Tag Archives: Book Clubs


Okay, we are officially getting into the spirit it of the season and since December is reserved for our annual Book Club Christmas party, our hostess Linda Faria selected James Patterson’s “A Christmas Wedding” as our November book club read and she created a party theme to suit the mood of the book. The invitations were a […]

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There are book clubs and then there are BOOK CLUBS! The Gals at the Cascades have one of THOSE BOOK CLUBS. You know the kind I mean… a book club that everyone wants to become part of. They read great books, share yummy snacks, have interesting discussions …and grow their membership. In fact, their membership eventually outgrew itself and the club […]

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Okay, it’s always special when I can get together  with Book Clubs for a discussion of one of my books…but this group was beyond special…I was blown away by the energy, enthusiasm, and community involvement of this group. So without further ado, meet the gals from the Coral Gables Women’s Club Book Group… In Addition […]

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Our local book club meets once a month and the person who selects the book for that month also hosts the discussion group – my most recent pick was “the Night Circus” and with a book that is so delightfully imaginative how could I not go all out in re-creating a fun environment for our […]

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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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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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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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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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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

Goodreads Review Jackie Lane                    rated it        I finished this book last night.  I had an ARC and I did a buddy read on this book.  Since I had no idea what I was reading, it was a pleasant surprise when I sat down to read it.  I definitely enjoyed this book. It is the story […]

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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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Happy to say….

I am so happy to say that I am now a Goodreads Author – with my own Author page and all the bells and whistles that go along with it! Of course, I don’t know how to use all those bells and whistles, but hopefully I’ll learn. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet and share […]

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Delightfully exciting news – just got the word today, Cracks in the Sidewalk is a finalist in the Florida Publisher’s 2011 President’s Book Awards. The winner will be announced at an awards banquet in Sarasota on November 5th. I’m especially honored because the book is entered in the Adult Fiction Category, which includes mysteries and […]

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I was honored to speak at the September meeting of the Port Saint Lucie Women’s Club, a group that is part of the International GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Clubs.) The luncheon meeting was held at the Holiday Inn on Federal Highway. In addition to a wonderful lunch, these lovely ladies listened to my stories of family […]

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The Truth About Book Clubs…

Half the people you know probably belong to some sort of book club. Most love it, some tolerate it, some claim they’re far too busy to read a book every month, and others find fault with the quality of books selected. Still the number of book clubs in existence continues to grow, as does their popularity. Why? Being a writer, […]

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