Bette Lee Crosby

1 Spare Change

Author : Bette Lee Crosby
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2011-10-24
Description :  <b><i>A woman grieving her loss. A boy running for his life. A town defending them both.</i></b><br /><br /> From award-winning USA TODAY Bestselling Author BETTE LEE CROSBY, the first book of a gritty, small-town, family saga in the tradition of the finest Southern fiction.<br /><br /> Small-town gossip never much bothered Olivia Westerly. As a single career woman, she's weathered her share. It's easy to ignore the raised eyebrows over her late-in-life marriage to Charlie Doyle. But after he drops dead on their honeymoon, the whispers are salt on her raw grief. Especially when an orphaned, eleven-year-old-boy shows up on her doorstep, looking for the grandfather he never met.<br /><br /> Behind Ethan Allen Doyle's wary blue eyes lie heavily guarded emotions that unexpectedly tug on Olivia's heart, and she finds herself wanting to win his trust. But when his murderous secret comes looking for him, the entire town embraces the lonely widow and desperate child to show its true heart when danger threatens one of its own.<br /><br /> A heartwarming tale of love, loss and unexpected gifts, featuring a woman you'd like to call friend, a boy you will ache to hug, and a town you wish you could call home.<br /><br /> USA TODAY BESTSELLER AND WINNER OF FIVE LITERARY AWARDS - <b>Royal Palm Literary Award, Reviewer's Choice Award, FPA President's Book Award, IAN Outstanding Fiction Award, Eadon Contemporary Fiction Award</b>

2 Cracks in the Sidewalk

Author : Bette Lee Crosby
Genre :  Family  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2009-08-01
Description :  From the USA Today Bestselling Author of Spare Change, comes a powerful story that is a heart-wrenching reminder of how fragile relationships can be. Cracks in the Sidewalk is based on a true story.&#xa0;<br /><br /> Claire McDermott is a wife, a mother, a grandmother...Her only daughter is gravely ill...Her son-in-law is resentful and angry... Her grandchildren are missing...<br /><br /> After years of writing letters, hoping to find the children, hoping to bring them back, Claire receives a reply...a dog-eared gray envelope is stuffed into her mailbox, but will it bring hope or simply put an end to the waiting?&#xa0;

3 Passing through Perfect

Author : Bette Lee Crosby
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  African American  Historical 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-01-10
Description :  <b><i>Benjamin Church came to the grange hall expecting to meet someone else, but then the girl in a red dress looked across the dance floor and smiled…<br /><br /> </i></b>Passing through Perfect is a heart-wrenching, Southern family saga that starts on the night Benjamin fell madly and completely in love with Delia. Once he tasted the sweetness of her kiss, he envisioned them spending the rest of their life together.<b><i><br /><br /> </i></b>He didn’t stop to consider her daddy was a learned Pastor and her mama a woman with a college degree; he only knew she set his heart to racing. When he touched his mouth to hers, he forgot the hardships of being a sharecropper, forgot what it was like to work from dawn ‘til dark and forgot that nothing in Grinder’s Corner ever really changed.<br /><br /> Benjamin’s only thoughts were about lying together every night, sitting side by side on the front porch, and raising a family.&#xa0; Yes, he knew there’d be heartaches.&#xa0; Every couple had their share of heartaches, it was to be expected; but he never imagined such a tragedy would befall their family.<b><i><br /><br /> Winner of the 2016 RONE Award for Inspirational Fiction and the 2016 Readers Favorite Gold Medal.</i></b>

4 Beyond the Carousel

Author : Bette Lee Crosby
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2017-01-10
Description :  <b><i>From an award-winning USA TODAY Bestselling Author...a soulful Southern saga about a perfect family in an imperfect world</i></b>...<br /><br /> Laura Wilkes has everything a woman could want when she snaps the picture of her five-year-old daughter on the carousel. Each time the carousel comes around Laura snaps another picture, seven in all. This is a day of unforgettable happiness; one of the few Laura has left.<br /><br /> In the months following the stock market crash the family is beset by tragedy. A homicide that goes unpunished. It's the height of the depression and there are hoards of faceless, nameless men living in train yards and back alleys. The murderer is never caught but the family never gives up hope of finding him.<br /><br /> Now twenty-five years later, Laura's daughter has fallen in love with a policeman. Jack Mahoney is a rookie with little or no power, but he's the one, the only one, who can deliver the justice the family has long awaited.<br /><br /> In a heartwarming family saga that stretches across three generations, and brings back Wyattsville's favorite detective, readers will get to know Jack Mahoney as a young man about to fall in love.

5 The Twelfth Child

Author : Bette Lee Crosby
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2012-05-14
Description :  A MILLION DOLLARS IS MISSING. THE NEPHEW IS GREEDY. THE FRIEND IS A SUSPECT. ABIGAIL KNOWS THE TRUTH, BUT SHE'LL NEVER GET THE CHANCE TO TELL... In a story of trust, love and friendship, two unforgettable women find what they've been searching for all their life. This heartwarming May-December friendship is reminiscent of Fannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes. Abigail Anne Lannigan is at the tail end of her years when she teams up with a free-spirited young woman who moves in across the street. Their unusual friendship comes under suspicion when a million dollars goes missing and a distant relative, claims embezzlement. Abigail knows the truth about the handwritten note but, unfortunately, she'll never get the chance to tell. Told in the timeless tradition of Southern Fiction, The Twelfth Child is rich with emotion, humor and tenderness. This Award Winning book is the recipient of the FPA President's Book Award Silver Medal and the Royal Palm Literary Award for Women's Fiction.

