This was a very short story that Ms Crosby offered for free to those who subscribe to her blog.newsletter. It is a part of the Coffee Break Reads anthology which features six Her Books Bestselling Authors.
"Readers who loved Spare Change will delight in discovering how Canasta Jones came to live in a town called Hopeful." --Bette Lee Crosby
Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby brings the wit and wisdom of her Southern Mama to works of fiction--the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky characters who will steal your heart away.
This short story was 18 pages long.
FROM MY PERSPECTIVE:
I always feel like Bette Lee Crosby provides a warm and telling story through her characters. This short story was no exception. This is a companion story to Spare Change. I have not read that particular book as yet, but trust me it is in the ever growing TBR pile. Anyway as I understand it, A Home in Hopeful can be obtained by signing up for Bette Lee's newsletter or by purchasing the Wyattsville Boxed set series.
In this short story we learn how Hopeful came about, meet Canasta Jones and her childhood memories and learn the lessons she did as a young person. What a life she aged through and the wisdom that she gleaned.
Crosby continues to write down home, heartfelt stories, be they in the form of a short short story or the bigger in depth novel. Her stories weave into your heart and pull the heart strings....making the reader feel and then reflect on what they have read.
I rated this a 3 Wink read and now look forward to reading Spare Change.