Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “Beyond the Carousel” by Bette Lee Crosby, Bent Pine Publishing, 2017
Bette Lee Crosby, the author of “Beyond the Carousel” has written a memorable, and thought-provoking novel. The genres for this novel are: Historical Fiction Mysteries, Women’s Sagas, Women’s Historical Fiction, and Fiction. Bette Lee Crosby is an amazing storyteller and she vividly writes and describes the events, characters, and settings in her stories. “Beyond the Carousel” is one of the Wyattsville Series, where you might recognize some of the characters as friends, but each story can be read alone. The author describes her characters as complex, complicated, and some are flawed. The time-line for this story goes to the past when it pertains to the characters and events, and then to the authors timing of present.
In this intriguing and intense family saga, the author provides us with the historical background of the times, each leading to an intense and captivating storyline. During the Stock Market Crash, there are traumatic events that occur that show a cause and effect on the story. There begins what will be a senseless act of murder that will be looked in 25 years later.
I love that Bette Lee Crosby brings this story across three generations of family, and introduces us to some wonderful characters. One of the quotes in the story that centers around a carousel is ” What Goes Around Comes Around”. I highly recommend “Beyond the Carousel for other readers.