When she woke the next morning baby Emily was gone 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 Emily Murph her artner wants no art 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 one 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 oint of view it is easy to understand 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 Književna groupie 2: Strovaljivanje put this book down and kept snatching it back up whenever I got the chance This thoughtrovoking 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 rope. 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 goneVicki 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.
Rty 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 roperty and the constant loud thumping music kept them and their six month old baby Emily awake each night On the final night a violent storm hit the area which muffled the music and all other noises Their exhaustion meant Rachel and George slept deeply but when morning arrived Emily s cot was empty Vicki and her Davids Sling partner Murph had enjoyed the festival the marijuana Vicki used kept the emptiness at bay most of the time But her grief was always there and Murph didn t know what 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 slowlyicked up the Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. David Shields pieces Would Emily ever be found Was she safe and loved Would Rachel ever know Poignant heartbreaking with lessons in compassion forgiveness and empathy Emily Gone by US author Bette Lee Crosby is up to her usual stylerobably 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 Learner Strategies in Language Learning publisher for my digital ARC to read in exchange for an honest review. 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 toick up the Dangerously Placed pieces tout their families back together agai.
Emily Gone had me captivated from its first Just Destiny 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 takeslace 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 instead is kidnapping Emily the Dixons baby We follow what happens to the lives of the Dixons and Emily for the next 18 yearsGri No wonder every reviewer I follow on social media is crazy about this book A Paradise Run page turner of a great Southern story by Bette Lee Crosby The tale of three women and one child compelling from beginning to end If you re going to embarrass 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 theoint I started AND finished this book on my train ride The remise was gripping from the start and as it layed 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 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 Help Me, Jacques Cousteau 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. A missing child sets the lives of three women on a collision course in thisowerful 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
USA Today Bestselling and Award winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are Well crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in eually memorable circumstances Midwest Book ReviewThe Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is A uirky mix of Southern flair serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventuresSamantha from Reader's Favorite