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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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Two signed paperbacks, one low price. For just $25. you’ll receive both of the heartwarming Magnolia Grove novels, gift-wrapped and ready to give. The set includes The Summer of New Beginnings and A Year of Extraordinary Moments – both books will be personalized and signed. In the Magnolia Grove Series Lila Briggs and her two […]

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message 135: by Debbie

Debbie Kolins I just finished reading Mid-Week Mixers, Party Favorites book. I wouldn’t be able to try the alcohlic drinks as hubby and I don’t drink alcohol but, the following recipes sound great!!!!

Firecrackers
Mardi Gras Vegetable Dip
Bette’s Cheesy Bacon Dip
Sizzling Hot Appetizers
Brown Sugar Smokies with Brown Sugar
Sauce
Bette’s Bacon crisps
Jalapeno Popper Cups [my husband would love this as he likes hot & spicy stuff]

Thank you Bette for this book!!!!


message 134: by Mimi

Mimi Hi!
Thanks for the friend request!


Stephanie Holt Thanks for the friend add Bette. I look forward to seeing your reviews.


message 132: by Autumn

Autumn Hi! Thanks for the add! Always fun to connect to friends who like the same books! I look forward to your reviews!


message 131: by Lilo (last edited May 24, 2015 10:13PM)

Lilo Hi, Bette,

Thank you for your friend request, which I gladly accepted.

I see you wrote quite a few books. What genre do you write? And what genres do you read?

Looking forward to a nice GR friendship.

Best,

Lilo


Debbie "DJ" Hey Bette, Thanks for the friendvite. Looking forward to your reviews, and chatting books :)


message 129: by Freda

Freda Mans-Labianca 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 127: by Andrea

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


message 126: 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 125: 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 124: 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 123: by Joy

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


message 122: 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 121: 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 120: 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.


message 119: by Tegan

Tegan 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 118: 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 117: 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 116: by Judy

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


message 115: 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 114: 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 113: 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 112: 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 111: by Kim

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


message 110: 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 109: by Kris

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


message 108: 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 106: by Eileen

Eileen Thanks for the invite Bette!

Eileen


message 105: by Irene

Irene Hi Bette,

Thank you for the friend invite!

Best,

Irene


message 104: 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 103: 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 102: by Ana

Ana 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 101: by Debra

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


message 100: by Jean

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


message 99: by Bette

Bette Crosby Hi Angela,

You're very welcome.
Bette


message 98: by Angela

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


message 97: 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 96: by Nicolle

Nicolle Hi Bette thanks for the add. :)


message 95: 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 94: 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 93: 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 92: by Debra

Debra 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 90: 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 88: 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 86: 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


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