Jubilee’s Journey Grabs Another Award

Jubilee's Journey Grabs Another Award

Bette Crosby winning award

Bette accepting her award at the Florida Writer's Conference

Award-winning author Bette Lee Crosby's Jubilee's Journey, the second book in the Wyattsville Series, has won another award earning first place in the Mainstream Fiction category in The Royal Palm Literary Awards.

Earlier this year, Jubilee’s Journey won the President’s Book Award Gold Medal for Adult Fiction from the Florida Publisher’s Association and was the Indie Book of the Day in May 2014. Previously Loved Treasures, the second book in the Serendipity Series, picked up a second place award in the Women’s Fiction category. Crosby received her awards on October 25, 2014 at the Awards Banquet during the annual Florida Writers Conference, held in Lake Mary, Florida.

On November 22, Bette Lee Crosby will be attending the Miami Book Fair International at Miami Dade College. Award-winning books Cracks in the Sidewalk and Previously Loved Treasurers will be sold in the Readers’ Favorite® booth, with all proceeds benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Meals on Wheels, Kids in Need, and The Adult Literacy League.

Crosby, author of ten novels and winner of twenty literary awards including the 2013 Royal Palm Literary Award for Women’s Fiction, has carved out a unique niche in writing stories about older women facing real life challenges. Her protagonists are sassy, smart, and Southern. They deal with issues like unwanted children, loss of a spouse, and financial ruin. Readers identify with Crosby’s characters and have turned her books into a #1 Bestsellers on Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Jubilee's Journey, along with Crosby’s other novels can be found online at iBooks, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. Her books are currently selling in five countries.

 

Miami Book Fair to feature Crosby’s Award Winning Novels

Miami Book Fair to feature Crosby’s Award Winning Novels

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Press Release: Miami Book Fair to feature Crosby's Award Winning Novels

Bette Lee Crosby is known for her heart-warming, award-winning, bestselling books. Over the Labor Day Weekend she added two more awards from Reader's Favorite: Cracks in the Sidewalk Gold Medal Winner in Women's Fiction and Previously Loved Treasures Silver Medal in Southern Fiction. Both books will be featured at the Miami Book Fair November 22nd, 2014.
wind dancer films cracks in the sidewalk
To add to the excitement, Cracks in the Sidewalk has made the top ten list of books picked by Wind Dancer Films for consideration to adapt the novel into a movie.

Crosby, author of eight novels and winner of nineteen literary awards including the multiple Royal Palm Literary Awards for Women’s Fiction, has carved out a unique niche in writing stories about older women facing real life challenges. Her protagonists are sassy, smart and Southern. They deal with issues like unwanted children, loss of a spouse and financial ruin. Readers identify with Crosby’s characters and have turned her books into a #1 Bestsellers on Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Bette Lee Crosby’s novels are online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Kobo in eBook and paperback. Her books are currently selling in five countries.

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Previously Loved Treasures WINNER!

Previously Loved Treasures WINNER!

Previously Loved Treasures FPA President's Book Award WINNERFAPA-Awards Decal-Silver

 FROM A USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Bette Lee Crosby comes a heartwarming mystery that is rich with imagination and magic.

In Previously Loved Treasures, Book Two of The Serendipity Series, recently widowed Ida Sweetwater finds the granddaughter she never knew she had and turns a group of haphazard strangers into family.

Struggling to make ends meet, Ida turns her cozy home into a boarding house and goes in search of used furniture. This quest leads to the Previously Loved Treasures shop and Peter Pennington, a delightfully strange proprietor who anticipates people's needs. In addition to bargains, Peter hands out sage advice. When a pocket watch belonging to one of the residents goes missing for a second time he warns of danger–but will Ida's granddaughter listen and will she heed his advice?

This is a story that resonates with Crosby's heartwarming albeit quirky characters and the joy of a pay-it-forward philosophy.

FPA President's Book Award Medalist and currently a Finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Award, Previously Loved Treasures appears to be following in the footsteps of The Twelfth Child, Book One in the Serendipity Series.

My books are on the left, so grab your copy today!

The awards are in for Jubilee’s Journey and…

The awards are in for Jubilee’s Journey and…

Jubilee's Journey FPA President's Book Award WINNERFAPA-Awards Decal-Gold

FROM THE USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SPARE CHANGE…BOOK 2 IN THE MUCH-LOVED WYATTSVILLE SERIES

Awards for Jubilee's Journey: Finalist International Book Awards, Indie Book of the Day 2014, Finalist Royal Palm
Literary Award

When tragedy strikes a West Virginia coal mining family, two children start out on a trek that they hope will lead them to a new life. Before a day passes, the children are separated and the boy is caught up in a robbery not of his making. If his sister can find him, she may be able to save him. The problem is she's only seven years old, and who's going to believe a kid?

