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USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review

The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures."

Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can’t stop thinking about long after you put it down."

"Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write."

It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Cros
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A picture of Lila came to mind, and Otis remembered how it was.

When she was alive there were hot biscuits and savory stews. On days

when the weight of work bent his back, she’d rub his shoulders and ease

the pain. And in the dark of night when they were side by side in the bed,

she’d press her body close to his and it brought a feeling of completeness.

Were it not for Lila, he wouldn’t have Benjami...

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Cupid's Christmas
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What Matters Most
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Wow-Bette does it again. There are so many words going through my head. I fell in love with the characters in this book. Just like in the first two books in this series, the characters stay with you..." Read more of this review »
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KIRKUS REVIEWS - Well-written and engaging...Readers will welcome back the characters from previous Wyattsville Books.

MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW - This is Southern fiction at its best: spiritually infused, warm, and family-oriented - an atmosphere which permeates every chapter with description
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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.”
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Debbie "DJ" Wilson Hey Bette, Thanks for the friendvite. Looking forward to your reviews, and chatting books :)


message 132: by Freda

Freda mans Hi Bette, thank you for connecting. :-)


 ♥♥Mari♥♥ Hi, Bette! Thanks for the friend request! Nice to meet you!! Here's to happy book sharing!! : )


message 130: by Andrea

Andrea Hi Bette,Thanks for the friendship and I look forward to sharing books with you.Happy Reading! :)


message 129: 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 128: 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 127: 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 126: by Joy

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


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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 124: 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 123: 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 121: 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 120: 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 119: by Judy

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


message 118: 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 117: 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 116: 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 115: 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 114: by Kim

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


message 113: 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 112: by Kris

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


message 111: 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 109: by Eileen

Eileen Thanks for the invite Bette!

Eileen


message 108: by Irene

Irene Hi Bette,

Thank you for the friend invite!

Best,

Irene


message 107: 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 106: 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 105: 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 104: by Debra

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


message 103: by Jean

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


message 102: by Bette

Bette Crosby Hi Angela,

You're very welcome.
Bette


message 101: by Angela

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


message 100: 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 99: by Nicolle

Nicolle Hi Bette thanks for the add. :)


message 98: 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 97: 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 96: 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 95: 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!
:)


Michele at A Belle's Tales Thank you for the friend invite and that sweet message! So happy to 'meet' you! :)


message 93: 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 91: 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 89: 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 88: 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 87: 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 86: by Steven

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


message 85: 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...


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