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THE LADIES OF LEGACY

I guess by now everyone knows that I love visiting Book Clubs. I’m an author… so there’s nothing better than a juicy discussion of books! It is oodles of fun to hear about the passages or events that the ladies of the club have hilighted or bookmarked as worthy of discussion. Since “Cracks in the […]

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SUSPENSE ISLAND STYLE

Shadow Cay is an action/adventure/thriller set in a pristine tropical island paradise. When a ferry capsizes, sixty two people drown and one woman survives but that day her innocence is left underwater with the other passengers. Little does she realize that this is only the beginning of the dangers that lie ahead if she is […]

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CHOCK FULL OF FUN!

I find very few things that are more fun than getting together with other book-lovers and talking about…what else…books! This past week was just chock full of such fun and here’s why… On Tuesday, the local book club I belong to had their meeting and we discussed last month’s read – Little Princes, One Man’s […]

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OLIVIA ANN WESTERLY

Well friends and fans, since you’ve already met Ethan Allen Doyle, the lad in Spare Change, I thought you’d like to meet some of the other characters and get to know a bit about them. Today I’ll be interviewing Olivia Ann Westerly, the protagonist of the story. Olivia is a woman who at a young […]

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A Talk at the Temple

‘Tis the season for lots of book talk events and revisiting some of the lovely ladies I have spoken with in previous years. On Tuesday of this week – Valentine’s Day – I had a sweetheart of an afternoon. First I visited with the Sisterhood at the Temple Beth El Israel, and then I attended our […]

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FUN WITH THE “NEEDS-A-NAME” BOOK CLUB

The absolute most fun an author can have is to visit with a book club comprised of more than a  dozen fun-loving gals who are brimming over with comments and conversation. The book club I visited with on Wednesday, February 8th was at Evergreen Country Club and hosted by Joyce Humboldt. I can hardly find […]

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A VISIT WITH THE VERO BEACH WOMEN’S CLUB

This has been a great week despite the onslaught of rainy weather (and frizzy hair.) On Tuesday I was privileged to speak at the Vero Beach GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs) and it was a  delight to revisit these wonderful women. I addressed this group two years ago and after I did a reading from “Cracks in the Sidewalk” many of […]

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Readers Speak

Thanks to all the Goodreads members who have made Spare Change the #1 choice on the Listopedia list of “Best Unknown Books” – I am both honored and awed. I can only hope that everyone who read the book and enjoyed it will pass the word along to their friends and their friends will in […]

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Hot Off The Press

SPARE CHANGE is now in the top ten on Goodreads Listopedia list of “Best Unknown Books” – Of course my goal is make it “known” so friends, fans and fellow writers,  if you’re a member of Goodreads, please swing by and vote for it – here’s the link http://bit.ly/zeit7A

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Cracks in the Sidewalk

Amazon Review by Sandy Steele “Cracks in the Sidewalk,” is a thoughtful and remarkable novel! The book covers over twenty years and every human emotion imaginable. Lust, hate, unrequited love and unending love, all wrapped together into this novel from a spiritual and extraordinary writer, Bette Crosby. The story includes both a deeply troubled marriage […]

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Spare Change

Goodreads Review Nov 22, 2011 Naomi B                    rated it        I am not giving this book 5 stars for the longevity of the book or its’ ability to become a classic, but for the author’s ability to write characters who will absolutely melt your heart and elicit sympathy from the reader. I find that to be […]

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MENOPAUSE IN MANHATTAN…by Anne Klineberg

I met Anne through a mutual friend on Linked-in. Our friend mentioned that Anne’s book had zoomed its way into the Barnes & Noble top ten, so I dashed over to take a look. One glance at the cover and I fell in love with the book—I immediately downloaded it onto my Kindle thinking it […]

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Spare Change

Amazon Review by ERG (Midvale, UT) Another great one from Bette Lee Crosby!,November 16, 2011 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 […]

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Spare Change

Goodreads Review Kelly A                    rated it                  Shelves:                                     nook-color-books I had no idea what to expect from this book when I received an early release ebook edition. I was definitely pleasantly surprised, and thoroughly enjoyed the story. It was very heart warming and I am so glad that I read it. I look forward to […]

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Spare Change

Goodreads Review Alle Wells                    rated it        Eleven-year-old Ethan Allen was the last thing Olivia wanted to find at her door. She had never wanted a bunch of children that clung to her like bananas on a stalk. To Olivia, eleven was an unlucky number to be avoided at all cost. Recently wedded and widowed, Olivia […]

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Spare Change

Goodreads Review Susan                    rated it                  Shelves:                                     digital-read,                                                 own I fell in love with all of the characters in this book especially the people who lived in the apartment building. But no one captured my heart like Ethan Allen. What that poor boy had to go through was heartbreaking! But in the end it was […]

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