by Bette Lee Crosby | Jan 16, 2015 | My Books
Please feel free to use these book discussion questions with your reading group or book club. If you make up your own, please let me know and I'll add them here.
Book Discussion Questions – Passing through Perfect
1) The time period for this book is after World War II. It's important to understand African Americans standing in the US during the time period in Passing through Perfect. Take a moment to share with your group or club your recollection of the issues and problems faced by people of color.
2) What strengths did Benjamin bring back from serving in the military? How did this help him in the story?
3) Why do you think Delia's family reacted the way they did to Benjamin?
4) The neighbors change their attitude/behavior toward Benjamin in one part of the story. Do you know anyone who has changed their attitude/behavior (including your own) over the issue of race?
5) What in Paul's background do you feel made him connect with Benjamin and want to help?
by Bette Lee Crosby | Jan 14, 2015 | In the News, News
Today is a day full of excitement and anticipation…PASSING THROUGH PERFECT is now available on all the retailer sites including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo and Google Play.
You can download a free sample or grab the book and be one of the first to read it and if you've got the book you'll be one of the lucky readers who can qualify for an extra $25 gift card in the Big Bag of Bestsellers giveaway that starts tomorrow. All you'll have to do is enter the secret word on the giveaway entry form…hint, hint…it's a word easily found in the book. This is my way of saying a special thank you to the fans and followers who give me such awesome reader love. The giveaway starts tomorrow so be sure to stop back.
Here's what some of the reviewers are saying about Passing through Perfect:
Kirkus Reviews – Well written and engaging…readers will welcome back the characters from other Wyattsville Books.
Midwest Book Review (Donovan's Shelf) – This is Southern fiction writing at its best: spiritually infused, warm, and family-oriented – an atmosphere which permeates every chapter with descriptions firmly routed in family tradition and the South.
Indie Reader – Author Bette Lee Crosby’s characters take on heartbreak and oppression with dignity, courage, and a shaken but strong faith in a better tomorrow…
Freda's Voice – …like reading John Steinbeck's, East of Eden, or Harper Lee's, To Kill a Mockingbird, this story is a tale of epic proportions! …And see, that's the thing. The Magic Thing. Bette Lee Crosby creates characters and stories that feel so real, so alive, you can't help but become emotionally invested.
Readers Favorite – Passing through Perfect is very nearly a perfect novel and, indeed, often exceeds that very exacting standard.
Must Read Books – Crosby is a master storyteller of tales of the south, stories of triumph over tragedy and faith. Passing through Perfect tops the charts!