The Fault Between Us
Bette Lee Crosby
Released Oct 5, 2021
This is the 2nd book I’ve had the pleasure of reading by Bette Lee Crosby and I loved it!
This book follows Templeton Whittier from childhood to becoming an adult in the early 1900s in Pennsylvania starting her own fashion design business with her forward thinking designs.
She fell head over heels in love with a man she met in passing and after lots of convincing that she would be fine married him and moved to SF. There is a lot of first year marital issues and fertility concerns due to her new business venture in a new town. But I want to fast forward to the Fault part of the story. They experience the 1906 earthquake and the recovery as they try to find eachother with communication down.
I technically live 5 miles from the Hayward fault line which is the most dangerous apparently and it hasn’t had a big one since 1868 soooo. But I lived in Napa when a 5 hit 5 miles from us and tore apart my room at 3 am. I lived 50 miles away during the 6 that really got them bad and this book resonated for me with that one. When you can’t get a call in to check on your loved ones it’s terrifying.
Living in the Bay area I have learned about the 1906 earthquake annually in CA history in school or it shows up on the news on it’s anniversary date. The earthquake was bad but when they woke up to make their breakfast and didn’t realize that their chimneys were broken the embers started fires that ravaged and damaged far worse than the earthquake had. They called it the Ham and Eggs fire. This one was a 7.9 that lasted almost a minute😮
Loved this book! I love the history and the characters were so human and real and had dreams that compromised their relationships until they learned to give room and support eachother. I loved the female friendships and support with her mother and the new friends she made with Denise and May Ling.
Q: Have you experienced an earthquake or where were you during the 1989 earthquake?
Thank you @betteleecrosby for the gifted copy and the goodies and @suzyapprovedbooktours for having me on the book tour
Release Date: Oct. 5, 2021
About The Book:
April 18, 1906 – A devastating earthquake rocks San Francisco and a young woman fears the baby she has been praying for and her husband will be lost forever.
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 and lines of communication down, 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.
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.
“Crosby brings historic San Francisco beautifully to life in the pages of The Fault Between Us. Richly layered with period detail, is the tale of a young woman faced with the seemingly impossible choice between the only thing she’s ever wanted and the man she loves.”- Barbara Davis, Bestselling author of The Keeper of Happy Endings
“One doesn’t just read a Bette Lee Crosby book, you live it. You feel the happy, the sad, the heartbreak and the joy deep in your soul!” -Robin Ruiz
“Crosby writes stories of heartbreak, hope and resilience, stories that remains with you long after the last page is turned.” -Goodreads Reviewer
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