Jubilee’s Journey by Bette Lee Crosby
FPA PRESIDENT’S BOOK AWARD GOLD MEDAL WINNER
About the Book:
When tragedy strikes a West Virginia coal-mining family, two children start out on a trek they hope will lead them to a new life. Before a day passes, the children are separated, and the boy is caught up in a robbery not of his making. If his sister can find him, she may be able to save him. The problem is she’s only seven years old, and who’s going to believe a kid?
An uplifting story of hope, love and the kindness of strangers. ~Rainy Day Ramblings
I was drawn in from the first page and held captive to the end. Jubilee’s Journey makes you believe in the power of the human spirit and the kindness of strangers. ~The Caffeinated Reviewer
Real both in circumstances and dialogue, Jubilee’s Journey is a book that will have you up late to finish. It will make you believe that you can triumph over tragedy. ~Mrs. Mommy Booknerd
Crosby’s novels touch my heart big time, and Jubilee’s Journey is no exception. Even the Grinch would be hard-pressed to scowl at the Wyattsville Series books. They’ve got tension and suspense in their mysteries, Southern charm and lessons aplenty. ~Popcorn Reads
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Excerpts – Popular Highlights:
"His death came as no surprise to anyone. He was one of the countless men forever lost to the mine. They were men loved and mourned by their families, but to the world they were faceless, nameless people, not worthy of mention in the Charleston Times."
“When Jubilee said she was scared going to a place she didn’t know, I told her not to worry. I said it was a good thing ‘cause we was going to see an aunt we never even knew we had. Then she started smiling. The whole time I was telling her how good everything was gonna be, I was wishing I had someone to tell me the same thing.”
“I guess God looks past what you claim to want and gives you what you need.”
“We can plan ahead until we’re blue in the face, but regardless of what we do, events will happen as they will. The truth is we don’t have a bean of say in the matter.”
Author Bette Lee Crosby
Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby brings the wit and wisdom of her Southern Mama to works of fiction. The result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away.
“Storytelling is in my blood,” Crosby laughingly admits. “My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write.”
Crosby’s work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. Since then, she has gone on to win another fifteen literary awards, including the Royal Palm Literary Award, The Reviewer’s Choice Award, and the FPA President’s Book Award Gold Medal.
A third book in her Wyattsville Series is scheduled for release in January 2015, and the third book in the Serendipity Series will follow in the Spring of 2015.
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