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Spare Change

(2011)
(The first book in the Wyattsville series)
A novel by

 
 
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 itstrue 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

Genre: General Fiction

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Paperback Editions

September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Spare Change: Family Saga (A Wyattsville Novel Book 1) (Series name Family Saga)
Author(s): Bette Lee Crosby
ISBN: 0-9838879-1-8 / 978-0-9838879-1-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Spare Change: Wyattsville Series, Book 1
Author(s): Bette Lee Crosby
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Spare Change: Wyattsville Series, Book 1
Author(s): Bette Lee Crosby
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Spare Change: Family Saga (A Wyattsville Novel Book 1)
Author(s): Bette Lee Crosby
Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA