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Spare Change

Book 1, The Wyattsville Series - A Wyattsville Novel, Book 1

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A woman grieving her loss. A boy running for his life. A town defending them both.

From award-winning USA TODAY Bestselling Author BETTE LEE CROSBY, the first book of a gritty, small-town, family saga in the tradition of the finest Southern fiction.

Small-town gossip never much bothered Olivia Westerly. 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. But after he drops dead on their honeymoon, the whispers are salt on her raw grief. 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. But when his murderous secret comes looking for him, the entire town embraces the lonely widow and desperate child to show its true heart when danger threatens one of its own.

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.

USA TODAY BESTSELLER AND WINNER OF FIVE LITERARY AWARDS - Royal Palm Literary Award, Reviewer's Choice Award, FPA President's Book Award, IAN Outstanding Fiction Award, Eadon Contemporary Fiction Award

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!

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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.

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I loved this book. I could not put it down. Thank you Bette, for a wonderful book

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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • 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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