The Summer of New Beginnings also hit the #1 spot in Sisters Fiction and held onto it for a while. It also made a showing in Women’s Fiction and Contemporary Fiction. In addition to grabbing a bestseller status, it won the Gold Medal for Women’s Fiction in the Royal Palm Literary Competition and was a runner up for Book of the Year.
A Year of Extraordinary Moments by Bette Lee Crosby
Single mother and career woman Tracy is just beginning to get her life moving in the right direction when her son’s father shows up, ready to be the father he always should have been. But Tracy isn’t ready to give up her success and a budding romance with her son’s teacher. Having to separate her past feelings from what will benefit her family the most, Tracy will find that the fate of her family relies heavily on whether or not she takes the man from her past back. Bette Lee Crosby’s latest women’s fiction novel is a heartwarming read about a mother’s sacrifice and a second chance at true love.
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ABOUT THE BOOK…
A YOUTHFUL MISTAKE LEADS TO A LIFETIME OF LIES, AND A TRUTH TOO PAINFUL TO TELL.
When Suzanna Duff was ten years old, she lost her mama, and that’s when the lies began. At first, they were just harmless little fibs, a way to hide her unbearable loneliness and the truth about a daddy who came home rip-roaring drunk every night. But in time, the lies grew bigger and now, when she is a grown woman with a daughter of her own, they threaten to destroy everything she loves.
The irony of this situation is that Suzanna never planned to stay in Georgia, she was simply passing through, looking for a fresh start in New Jersey. Attending that wake with her daughter Annie, was a fluke. An opportunity to enjoy a free meal. It should have entailed nothing more than a solemn nod and a brief expression of sympathy but, Ida Parker, the grieving widow mistook her for her the granddaughter who was carried off as an infant. Too embarrassed to do anything else, Suzanna played along. What harm was there in pretending to be someone else for a few hours? Hours turned into days and days into weeks; strangers became friends, love happened, and before long a year had flown by.
Now the past is standing on her doorstep and Suzanna must decide to leave here and disappear as she has done before, or tell the truth and break the hearts of those she loves most.