Reviewer's Choice 2012 Award Winner! In a story that's been compared to John Grisham's The Client, eleven year-old Ethan Allen Doyle has witnessed a brutal murder and now the boy is running for his life. In the time-tested tradition of Southern Fiction, Crosby unveils the darkest side of human... show more
Reviewer's Choice 2012 Award Winner! In a story that's been compared to John Grisham's The Client, eleven year-old Ethan Allen Doyle has witnessed a brutal murder and now the boy is running for his life. In the time-tested tradition of Southern Fiction, Crosby unveils the darkest side of human nature and then rewards her readers with a beautiful tale of love, loss and unexpected gifts.Olivia Westerly is the only person Ethan Allen can trust, and he's not too sure he can trust her. She's got no love of children and a truckload of superstitions--one of them is the belief that eleven is the unluckiest number on earth. Olivia 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. 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.Winner of Five Literary Awards,BookBundlz Finalist, Voted Goodreads Best Unknown Fiction, FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal Finalist
Publish date: September 27th 2011
Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
Pages no: 280
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Wyattsville (#1)
Spare Change, The Wyattsville Series - Book One by Bette Lee Crosby is a compelling book. I gave it five stars. Discussing concern about Olivia Ann Westerly working night shift at the Southern Atlantic Telephone Company, Francine Burnham worried aloud. "'Have you never heard stories of women alone...
By Bette Lee Crosby Series: (Wyattsville #1) ASIN: B005SHN43A Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing Publication Date: 9/13/2013Format: e-book My Rating: 5 Stars A special thank you to the author for a complimentary reading copy in exchange for an honest review. Spare Change (The Wyattsville Series #...
What major emotion did the story evoke in you as a reader? Optimism for the future.Did you like the way the story ended? Totally loved the ending. So glad to know how Ethan turned out and have a glimpse into his later life.Top 3 things I liked about the main character. Olivia – strong, independent...
At the end of the book, do you feel hope for the characters? I feel hope for everyone. Would you recommend it? I recommend to anyone looking for a nice book to curl up with on a rainy day. It is a book that touches the heart.Was location important to the story? No, location was not really important...
What are some of the major themes of this book? Love and hope.Where did the story take place? Richmond and WyattsvilleIs the plot well-developed? Yes, everything about this was believable. I question how many grandchildren lived with someone other than parents while growing up in the 1950’sDisclosu...