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The Child of the Soul and Other Stories eHer baby chose a random house tonter to find food but instead found her lost baby waiting in the crib and took her as her ownWhen Vicki came back to the car with a bundle under her coat her boyfriend Murph didn t uestion anything until he found out what she had doneBoth Murph and Vicki had plans for the baby but the plans were not the same Murph had plans to return the baby but Vicki had plans to keep the baby and took off without himWe follow the Dixon family and Vicki in this beautiful but heart wrenching story where one family s life is turned upside down and another supposedly becomes happyMs Crosby has outdone herself with EMILY GONE as she paired her amazing writing her amazing characters and her heartfelt story lines with a new twist a mysteryEMILY GONE has tender moments sad moments happy moments and many moments that need tissuesI didn t want to put this heartwarming book filled with Bette Lee Crosby s signature warmth down Her books feel like a huge hug 55This book was given to me as an ARC by the author in Childrens Phantasies exchange for an honest review The Dixon s live in rural Georgia where a music festival is being held in the summer of 1971 Over a three day period the familyndures blaring music with shrieking crowds leading to frayed nerves and sleep deprivation As the festival winds down Rachel Dixon forgets to lock her back door and wakes to find her baby missing from her cribVicki Robart is attending the festival with her boyfriend after arriving from Kentucky The last night of the vent is getting stormy so they decide to head home They are hungry after non stop partying but find all the local stores are already closed "For The Evening Desperate For "the vening Desperate for they decide to loot one of the local houses Vicki spots baby bottles in the kitchen and sneaks a bit further to view the child In her weakenedcrazed mind she believes that this is the baby she lost seven months ago and takes the girl from her home Emily Gone by Bette Lee Crosby is the The Soviet Union emotional story of a family coping with loss The book is told with the differing point of views from Rachel and Vicki while showing howach coped with this spur of the moment crime The raw sensitivity and courage shown leads the reader to sympathize with both women I look forward to Bette s next novel 1971 GeorgiaRachel Dixon is tired So very tired The last couple of days a music festival has been playing at a nearby farm The music has kept her small family awake for days Weary and ready to drop she puts her six month old daughter Emily down to sleep in her crib and finally sleeps herself Only to wake up to a nightmare Emily is gone No longer in her crib where could she beVicki Robart is at the music festival numbing herself from the grief of losing her infant daughter months Gods and Heroes earlier Leaving the festival the night of a terrible storm shenters a home hoping to find some food but instead finds the
to her A way to fill the void in her heart she makes a snap decision which will change lives forever Bette Lee Crosby does not shy away from tackling difficult subjects in her books She does so with grace and charm She does not lay blame in this book leaving that up to the reader and simply tells both women s familiesstories Her characters are likable and relateanswers to her
Able She Also WritesShe also writes relationships touching on marital relationships sibling relationships friendships Science, Technology and Culture etc and does so in this book as well She alsoxamines loss grief heartbreak the immediate and long term ffects of losing a child Often she has older female characters who are there to provide strength wisdom insight and love to the younger characters and I appreciated how this was true in this book as wellWhat makes a family How do love and faith help people heal What happens when the truth comes out Could one forgive someone for taking their childWell written thought provoking moving heartbreaking and hopeful Another solid book by this Author although I thought the nding was tied up a little too uickly and nicely Grab some tissues and dig inThank you to Bette Lee Crosby Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in xchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions xpressed in this review are my own. She leaves the festival and is faced with an opportunity to fill that void she is driven to an act of desperation that will forever bind the lives of three womenWhen the truth of what actually happened that fateful night is finally xposed shattering the lives they’ve built will they be able to pick up the pieces to put their families back together again. .
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Emily Gone had me captivated from its first pages until the last ones because of the superb storytelling of Bette Lee Crosby The book starts in the small town of Hesterville Georgia in 1971 The Dixon family lives close to Baker field where a music festival takes place Vicki and her boyfriend Murph are attendees at the festival A very stoned and hungry Vicki asks Murph to stop at the Dixons house so she can steal food What she nds up doing instead is kidnapping Emily the Dixons baby We follow what happens to the lives of the Dixons and Emily for the next 18 yearsGrief heartbreak compassion forgiveness and healing are some of the themes that are tackled so beautifully in this novel The book tugs at your heartstrings The characters are drawn Lawman Lover (Outlaws, expertly and I felt like I knew them I was songrossed in the story I kept visualizing myself sitting in the front porch with Rachel and mama Dixon and crocheting along with them and listening to Mama Dixon s advice and wisdomWhen you sit down with this book please know that you may not be able to put it down I was curled up on my couch with my Kindle glued to my hands for hoursMany thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for giving me an advanced copy in City Girl in Training exchange for an honest review No wondervery reviewer I follow on social media is crazy about this book A page turner of a great Southern story by Bette Lee Crosby The tale of three women and one child compelling from beginning to Mystery at Kittiwake Bay end If you re going tombarrass yourself by crying on a train at least make it over a good book This was the case when I finished Emily Gone Or to the point I started AND finished this book on my train ride The premise was gripping point I started AND finished this book on my train ride The premise was gripping the start and as it played out I thought of many different ways it could Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files end Crosby has written anxceptional book that raises uestions about love family faith and forgiveness This one will stay with me for uite some time In 1971 when a music festival comes through to Hesterville Georgia many of the locals are not too happy given the noise and upheaval it would cause But nothing prepares Rachel and George Dixon for the trauma it would bring to their lives Rachel tucked her "BABY INTO SLEEP AS USUAL ONE "into sleep as usual one and when she woke the next morning baby Emily was gone