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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

Amazon Review by Melanie Young Imagine your grandchildren being ripped from your life, as your daughter is losing hers. This is what happened to Claire and Charlie McDermott when their daughter, Elizabeth, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Elizabeth’s loser husband, Jeffrey, denies his wife and in-laws access to the children until they hire […]

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Cracks in the Sidewalk

Amazon Review by ERG for Bookpleasures When a father and mother lose the only child they have, to what lengths will they go to keep their grandchildren close? And how do they keep those children in their lives when someone actively opposes their presence? Bette L. Crosby answers these questions and poses several challenges to […]

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IT’S A DOG’S LIFE…by Katie

A lot of bad things can happen in a dog’s life…I know, ’cause some of those things happened to me.  I guess I have always been what people call dog, because the first I remember of life is being in a box with three brothers and Dog Mom. Dog Mom let us suck on her spouts so we got warm […]

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Cracks In The Sidewalk

AMAZON REVIEW by Bria Burton The heart-wrenching story is about Claire McDermott, who cares for her adult daughter, Liz, when doctors discover an incurable brain tumor. Liz’s husband, the deplorable JT Caruthers, abandons her and wreaks further emotional havoc in Claire and Liz’s life when he refuses to allow Liz’s three children to see their […]

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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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“Cracks in the Sidewalk” – another wonderful review!

I am absolutely thrilled to read the FOUR STAR REVIEWS that “Cracks in the Sidewalk” has been receiving. The latest was from a reviewer in Utah and is now on Amazon. This was a gut-wrenching story to write and it is so rewarding to see that readers are enjoying it. In case you don’t remember, […]

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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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THE NEXT CHAPTER by Melanie Young

The Next Chapter is a book that’s small in size but big in heart. It is the story of a woman who loses her husband in a fatal auto accident and then loses herself to sorrow. Set in Northwest Oregon, the book captures the very essence of location with the accident taking place as Jim […]

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IN THE NEWS …A VISIT WITH THE PORT ST. LUCIE GFWC WOMEN

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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At the GWFC Of Vero Beach

What fun it is for an author to speak to such a delightful audience as the ladies of the Vero Beach Women’s Club. Not only did they regale me with lots of applause, laughter, nods of agreement and smiles, but they also provided a delicious lunch with an easy-on-the-conscience three-point weight-watchers cake for desert. What more could I ask? […]

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