The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd hooked me from the very first page

The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

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Series: Wyattsville Series, Book 4
Genre: Literary Fiction
ISBN: 9780996921442
“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..."
About the Book

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Revenge, death, deception… These are the things Cyrus Dodd has to overcome if he is to give Ruth the life he’s promised her. The problem is he’s got a prideful nature and when a seemingly innocuous argument leads to a bitter feud with his neighbor, his life changes forever. The plans he has falls by the wayside and before he finds a way to fix it, he comes to understand the meaning of regret.
In this early twentieth century family saga, two men come up against each other—both are iron-willed and stubborn. One will lose his farm; the other will lose his family. In a tale of betrayal, murder and revenge two West Virginia farmers will discover that being right does not necessarily mean being happy.
Believing he has lost everything Cyrus Dodd is forced to start over. He promises Ruth that this time it will be better, but the truth is he doesn’t know if it’s a promise he can keep.

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 Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript.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: The Royal 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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The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd hooked me from the very first page

Susan on Goodreads says:
I started it last night and finished it today. Someone please tell me how an author like Bette Lee Crosby who happens to be from New Jersey gets the southern charm and feelings down so perfectly? I’ve read many of her books and I still don’t know how she does it, but she nails it each and every time. THE REGRETS OF CYRUS DODD is book four of the Wyattsville series and I loved each and every moment of this story.

Cyrus remembers those years known as the Depression. He was a newlywed and wanted to give his bride, Ruth, the best of everything. But then he had a fight with his neighbor over a piglet and the fight would go on for many many years. Many years later and after many heartaches, they find themselves in Wyattsville. There we are able to catch up with all our friends from the previous books in this wonderful series. THE REGRETS OF CYRUS DODD kept me reaching for the tissues, wondering how Ruth and Cyrus found the strength to carry on.

I just adore the way Bette Lee Crosby brings all of her characters to life. I felt as if I were right there at the kitchen table discussing the days happenings with Cyrus and Ruth. I love how Bette’s writing paints a picture in my mind of the location and all the characters she writes about. She sneaks in the life lessons and we don’t even realize she is she teaching us
that we should be kind and caring to each other. I love the way Ruth pulled Cyrus out of his funk each time he worried about all of his regrets teaching him that his biggest regret would be not to see the present as a gift. No one is perfect, we all make mistakes. THE REGRETS OF CYRUS DODD will stay with you long after you finish reading.

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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