Spare Change: A Family Saga by Bette Lee Crosby

Spare Change: A Family Saga

byBette Lee Crosby

Kobo ebook | June 8, 2013

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A woman grieving her loss. A boy running for his life. A town defending them both.
From award-winning USA TODAY Bestselling Author BETTE LEE CROSBY, the first book of a gritty, small-town, family saga in the tradition of the finest Southern fiction.

Small-town gossip never much bothered Olivia Westerly. As a single career woman, she's weathered her share. It's easy to ignore the raised eyebrows over her late-in-life marriage to Charlie Doyle. But after he drops dead on their honeymoon, the whispers are salt on her raw grief. Especially when an orphaned, eleven-year-old-boy shows up on her doorstep, looking for the grandfather he never met.

Behind Ethan Allen Doyle's wary blue eyes lie heavily guarded emotions that unexpectedly tug on Olivia's heart, and she finds herself wanting to win his trust. But when his murderous secret comes looking for him, the entire town embraces the lonely widow and desperate child to show its true heart when danger threatens one of its own.

A heartwarming tale of love, loss and unexpected gifts, featuring a woman you'd like to call friend, a boy you will ache to hug, and a town you wish you could call home.
USA TODAY BESTSELLER AND WINNER OF FIVE LITERARY AWARDS - Royal Palm Literary Award, Reviewer's Choice Award, FPA President's Book Award, IAN Outstanding Fiction Award, Eadon Contemporary Fiction Award





Title:Spare Change: A Family SagaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 8, 2013Publisher:Bent Pine PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0983887934

ISBN - 13:9780983887935

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Spare Change (Wyattsville #1) by Bette Lee Crosby Honestly, I had a hard time finishing this and am struggling to write this as I was dulled by it. It was a predictable and ‘nice’ story - about an 11-year old who witnesses the murder of his parents and is seeking safety.It lacked some muscle -a good storyline but I think it could have gone deeper without all the pov's. Simplistic characters, simplistic prose. Top it off there were numerous editing errors that contributed to my irritation.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very interesting story I enjoyed "Spare Change" very much. I liked the way the author developed the links between the characters and how she wrote the story in the voice of each of the characters. It was an intriguing story that I found hard to put down, but I did find the ending a little far fetched. I would recommend it.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A bit overdone story The story started out bright and promising but quickly turned out dull. It seemed like the climax was in fact anti climax; a bit overdone...
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Inspirational Cozy Mystery I enjoyed this southern mystery. The characters are interesting and the background was realistic. Enjoy for a different mystery.
Date published: 2015-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spare Change This was an awesome story. Always couldn't wait for the next break I could take to continue reading. VH
Date published: 2014-06-14