Emily, Gone

Lake Union Publishing #ad - A missing child sets the lives of three women on a collision course in this powerful and compelling novel by USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby. 1971. When a music festival rolls through the sleepy town of Hesterville, Georgia, the Dixon family’s lives are forever changed. She’s feeling the emptiness over the loss of her own baby several months before.

. Emily is gone. Vicki robart is one of the thousands at the festival, but she’s not feeling the music. On the final night, a storm muffles the sound of the blaring music, and Rachel tucks her baby into bed before falling into a deep sleep. So deep, she doesn’t hear the kitchen door opening. When she and her husband wake up in the morning, the crib is empty.

Emily, Gone #ad - When she leaves the festival and is faced with an opportunity to fill that void, she is driven to an act of desperation that will forever bind the lives of three women. When the truth of what actually happened that fateful night is finally exposed, shattering the lives they’ve built, will they be able to pick up the pieces to put their families back together again?Winner of the Royal Palm Literary Award for Women’s Fiction; the Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal for Southern Fiction; and the FAPA President’s Book Award for Women’s Fiction.


A Year of Extraordinary Moments A Magnolia Grove Novel

Lake Union Publishing #ad - That is, until her son’s deadbeat dad shows up in Magnolia Grove asking for a second chance. Now that her son is getting the help he needs and a promising new romance with his teacher is in bloom, Tracy wants to keep her life just as it is. From usa today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby comes a heartwarming novel about letting go of the past to make way for a brighter future.

Tracy briggs has finally gotten her act together. And when a spirited elderly woman enters Tracy’s life in an unexpected way, she’ll have to work harder than ever to keep her new life on track. Torn between the past she knows and the uncertain future, Tracy must decide what is best for both her and her son, learning along the way that ordinary choices can bring extraordinary possibilities.

A Year of Extraordinary Moments A Magnolia Grove Novel #ad - Winner of the readers’ favorite gold medal for chick lit; the fapa president’s Book Award Gold Medal for Romance; and the Royal Palm Literary Award Silver Medal for Blended Genre Women’s Fiction/Romance. But her ex isn’t taking no for an answer. With her sister married and exploring a new career, Tracy has begun to run the family’s magazine business and feels her life is pretty much perfect.

She’s focusing on her own life and helping her hearing-impaired son learn to talk.


The Memory Tree

Lake Union Publishing #ad - Can the power of love overcome life’s darkest memories and deepest losses?When her favourite beech tree is felled in a storm, Ann feels as if someone has died. A century earlier, mistress of beechgrave, head gardener William Hatherwick and Hester Mordaunt, share a love for the mighty estate – and an undeclared love for each other.

Who was she trying to protect – and why? His findings bring long-suppressed memories back to Ann’s mind. Will the truth heal the wounds that lie buried in the past?Revised edition: Previously published as The Trysting Tree, this edition of The Memory Tree includes editorial revisions. But when war breaks out, and as the conflict rages on, William is sent to the battlefields of France, Hester grieves beneath the tree.

The Memory Tree #ad - Can she and william ever find happiness once he’s witnessed the horror of the trenches?In the present day, historian Connor Grenville wants to understand why his late grandmother tried to destroy Hester’s archive before she died. Beneath the shadow of the tree, love is won and lost, and secrets are hidden and revealed.

. But when long-hidden seed packets are found inside the trunk, Ann realises there are more memories than her own lurking within the ancient tree.


Cracks in the Sidewalk: A Family Saga

Bent Pine Publishing #ad - Bria burton, author of the running girl “cracks in the Sidewalk is a drama about humans at their best and at their worst; this is where Bette Lee Crosby’s extraordinary writing skills come in. Her only daughter is gravely ill. Claire is a wife, a mother, a grandmother. The writing flowed beautifully and the depth of characters kept me turning the pages.

Now her grandchildren are missing. From bette lee crosby, hoping to find the children, hoping to bring them back, claire receives a reply…a dog-eared gray envelope is stuffed into her mailbox, comes this uSA TODAY Bestseller that is a heart-wrenching reminder of how fragile relationships can be! Winner Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal, Royal Palm Literary Award and FPA President’s Book Award Gold Medal After years of writing letters, but will it bring hope or simply put an end to the waiting?“Cracks in the Sidewalk is a heart-wrenching story but one of love, an award-winning author of women's fiction and family sagas, devotion and forgiveness.

