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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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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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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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THE INTERVIEW…

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

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 – 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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