Monday, May 21, 2012

MAY REVIEWS

5/21 - THE TWELFTH CHILD BY BETTE LEE CROSBY (Released today) This is my second Bette Lee Crosby book and I have to say I enjoy each one more than the last. The characters in the book are always endearing and there is always someone we love to hate. I loved that there was another strong woman at the core of the story. This book bring friendship, love, trust and faith all wrapped up nicely with a bow. I also saw greed, lying and selfishness throughout this book. The devotion shown by Abigail Anne was amazing. Her sheer will against a father who thought that a female baby was worthless, a twin brother that she loved and respected and a mother she adored. You can’t help but fall in love with the characters. In Spare Change, I loved Ethan Allen and in The Twelfth Child I loved Destiny and found myself cheering for her throughout this book. I loved that Bette Lee Crosby explored the exploitation of caregivers and the angst and greed of people. Her books are inspiration and yet, not preachy. I thought I had the ending figured out, but there was still a surprise. The book leaves me wondering if there will be a sequel to this one. If you haven’t read a book by Bette Lee Crosby and you enjoy books about strong women with a “Southern Flair”, go and pick up a copy of one of Bette Lee’s books and I am sure you will love it and want to read another one. 5/5 stars