Emily Gone

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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 kept her small family awake for days Weary and eady 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 gone No longer in her crib where could she beVicki Robart is at the music festival numbing herself from the grief of losing her infant daughter months earlier Leaving the festival the night of a terrible storm she enters home hoping to
find some food 
some food finds the answers to her prayers A way to fill the void in her Heart She Makes A Snap Decision Which she makes a snap decision which change lives forever Bette Lee Crosby does not shy away from tackling difficult subjects in her books She does so with grace and charm She does not lay blame in this book leaving that up to the eader and simply tells both women s familiesstories Her characters are likable and elate able She also writes about elationships touching on marital elationships sibling elationships friendships etc and does so in this book as well She also examines loss grief 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 eview All the thoughts and opinions expressed in this LEGO Kingdoms: Defend the Castle review are my own The Dixon s live inural Georgia where a music festival is being held in the summer of 1971 Over. 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 olls 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 ,

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 
her baby from her cribVicki Robart is attending the festival with her boyfriend after arriving from Kentucky The last night of the event is 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 but find all the local stores are already closed for 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 the girl 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 aw sensitivity and courage shown leads the eader to sympathize with both women I look forward to Bette s next novel 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 babyThe Dixons had exhausted from lack of sl I won an autographed copy of this novel through a Facebook contest and although a eview was not The Making of Matt reuired I wanted to honour the author and do one anyway In 1971 a music festivalolls through the usually uiet town of Hesterville Georgia In the middle of the night an infant is taken ight from her crib while she sleeps Rachel and George are left with nothing but an empty crib and the guilt 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 agai. 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.
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N after it has been torn apart Bette Lee Crosby is the author of than twenty novels Twenty novels I ve never ead by an author I ve never heard of I am deeply embarrassed as I make this evelation now as I feel like I have missed deeply embarrassed as I make this evelation now as I feel like I have missed on a big part of a literary journey by not having been a literary journey by not having been 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 oot 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 of 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 in depth exploration of each characters tragedies Well a well developed storyline the highs and lows of the lead to a delightfully happy ending which provides the much needed satisfaction a Daughter of Witches (Lyra, reader is seeking after such an emotional journey A crime of opportunity a grieving 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 get the baby girl back to her parents Vicki settlesight in as a mom Meanwhile Rachel finds it impossible to get over the loss of her baby There are plenty of wonderful small town characters and this story of grief World's Best Stress Busting Tips resilience and healing is compelling and well written This book should come with a warning label Don t starteading this unless you can commit to the whole novel immediatelynetgalley. 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. ,

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