Jubilee's Journey



[PDF / Epub] ✅ Jubilee's Journey By Bette Lee Crosby – E17streets4all.co.uk Can the faith of a child inspire forgiveness in the heart of a woman seeking revenge From award winning USA TODAY Bestselling Author BETTE LEE CROSBY comes a heartwarming Southern family saga that red Can the faith of a child inspire forgiveness in the heart of a woman seeking revenge From award winning USA TODAY Bestselling Author BETTE LEE CROSBY comes a heartwarming Southern family saga that redefines the meaning of familyCrime is a rarity in the small town of Wyattsville, so when one occurs it is front page news Grocery store owner, Sidney Klaussner, shot in the course of the robbery, is lying in the hospital unconscious In the room across from him the young man assumed to be the shooterAlthough no one knows the truth of what happened inside that store, Sidney s wife is determined to see the boy punished The lad s only hope is his sister Jubilee She knows why he was there but is anyone going to believe a seven year old A heartwarming saga of finding forgiveness and coming together as a family Spare Change readers are sure to welcome back Olivia Doyle and the colorful residents of the Wyattsville ArmsWinner of the Reader s Favorite Gold Medal, the FPA President s Book Award Gold Medal, and the Royal Palm Literary Award.Jubilee's Journey

USA Today Bestselling and Award winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby s books are Well crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances Midwest Book ReviewThe Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby s writing is, A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures Samantha from Reader s Favorite raves, Crosby writes the type of book you can t stop thinking about long after you put it down 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away Her work was first recognized in when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript She has since gone on to win twenty awards for her work these include The Royal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President s Book Award Gold Medal,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 AwardCrosby s published works to date are Blueberry Hill , Previously Loved Treasures , Jubilee s Journey , What Matters Most , The Twelfth Child , Life in the Land of IS , Cracks in the Sidewalk , Spare Change A Cupid inspired romance, Wishing for Wonderful, is scheduled for release in November and Book Three of The Wyattsville Series, Passing through Perfect, will be be available in January .

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    Paperback Á Jubilee's Journey Kindle ò Grocery store owner, Sidney Klaussner, shot in the course of the robbery, is lying in the hospital unconscious In the room across from him the young man assumed to be the shooterAlthough no one knows the truth of what happened inside that store, Sidney s wife is determined to see the boy punished The lad s only hope is his sister Jubilee She knows why he was there but is anyone going to believe a seven year old A heartwarming saga of finding forgiveness and coming together as a family Spare Change readers are sure to welcome back Olivia Doyle and the colorful residents of the Wyattsville ArmsWinner of the Reader s Favorite Gold Medal, the FPA President s Book Award Gold Medal, and the Royal Palm Literary Award."/>
  • Paperback
  • 296 pages
  • Jubilee's Journey
  • Bette Lee Crosby
  • English
  • 03 June 2018
  • 098912892X

10 thoughts on “Jubilee's Journey

  1. says:

    Bartholomew Jones dies in a coal mine Long before, he urged his son Paul never to work in the mines When death and tragedy occurs, sixteen year old Paul remembers that promise to his father But how will these two orphans survive Taking his seven year old sister Jubilee, Paul heads off away from the coal mines to find his mother s sister Anita and a new life Sadly, tragedy has not finished with this little family, as Paul when applying for a job is caught up in a robbery Jubilee who had bee Bartholomew Jones dies in a coal mine Long before, he urged his son Paul never to work in the mines When death and tragedy occurs, sixteen year old Paul remembers that promise to his father But how will these two orphans survive Taking his seven year old sister Jubilee, Paul heads off away from the coal mines to find his mother s sister Anita and a new life Sadly, tragedy has not finished with this little family, as Paul when applying for a job is caught up in a robbery Jubilee who had been told to wait for him on the park bench has no idea what has happened Who can help her Enter Ethan Allen, familiar to readers from Spare Change, the first book in the Wyattsville series Other characters like Olivia Doyle and Detective Jack Mahoney also make a valuable contribution in this book Of course there are also like Hurt Mc Adams whose life is one of bitterness, anger and hate How these characters interact makes for a compelling read that had me turning the pages, suffering tears and anger but also smiles along the way I adored this book I loved seeing the changes in Ethan Allen and Olivia and seeing the love and trust between Paul and Jubilee Given complications like memory loss, false information and closed minds, the truth of what happened the day of the robbery takes quite some time to uncover Meanwhile, there are those who want revenge, or what they see as justice, without knowing all the facts And what will it mean for Paul and Jubilee This is Bette Lee Crosby at her best, as she weaves the story thoroughly involving me in all that was happening I was absorbed from start to finish 2018 is turning into a good reading year with another five star read

