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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  187 ratings  ·  94 reviews
CUPID’S CHRISTMAS…A love story for both the young and the young at heart. In a spot somewhere between Heaven and Earth, Cupid is trying to overcome the forces of lust, jealousy and the events brought on by his nemeses — Life Management.

Cupid matched John and Eleanor thirty years ago, but Life Management stepped in and fouled things up. Now they are both single and back to
Paperback, 196 pages
Published October 17th 2012 by Bent Pine Publishing (first published September 13th 2012)
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This is the first book I have read by Bette Lee Crosby and I can assure you it won’t be the last. I was expecting the usual sweet and fluffy Christmas story, the no brainer with a happy ever after ending that I read and enjoy at this busy time of the year. What I got was a wonderful story that sucked me in from page one and did not let me go until the last page. There are three stories all intertwined here, not just John and Eleanor’s. John’s daughter is a main focus as well, and Eleanor’s son a ...more
Midu Hadi
Nov 30, 2012 Midu Hadi rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: readers who love sweet stories
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Bette Crosby
Sep 03, 2012 Bette Crosby rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: books-i-wrote
This book will be available October 17, 2012. It's a fun Christmas Romance in which Cupid is challenged to give an older couple the love they've been waiting for, a young woman the Mister Wonderful she has always dreamed of, and a lovable lost dog a forever home.
Oct 12, 2012 Judy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: most of my lady friends and family
Recommended to Judy by: sent by author
Looking at the cover, I thought the book was about a dog named Cupid. And that was OK. I was up for a happy Christmas story. Christmas is my favorite holiday after all. But just a few pages in, I realized the story is told from the perspective of the main characters, Lindsay, John and Eleanor and of course, Cupid, himself. It is an easy, romantic story, filled with real life scenarios. A young woman who can’t seem to find her soul mate, love between an older couple ( I refrain from elderly becau ...more
Jackie Lane
What can I say, I love stories about Christmas and this was an adorable story about Cupid and what his job entailed. I was given the privilege of getting an ARC of this book. Bette Lee Crosby has such a wonderful writing style that I jumped at the chance to read it.

This is the story of Cupid working his magic. The main characters all have flaws and Bette tends to bring out the best in them. It is definitely a totally different take on her usual books, which are written with such heartfelt charac
This is a light sweet romance, told largely from the perspective of Cupid,that mythical angel of love. The story line revolves around two families, who need serious help in the happily ever after department.
John and Eleanor have found one another again, after many years apart.They are anxious to begin their lives together, but their adult(I use the term loosely)children are less than thrilled with that idea.Lindsay, John's daughter, acts like she is the pearl at the center of the universe and
Bette Lee Crosby had let out that her book was being offered for free on Amazon last week, and I decided to check it out. I'm not much of a romance reader (unless it is Heyer) but the cover was adorable and then the title attracted me, especially as I'd signed up for a Christmas reading challenge. A quick peek inside with Amazon's 'Look Inside' feature had me drawn to the chirpy writing and the fact that the narrator was Cupid (for the most part).

I liked the writer's take on the romance, and the
I received this ebook from Bette for review and I am so glad I did. From the beginning it was a little different for me because it is told from the view of Cupid.It took me a couple of chapters to get into the gist of it but after that I couldn't stop until I finished it.
It is a story of Linsay who is the cupid' assignment having a long history of finding love. She breaks up with her boyfriend,loses her job in New York, and loses her apartment. She decides to move back to New Jersy to live with
This book not only comes with an adorable cover and a worthy cause for saving dogs from part of it's proceeds, it's also a fanciful love story for the Christmas season and throughout the year.

Cupid's job is to unite the right people for a lifetime of love, but sometimes humans go and jump into lust with the wrong people and problems ensue. Problems also arise when people find another partner in marriage that was not in "the plan". One such couple is Eleanor and John, who found and lost each othe
Maria Ulery
What a great novel this was! First off I am a dog lover and love any kind of books involving them so I knew I'd like it but after reading Ms. Bette Lee Crosby's other 2 novels and this being the 3rd I have found a love for her family oriented books! I just really get into her characters the way she describes them and the surroundings just makes you feel like you are there with them. This novel has some family drama when Lindsey moves back home after being let go of her last job and getting ditch ...more
I love Betty Lee Crosby’s books so when she approached me to review Cupid’s Christmas it was a no brainer. Cupid’s Christmas delivers a holiday tale that you will want to share with others. It reads like a made for television Hallmark Christmas special and I quickly consumed this on a cold afternoon. This is heartwarming tales that will lift your spirits and embraces the spirit of the holidays.

