Spring has sprung and BOOKSPARKS and SPARKPOINTSTUDIO continues their spring reading challenge with Bette Lee Crosby’s, THE SUMMER of NEW BEGINNINGS … Three women, One Family. A bond that can survive anything!
In Bette Lee Crosby’s new novel, THE SUMMER of NEW BEGINNINGS (LakeUnionPublishing), Crosby delivers the heartwarming southern fiction that we have come to expect of her. She occasionally brings us to tears throughout the book, as previously, and we’re always better off from having experienced her gentle storytelling.
Aspiring journalist Meghan Briggs has always been the responsible one in the family. 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. 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 puppy she rescued. But as the summer unfolds, she discovers that, like Sox, she may need rescuing, too.
As both sisters face unexpected challenges and exciting new relationships, they’ll find that putting the past to rest can make way for blessed new beginnings.
I enjoyed a nice glass of fresh lemonade while reading this book. Family and forgiveness, you can’t go wrong. Enjoy!
SOME THINGS ABOUT BETTE, YOU MAY NOT KNOW:
I am a wife, a sister, a grandma and a dog mama
I am also a 30-year survivor of Lymphoma
For 17-years I taught Kindergarten Sunday School
I took Flying Lessons on a 4-seat Piper Warrior
I do my best thinking on my 3-mile morning walk
My hair is naturally curly (Spring into ringlets curly!)
I am a night owl who dreads the thought of getting up early
I can often be found trolling Facebook in the wee hours
I am a big time dog lover, which comes as no surprise to anyone
In Spare Change, Scooter Cobb is named after my friend’s dog
We live in Florida because I love sunshine, hate cold weather
My favorite television show is This is Us
My favorite drink is red wine (Pinot Noir)
In restaurants I almost always order seafood
My guilty pleasures are ice cream and candy
Thanks to BookSparks we have one copy of THE SUMMER of NEW BEGINNINGS. Just tell us about your summer plans. Summer’s really not too far away. We’ll choose a winner soon. Good luck!