  2. says:

    Sixteen year old Paul Jones and his little sister Jubilee had grown up in a loving home their mother Ruth and father Bartholomew doted on them both But when Ruth died of tuberculosis Bartholomew s life crumbled he struggled on but the unwanted life of a miner in West Virginia weighed him down Making Paul promise he would never follow in his or his grandfather s footsteps made Bartholomew feel a little easier as he knew Paul would honour his promise but the notification one afternoon of th Sixteen year old Paul Jones and his little sister Jubilee had grown up in a loving home their mother Ruth and father Bartholomew doted on them both But when Ruth died of tuberculosis Bartholomew s life crumbled he struggled on but the unwanted life of a miner in West Virginia weighed him down Making Paul promise he would never follow in his or his grandfather s footsteps made Bartholomew feel a little easier as he knew Paul would honour his promise but the notification one afternoon of the terrible and unexpected death of their father created such a catastrophic change in Paul and Jubilee s lives that Paul wasn t sure what to do for the best.The long bus journey to Wyattsville was the beginning of the search for a long lost Aunt Paul thought perhaps she could help them On their arrival Paul saw a shop which had a Help Wanted notice in the window so he told Jubie to wait on the bench seat for him he was sure he would have the job, which meant a room to rent and food on the table for them both The dreadful events of that day changed the course of the two children s lives would Paul and Jubie be safe And how would Jubilee s journey end I loved Jubilee s Journey, which is the second in the Wyattsville series I read the first, Spare Change some time ago and loved it too The characters are so real, and meeting up with several of the members of Spare Change was like meeting up with friends again Bette Lee Crosby is an amazing writer and she hasn t disappointed me yet I ll be reading the third in the series, Passing Through Perfect very soon I have no hesitation in highly recommending all of this author s work

  3. says:

    Audio review The is was a poignant story told in the modern historical era of the American South The times, the setting, and the characters were all brought to life so well that I was immediately feeling nostalgic for a time before I was even born There was a fleeting, golden afternoon quality to the words that left me with an appreciation for how life is never all sweet and some times things happen that are out of our control, but we must find a way to live through to the other side.I wasn t Audio review The is was a poignant story told in the modern historical era of the American South The times, the setting, and the characters were all brought to life so well that I was immediately feeling nostalgic for a time before I was even born There was a fleeting, golden afternoon quality to the words that left me with an appreciation for how life is never all sweet and some times things happen that are out of our control, but we must find a way to live through to the other side.I wasn t sure what to expect and I was a little confused by the early part of the book since it didn t match the blurb, but I soon realized that the author was starting events well before the current time of the story To be clear, I didn t mind just confused What I mean is that the early chapters tell the story of Bartholomew and Ruth, their early lives, becoming a family, and tragedy to the present when Paul and Jubilee, their children, take the fateful journey that sets up the events for the rest of the story Their story is juxtaposed against another man, Hurt s early story and what put him on an angry, murderous crash course with the two children there in a Wyattsville grocery store This choice of how to take things back to the earlier years made sense as the story progressed Paul and Jubilee s story is sad, but they have each other and try to stay hopeful because they have nothing else Paul is an amazing young man who left school and childhood behind when he was still a young child himself to take care of his sick mother, his sister, and the household while his dad work the mines Then when both parents were gone, as a teenager and newly evicted from their home, he takes Jubilee and all they have in a backpack to seek out a way to start over Then, tragedy strikes again and they live under a cloud of injustice as other people work to right the wrong I was teary eyed and cheering for this pair of kids, but particularly this amazing young man.I thought this whole story that had a small main cast of people trying to help Jubilee who is first thought to be a lost orphan and not associated with the kid in the hospital who was thought to be part of an armed robbery was captivating It has a small town, slow paced feel as events march on The story is part mystery and part fiction following the case of the armed robbery and Jubilee s mysterious past, but also delves into the lives of several key people including Olivia Doyle, her grandson Ethan Allen Doyle, and Detective Jack Mahoney from the previous book.I will add that there are a few times that I felt it lagged a little, but not to the point of boredom Olivia tends to be a brooder and dithers a little and Detective Gomez was driving me to violence the way he put his career ahead of actually working Paul s case so that went on longer than it should have Jack Mahoney was the real hero of the story doing the actual police work since Gomez wouldn t He was up against department jealousies, jurisdictions, biting into his own family time and work, and then even Olivia s shenanigans because she called him in, but barely trusted him with the truth Olivia got on my nerves how she expected so much from him and used him even calling on his weekends at home, but had her own agenda though I get that it was on Jubilee s behalf.It was interesting to me when it came to the historical aspect of the story I m not sure when the story took place I think it might have been the late 40 s early 50 s for the parent s story and then the present one was maybe the 60 s There weren t a ton of clues and yet it had the feel of those times I experienced this story in audio format with the dual narration efforts of Sean Crisden and Amy Melissa Bentley I ve listened to both their work, separately, in the past and loved what they did However, I didn t think they were a good match for this story Children s voices, opposite sex, southern drawls were all moderately done well at best I thought Bentley particularly overdid it with Jubilee and Clara, Olivia s friend, or when there was a highly emotional moment Criden s characters were many times the same gruff tone if they were male It wasn t terrible, by any means, but not quite there, either.All in all, it was a lovely, heartwarming story with many facets I was first introduced to the author s writing through a few highly rated reviews from Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviews so when I had the chance to pick up this audio edition of Jubilee s Journey, I jumped on it I will definitely be going back for , but particularly Olivia and Ethan Allen s story in the first of this series.My thanks to Tantor Audio for the opportunity to listen to this story in exchange for an honest review

