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USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby brings the wit and wisdom of her Southern Mama to works of fiction--the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away.

Born in Detroit and raised in a plethora of states scattered across the South and Northeast, Crosby originally studied art and began her career as a packaging designer. When asked to write a few lines of copy for the back of a pantyhose package, she discovered a love for words that was irrepressible. After years of writing for business, she turned to works of fiction and never looked back. "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she w...more


Q is for QuickQuick Pick Books...these are the little treasures that you see on sale and snap up. I am as guilty as you are about overloading my Kindle with more books than I can possibly ever read, but in doing so I have often found some great little gems. I loved "Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend" and I probably wouldn't have started "The Walk" series except that I saw it on sale and it reminded me of how mu...

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Published on April 19, 2014 05:56
Average rating: 4.10 · 1,666 ratings · 740 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
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What Matters Most
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" What did I think? I think while at the time I was reading two books....I just had to finish this one first. Bette Lee Crosby did it again. I would have given it 5 stars but I did not like the ending. In a way I understand why Ms Crosby did it....n... " Read more of this review »
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Winner of the 2013 Royal Palm Literary Award,
The Twelfth Child is a heartwarming story of a woman, her friend, a greedy nephew and $1,000,000 worth of missing bonds.

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Bette Lee Crosby, Life in the Land of "Is"...the amazing story of Lani Deauville, the world's longest living quadriplegic

“sugar, if you ain't on speaking terms with The Lord, what right you got to ask Him to help you out?”
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“She'd bottled herself up like a person already cremated.”
Bette Lee Crosby, Spare Change

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message 130: by Bette

Bette Crosby Joy wrote: "Bette ~ Thanks for the add ~ looking forward to reading your books! Happy reading :)"

Joy thank you for your message the other day I hope you'll consider joining the BFF group.


message 129: by Bette

Bette Crosby Brenda wrote: "Bette, Thanks for the adding me as a friend. I look forward to reading you work!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!"

Thank you Brenda! I love to hear what readers think so please stay in touch.


message 128: by Brenda

Brenda Elsner Bette, Thanks for the adding me as a friend. I look forward to reading you work!! Hope you have a wonderful day!!


message 127: by Joy

Joy Bette ~ Thanks for the add ~ looking forward to reading your books! Happy reading :)


message 126: by Bette

Bette Crosby Zoe wrote: "Hi Bette,
Thank you for the friend request.I look to forward to read your work and of course,to know more about you."


Thanks for stopping by Zoe, I look forward to getting to know you better.


message 125: by Zoe

Zoe Hi Bette,
Thank you for the friend request.I look to forward to read your work and of course,to know more about you.


message 124: by Bette

Bette Crosby Tegan Mae wrote: "Hi Bette!!

Sorry it took me so long to write you a message! I've been mostly using the GR app on my phone. But thanks so much for the friend request and I can't wait to check out your novels!

Tegan"
Glad we could connect. When I read your profile and saw the books on your shelf, I just knew Spare Change was a book you'd enjoy. Let's stay in touch.


Tegan Mae Hi Bette!!

Sorry it took me so long to write you a message! I've been mostly using the GR app on my phone. But thanks so much for the friend request and I can't wait to check out your novels!

Tegan


message 122: by Bette

Bette Crosby Kelly wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite. I always enjoy meeting new people. I am swarmed at the moment with books. I shall keep you in mind when my load lightens. :). I am happy you enjoyed my blog!"

Thanks Kelly. I look forward to following your reviews on both your blog and here at Goodreads.


message 121: by Kelly

Kelly Thanks for the friend invite. I always enjoy meeting new people. I am swarmed at the moment with books. I shall keep you in mind when my load lightens. :). I am happy you enjoyed my blog!


message 120: by Judy

Judy Collins Looking forward to connecting with an author here in South Florida and reading your books! Thanks for the invite!


message 119: by Bette

Bette Crosby Kelly wrote: "Bette, thanks for the friend request. I'm always looking for good books so I'll be checking out some of yours soon!"

Thank you Kelly, that is so sweet. My personal favorite is Spare Change, so if you decide to read one, read that one first.


message 118: by Kelly

Kelly Bette, thanks for the friend request. I'm always looking for good books so I'll be checking out some of yours soon!


message 117: by Bette

Bette Crosby Vicki wrote: "Thanks for the friend request. I'll be adding some of your books to my "to read" shelf. I'm always looking for something great to read and I love anything with a southern tilt."

