Ethan Allen Doyle had a tough life. His mother was so wrapped up in herself, and his father had a mean streak. He had more on his plate than any eleven-year-old should ever have, and then, he witnessed a brutal murder. Fearing for his life, he takes off in search of his grandfather, known only to him by the Christmas cards he received.
Olivia Westerly is settled into her single life when she meets Charlie Doyle, who sweeps her off her feet. Her married life quickly takes a turn to the unexpected, and Olivia was forced into a situation that causes her to re-evaluate her life. Through various events, the most important of which is having the care of Ethan Allen forced upon her, she finds all of her preconceived notions of the kind of person she is, are no longer applicable.
SPARE CHANGE is a murder mystery. The storyline drew me in quickly with its superstitions, mystery, romance, friendship, humor, and its flawed characters that are so realistic that every reader can find them believable. The story moves quickly and is told from several different points of view. It’s about how we deal with life’s challenges and the power of love in changing who we are.
When I first started reading SPARE CHANGE, I thought I wouldn’t like it very much, but once into a few pages, I was captivated by the story, the writing style, the author’s voice, and the characters. I am amazed that so much emotion, mystery, and story is found in just 280 pages. It is a book I heartily recommend to all readers in every genre. I look forward to reading more of Bette Lee Crosby’s work.
According to Amazon, SPARE CHANGE is their number one bestselling historical mystery and the winner of five literary awards.
You can find out more about Bette Lee Crosby on these websites:
Her website – Bette Lee Crosby Words, Wit & Wisdom
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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
7 thoughts on “Spare Change By Bette Lee Crosby”
Oh, my. Amazon’s number one bestselling historical mystery and the winner of five literary awards? I need to check this out! Great book discovery, Michelle. (As always!)
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Julie, it is a great story. I think you’ll really like it.
What a great review…
I am not sure if I really like murder mystery as a literary genre… But I love to watch those kind of shows on TV.
I am sure that romance, humour and superstitions are relevant “seasoners” on this book and that they surely add more thrust to the main plot!.
Thanks for sharing… Best wishes to you!,
Thanks you so much for you wonderful comments. I hope you’ll take a look at it. It’s really worth reading.
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I read this too, it’s a really compelling story
It is, indeed.
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