Spare Change by Bette Lee Crosby
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I love Bette Lee Cosby and her books. I first learnt of her when she messaged me on Good reads once and asked me if I would like to choose a book of hers to read and honestly review because it seemed I like books that are in the same genre as hers.
So I looked. The first book I read of hers kept me sat in my chair for hours wishing to do nothing else except read. This book 1 of this series was no exception.
This little boy saw too much for his age. He was a unique character who had a brilliant voice in this book, I grew to love the little chap and adopted him as my own.
The different views on different chapters all knitted together superbly throughout the book. As his grandpa's name was revealed I was `ah this is where it comes in `.
Remarkable author. Always a pleasure to read and review her books.
I am now going to read Jubilee the second book to this series.
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A Woman who is Superstitious to the Core…
A Boy who claims his Parents are Dead…
A Murderer who wants to Silence the Truth of What Happened.
Olivia Westerly knows what she knows — opals mean disaster, eleven is the unluckiest number on earth and children weigh a woman down like a pocketful of stones. That’s why she’s 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.
Spare Change is a quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about the important things in life, the madcap adventures of a young boy and a late change of heart that makes all the difference in an unusually independent woman.
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.