The Summer of New Beginnings

One family learns that love is the greatest miracle of all—from USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby.

Aspiring journalist Meghan Briggs has always been the responsible one in the family. So when her father passes away unexpectedly, leaving behind his at-risk business, she steps up to save his legacy—even if that means putting her own dreams on hold.

Tracy couldn’t be more different from her sister. She’s always been the rebellious type, without much direction in life. But in the wake of her latest romantic disaster, she finds herself moving back home as a single mother.

As Tracy experiences the difficulties of new motherhood, Meghan faces her own struggle: trying not to fall for the stray puppy she rescued. This is no time for attachments—not to the adorable “Sox,” whose owner is bound to turn up any day, and certainly not to the handsome new vet in town. But as the summer unfolds, she discovers that, like Sox, she may need rescuing, too.

As both sisters navigate unexpected challenges and exciting new relationships, they’ll find that putting the past to rest can make way for beautiful new beginnings.

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Editorial Reviews

“Bette Lee Crosby’s The Summer of New Beginnings is a heart-warming story of unconditional love and resilience in the aftermath of a monumental loss. Readers will be hooked as they are taken along for the ride on a poignant journey of healing and hope.”

Kay Bratt

Author of Wish Me Home

“Once again Bette Lee Crosby has created a heartwarming story about family, forgiveness, and the magic of new beginnings. A charming book that readers will savor to the very last page.”
Christine Nolfi

Author of Sweet Lake

“From USA Today bestselling author comes Crosby’s newest novel about an aspiring journalist who must save her dad’s legacy after his death and her newly single sister who is now facing the future as a single mother. Putting their dreams on the back burner to find themselves in their new stages of life, they will discover that letting go of the past will usher in the possibility of new beginnings.”

hails The Summer of New Beginnings as one of the breakout novels of 2018

“Simply put, Bette Lee Crosby books are instant classics, each one finding a home among America’s most beloved tales of family and the bonds that make us human. In The Summer of New Beginnings, a prodigal daughter reaches out to her distant family at her most desperate hour of need. Where one man drove the family apart, another—the daughter’s own baby boy, a child with special needs—brings this fractured family together. This book is a treasure. And a must read for those who love heartwarming family sagas.”
Heather Burch

Author of In the Light of the Garden and One Lavender Ribbon

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