Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “A Million Little Lies” by Bette Lee Crosby, Bent Pine Publishing, June 16, 2020

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D42D1B43-6DF9-4EA0-B6D1-BD436065126B_1_201_aLinda’s Book Obsession Reviews “A Million Little Lies” by Bette Lee Crosby, Bent Pine Publishing, June 16, 2020

WOW! I love everything about Bette Lee Crosby’s new book “A Million Little Lies”. Especially in these times, Bette Lee Crosby has written a novel that is “Heart wrenching and Heartwarming, a novel to satisfy your soul and leave your heart feeling happier.”

Bette Lee Crosby has written a captivating, intriguing, emotional, and thought-provoking novel. The time-line for the story is set in the 1960’s and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events in the story. This mostly takes place in Georgia. The author describes her colorful and dramatic cast of characters as complex, and complicated. Some are good-natured and likable. The southern feel and atmosphere is delightful.

Bette Lee Crosby is quite a talented and natural storyteller.  I love the way she vividly describes her characters, events, scenery, and landscape.  I appreciate that Bette Lee Crosby discusses the importance of family, friends, forgiveness, second chances. love and hope.

“Darla Sue” has had a difficult life, no fault of her own, and to cope started telling little lies. She is now responsible for her daughter and wants to make sure that she has a job to support her daughter Annie, and can take care of her.  “Darla Sue” basically has a good heart and wants to make the people in her life happy. Her omissions of the truth and lies were her way of surviving, with really no bad intent.

According to Wikipedia, “a white lie” is a harmless or trivial lie, especially one in order to be polite or avoid hurting someone’s feelings or stopping them from being upset from the truth.”

Circumstances bring “Darla Sue” and Annie with an older woman Ida, and wonderful home. Yet circumstances might occur that take it away and reveal the secrets and lies.

I have recommended this amazing and memorable story to several friends to get from NetGalley since it is the perfect book to read during our quarantine. I also highly recommend this novel to all readers. Bette Lee Crosby has me laughing and crying at the same time. Happy Reading!!!


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