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SPARE CHANGE…an interview with the boy

Q:  Who are you? A:   My name’s Ethan Allen Doyle, I’m an eleven-year old kid and I ain’t the hero of this story, but I got more troubles than any ten heroes ought to have. I suppose you could say Grandma Olivia is the hero, but it sure didn’t start out that way. Matter of fact, Grandma […]

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Pat Bertram, another Goodreads Author and Facebook friend, invited me or one of my characters to do an interview on her blog–I was kind of busy that day, so Ethan Allen Doyle, the boy from SPARE CHANGE, took over and did the interview. Honestly, the things that boy will say…. It’s a fun look into […]

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SPARE CHANGE – Seattle Post Intelligence

Bette Lee Crosby’s Spare Change is a quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life, madcap adventures of a young boy and a late change of heart that made all the difference in the life of an unusually independent woman. More than anything, it is a heartwarming book, which is simultaneously […]

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SPARE CHANGE – Bookpleasures Review

Award-winning author Bette Lee Crosby brings readers another heart-warming story about a strong woman who learns life’s greatest joys often come in the form of the very thing we reject. In 1923 Olivia Westerly holds her head high and marches out of her Virginia home. At a time when the highest ambition of most of […]

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SPARE CHANGE…The story starts

Olivia Ann Westerly  I don’t suppose there’s a person walking the earth who doesn’t now and again think if I had the chance to live my life over, I’d sure as hell do it differently. When you get to a certain age and realize how much time you’ve wasted on pure foolishness, you’re bound to […]

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