Jubilee's Journey, Book Two in the Wyattsville Series, is the story of discovering lost family and finding love that reconnects readers with Ethan Allen and the other heart-warming characters of SPARE CHANGE.

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Previously Loved Treasures FPA President's Book Award WINNERFAPA-Awards Decal-Silver

 FROM A USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Bette Lee Crosby comes a heartwarming mystery that is rich with imagination and magic.

In Previously Loved Treasures, Book Two of The Serendipity Series, recently widowed Ida Sweetwater finds the granddaughter she never knew she had and turns a group of haphazard strangers into family.

Struggling to make ends meet, Ida turns her cozy home into a boarding house and goes in search of used furniture. This quest leads to the Previously Loved Treasures shop and Peter Pennington, a delightfully strange proprietor who anticipates people's needs. In addition to bargains, Peter hands out sage advice. When a pocket watch belonging to one of the residents goes missing for a second time he warns of danger–but will Ida's granddaughter listen and will she heed his advice?

This is a story that resonates with Crosby's heartwarming albeit quirky characters and the joy of a pay-it-forward philosophy.

FPA President's Book Award Medalist and currently a Finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Award, Previously Loved Treasures appears to be following in the footsteps of The Twelfth Child, Book One in the Serendipity Series.

My books are on the left, so grab your copy today!

It’s raining book awards – Two books are Readers’ Favorite!

It’s raining book awards – Two books are Readers’ Favorite!

It's raining book awards – Two books are Reader Favorite!

Reviewed By Samantha Rivera for Readers’ Favorite

Elizabeth is a woman whose sole purpose in life is to be a good wife and mother. She has no care in the world but to accomplish these goals and she works hard at them despite the treatment she is given at the hands of her husband. When Elizabeth falls ill suddenly during her pregnancy with their last child, her husband determines to have nothing to do with her. Unfortunately that means her children (including her newborn son) will also have nothing to do with her. It’s almost a year before Elizabeth is finally able to see her young children again, but even then things are not what they might seem in Cracks in the Sidewalk.

Cracks in the Sidewalk is the type of book that you can’t stop thinking about long after you put it down. Elizabeth is a woman that any woman would be proud to be. She is able to roll with the punches and even when people behave in a reprehensible way towards her she is incapable of truly hating them and can only feel sorry for the love they don’t have. Her plight is one no mother would ever want to find herself in, but at the same time it is one that will draw you in. This is a heart-wrenching story but it is also a beautiful one of love and devotion and forgiveness. For Elizabeth’s children and her mother it is also a story of miracles and of overcoming any obstacle life may put in your way. An excellent book by Bette Lee Crosby.

Reviewed By Suzanne Cowles for Readers’ Favorite

Previously Loved Treasures by Bette Lee Crosby is a heartwarming fiction story, book two of the Serendipity Series, about protagonist Ida Sweetwater, a recent widow. Left alone with little money and forced to come up with creative ways to finance the professional services of a private investigator, she uses odd jobs and socking away pennies from her daily chores to fund the dream of finding her estranged son who walked out years ago. She slowly fills a big empty house with paying boarders, one of which is her shifty brother-in-law. In getting to know the tenants and tending to their needs with true southern hospitality, she discovers that she has a granddaughter. The promise of a new relationship quickly replaces her hope of ever finding her son. The two form a close bond as Ida teaches Caroline how to cook and encourages her to finish writing her novel. Amid the hubbub at the house, Ida befriends a thrift-store owner who is a peculiar fellow. The gentleman solves problems she does not know she has, then tragedy strikes leaving Caroline all alone to run the house.

Betty Lee Crosby uses her skill with colloquial phrases and mannerisms to describe a world reminiscent of depression era times, when a dollar went a very long way. In Previously Loved Treasures, Crosby alternates third person chapters with various characters’ personal thoughts as a creative device. This makes it easy to get to know and love the diverse characters. Dispensed throughout are plenty of feel-good moments, small moral triumphs and personal victories, all the while leading to a happy conclusion.

Pick up these two books now on Amazon!

Jubilee for Jubilee’s Journey FINALIST in TWO book awards

Jubilee for Jubilee’s Journey FINALIST in TWO book awards

IBA international book award finalist

How exciting! Jubilee's Journey, the sequel to Spare Change, was awarded a finalist in the International Book Awards May 21st, 2014. American Book Fest announced the winners and finalists and this year the contest had over 1200 entries from around the world. Jubilee's Journey was one of over 300 winners and finalists. Wow! She had some stiff competition but came out on top! I told you that little girl had spunk.

But that's not all…

Jubilee's Journey was also announced as a finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Awards and the winners will be announced October 2014. You can enjoy this award-winning finalist Jubilee's Journey or dive into the whole series with The Wyattsville Series boxed set: Spare Change, Jubilee's Journey, and A Home in Hopeful.

Links to Jubilee's Journey and the Wyattsville Boxed Set are on the left.

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