  4. says:

    Jubilee wasn t supposed to be Jubilee, and Paul was in the wrong place at the wrong time.Jubilee and Paul had to leave their childhood home since both their mother and their father had died and no one was allowed to live in the house unless they worked in the mines Since Paul promised his father he would NEVER work in the mines, he and Jubilee left the town in search of their Aunt Anita who didn t even know they existed.Jubilee was the sweetest child, and Paul was a wonderful teenager any paren Jubilee wasn t supposed to be Jubilee, and Paul was in the wrong place at the wrong time.Jubilee and Paul had to leave their childhood home since both their mother and their father had died and no one was allowed to live in the house unless they worked in the mines Since Paul promised his father he would NEVER work in the mines, he and Jubilee left the town in search of their Aunt Anita who didn t even know they existed.Jubilee was the sweetest child, and Paul was a wonderful teenager any parent would want as their son Paul had to take care of Jubliee when their mother died and then after their father died, but then look what happened.You are saying.what happened Well, you have to read this amazing book to find out You will fall in love with Jubilee and feel sorry for Paul Olivia was the most wonderful person you would ever want to meet Ethan Allen was mischievous but oh so lovable Each character works well with each other and carries the story along with an unforgettable and heartwarming storyline.Ms Crosby has written yet another marvelous book that will steal your heart, make you think about your family, and make you not want the book to end Ms Crosby just knows how to put together a remarkable story that holds your interest from the first sentence.Ms Crosby writes amazing books with delightful, exceptional characters This one will not be a disappointment in terms of characters either.If nothing else gets you, but I know it will, the cover is enough to draw you right in Don t miss JUBILEE S JOURNEY or any of Ms Crosby s books They all have a feel good theme and a theme that conveys Ms Crosby s love of writing, sharing, and giving.This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the author in return for an honest review

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    I was given a wonderful opportunity to read this prior to the release and find it hard to explain how very much I LOVED this book It s a story that you are drawn into with the first few pages and keeps you entwined in Jubilee s life Starting out in a coal mining town gives you insight as to how hard these men worked, how little they had and how they wanted better futures for their children But, that, at times, is very hard to achieve.Your heart is torn at the loss of a Mother, at the wisdom o I was given a wonderful opportunity to read this prior to the release and find it hard to explain how very much I LOVED this book It s a story that you are drawn into with the first few pages and keeps you entwined in Jubilee s life Starting out in a coal mining town gives you insight as to how hard these men worked, how little they had and how they wanted better futures for their children But, that, at times, is very hard to achieve.Your heart is torn at the loss of a Mother, at the wisdom of a young child taking on the work and stress of an adult The story line works it s way from W.VA to the Bay and beyond, all the while, attempting to find a home, someone to love them, care for them Your heart will ache with all that they go through This is one book you will read over again, will cling close to your heart, and help you realize how many work to make it through one day at a time, especially when you re very young.Don t pass this book up It s one you will not want to end.Mrs Crosby has wrote many Wonderful Books and it keeps continuing with Jubilee

  6. says:

    I absolutely loved this books and characters in this book, except one which anyone who read this book would know It was wonderful reading another story with Ethan Allen and now his best friend Jubilee These two are two wonderful characters and look forward to readingabout them in the future.

