The Twelfth Child

An uplifting tale of trust, love and friendship…

Papa wasn’t someone who’d flat out kill a person, but he surely knew how to destroy a woman from the inside…a slice of spirit, a piece of pride, a chunk of heart, until one day there’s nothing left but a walking around shell to do the cooking and laundry…thus begins the story of Abigail Anne Lannigan, a willful daughter determined to overcome the past.

Leaving the Shenandoah Valley of the early 1900’s behind, Abigail finds a way to survive in a world of joblessness and speakeasy’s. Now, at the tail end of her years, her best friend is accused of embezzling one million dollars and Abigail is helpless to save her. She knows the truth of what happened, but will never have the chance to tell.

Reminiscent of Fannie Flagg’s “Fried Green Tomatoes” the May-December friendship of these two unforgettable women is sure to settle in the soft spot of your heart.

The Twelfth Child, told in the timeless tradition of Southern Fiction, is a novel rich with emotion, humor and tenderness. A Historical Mystery set in the 20th Century; this is a story of love, friendship and one woman’s struggle to survive America’s Great Depression.

Winner of:

  • FPA President’s Book Award Silver Medal
  • Royal Palm Literary Award for Women’s Fiction

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Editorial Reviews

“Be prepared to be swept away into the life of a girl who will tug at your emotions while never leaving your heart. Crosby has crafted a story that will enchant readers”

Steena Holmes

Author of Finding Emma

“Crosby’s talent lies in not only telling a good, compelling story, but telling it from a unique perspective. The Twelfth Child is an extraordinarily heartwarming story”
Reader Views

“Once again, Crosby writes about an ordinary woman with an ordinary life, but makes it fascinating”

Amazon Reviewer

“I can’t praise this book and the author enough…Crosby is amazing. Her writing is smooth, detailed, interesting, and it pulls you right into the story with believable characters and a wonderful flowing storyline”
Silver’s Reviews

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