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Spare Change

Book 1, The Wyattsville Series - Memory House Collection

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A USA Today Bestseller A Woman who is Superstitious to the Core…

A Boy who claims his Parents are Dead…

A Murderer who wants to Silence the Truth of What Happened.

Olivia Westerly knows what she knows — opals mean disaster, eleven is the unluckiest number on earth and children weigh a woman down like a pocketful of stones. That’s why she’s avoided marriage for almost forty years. But when Charlie Doyle happened along, he was simply too wonderful to resist. Now she’s a widow with an eleven-year-old boy claiming to be her grandson.

Spare Change is a quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about the important things in life, the madcap adventures of a young boy and a late change of heart that makes all the difference in an unusually independent woman. 

With a foul mouth, dark secrets and heavily guarded emotions, Ethan Allen Doyle is not an easy child to like. He was counting on the grandpa he’d never met for a place to hide, but now that plan is shot to blazes because the grandpa’s dead too. He’s got seven dollars and twenty-six cents, his mama’s will for staying alive, and Dog. But none of those things are gonna help if Scooter Cobb finds him. 

Customer Reviews

Sooooo good!

I knew from page one this author knows what she's doing. It's a captivating book from the very start, and I forced myself to pace my reading - much as I wanted to read it straight through, I didn't want to finish too quickly. I had something to look forward to, you see, as long as I could make it last.
The characters in the book are wonderful. The book is wonderful. You won't regret cracking the cover, as it were.
I loved it!

Twists and turns!

Wow. This was my first book to read by Bette Lee Crosby and I know for a fact I'll be reading more. This was such a heart-warming book. Her characters came to life- even minor characters- and I felt like I really knew them. The story had twists and turns all the way to the very last page. Great book!

Spare Change

I chose this book as a break from my preferred genre and found this to be a very satisfying read. Crosby gives us an interesting story with diverse, authentic characters who personify the extremes of good and evil. The protagonist, an eleven-year-old boy, is worthy of both empathy and admiration. I think most readers will enjoy the book.

Spare Change
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  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Oct 24, 2011
  • Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
  • Seller: Bent Pine Publishing
  • Print Length: 280 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Wyattsville Series
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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