  7. says:

    Four Stars An uplifting story of hope, love and the kindness of strangers.Paul and Jubilee pack everything of value in a small knapsack and leave the only home they have ever known behind them Paul, at sixteen, has seen far too much grief and hardship in his short life His mother fell ill when he was eight, forcing Paul to take over the care of his sister and the house When she died a couple of years later, Paul continued to care for Jubilee Then at sixteen, another devastating blow Their Four Stars An uplifting story of hope, love and the kindness of strangers.Paul and Jubilee pack everything of value in a small knapsack and leave the only home they have ever known behind them Paul, at sixteen, has seen far too much grief and hardship in his short life His mother fell ill when he was eight, forcing Paul to take over the care of his sister and the house When she died a couple of years later, Paul continued to care for Jubilee Then at sixteen, another devastating blow Their father is killed in the mines Paul puts his best foot forward, believing he can still take care of his sister When the man from the mine informs them that they must leave the house as it is the property of the mine or Paul must work in the mine, a decision must be made Paul promised his father he would never set foot in the mine, but where are they to go Paul finds a few letters from his mother s sister, Aunt Anita He and seven year old Jubilee sett out for Wyattsville Unfortunately on their first afternoon there, tragedy strikes Paul is shot, an innocent victim of a robbery Jubilee is waiting and waiting on the bench, not knowing Paul s fate Luckily, a plucky boy, Ethan Allen, knows a thing or two about being lost and alone and comes to her aid Can Ethan Allen and the citizens of Wyattsville help a pair of down on their luck orphans What I Liked Ms Crosby has gift for sculpting out believable characters with plenty of flaws and likable qualities She knows how to make them human by exposing their shortcomings and triumphs Some feel like old friends after awhile I always enjoy Ms Crosby s characters, and I highly recommend checking out her books if you are someone who enjoys great character driven stories I enjoyed seeing many of my favorite characters from Spare Change again The lovable, rascal Ethan Allen returns, and this time, he plays the role of a surrogate big brother to the lost Jubilee I adore Ethan Allen At eleven he is a typical boy who would rather play than go to school His grammar often needs correcting, he is quick to scheme, but most of all he is big hearted and willing to help someone who was once like him Grandma Olivia is back, and she finds herself again taking in a straggler orphan This time, though, Olivia is fast to act and she quickly opens her heart to another lost child All of Olivia s wonderful friends from the apartment are there to help her out as well Detective Jack Mahoney returns, and he his soon drawn into another case that doesn t look right on the outside His determined digging uncovers the truth and saves two lives Aside from the return of some beloved characters, there are some new introductions such as Paul and Jubilee Paul is the most kindhearted, brave and caring sixteen year old He continues to do the right thing and move forward despite all the hardship he has faced Jubilee is a plucky seven year old who needs a little love I throughly enjoyed getting to know these two lovable orphans along with some of the new secondary characters Once again, Ms Crosby presents a story filled with hardship, sorrow, greed, and then blends it with kindness, love and hope She shows us the ugly side of humanity and then shoots a ray of sunshine in as we see the kindness of strangers doing the right thing From the women at the bus station, to the kind waitress at the cafe, as well as Olivia, Ethan Allen and all their friends Some characters, at first, are bitter, unkind and unlikable, but I was pleasantly surprised to find by the end, I changed my mind about Detective Gomez, Carmella and Aunt Anita I liked seeing them do the right thing, and I liked seeing that unexpected spark of goodness At the heart of the book is an interesting little mystery The reader is in on the full story from the get go, but it was still enjoyable to watch the main players put together the pieces and uncover the truth behind the robbery and shooting There are plenty of obstacles to overcome before the real story emerges I liked that there was a bit of suspense thrown in This is a book that can be picked up and read without having read the first book It is a stand alone story that ties in nicely with Spare Change It feelslike a companion novel than a sequel Finally, I appreciated that everything reaches a heartfelt, satisfactory conclusion This is a read that will leave you with hope and a smile, perfect for a dreary, stormy winter day or anytime you need a positive, pick me up read And The Not So Much As with Spare Change, this story is told with multiple view points There are numerous switches as each chapter is from a different perspective I know many readers are not fond of books with many voices, but this is easy to follow as each character s chapter is clearly labeled and it isn t hard to keep track of who is narrating I wasn t a fan of the villain, Hurt, his chapters were jarring and unpleasant However, I appreciated that I had insight into his motives and behavior His part ends dramatically, but I kind of felt like there should have been a bitAfter all that, I didn t feel like there was closure The folks in Wyattsville weren t even aware of his fate A minor loose end I wanted to know a bitabout Aunt Anita Did she get her life back on track and end up in a better place Did she end up having a positive relationship with her niece and nephew What about her ex husband Even though it was nice being in on the mystery, part of me thinks it might have been better to have been left in the dark, trying to piece everything together along with Detective Mahoney This is not an issue at all, just a thought Jubilee s Journey is a heart warming, emotional tale that relates the hardship, sadness and suffering of two orphans who through the kindness of strangers find love, happiness and a home If are in need of a pleasant, pick me up book with plenty of exceptional characters and a terrific story, grab this one It is the perfect book for those long, winter days.Favorite Quotations Sisters don t weigh their words with each other that s just how it is When you ve got a gripe on your chest you say what you re thinking, whether it s hurtful or note You never stop to consider there might not be a tomorrow when you can take it back Apparently it didn t matter whether a person was seven or seventy, when you lose someone you love you cling to any life raft floating by I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.Posted Rainy Day Ramblings