We meet Cupid who dwells somewhere between Heaven and Earth and whose purpose is to match people with t
Sherry Fundin
Hello, my name is Cupid.

Love doesn't just happen. I get my orders from Upstairs, then I proceed to make it happen, or try to.

I have spent centuries dealing with humans, but Lindsay Gray was a puzzle. She was so unpredictable and impulsive. She can't seem to tell love from lust. If I can't help Lindsay, she'll end up being classified as Love-Challenged.

After losing her job and deciding to go home, she was in for a rude awakening. She envisioned home as if nothing had changed, as if time had stood
Andrea Corley
This was such a cute little light read! I was able to easily navigate through the story, and kept entertained while doing so. Bette Lee Crosby does such a wonderful job telling a story and keeping a reader interested in the story and characters before them. Just as with every other Crosby book, she provided a wonderful, intriguing story that truly touches and melts ones heart!

I haven't read a book yet that Bette didn't have wonderful, lovable characters to fill her great stories with! Each chara
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were interesting and the plot involves a dog and we get to hear from Cupid himself. "Humans think Valentine's Day is my favorite but it's not, Christmas is. Valentine's Day is a farce, a joke. It's a single day of sharing love - but Christmas, well there's just no measuring the amount of love that stirs up." It was very fitting to read during this season and it really makes you consider what is truly important in life, and that is the ones we love.
I was lucky enough to get to read this book early as Ms. Crosby gave me a link to the book.

What can I say? It's beautifully written which is the hallmark of a Bette Lee Crosby book. Without spoiling anything here, it is written from perspective of an individual that was brilliant in my opinion. It's a wonderful feel-good story that I for one am better for having read it. I definitely recommend this book very highly.
At the start of the 'ber' months, I figured I'll read something about Christmas.

This is yet again another book that I didn't want to end. As told by Cupid, and with voices from some of the main characters, this is a super light, funny, inspirational love story.

A direct, no-fuss story, it talks about the maneuvers of Cupid to fulfill his job of making people fall in love. The story is mainly about Lindsay and Eleanor, and the people whom they love and cherish. I am not going to say more, lest I
Who doesn't like a book with a happy ending? I read for enjoyment. I read to escape the chaos of day-to-day life. I really enjoyed this book as it allowed me that escape that I needed while delivering the "happily ever after" that I crave. A book about love and overcoming obstacles is what this book is about.

Don't let the title fool you as the book is not really about Christmas, though "Christmas time" does come in more ways than one. This is a great feel-good read no matter what time of the ye
Alle Wells
A Meaningful and Delightful Holiday Tale!

Somewhere between Heaven and Earth, Cupid fights a tough battle with hate, jealousy, and consequences created by Life Management. It’s a tough job, finding true love for everyone, especially when it seems that some people don’t deserve it. But Cupid perseveres and wins most of the time, in spite of humans. Has Cupid’s arrow ever pierced your heart? If it has, then you’ll absolutely love Cupid’s Christmas!

John and Eleanor come together after living separ
Ruth Hill
I am so glad I got the chance to read this sweet, clean romance that is perfect for Christmas but honestly perfect for any time of the year. I loved everything about the book. The story was sweet, and it even had a few twists and turns that I did not see coming. The romance was wonderful and not sappy. I loved the fact that Cupid told much of the story, and he is an angel. I liked the references to God, and I enjoyed the humor. And who couldn't love the dog? That is an integral part of the story ...more
Elle Thornton

After the gold band has been tossed aside and the wedding vows are in tatters, can a story featuring Cupid help mend a person? With Christmas right around the corner, it seemed like reading such a book might be the equivalent of open-heart surgery without the anesthesia. Well I’m glad to report that after only a few pages into Bette Lee Crosby’s new book I began to smile. Soon I was actually laughing.

From reading Spare Change and The Twelfth Child, I’m familiar with Crosby’s story-telling talen
Cupid's Christmas is an adorable Christmas romance story about a lovable pooch who is charged with the challenge to match the right people in a relationship meant to last a lifetime. But when life circumstances get in the way and mess up the matches, Cupid is once again called upon to reunite an older couple, while matching a young woman with her prince charming, and finding a lost dog a forever home.