Vicki Robart one of the festival attendees had a stillborn baby some months arlier Faced with the opportunity to fill the void left behind by the baby they named Lara Vicki s distraught mind convinces her she is meant to have this baby She kidnaps baby Emily Murph her partner wants no part of this but he loves Vicki Can he convince her they need to return the baby It is not just theses lives that are affected George s mother comes to alter her attitudes and her ways while Angela Vicki s stranged sister finds her life changed in way she never imagined Meanwhile Rachel is convinced Emily is still alive but will she ver know the truth of what happened that nightBette Lee Crosby has fast become one of my favourite authors With consummate ase she is able to draw me into a situation and involve me from the start of the story to the An Italian Education end Told from than one point of view it isasy to understand Protecting the Colton Bride Coltons Cowboy Code each of the women in this story their motivations and their anguish There are moments that brought tears as well as some that brought smiles I never wanted to have to put this book down and kept snatching it back up whenever I got the chance This thought provoking book is one of grief and heartbreak but also of love and hope Highly recommended for anyone who likes family stories with complex characters I adored it Another gem from the talented Bette Lee Crosby Hesterville was a small town in Georgia and when a music festival was slated to happen one long weekend on a property out of town the locals objected But the sheriff said there was nothing he could do about it as it was out of the town s and his jurisdiction Rachel and George Dixon lived in a house abutting the property and the constant loud thumping music kept them and their six month old baby Emily awakeach night On the final night a violent storm hit the area which muffled the music and all other noises Their xhaustion meant Rachel and George slept deeply but when morning arrived Emily s cot wa. A missing child sets the lives of three women on a collision course in this powerful and compelling novel by USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby1971When a music festival rolls through the sleepy town of Hesterville Georgia the Dixon family’s lives are forever changed On the final night a storm muffles the sound of the blaring music and Rachel tu. S mpty Vicki and her partner Murph had njoyed the
the marijuana used kept the mptiness at bay most of the time But her grief was always there and Murph didn t know what Forbidden Stranger else to do The night they left the festival the storm was rampant it was also the night that lives changed foreverGrief guilt and sadness sucked at Rachel and George but gradually with the help of George s mother Mama Dixon Rachel slowly picked up the pieces Would Emilyver be found Was she safe and loved Would Rachel Snowy River Man ever know Poignant heartbreaking with lessons in compassion forgiveness andmpathy Emily Gone by US author Bette Lee Crosby is up to her usual style probably one of her best in my opinion Incredibly well written and starting in 1971 with hippies marijuana and music being felt right across the country the story works its way through the years until the satisfying conclusion A wonderful contemporary novel which I highly recommendWith thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my digital ARC to read in xchange for an honest review A crime of opportunity a grieving unhinged young woman breaks into a home looking for food and comes out with a 6 month old baby she s convinced is her own stillborn child While her boyfriend agonizes over how to get the baby girl back to her parents Vicki settles right in as a mom Meanwhile Rachel finds it impossible to get over the loss of her baby There are plenty of wonderful small town characters and this story of grief resilience and healing is compelling and well written This book should come with a warning label Don t start reading this unless you can commit to the whole novel immediatelynetgalley I won an autographed copy of this novel through a Facebook contest and although a review was not reuired I wanted to honour the author and do one anyway "in 1971 a music festival rolls through the "1971 a music festival rolls through the uiet town of Hesterville Georgia In the middle of the night an infant is taken right from her crib while she sleeps Rachel and George are left with nothing but an mpty crib and the guilt that stays with them for years while Vicky and Murphy travel throughout the South with their new baby daughter one that will hopefully uell the pain they suffered after losing their own infant daughter months ago When the truth behind that night starts to come out three women are forever changed Are some secrets best left secret How do you start a life over again after it has been torn apart Bette Lee Crosby is the author of than twenty novels Twenty novels I ve never read by an author I ve never heard of I am deeply Les brumes d'avalon : roman embarrassed as I make this revelation now as I feel like I have missed out on a big part of a literary journey by not having beenxposed to Ms Crosby s books before now Emily Gone is heartbreaking and Malakai (Wicked Games, emotional but also uplifting and hopeful Three women are torn apart by suffering and it is only as they struggle to put their lives back together that we see the true nature of the human spirit and a mother s love Both Rachel and Angela arendearing characters and The Carpenters Wife and Heart of Stone even Vicky has something charming in her broken soul It is difficult to take sides as this novel transpires and I felt the need to root for all of them in one form or another Not only does this novel serve to provide amplemotional and Celtic Fire (Rogue Angel, entertainment it is also thought provoking as Crosbyxplores the worst kind of loss through the The Family Plan eyes of a mother Beautiful creative and full of spirit Emily Gone is a novel I won t soon forget It was a difficult novel to put down with short chapters narrated from the standpoints of most of the main characters which allowed for an in depthxploration of A Family Practice each characters tragedies Well a well developed storyline the highs and lows of the plot lead to a delightfully happynding which provides the much needed satisfaction a reader is seeking after such an A Doctor in Her Stocking (From Here to Maternity emotional journey A music festival shook the uiet town of Hesterville Georgia with its loud music and with the kidnapping of Rachel and George Dixon s babyThe Dixons had beenxhausted from lack of sleep because of the music festival didn t hear anyone Celebrity Bachelor enter the house through the unlocked door and awoke to find their baby s cribmptyWe find out that Vicki one of the festival goers had just lost. Cks her baby into bed before falling into a deep sleep So deep she doesn’t hear the kitchen door opening When she and her husband wake up in the morning the crib is For Better and Worse empty Emily is goneVicki Robart is one of the thousands at the festival but she’s not feeling the music She’s feeling themptiness over the loss of her own baby several months before When.festival the marijuana