Tuesday, October 12, 2021

New Release! The Fault Between Us by Bette Lee Crosby ~ My Thoughts #TheFaultBetweenUs

The Fault Between Us

The Fault Between Us by Bette Lee Crosby 
Historical Life Fiction, 250 pages
Published October 5, 2021 by Bent Pine Publishing

April 18, 1906 – A devastating earthquake rocks San Francisco and Templeton Morehouse fears her husband is lost forever. A powerful and compelling story from USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby

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, 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.

Lines of communication are down and the city in shambles, so the only thing Templeton can do is pray she doesn’t lose both her daddy and her husband.

My thoughts about The Fault Between Us ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"Templeton Whittier Morehouse. The one thing that you can be certain of in this life is that nothing is for certain. Nothing. Not even a future that once seemed as fixed in place and as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar."

I have read and loved all of Bette's books. She always writes such beautiful, heartwarming, magical stories. She has outdone herself with this one though, kicking her storytelling up to a higher level. It can't be easy writing historical fiction, with all the research required to 'get it right'. Well, she did it! I really felt like I was there, experiencing all of the drama and scariness of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.

At the center of the story is Templeton and her family, living their best lives in Philadelphia. Templeton is a strong independent woman, working to fulfill her dreams of becoming a fashion designer when a chance encounter with a stranger changes her life forever. Uprooting her life to San Francisco brings even more changes and danger when her loved ones are trapped in the earthquake. 

The Fault Between Us is an amazing account of what it must have been like during that horrible tragedy in 1906, demonstrating the resiliency and kindness of the people who lived through it. This is the perfect read for all fans of historical fiction. I loved it and highly recommend it!

I received an ARC of The Fault Between Us from that author and this is my honest opinion.

About the author

"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."

It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win twenty awards for her work; these include: The Royal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award. ~ Goodreads

Connect with Bette

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads


Be sure to check the sidebar for all of my current giveaways!


Post a Comment

Thanks SO much for leaving me a comment! Every single one means a whole lot to me!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...