Tag Archives: Family

A Girl’s Guide to Changing a Tire…

Funny how something like a word, a gesture, or a phrase can trigger a thought that opens a floodgate of memories. I recently heard a Southern Mama advise her daughter to take auto mechanics in school because every woman should know how to fix her own car, then she should look helpless enough to have […]

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The Legend of the Rolling Pin

I’ve shared a lot about the heritage of my family in the past few days, now I’d like to share one more thing… The following is a poem written for Ruth and Clifford Pence by their daughter Rita Lou. I don’t think I need to give you much of a background here, I think Rita […]

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On the Green Side of the Mountain…

We live in a world where plenty is the norm, where kids wear designer sneakers and carry the latest technology in their back pocket. We become agitated when our computer takes more than 29 seconds to boot. We text our friends, download a new movie and send out for sushi…but how often do we stop to consider how truly fortunate […]

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MOM’S DAY GIVEAWAY

LET’S CELEBRATE MOMS… they’re special…they make magic happen, perform Herculean tasks amd blossom into the heroines that stories are written about. Both Spare Change and Cracks in the Sidewalk are stories of women who understood the meaning of being a mom…do you? Whether you’re a mom or someone who wants to celebrate a special mom,  leave a […]

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FATHER/SON RELATIONSHIPS

APRIL IS ALL ABOUT AUTHORS…THIS TIME WE’RE LOOKING AT IT THROUGH A MALE’S POINT OF VIEW Rodney Walther knows his way around the ballpark—he’s managed baseball and softball teams for over a decade. His award-winning debut novel, BROKEN LACES, is both a fond homage to Little League and an intense family drama. Since it’s release […]

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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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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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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 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

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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Cracks in the Sidewalk

GoodReads Review by Anne Kleinberg, author of Menopause in Manhattan I “met” the author of this book, Bette Lee Crosby, through the Internet. She was kind enough to send me congrats on my book “Menopause in Manhattan” and I was delighted to be able to read “Crack in the Sidewalk”. All I can say is […]

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Cracks in the Sidewalk

Review by Tara Alemany bor AleWeb Social Marketing While most of my book reviews are relevant to social media, business, job seeking, technology or leadership, I recently was offered the chance to read some lighter fare; a book by Bette L. Crosby called “Cracks in the Sidewalk,” which is an award-winning novel about a grandmother’s 20-year […]

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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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CRACKS IN THE SIDEWALK

Reviewed by Aleweb Social Marketing While most of my book reviews are relevant to social media, business, job seeking, technology or leadership, I recently was offered the chance to read some lighter fare; a book by Bette L. Crosby called “Cracks in the Sidewalk,” which is an award-winning novel about a grandmother’s 20-year search for […]

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PURSE STRINGS…by Barbara Samuels

I’ve outgrown my purse. Again. Every birthday I add three pounds to my hips and four to my handbag. I’ve yet to find a solution for lightening my load. I started with a clutch, went to a handbag, then a tote and now I carry a body bag in order to hold my stash. On […]

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