Wow! I've met so many wonderful people on my Tuck Your Skirt 2011 Blog Tour. My social network has expanded as much as my web-reach. One of the new friends I've made is Bette Lee Crosby, author of Spare Change.
Spare Change is the story of Olivia Westerly who believes children weigh a woman down like a pocket full of stones—after avoiding marriage for over fifty years, she finally relents and ends up with a foul-mouthed grandson who’s got a murderer in hot pursuit. Written in a Southern voice – it’s a murder mystery with heart and humor. To read the first chapter, visit the Bent Pine Publishing blog http://wp.me/P1HSgW-N
Back cover copy for Spare Change:Olivia Westerly was woman whose father disowned her when she tossed her nose in the air and left home in pursuit of a job he considered scandalous. He’d expected her to marry and settle into having babies as her friends had done; but Olivia simply couldn’t tolerate the thought. Why just the mere mention of children sent chills up her spine!
Believing that children weigh a woman down like a pocket full of stones, Olivia avoids such entanglements for almost forty years…then she meets Charlie Doyle and everything changes. Even though Charlie has a son, and a grandson he’s supposedly never seen, Olivia is blinded by love and happily says “I do.”
That happiness is cut short when Charlie dies on their honeymoon and Olivia returns home to find eleven year old Ethan Allen Doyle sitting on her doorstep. The boy’s parents are dead and only two people know the truth of what happened—Ethan Allen isn’t talking and the murderer wants to make certain he never does. Olivia is the only one who can stop it from happening.
Spare Change officially released yesterday and is available from Amazon, Kindle and Nook.
On Amazon, readers can download a free sample, or read part of the book for free. The introductory price on Kindle is only $2.99.
Get to know Bette Lee Crosby better. Visit her personal blog: http://betteleecrosby.wordpress.com