behind his at-risk business, she steps up to save his legacy—even if that means putting her own dreams on hold.
Tracy couldn’t be more different from her sister. She’s always been the rebellious type, without much direction in life. But in the wake of her latest romantic disaster, she finds herself moving back home as a single mother.
As Tracy experiences the difficulties of new motherhood, Meghan faces her own struggle: trying not to fall for the stray puppy she rescued. This is no time for attachments—not to the adorable “Sox,” whose owner is bound to turn up any day, and certainly not to the handsome new vet in town. But as the summer unfolds, she discovers that, like Sox, she may need rescuing, too.
As both sisters navigate unexpected challenges and exciting new relationships, they’ll find that putting the past to rest can make way for beautiful new beginnings.
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2018 Reader’s Favorite Award – Gold Medal Winner for Chick Lit
2018 Royal Palm Literary Award – First Place for Women’s Fiction
2018 Royal Palm Literary Award – Runner-Up for Book of the Year
2018 FAPA President’s Book Award – Silver Medal Winner for Adult Fiction
“In The Summer of New Beginnings, Bette Lee Crosby writes from the heart about the enduring love of family, the emotional ups and downs of sisterhood, and the sweet, touching beauty of small-town life in America. It’s a feel-good read with characters you’ll cherish and never want to forget.” —Julianne MacLean, USA Today bestselling author
“There’s always a promise of high-quality prose when a Bette Lee Crosby novel is opened. The Summer of New Beginnings does not disappoint. Love, loss, fear, hope, and courage combine to deliver an emotional and fulfilling story.” —Patricia Sands, bestselling author of Drawing Lessons
“Simply put, Bette Lee Crosby books are instant classics, each one finding a home among America's most beloved tales of family and the bonds that make us human. This book is a treasure. And a must-read for those who love heartwarming family sagas.” —Heather Burch, bestselling author of In the Light of the Garden and One Lavender Ribbon
“Bette Lee Crosby’s The Summer of New Beginnings is a heartwarming story of unconditional love and resilience in the aftermath of a monumental loss. Readers will be hooked as they are taken along for the ride on a poignant journey of healing and hope.” —Kay Bratt, bestselling author of Wish Me Home
“Once again Bette Lee Crosby has created a heartwarming story about family, forgiveness, and the magic of new beginnings. A charming book that readers will savor to the very last page.” —Christine Nolfi, bestselling author of Sweet Lake
“In The Summer of New Beginnings, Bette Lee Crosby invites the reader into the hearts and lives of her characters, and the experience is something to be treasured.” —Grace Greene, USA Today bestselling author
“A charming tale of discovery by the talented Bette Lee Crosby. Two sisters of very different personalities, one determined to be with the man she loves and the other bound to the memory of their father, chart their paths in this heartwarming story of sacrifice, determination, and devotion.” —Ashley Farley, bestselling author of the Sweeney Sisters Series
Featured in Working Mother Magazine, USA Today Happy Ever After, Charleston Observer, and Sacramento Bee.
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A Year of Extraordinary Moments
From USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby comes a heartwarming novel about letting go of the past to make way for a brighter future.
Tracy Briggs has finally gotten her act together. She’s focusing on her own life and helping her hearing-impaired son learn to talk. With her sister married and exploring a new career, Tracy has begun to run the family’s magazine business and feels her life is pretty much perfect. That is, until her son’s deadbeat dad shows up in Magnolia Grove asking for a second chance.
Now that her son is getting the help he needs and a promising new romance with his teacher is in bloom, Tracy wants to keep her life just as it is. But her ex isn’t taking no for an answer. And when a spirited elderly woman enters Tracy’s life in an unexpected way, she’ll have to work harder than ever to keep her new life on track.
Torn between the past she knows and the uncertain future, Tracy must decide what is best for both her and her son, learning along the way that ordinary choices can bring extraordinary possibilities.
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Kirkus Reviews says, “Crosby’s storytelling is straightforward and uncomplicated, and the characters’ conversations feel consistently lifelike and authentic. A sweet novel that aims to remind readers that the best moments in life may sometimes be the most ordinary.”
Linda's Book Obsession says, “In this wonderful book, we learn and see how Tracy Briggs and her hearing-impaired young son are doing. Tracy is trying to step up to the plate and be the best and responsible Mom. Is there romance in Tracy’s future? What could prevent Tracy from the happiness she deserves? There are some intriguing new characters and some wonderful friends from the first book. Although this could be read as a stand-alone, I think that reading the first book would enhance the experience.”
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