Release Date: May 4, 2021
About The Book:
Georgia, 1968 – Margaret Rose McCutcheon has just buried her husband and must now name a beneficiary for their estate in case of her demise. She is hard-pressed to do so because there is no one. No children. No family. At least none to speak of. At one time, she had two sisters and six brothers, but the lot of them were scattered to the four winds, with no one knowing where the others went. In the hope of finding at least one of her siblings, Margaret hires a detective and sets off on a journey to uncover the truth of why the family broke apart as it did.
West Virginia, 1901 – When Eliza Hobbs gives birth to her sixth child, her husband is not there to welcome his daughter into the world. No surprise, because Martin is seldom there. He works in Charleston and returns to Coal Creek only when he has a mind to. Yes, he sends money on occasion, but seldom enough to make ends meet. Although Eliza believes each new child a blessing, he sees them as yet another responsibility on his already overloaded shoulders. When he discovers another child is on the way, he demands she get rid of it. he stops returning home and there is no more money.
Left with the children, a mountainside patch of land, and a house in sorry need of repair, Eliza seeks help and turns to someone powerful enough to hold sway over Martin and force him into providing for his family. Pushed to the brink, Martin does something unforgivable and the family is forever torn apart.
Now, after all these years, will Margaret be the one to find the pieces of her broken family?
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.
With the help of an investigator a West Virginia widow sets out to search for her long-lost family.A heart-wrenching, heart-warming, hold your breath novel. Crosby does everything right. Get yourself in a chair and grab this book.” -Marilyn Simon Rothstein, author the bestseller Lift & Separate
“In When I Last Saw You” Crosby takes readers on an epic journey that explores the depths of the meaning of family. This is a story of heartbreak,hope and resilience that remains with you long after the last page is turned.” – Patricia Sands, author of the bestselling Love inProvence trilogy
“There is nothing a mother will not do for her children and Bette Lee Crosby’s latest novel, When I Last Saw You, proves that and more. Inspired by a true story, readers will be rooting for Margaret Rose and Eliza Hobbs as you accompany them on their epic journey of life, love, and healing.” -Kay Bratt, International bestselling author of Wish Me Home
“A compelling and heart-warming story about loss and long-kept secrets that tear a family apart. This memorable tale instantly pulls you in and leaves you appreciative of the indomitable force that is family.” – Alison Ragsdale – best-selling author of Dignity and Grace
“Enjoyable, immersive and uplifting. A reminder that we only get one life to live, and delaying our happiness for fear of other people’s judgement, is rarely worth it”. Lainey Cameron – best selling author of The Exit Strategy
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