  8. says:

    It was exciting catching up with beloved and memorable Southern characters from Spare ChangeWyattsville 1 in Bette Lee Crosby s second book in this compelling and riveting series, JUBILEE S JOURNEY Wyattsville 2 I have just finished an advanced reading copy of PASSING THROUGH PERFECT Wyattsville 3 , coming Jan 14, 2015 If you enjoyed this one, you will love reconnecting with Paul and Jubilee, once again and the two new adoptive parents Their lives intersect with another family in n It was exciting catching up with beloved and memorable Southern characters from Spare ChangeWyattsville 1 in Bette Lee Crosby s second book in this compelling and riveting series, JUBILEE S JOURNEY Wyattsville 2 I have just finished an advanced reading copy of PASSING THROUGH PERFECT Wyattsville 3 , coming Jan 14, 2015 If you enjoyed this one, you will love reconnecting with Paul and Jubilee, once again and the two new adoptive parents Their lives intersect with another family in need, for a powerful and riveting story of racial injustice Once again, the kindness of strangers, helps save lives, and offers hope for the future.Set in the rural poverty area of West Virginia, a poor coal mining father is forced work in the coal mines in order to support his family His father and the one before him, wanted to break the cycle as it never had a good ending Without the proper education they keep following in their father s footsteps when times are hard Paul promised his dad before he died he would not ever work in the coal mine He decides to keep his promise no matter what When his mom and dad both die, he is left as a child to support his younger sister Jubilee A child himself, he uses what money they have a leave the town behind in search of an aunt and a new life As they step off the bus in Wyattesville, Virginia, and after eating at the diner, Paul sees a sign in a grocery store window advertising help He tells his sister to wait on the bench as he goes to apply for the job.However, little does he know he is stepping into the middle of a robbery and gets caught in the crossfire Left in the hospital with amnesia, the poor little sister does not know when he is coming back or what happened to her older brother A strangerEthan Allen and Olivia from Spare Change 1rescue her, taking her in, and try and figure out the mystery and pieces of the puzzle of the robbery and the identity of her aunt.Fellow readers, you are always guaranteed a treat, and to fall in love with Bette s well developed characters ones you will not soon forget, even after the books ends Bette Lee Crosby, a master storyteller once again, delivers a heartfelt story of triumph over tragedy for a Must Read Series Fans of Catherine Hydewill enjoy the heartwarming story, coming with a special takeaway message A heartwarming, emotional, and poignant story of the exploration of a southern family, not always biological, and the kindness and compassion of strangers An inspiring story of triumph over tragedy Be sure and read PASSING THROUGH PERFECT, as each time you do not think Betters books can get better and surprises you with another winner the best yet A special thank you to the author for a complimentary reading copy in exchange for an honest review Judith D Collins Must Read Books

