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 one No longer in her crib where could she beVicki Robart is at the music festival numbing herself from the A Shark Never Sleeps: Wheeling and Dealing with the NFL's Most Ruthless Agent grief of losing her infant daughter months earlier Leaving the festival the night of a terrible storm she enters a home hoping to find some food but instead finds the answers to her prayers 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 withrace 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 relate able She also writes about relationships touching on marital relationships sibling relationships friendships etc and does so in this book as well She also examines loss rief heartbreak the immediate and long term effects 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 ending 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 exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own In 1971 when a music festival comes through to Hesterville Georgia many of the locals are not too happy iven 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 night and when she woke the next morning baby Emily was one Vicki Robart one of the festival attendees had a stillborn baby some months earlier 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 is meant to have this baby She kidnaps baby 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 estranged sister finds her life changed in way she never imagined Meanwhile Rachel is convinced Emily is still alive but will she ever know the truth of what happened that nightBette Lee "Crosby Has Fast Become "has fast become of my favourite authors With consummate ease she is able to draw me into a situation and involve me from the start of the story to the end Told from than one point of view it is easy to understand each of the women in. Ucks 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 empty Emily is oneVicki Robart is one of the thousands at the festival but she’s not feeling the music She’s feeling the emptiness over the loss of her own baby several months before Whe.
The Dixon s live in "Rural Georgia Where A Music "Georgia where a music is being held in the summer of 1971 Over a three day period the family endures 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 event is Nine Ghosts 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 food 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 theirl from her home Emily Gone by Bette Lee Crosby is the emotional story of a family coping with loss The book is told with the differing point of views from Rachel and Vicki while showing how each 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 If you re Las Maravillosas Obras de Dios: Historias B�blicas Para La Familia going to embarrass yourself by crying on a train at least make it over aood 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 شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى gripping from the start and as it played out I thought of many different ways it could end Crosby has written an exceptional book that raises uestions about love family faith and forgiveness This one will stay with me for uite some time A crime of opportunity arieving 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 The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) get the babyirl back to her parents Vicki settles right in as a mom Meanwhile Rachel finds it impossible to Riding Hard get over the loss of her baby There are plenty of wonderful small town characters and this story ofrief 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 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 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 been
exhausted from lack of sleep because of the music festival didnfrom lack of sleep because of the music festival didn hear a No wonder every reviewer I follow on social media is crazy about this book A page turner of a reat Southern story by Bette Lee Crosby The tale of three women and one child compelling from beginning to end 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. 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 Crosby 1971When 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
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their anguish There are moments that brought tears as well as some that brought smilesanguish There are moments that brought tears as well as some that brought smiles never wanted to have to put this book down and kept snatching it back up whenever I ot the chance This thought provoking book is one of rief and heartbreak but also of love and hope Highly recommended for anyone who likes family stories with complex characters I adored it Another em from the talented Bette Lee Crosby 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 Usually Uiet Town Of "usually uiet town of 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 empty crib and the uilt 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 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 been exposed to Ms Crosby s books before now Emily Gone is heartbreaking and 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 are endearing characters and 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 ample emotional and entertainment it is also thought provoking as Crosby explores the worst kind of loss through the 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 "It was a difficult novel to put down with short chapters narrated from the standpoints of most the main characters which allowed for an in depth exploration of each characters tragedies Well a well developed storyline the highs and lows of the plot lead to a delightfully happy ending which provides the much needed satisfaction a reader is seeking after such an emotional journey 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 ends up doing ins. N 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 exposed shattering the lives they’ve built will they be able to pick up the pieces to put their families back together agai.