Thanks Vicki, I think you'd really enjoy Spare Change, it's probably my favorite.


message 116: by Vicki

Vicki Valenta Thanks for the friend request. I'll be adding some of your books to my "to read" shelf. I'm always looking for something great to read and I love anything with a southern tilt.


message 115: by Kim

Kim Barker Thanks a bunch for the friend request Bette. I look forward to learning more about you and your books.


message 114: by Bette

Bette Crosby Kris wrote: "Bette, thank you so much for the friend request! It's a pleasure to meet you. :)"

A pleasure to meet you also.


message 113: by Kris

Kris Bette, thank you so much for the friend request! It's a pleasure to meet you. :)


message 112: by Bette

Bette Crosby Whitney wrote: "Thank you for the friend invite and the lovely note Bette!"

Thank you for stopping by Whitney. I love having a new friend. :)


Whitney Thank you for the friend invite and the lovely note Bette!


message 110: by Eileen

Eileen Thanks for the invite Bette!

Eileen


message 109: by Irene

Irene Hi Bette,

Thank you for the friend invite!

Best,

Irene


message 108: by Yaritza

Yaritza Thanks for requesting me as a friend. Yes I totally love Christmas time. All the lights, the music and the Christmas cheers. Happy to be your friend.

Yaritza


message 107: by Bette

Bette Crosby Ananda wrote: "Hi Bette,
thanks for the friend invite and kind message. I'm really looking forward to reading "Spare Change". It receives great reviews here on GR, so must be really really good. Have a fab day/ev..."


Thanks Amanda, Spare Change is probably my favorite. I'm working on the sequel right now :)


message 106: by Ananda

Ananda Hi Bette,
thanks for the friend invite and kind message. I'm really looking forward to reading "Spare Change". It receives great reviews here on GR, so must be really really good. Have a fab day/evening!


message 105: by Debra

Debra Thanks for adding Me! I look forward to checking out your books and talking books with you.


message 104: by Jean

Jean H Bette,
Looking forward to diving into your books. Glad we are friends.


message 103: by Bette

Bette Crosby Hi Angela,

You're very welcome.
Bette


message 102: by Angela

Angela Hi Bette
Thank you for the friend invitation and your message.


message 101: by Susan

Susan Thank you for your friend invitation....I actually read Spare Change last year and loved it......I thought it was a great story with wonderful characters.


message 100: by Nicolle

Nicolle Hi Bette thanks for the add. :)


message 99: by Kim

Kim Thanks for the friend invite! Looking forward to following your reading lists and I'll be looking into some of your books too. :)


message 98: by Liz

Liz Thanks for friending me. It seems we do have very similar tastes in books. Now I'll have to look through your books to see if there is anything I haven't read.


message 97: by Bette

Bette Crosby Deb-oh wrote: "Bette!

Thanks so much for the friend request! I can't think of too many things I like better than reading! I hope that this day finds you well and happy...Write-on!
:)"


Great to hear from you Deb, love making friend who also love books.


message 96: by Deb-oh

Deb-oh Bette!

Thanks so much for the friend request! I can't think of too many things I like better than reading! I hope that this day finds you well and happy...Write-on!
:)


Chelesbells Thank you for the friend invite and that sweet message! So happy to 'meet' you! :)


message 94: by Jeanie

Jeanie thanks for the friend invite. Looking forward to sharing books and reviews. Have a great day!


Shelleyrae at Book'd Out Hi, thanks for the friend request!


message 92: by Mari

Mari Thanks for the friend request, Bette! Look forward to getting to know you and following your literary journey.


Sandy Jay Thanks for the friend request, Bette! :)


message 90: by Diane

Diane Davidson I love to read and I'd really looking forward to reading Spare Change. Thank you so much for your message. It's so nice to meet you.

Diane


message 89: by Bette

Bette Crosby Terry wrote: "Just wanted to stop by and say Hi and Thank you for your email, it's nice to meet you too.

I am currently reading Crazy in Paradise and plan to read The Twelfth Child next."


Thanks for stopping by. I think you'll really enjoy The Twelfth Child, I'm awed by all the great Amazon reviews it's been getting. I'll check back to read your review of Crazy in Paradise.


message 88: by Terry

Terry Mazdra Just wanted to stop by and say Hi and Thank you for your email, it's nice to meet you too.

I am currently reading Crazy in Paradise and plan to read The Twelfth Child next.


message 87: by Steven

Steven Harbin Thank you for the friend add Bette! Nice to meet you, and best wishes :)


message 86: by Bette

Bette Crosby thank you TamElaine, it's a pleasure to meet you.


TamElaine Hi Bette ! Thank you so much for the friend invite ! I've seen your name and books around Goodreads quite a bit and the synopsis I've been reading sound amazing ! I'm excited to read your books...


message 84: by Anna

Anna Hub Thanks for the friend request Bette :-)


message 83: by Deb

Deb Hi Bette,
I love your page!
Deb


message 82: by Teresa

Teresa Hi Bette! Thank you for adding me. Looking forward to reading your novels! :)


Josephine I haven't gotten it yet, but I love to read holiday stories, thank's for the invite. Looking forward to reading your book!!!


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