  9. says:

    Told from multiple POV s we begin our tale with the Jones , a Virginia mining family We learn about the parent s courtship, and the births of Paul and Jubilee It is a hard life, but we quickly become attached When tragedy strikes and the children are forced to leave the mining town, young Paul takes his sister to Wyattsville in search of their estranged aunt Paul spies a For Hire sign in the local market, and asks seven year old Jubilee to wait on a bench directly across the street He pul Told from multiple POV s we begin our tale with the Jones , a Virginia mining family We learn about the parent s courtship, and the births of Paul and Jubilee It is a hard life, but we quickly become attached When tragedy strikes and the children are forced to leave the mining town, young Paul takes his sister to Wyattsville in search of their estranged aunt Paul spies a For Hire sign in the local market, and asks seven year old Jubilee to wait on a bench directly across the street He pulls down the sign and enters At that moment, their lives will be forever altered, as will Olivia and Ethan Allen s The tale that unfolds is full of tragedy, warmth, and lessons Jubilee s Journey is a beautiful tale of love, innocents, hope and community.Crosby has an unbelievable gift for creating fleshed out, unique and lovable characters She draws you in exposing their quirks, flaws, gifts and very soul Olivia referred to as Grandma by Ethan Allen had her life altered when Ethan Allen entered her uncomplicated life When Jubilee makes an entrance she becomes a fierce mama bear and sets out to help this adorable child Ethan Allen is rough around the edges, skips school and causes his Grandma grief but underneath it all, he is the sweetest young man and it was wonderful seeing him again Old characters and friends from the apartment complex make a return and all step up to help Aunt Anita seemed harsh, but even her tale was fleshed out and had me connecting with her A young man named Hurt is introduced and I both loathed him and wanted to hold him Crosby fleshed out even the secondary characters weaving them into the tale and our hearts.Jubilee s Journey blends several genres together making it a captivating read It is a tale of growth, hope and inspiration, with a mystery weaved into it as people in Wyattsville move to help this young child and her brother Set in 1956, Crosby captured the era and transported us back to a simpler time It reflects on rush to judgment, forgiveness and most of all love The multiple prospective made the tale engaging We got inside Olivia s head and experienced her fears, concerns, hope and love We also get into Jack Mahoney s head an officer who goes the extra mile as he works to help Jubilee and her brother His detective work was fascinating and reminded me of those old dime store PI books Other character s share their perspectives, added warmth and furthering the tale This was such an easy read I was drawn in from the first page and held captive to the end It makes you believe in the power of the human spirit and the kindness of strangers.Copy received in exchange for unbiased review and full review originally published Caffeinated Book Reviewer

  10. says:

    I was so privileged to read an advanced review copy of Jubilee s Journey Mrs Crosby swept me away again into the town of Wyattsville, where Olivia and Ethan Allen reside from her wonderful book Spare Change The journey does not start there however Jubilee and her brother Paul start their journey in a small coal mining town called Coal Fork, West Va there really is such a town, I looked it up Their beautiful mama Ruthie died of a fever one year and their dad died a few years later in the I was so privileged to read an advanced review copy of Jubilee s Journey Mrs Crosby swept me away again into the town of Wyattsville, where Olivia and Ethan Allen reside from her wonderful book Spare Change The journey does not start there however Jubilee and her brother Paul start their journey in a small coal mining town called Coal Fork, West Va there really is such a town, I looked it up Their beautiful mama Ruthie died of a fever one year and their dad died a few years later in the coal mine from an accident Seven year old Jubilee and her sixteen year old brother Paul set out to find their mama s sister or if they cannot, for Paul to earn his way in the world and take care of his young sister They don t have their aunt s address, just Wyattsville, Va on some old letters found in mama s Bible The tone of the letters is not friendly and Paul is not encouraged I was absorbed from the first page If you enjoyed Spare Change you will enjoy Mrs Crosby s new book and getting to revisit some of the old friends from that book This author has done it again Thank you Bette Lee Crosby

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