The Summer of New Beginnings
Magnolia Grove #1
By: Bette Lee Crosby
Publisher: Lake Union
Publication Date: 3/27/2018
My Rating: 4 Stars One family learns that love is the greatest miracle of all—from USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby. Aspiring journalist Meghan Briggs has always been the responsible one in the family. So when her father passes away unexpectedly, leaving behind his at-risk business, she steps up to save his legacy—even if that means putting her own dreams on hold.
Tracy couldn’t be more different from her sister. She’s always been the rebellious type, without much direction in life. But in the wake of her latest romantic disaster, she finds herself moving back home as a single mother.
As Tracy experiences the difficulties of new motherhood, Meghan faces her own struggle: trying not to fall for the stray puppy she rescued. This is no time for attachments—not to the adorable “Sox,” whose owner is bound to turn up any day, and certainly not to the handsome new vet in town. But as the summer unfolds, she discovers that, like Sox, she may need rescuing, too.
As both sisters navigate unexpected challenges and exciting new relationships, they’ll find that putting the past to rest can make way for beautiful new beginnings.
A special thank you to Lake Union and NetGalley for an advanced reading copy. Review to follow.
“In The Summer of New Beginnings, Bette Lee Crosby writes from the heart about the enduring love of family, the emotional ups and downs of sisterhood, and the sweet, touching beauty of small-town life in America. It’s a feel-good read with characters you’ll cherish and never want to forget.” —Julianne MacLean, USA Today bestselling author
“There’s always a promise of high-quality prose when a Bette Lee Crosby novel is opened. The Summer of New Beginnings does not disappoint. Love, loss, fear, hope, and courage combine to deliver an emotional and fulfilling story.” —Patricia Sands, bestselling author of Drawing Lessons
“Simply put, Bette Lee Crosby books are instant classics, each one finding a home among America's most beloved tales of family and the bonds that make us human. This book is a treasure. And a must-read for those who love heartwarming family sagas.” —Heather Burch, bestselling author of In the Light of the Garden and One Lavender Ribbon
“Bette Lee Crosby’s The Summer of New Beginnings is a heartwarming story of unconditional love and resilience in the aftermath of a monumental loss. Readers will be hooked as they are taken along for the ride on a poignant journey of healing and hope.” —Kay Bratt, bestselling author of Wish Me Home
“Once again Bette Lee Crosby has created a heartwarming story about family, forgiveness, and the magic of new beginnings. A charming book that readers will savor to the very last page.” —Christine Nolfi, bestselling author of Sweet Lake
“In The Summer of New Beginnings, Bette Lee Crosby invites the reader into the hearts and lives of her characters, and the experience is something to be treasured.” —Grace Greene, USA Today bestselling author
“A charming tale of discovery by the talented Bette Lee Crosby. Two sisters of very different personalities, one determined to be with the man she loves and the other bound to the memory of their father, chart their paths in this heartwarming story of sacrifice, determination, and devotion.” —Ashley Farley, bestselling author of the Sweeney Sisters Series
About the Author
Bette Lee Crosby is the USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels, including Spare Change and the Wyattsville series. She has been the recipient of the Royal Palm Literary Award, Reviewer’s Choice Award, FPA President’s Book Award, International Book Award, and Next Generation Indie Award, among many others. Her 2016 novel, Baby Girl, was named Best Chick Lit of the Year by Huffington Post. She laughingly admits to being a night owl and a workaholic, claiming that her guilty pleasure is late-night chats with fans and friends on Facebook and Goodreads. To learn more about Bette Lee Crosby's work, stop by her website at www.betteleecrosby.com or visit her Amazon Author Page.