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The Twelfth Child

(The first book in the Serendipity series)
A novel by

An uplifting tale of trust, love and friendship from a USA Today Bestselling Author of Women's Fiction...

Papa wasn't someone who'd flat out kill a person, but he surely knew how to destroy a woman from the inside... a slice of spirit, a piece of pride, a chunk of heart, until one day there's nothing left but a walking around shell to do the cooking and laundry... thus begins the story of Abigail Anne Lannigan, a willful daughter determined to overcome the past.

Leaving the Shenandoah Valley of the early 1900's behind, Abigail finds a way to survive in a world of joblessness and speakeasy's. Now, at the tail end of her years, her best friend is accused of embezzling one million dollars and Abigail is helpless to save her. She knows the truth of what happened, but will never have the chance to tell.

Reminiscent of Fannie Flagg's "Fried Green Tomatoes" the May-December friendship of these two unforgettable women is sure to settle in the soft spot of your heart.

The Twelfth Child, told in the timeless tradition of Southern Fiction, is a novel rich with emotion, humor and tenderness. A Historical Mystery set in the 20th Century, this is a story of love, friendship and one woman's struggle to survive America's Great Depression.

This Award Winning book is the recipient of the FPA President's Book Award Silver Medal and the Royal Palm Literary Award for Women's Fiction.

Genre: General Fiction

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Paperback Editions

April 2012 : USA Paperback

Title: The Twelfth Child
Author(s): Ms Bette Lee Crosby
ISBN: 0-9838879-7-7 / 978-0-9838879-7-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Twelfth Child: A Southern Saga (The Serendipity Series Book 1)
Author(s): Bette Lee Crosby
Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
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