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!summer

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!




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!

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23 thoughts on “* THE SUMMER OF NEW BEGINNINGS by Bette Lee Crosby & GIVEAWAY

  1. Summer plans will involve helping my siblings go through my Dad’s estate. I do want to take a weekend trip to Nashville for a quick getaway.

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  2. We have a couple of short trips planned. One is to attend the wedding of our oldest niece. It will be great to have all the family together for that.


  3. What a beautiful book. Summer plans include working 😛 A few iutdoor concerts, would love another trip to Buffalo/ Niagra Falls. Hope its a little warmer than last summer!

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  4. No special plans for summer, we take our vacation in April and go to SC before the heat and humidity of summer. I may take some shopping day trips with my sisters or girlfriends. Otherwise just hang out at home.

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  5. My summer plans may be working on our new old home. There’s lots to be done. We’re moving in next week, and then we’ll sell our current home.


  6. My husband and I are trying to plan a mini-cross country trip but with a new grandbaby due who knows. Maybe the trip will just shorter.


  7. My summer plans include at least two trips to Alabama, time spent in Tennessee, and the rest depends on where the oldest is accepted to grad school. He graduates 5/18, and he still hasn’t heard from 4 grad schools!



  8. It makes me tired just thinking about it, I’ll be be babysitting my 3 grandchildren! Hopefully I’ll have time to garden too.


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