Cracks in the Sidewalk: A Family Saga #ad - She has penned a multi-dimensional scenario that should be read not only for entertainment but also to see how much, gentleness, love, and humanity matter. Gisela hausmann, Reader’s Favorite. For elizabeth’s children and her mother it is also a story of miracles and overcoming the obstacles life puts in your way.

Samantha rivera, emotional story…when I read this book I felt so moved, Reader’s Favorite A moving, I was crying at the end. Her son-in-law is resentful and angry.


The Summer of New Beginnings: A Magnolia Grove Novel

Lake Union Publishing #ad - She’s always been the rebellious type, without much direction in life. But in the wake of her latest romantic disaster, she finds herself moving back home as a single mother. As tracy experiences the difficulties of new motherhood, Meghan faces her own struggle: trying not to fall for the stray puppy she rescued.

This is no time for attachments—not to the adorable “Sox, ” whose owner is bound to turn up any day, and certainly not to the handsome new vet in town. One family learns that love is the greatest miracle of all—from USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby. Aspiring journalist Meghan Briggs has always been the responsible one in the family.

The Summer of New Beginnings: A Magnolia Grove Novel #ad - So when her father passes away unexpectedly, leaving behind his at-risk business, she steps up to save his legacy—even if that means putting her own dreams on hold. Tracy couldn’t be more different from her sister. But as the summer unfolds, she may need rescuing, she discovers that, like Sox, too. As both sisters navigate unexpected challenges and exciting new relationships, they’ll find that putting the past to rest can make way for beautiful new beginnings.


A Fire Sparkling

Lake Union Publishing #ad - Faced with a truth that is not at all what she expected, Gillian attempts to shine a light not only on the mysteries of her family’s past but also on her own future. This gorgeously written multigenerational saga is a heart-wrenching yet hopeful examination of one woman’s struggle to survive, perfect for fans of The Nightingale and Beneath a Scarlet Sky.

Rattled by the discovery, gillian attempts to unravel the truth behind the photos, setting her off on an epic journey through the past…1939. An amazon charts and Washington Post bestseller. From the usa today bestselling author of A Curve in the Road comes a spellbinding novel about one woman’s love, loss, and courage during wartime.

After a crushing betrayal by the man she loves, but when she finds an old photograph of her grandmother in the arms of a Nazi officer, Gillian Gibbons flees to her family home for a much-needed escape, Gillian’s life gets even more complicated. But for every question answered, a new one takes its place.

A Fire Sparkling #ad - England is on the brink of war as vivian hughes falls in love with a handsome British official, she will do whatever it takes to protect those she loves…As Gillian learns more about her grandmother’s past, but when bombs begin to fall and Vivian’s happy life is destroyed in the blitz, the old photo begins to make more sense.


Spare Change: Family Saga A Wyattsville Novel Book 1

Bent Pine Publishing #ad - But after he drops dead on their honeymoon, the whispers are salt on her raw grief. A woman grieving her loss. But when his murderous secret comes looking for him, the entire town embraces the lonely widow and desperate child to show itstrue heart when danger threatens one of its own. A heartwarming tale of love, featuring a woman you'd like to call friend, loss and unexpected gifts, a boy you will ache to hug, and a town you wish you could call home.

As a single career woman, she's weathered her share. It's easy to ignore the raised eyebrows over her late-in-life marriage to Charlie Doyle. From award-winning usa today bestselling author bette lee CROSBY, small-town, the first book of a gritty, family saga in the tradition of the finest Southern fiction.

Spare Change: Family Saga A Wyattsville Novel Book 1 #ad - Small-town gossip never much bothered Olivia Westerly. A town defending them both. A boy running for his life. Usa today bestseller and winner of five literary awards - royal Palm Literary Award, IAN Outstanding Fiction Award, Reviewer's Choice Award, FPA President's Book Award, Eadon Contemporary Fiction Award .

Especially when an orphaned, eleven-year-old-boy shows up on her doorstep, looking for the grandfather he never met. Behind ethan allen doyle's wary blue eyes lie heavily guarded emotions that unexpectedly tug on Olivia's heart, and she finds herself wanting to win his trust.


