A Year of Extraordinary Moments
A Magnolia Grove Novel
by Bette Lee Crosby
Pub Date 16 Oct 2018
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From USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby comes a heartwarming novel about letting go of the past to make way for a brighter future.
Tracy Briggs has finally gotten her act together. She’s focusing on her own life and helping her hearing-impaired son learn to talk. With her sister married and exploring a new career, Tracy has begun to run the family’s magazine business and feels her life is pretty much perfect. That is, until her son’s deadbeat dad shows up in Magnolia Grove asking for a second chance.
Now that her son is getting the help he needs and a promising new romance with his teacher is in bloom, Tracy wants to keep her life just as it is. But her ex isn’t taking no for an answer. And when a spirited elderly woman enters Tracy’s life in an unexpected way, she’ll have to work harder than ever to keep her new life on track.
Torn between the past she knows and the uncertain future, Tracy must decide what is best for both her and her son, learning along the way that ordinary choices can bring extraordinary possibilities.
A Note From the Publisher
“A sweet novel that aims to remind readers that the best moments in life may sometimes be the most ordinary.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A Year of Extraordinary Moments is an intricate tale which weaves a grandmother’s dying wish with the harsher realities of abandonment, alcoholism, and lost love. Each story so heartrending and complete, I felt like I’d read five books in one.” —Rebecca Rosenberg, The Secret Life of Mrs. London
“Bette Lee Crosby has a magical way of guiding readers to see ordinary moments in life as extraordinary. The title for this heartwarming story could not be better. Despite loss, pain, disappointment, and other challenges, Crosby assures there is always forgiveness, love, and hope. All of that is skillfully crafted on these pages.” —Patricia Sands, bestselling author of the Love in Provence series
“Bravo. Crosby is truly a story whisperer; she tells a tender tale as though she is in a cafe sharing something that happened to people you know and care about. The women in A Year of Extraordinary Moments are the kind of characters who live on long after the last page is turned.” —Marilyn Simon Rothstein, author of Lift and Separate
“A Year of Extraordinary Moments is that rare book that makes you believe in the power of love. Filled with memorable characters and important life lessons, Betty Lee Crosby’s latest is a Southern treat to the last page.” —Anita Hughes, author of California Summer