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.
I am thrilled to announce that Emily, Gone has reached #1 in Southern Fiction on Amazon! In addition to that fabulous news, Emily, Gone is also currently in first place in the nomination rounds of the goodreads choice awards! You can help by voting and by sharing this fantastic news with your friends!
A missing child sets the lives of three women on a collision course in this powerful and compelling novel by USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby.
When a music festival rolls through the sleepy town of Hesterville, Georgia, the Dixon family’s lives are forever changed. On the final night, a storm muffles the sound of the blaring music, and Rachel tucks her baby into bed before falling into a deep sleep. So deep, she doesn’t hear the kitchen door opening. When she and her husband wake up in the morning, the crib is empty. Emily is gone.
Vicki Robart is one of the thousands at the festival, but she’s not feeling the music. She’s feeling the emptiness over the loss of her own baby several months before. When she leaves the festival and is faced with an opportunity to fill that void, she is driven to an act of desperation that will forever bind the lives of three women.
When the truth of what actually happened that fateful night is finally exposed, shattering the lives they’ve built, will they be able to pick up the pieces to put their families back together again
“Emily, Gone is a compelling story of loss, love, and forgiveness. Can a wronged mother overcome grief? Will justice be demanded for terrible deeds? Emily, Gone, as told by masterful storyteller Bette Lee Crosby, will make you rethink what it means to forgive—and to rejoice in the power of healing hearts.” —Grace Greene, bestselling author of The Memory of Butterflies
“Emily, Gone by Bette Lee Crosby is a book whose story will stay with you long after you’ve finished the last page. It is the haunting unfolding of a mother’s love for her child and the complications and heartache that follow when a child disappears. Ms. Crosby’s style of storytelling is compelling, encouraging you to linger on each page as the voices of the characters speak to you. A must-read!” —Judith Keim, bestselling author of the Beach House Hotel Series
“In Emily, Gone Bette Lee Crosby weaves a tale that combines gut-wrenching loss, the bonds of family love on many levels, and compassionate forgiveness, to deliver a compelling narrative that lodges deeply in the hearts of readers. This is storytelling at its finest.” —Patricia Sands, author of the Love in Provence Series