What You Did

Thomas & Mercer #ad - Ali must make a split-second decision: who should she believe? her horrified husband, or her best friend? With Mike offering a very different version of events, Ali knows one of them is lying—but which? And why?When the ensuing chaos forces her to re-examine the golden era the group shared at university, Ali realises there are darker memories too.

Host ali finally has the life she always wanted, a career she can be proud of and a wonderful family with her college boyfriend, now husband. Memories someone would kill to protect. Memories that have lain dormant for decades. But that night her best friend makes an accusation so shocking that nothing will ever be the same again.

What You Did #ad - When karen staggers in from the garden, she claims that she has been assaulted—by Ali’s husband, bleeding and traumatised, Mike. A brilliant, breathless thriller that kept me guessing to the last shocking page. Erin kelly, sunday times bestselling author of He Said/She SaidAn Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestseller.

It was supposed to be the perfect reunion: six university friends together again after twenty years.


The Road She Left Behind

Lake Union Publishing #ad - Now an unexpected phone call threatens to upend what little serenity she’s found. As she works to make inroads with rosalind, darcy begins to unravel a decades-old secret that devastated her family and forced a wedge between her and Michael Varano, the man she left heartbroken when she vanished after the funeral.

Her nephew, emerson, who was just a baby when his mother died, has gone missing. A great pick for your book club this summer. Working mothercrushed by guilt over the car accident that killed her father and sister, and torn apart by her mother’s resentment, Darcy Goodridge fled her family estate eight years ago and hasn’t looked back.

The Road She Left Behind #ad - . After carrying the scars of that fateful night for almost a decade, healing, Darcy is determined to find closure, and maybe even love where she lost them all in the first place—right back home where she belongs. Darcy must return home and face her past in order to save him. Once back in ohio, darcy realizes there’s more to Emerson’s disappearance—and to the sudden retirement of her mother, Rosalind—than meets the eye.


Lying Next to Me

Thomas & Mercer #ad - For adam, at least there’s comfort in knowing that Mason County detective Lee Husemann is an old friend of his. No matter what you see, no matter what you’ve heard, assume nothing. Adam and sophie warner and their three-year-old daughter are vacationing in Washington State’s Hood Canal for Memorial Day weekend.

Unfortunately, beyond what they’ve heard in the news, they’re in the dark when it comes to Sophie’s disappearance. Lee suspects that not everyone is telling the truth about what they know—or they have yet to reveal all the lies they’ve hidden from the strangers they married. She’ll do everything she can to help.

Lying Next to Me #ad - And Sophie disappears. In a nearby cabin is another couple, Kristen and Connor Moss. The lives of the two couples are converging in unpredictable ways, and the picture is unsettling. She must. But as adam’s paranoia about his missing wife escalates, Lee puts together the pieces of a puzzle. But on adam’s first day out on the water, he sees Sophie abducted by a stranger.

A hundred yards from shore, Adam can’t save her. It’s the perfect getaway to unplug—and to calm an uneasy marriage.



Lake Union Publishing #ad - Frightened, he runs. It’s either the best or worst idea he’s ever had, but Lucas isn’t giving up on Zoe or Connor. Their unexpected connection might be the saving grace that Zoe thought she’d lost, that Connor needs, and that Lucas has been running toward. She wants out. She doesn’t want to be saved.

His brother is fighting in Vietnam. And the dogs run with him. Closed off and haunted by a tragic past, Zoe has given up. To find relief from the chaos, Lucas takes long, meandering walks, and one day he veers into the woods. There he discovers an isolated cabin and two huge dogs. Lucas finds unusual peace in running with the dogs, and eventually he meets their owner, Zoe Dinsmore.

Stay #ad - His embattled parents are locked in a never-ending war. An unforgettable novel about the power of friendship and kindness by the New York Times bestselling author of Pay It Forward. In the summer of 1969, fourteen-year-old Lucas Painter carries a huge weight on his shoulders. And his best friend, Connor, is struggling with his own family issues.

But lucas doesn’t want her to go, and he sees an opportunity to bring more than one friend back into the light.