On the Blog today I have a review of The Fault Between Us by Bette Lee Crosby for Suzy Approved Book Tours!
Release Date: Oct. 5, 2021
About The Book:
April 18, 1906 – A devastating earthquake rocks San Francisco and a young woman fears the baby she has been praying for and her husband will be lost forever.
Chances were a million to one that a girl born and raised in Philadelphia would encounter a stranger from California on the trolley and fall madly in love, but that’s what happened. Templeton was not only taken with John Morehouse, but also with his tales of life in San Francisco. As an aspiring fashion designer, the dazzle of a city called the Paris of the West, with its towering department stores and European couture was too much to resist.
Despite her family’s objections, she and John are married and, on their way back to California, before the month is out. To ease the heartbreak of such a move, Templeton promises her family that they will return for a visit every summer. She fully intends to keep that promise, but as her fashions gain popularity, the business grows increasingly more demanding. The trips back to Philadelphia become less frequent and she makes foolish choices she will come to regret.
Now, when she is on the verge of having everything she’s ever wanted, a devastating earthquake has torn across San Francisco and she awakes to discover the father of her baby is missing.
With the city in flames and lines of communication down, Templeton’s daddy leaves Philadelphia and sets out in search of his son-in-law. He’s too old for such a trip and ill-equipped for the challenges he will encounter, but he’s the only hope of saving his daughter’s happiness.
Miss W’s Review:
The Fault Between Us by Bette Lee Crosby is a well written story of family , a strong love story that takes place during the terrible earthquake that hit San Francisco in 1906.
The research the author put into the story is obvious to this reader.
I loved the main character Templeton Whittier, she was a strong woman and wasn’t happy settling down and raising a family. She had big dreams of being a famous fashion designer.
She meets John and the story that follows is one of deep felt emotion and utter and sheer will.
There is devastation but also strength to be found in this story.
The backdrop of a natural disaster set in this time period is expertly told. Much different than in current time when everyone is connected all of the time by electronics.
The characters were well written and had me envisioning I was in this time period.
The story is so captivating and emotional I had a hard time putting this book down.
I love all of Bette Lee Crosby’s books and this was one of the best.
About The Author:
Bette Lee Crosby is the USA Today bestselling author of twenty-four novels, including The Twelfth Child and the Wyattsville series. She has been the recipient of the Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal, Reviewer’s Choice Award, FPA President’s Book Award and International Book Award, among many others. Her 2016 novel, Baby Girl, was named Best Chick Lit of the Year by Huffington Post. Her 2018 novel The Summer of New Beginnings, took First Place in the Royal Palm Literary Award for Women’s Fiction and was a runner-up for book of the year. Her novel, Emily, Gone is the winner of three literary Gold Medals, and the Benjamin Franklin Award. Her newest release When I Last Saw You is a historical saga based on a true story.
Crosby is a wife, mama, grandma and dog lover who specializes in heartwarming family fiction. She credits her mom for giving her such a love of Southern storytelling and laughingly admits to being a night owl and a workaholic. Her guilty pleasures are iced latte, chocolate, and late-night chats with fans and friends on Facebook.
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