"Regret is what stands in the way of happiness," she said then turned and walked away...
From award-winning USA TODAY Bestselling Author BETTE LEE CROSBY, comes an early twentieth century family saga of two Southern men who come up against one another. Both are prideful, iron-willed and stubborn. One will lose his farm, the other will lose his family. In a tale that delves into the heart of a small town West Virginia community two men discover that being right is not the same as being happy.
Believing he has lost everything, Cyrus Dodd has no choice but to start over. He and wife Ruth leave their farm and travel to Wyattsville. As they settle down to a life far different than what he'd planned, Cyrus is forced to deal with one challenge after another, and the regrets trail behind him like a row of ducklings.
He told Ruth they were leaving trouble behind and swore this time it would be better; but now he's wondering if that's a promise he can keep.
Readers View says, "An engrossing story of ordinary people...a tale richly told."
Indie Book Awards, Historical Fiction Finalist
From an award-winning USA TODAY Bestselling Author...a soulful Southern saga about a perfect family in an imperfect world...
Laura Wilkes has everything a woman could want when she snaps the picture of her five-year-old daughter on the carousel. Each time the carousel comes around Laura snaps another picture, seven in all. This is a day of unforgettable happiness; one of the few Laura has left.
In the months following the stock market crash the family is beset by tragedy. A homicide that goes unpunished. It's the height of the depression and there are hoards of faceless, nameless men living in train yards and back alleys. The murderer is never caught but the family never gives up hope of finding him.
Now twenty-five years later, Laura's daughter has fallen in love with a policeman. Jack Mahoney is a rookie with little or no power, but he's the one, the only one, who can deliver the justice the family has long awaited.
In a heartwarming family saga that stretches across three generations, and brings back Wyattsville's favorite detective, readers will get to know Jack Mahoney as a young man about to fall in love.
The Twelfth Child, a novel rich with emotion, humor and tenderness, explores the splintered relationships of a Shenandoah Valley family and their willful daughter's struggle to survive America's Great Depression and overcome the past.
“Go Set a Watchman is such an important book, perhaps the most important novel on race to come out of the white South in decades…
— New York Times (Opinion Pages)
A landmark novel by Harper Lee, set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch—“Scout”—returns home to Maycomb, Alabama from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past—a journey that can only be guided by one’s own conscience.
Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of the late Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and effortless precision—a profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new meaning to an American classic.
From a USA Today Bestselling Author of Women’s Fiction comes a value-packed box set of three Award-Winning Novels
There’s plenty to enjoy in this trio of heartwarming Southern sagas… they are family dramas that will have you reading long past bedtime as you discover characters that take up residence in your heart and small towns that make you want to live there.
In these full-length novels you’ll meet three amazing women; women who rise up to meet life’s challenges and stand ready to defend those they love. As Abigail, Olivia and Ophelia know, bad things can sometimes happen to good people, but faith, friendship, and love have a way of righting the world’s wrongs.
Southern Comfort…fiction with a down home flavor.
This box set includes:
The Twelfth Child, Book One of The Serendipity Series
To escape an arranged marriage, Abigail leaves the Shenandoah Valley of the early 1900’s behind and discovers a world of untruthful lovers, joblessness and speakeasy’s. Now that she is at the end of her years, her best friend is accused of a crime and Abigail is helpless to save her. She knows the truth of what happened, but will never have the chance to tell.
Spare Change, Book One of The Wyattsville Series
In this USA Today Bestseller a widow comes to grips with her loss and makes room in her heart for a young boy who is running for his life. Alone she can’t save him, but when a big-hearted detective and the neighbors step in to help, miracles happen. 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.
Memory House, Book One of The Memory House Series
A magical love story set in a place where friendship turns to love, love lasts forever, and memories outlive their owner. Ophelia Browne is the keeper of those forgotten memories, but now she's nearing ninety and needs to find a successor - soon. When broken-hearted Annie Cross shows up on the doorstep of The Memory House Bed and Breakfast, Ophelia knows she is the one.
Part fantasy, all fun – Wishing for Wonderful is a love story for the young and young at heart!
From the USA Today Bestselling Author of Spare Change comes the heartwarming novel Blueberry Hill, a Sister’s Story.
Based on the realities of her own family, Crosby calls this a memoir of sorts. Traveling back to a time when the sisters were young enough to feel invincible and foolish enough to believe it would last forever, Crosby has bared her soul in this tale of regrettable decisions and inevitable outcomes.
Blueberry Hill is a story that will touch your heart and stay with you long after you have closed the book.