6 The Regrets of Cyrus Dodd

Author : Bette Lee Crosby
Genre :  Family  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical  Mysteries & Thrillers  Historical 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2016-06-15
Description :  <b><i>"Regret is what stands in the way of happiness," she said then turned and walked away</i></b>...<br /><br /> From award-winning USA TODAY Bestselling Author BETTE LEE CROSBY, comes an early twentieth century family saga of two Southern men who come up against one another. Both are prideful, iron-willed and stubborn. One will lose his farm, the other will lose his family. In a tale that delves into the heart of a small town West Virginia community two men discover that being right is not the same as being happy.<br /><br /> Believing he has lost everything, Cyrus Dodd has no choice but to start over. He and wife Ruth leave their farm and travel to Wyattsville. As they settle down to a life far different than what he'd planned, Cyrus is forced to deal with one challenge after another, and the regrets trail behind him like a row of ducklings.<br /><br /> He told Ruth they were leaving trouble behind and swore this time it would be better; but now he's wondering if that's a promise he can keep.<br /><br /> <b><i>Readers View says, "An engrossing story of ordinary people...a tale richly told."<br /><br /> Indie Book Awards, Historical Fiction Finalist</i></b>

7 Previously Loved Treasures

Author : Bette Lee Crosby
Genre :  Family  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2014-04-28
Description :  <b>From a USA Today Bestselling Author comes a heartwarming mystery that is rich with imagination and magic</b>.&#xa0; In Previously Loved Treasures, Book Two of The Serendipity Series, recently widowed Ida Sweetwater finds the granddaughter she never knew she had and turns a group of haphazard strangers into family.<br /><br /> Struggling to make ends meet, Ida turns her home into a boarding house and goes in search of used furniture. This quest leads to the Previously Loved Treasures shop and Peter Pennington, a delightfully strange proprietor who anticipates people’s needs. In addition to bargains, Peter hands out sage advice. When a pocket watch belonging to one of the residents goes missing for a second time he warns of danger—but will Ida’s granddaughter listen and will she heed his advice?<br /><br /> This is a story that resonates with Crosby’s heartwarming albeit quirky characters and the joy of a pay-it-forward philosophy.

8 Jubilee’s Journey

Author : Bette Lee Crosby
Genre :  Historical  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2013-10-13
Description :  <b><i>Can the faith of a child inspire forgiveness in the heart of a woman seeking revenge?</i></b><br /><br /> From award-winning USA TODAY Bestselling Author BETTE LEE CROSBY comes a heartwarming Southern family saga that redefines the meaning of family.<br /><br /> Crime is a rarity in the small town of Wyattsville, so when one occurs it is front page news. Grocery store owner, Sidney Klaussner, shot in the course of the robbery, is lying in the hospital unconscious. In the room across from him the young man assumed to be the shooter.<br /><br /> Although no one knows the truth of what happened inside that store, Sidney's wife is determined to see the boy punished. The lad's only hope is his sister Jubilee. She knows why he was there but is anyone going to believe a seven-year-old?<br /><br /> A heartwarming saga of finding forgiveness and coming together as a family. Spare Change readers are sure to welcome back Olivia Doyle and the colorful residents of the Wyattsville Arms.<br /><br /> <b><i>Winner of the Reader's Favorite Gold Medal, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, and the Royal Palm Literary Award.</i></b>

9 Blueberry Hill

Author : Bette Lee Crosby
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2014-06-27
Description :  <b>From the USA Today Bestselling Author of Spare Change comes the heartwarming novel Blueberry Hill, a Sister’s Story.<br /><br /> </b>Based on the realities of her own family, Crosby calls this a memoir of sorts. Traveling back to a time when the sisters were young enough to feel invincible and foolish enough to believe it would last forever, Crosby has bared her soul in this tale of regrettable decisions and inevitable outcomes.<br /><br /> Blueberry Hill is a story that will touch your heart and stay with you long after you have closed the book.

10 Stories

Author : Bette Lee Crosby
Genre :  Consumer Guides  Books  Reference 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2016-05-26
Description :  <b>Bette Lee Crosby – USAToday Bestselling Author<br /><br /> </b>Have you ever wondered about the idea that came before a novel was written? Or read a story that seemed too real to be fiction and wondered if perchance parts of it were true?&#xa0; In “Stories” Author Bette Lee Crosby takes you behind the scenes and answers those questions as she shares the story behind each of novels.<b><br /><br /> </b>You will get a glimpse inside each book and learn which passages reviewers and readers have marked as their favorites.<br /><br /> And, since many of Crosby’s characters appear in more than one story or series, you’ll also find a suggested reading order list for the books.<br /><br /> This isn’t a novel…it’s a fun-filled journey into the why and wherefore of how many of these award-winning novels came into being.



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