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Spare Change

By: Bette Lee Crosby
Narrated by: Sean Crisden,Amy Melissa Bentley
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Small-town gossip never much bothered Olivia Westerly. As a single career woman, she's weathered her share. It's easy to ignore the raised eyebrows over her late-in-life marriage to Charlie Doyle. But after he drops dead on their honeymoon, the whispers are salt on her raw grief. Especially when an orphaned, 11-year-old-boy shows up on her doorstep, looking for the grandfather he never met.

Behind Ethan Allen Doyle's wary blue eyes lie heavily guarded emotions that unexpectedly tug on Olivia's heart, and she finds herself wanting to win his trust. But when his murderous secret comes looking for him, the entire town embraces the lonely widow and desperate child to show its true heart when danger threatens one of its own.

©2011 Bette Lee Crosby (P)2018 Tantor

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initially, when I started reading/listening to the book, I was really getting into it. Then it seem to switch over to a different story. I was a bit confused feeling that I might’ve missed some thing but halfway through it finally connected. The beginning was the introduction of how the story would end. I can tell you that I have tears in my eyes as it’s such a loving story it doesn’t matter if you’re born or blessed with a child, they could be equally loved.

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Heartwarming

this is a story of a woman who doesn't want to have children. She is a beautiful woman who could have married many times but her decidion to not have kids keeps her single. finally at 58 marries and 21 days later he dies. His grandson shows up after the death of his parents. She loves and realizes what she missed. The twists and turns of this book will keep you going and the surprise ending is one you won't guess. I love this book and highly recommend this book.

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Unexpected

Good book, New author for me, and would read her again. Ending was unexpected. Good.

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