About The Author
Born in Detroit and raised in a plethora of states scattered across the South and Northeast, Crosby originally studied art and began her career as a packaging designer. When asked to write a few lines of copy for the back of a pantyhose package, she discovered a love for words that was irrepressible. After years of writing for business, she turned to works of fiction and never looked back. “Storytelling is in my blood,” Crosby laughingly admits, “My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write.”
Crosby’s work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. Since that, she has gone on to win several more awards, including another NLAPW award, three Royal Palm Literary Awards, the FPA President’s Book Award Gold Medal and most recently the 2011 Reviewer’s Choice Award and Reader’s View Southeast Fiction Literary Award.
Her published works to date are: Cracks in the Sidewalk (2009), Spare Change (2011), The Twelfth Child (2012), and Life in the Land of IS (2012). Life in the Land of IS is a memoir written for Lani Deauville, a woman the Guinness Book of Records lists as the world’s longest living quadriplegic.
Crosby's newest novel Cupid's Christmas was released in September 2012 and following that, What Matters Most will be released in early 2013.
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Publisher: Bent Pine Publishing
Publication Date: September 14, 2012 - 1st publishing / October 17, 2012 - 2nd publishing
Format: Paperback - 197 pages / Kindle - 509 KB
Genre: Contemporary Christmas Romance / Women's Fiction
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Disclaimer: I purchased a copy of the book and will provide my honest review in addition to participating in a virtual book tour event hosted by Reading Addiction Blog Tours.
Cupid's Christmas…A love story for both the young and the young at heart. In a spot somewhere between Heaven and Earth, Cupid is trying to overcome the forces of lust, jealousy and the events brought on by his nemeses—Life Management.
Cupid matched John and Eleanor thirty years ago, but Life Management stepped in and fouled things up. Now they are both single and back together again, but before Cupid can give them the happiness they deserve, he’s got to come up with some magic, a few miracles and a dog for John’s daughter.
In a fun Christmas Romance, Cupid is charged with making certain an older couple gets the love they've been waiting for and a young woman who’s far too attracted to handsome men with sexy eyes finds her perfect match. And, he has to make it happen by Christmas.
If you’re a Debbie Macomber fan, you’re gonna love Cupid's Christmas!
My Book Review:
Cupid's Christmas is an adorable Christmas romance story about a lovable pooch who is charged with the challenge to match the right people in a relationship meant to last a lifetime. But when life circumstances get in the way and mess up the matches, Cupid is once again called upon to reunite an older couple, while matching a young woman with her prince charming, and finding a lost dog a forever home.
Narrated by Cupid along with alternating points of view by Lindsay, John and Eleanor, author Bette Lee Crosby weaves a warm and fuzzy tale of love, romance, family drama, life circumstances and puppy love. You can't help but be captivated by Cupid's story as he works his magic with a few miracles added in to unite two couples: Lindsay and Matt, and Eleanor and John; while also providing a lovable stray dog a forever home with John's daughter.
This is such a warmhearted story filled with love, humor and a dose of wisdom that is perfect to read during the Christmas holiday season, but it can also be read all year long. I would be remiss if I didn't mention the adorable Bichon Frise on the book cover. As a momma to two rescued Bichon fur babies, I instantly fell in love when I saw the book cover, and knew that I was going to thoroughly enjoy this story, and I was not disappointed!
Cupid's Christmas is one of those lighthearted feel good stories that could easily be a Hallmark Channel movie, I know I would watch it. Cupid and author Bette Lee Crosby has earned two paws up for providing the reader with a delightful story that will simply make you smile!
RATING: 5 STARS *****