Narrated by Cupid along with alternating points of view by Lindsay, John and Eleanor, author Bet
Dec 20, 2012 Jim rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012, kindle
Here is a short, sweet story of life and love.

Ms. Crosby has such a beautiful way of taking the lives of normal people and turning them into fascinating adventurers. Part of the joy of reading her books is recognizing yourself in the characters.

In this case, Cupid comes along as the narrator, and works hard to straighten out the relationships between a few interrelated characters. As in her other books, the real magic is in the writing. Here is Cupid discussing love:

"...that's the beauty of wh
readinghearts (Lyn M)
Oct 19, 2012 readinghearts (Lyn M) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Bette Lee Crosby fans, romance readers,
Recommended to readinghearts (Lyn M) by: Bette Lee Crosby
I originally decided to read Cupid's Christmas because I am a Bette Lee Crosby fan. Although I have only read two books by author her, she has already become an author whose work I seek out. I had some reservations about this one as it is a romance book, which is not my normal type of book. Although I enjoy a good romantic mystery ala Nora Roberts, I am not much for the "bodice ripper" type of books. This book, however, is a more intellectual romance with the addition of a few heavenly character ...more
From the adorable cover art to the author’s notes indicating that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to the Treasure Coast Humane Society, this book will warm you up on a cold Winter’s day!

Cupid has his hands full and his bow and arrow ready! John and Eleanor have been given a second “shot” at love. Unfortunately, John’s daughter Lindsey and Eleanor’s son Ray aren’t so thrilled. If only Lindsey could find happiness in her own life maybe she could be happy for her Father. I
Beth Cutwright
Summing it up in one word, Cupid's Christmas was, Charming! The story is told mostly from the perspective of Cupid. I adored the fact that we got see a personality side developed for our beloved Cupid. Yeah, I knew he was a matchmaker, but did you think he had a jealous side? We learn quite a bit about him in this heart warming story. Bette Lee is excellent at developing her characters...never quite perfect, but who is? That's why we can relate to them as we do. They are "realistic" characters, ...more
Janice Hougland
Ms. Crosby has hit a home run with this darling story! Great for Christmas--or any other time. It is a story of hope, second chances, redemption and love. I've not ever read a story before like this, a story not in first person or third person, but with a narrator (Cupid) telling the story. And I loved it! Ms. Crosby has a clean, clear and concise way with words that tells the reader exactly what's going guess work. At times I was empathetic with Lindsay and her insecurities, but at othe ...more
This absolutely delightful Christmas story is told by Cupid, whose sole job in life is matching the correct partners together. He’s been doing it for hundreds of years, thousands maybe, and none have given him the challenge that his current job has!

Thirty years ago, he successfully matched Eleanor and John, but then his dreaded nemesis, Life Management, stepped in and ruined everything. And now, with both Eleanor and John single again, Cupid has managed to get them together, where they are happi
I at first thought the book was about a dog named Cupid! But that just goes with the saying, don't judge a book by its cover! The dog does play a big part in the book and a portion of the book sales goes to a no kill dog shelter! (A good reason alone to get the book).

As always Bette Lee Crosby delivers characters that are delightful and fun to read about. This book centers on Cupid 's job to deliver love and a happy ending for this family! John and Eleanor reconnect in their late 50's after thei
Michelle/ The True Book Addict
What a sweet book! I really enjoyed reading it so much. What a clever idea to have Cupid telling some of the story and about his involvement in the inner workings of romantic relationships. And I really enjoyed the characters in the book. I started getting emotionally invested in them and when Cupid started talking about Life Management (they're the ones that make all the bad things happen in life like accidents, mishaps, etc.) meddling in the characters' lives, I was on the edge of my seat. I s ...more
Gayle Swift
In "Cupid's Christmas," consummate storyteller Bette Lee Crosby creates a tale of loves lost and found. She deftly blends the thread of romance as it is experienced from the angles of several generations. Jaded, lonely characters mellow and grow in a tender tale that satisfies and warms your spirit. Add in the extra dash of puppy love and pretty much all bases are covered. "Cupid's Christmas" is a charming, fast read sure to entertain and renew your belief in the possiblity of true love.

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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."

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