Bestsellers Abound

Bestsellers Abound

Seeing the Amazon Bestseller flag on one of your novels is always a thrill, so I’d like to share a few of the past year’s highs with my followers. Emily, Gone hit the #1 Spot in Southern Fiction and remained there for almost six weeks. It also hit the Top Ten list is several other categories, including Mothers and Children, Family Fiction, and Historical Mysteries.

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.

The Must-Read Books of Fall By Our Favorite Female Authors

The Must-Read Books of Fall By Our Favorite Female Authors

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.

A Million Little Lies – PRE-ORDER YOURS TODAY

A Million Little Lies – PRE-ORDER YOURS TODAY

Following in the footsteps of Emily, Gone comes another heartwarming tale set in Twentieth Century small-town America. In early reviews, A Million Little Lies has been hailed another winner, and a definite must read. Following is a bit about the book and peek inside what some of the early reviewers are saying…

PRE-ORDER YOURS TODAY – Available in-store June 16, 2020


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.


“Crosby at her best! Masterful storytelling. A young mother builds her new life on a ladder of lies. I read it in one sitting!”
Marilyn Simon Rothstein, author of Husbands and Other Sharp Objects

“Heart-wrenching and heartwarming, a novel to satisfy your soul and leave your heart feeling happier.”
Linda’s Book Obsession

“This novel would make for an excellent book club discussion. There were layers and layers to uncover for the main characters. Highly recommended!”
NetGalley Bookseller

“Crosby weaves a magical story, drawing you into the characters and giving you new friends to treasure.”
Judith Keim, author of The Beach House Hotel Series

2018 – 2019, A Season of Amazing Awards

2018 – 2019, A Season of Amazing Awards

2018 – 2019, A Season of Amazing Awards

The three books published by Lake Union, won a total of 10 awards, which included: The Reader's Favorite Gold Medal, the Florida Publishers Gold Medal, the Royal Palm Literary Award Gold and the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award.

The Reader's Favorite Award is sponsored by Reader's Favorite Book Reviews who receives submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek) and Henry Winkler (Happy Days).

The Florida Authors and Publishers Association hosts the annual FAPA President’s Book Awards to recognize book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production.
The Royal Palm Literary Award is open to all publishers and authors with books in the English language and in 2019 boasted a larger than ever entrant field.

The Benjamin Franklin Awards are announced at an awards dinner in California and goes to the most outstanding book is a given category. Emily, Gone was awarded the medal for General Fiction. This 2019 competition had over 1,700 entries.

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