Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Bette Lee Crosby takes her Southern charm and flair and once again infuses it into her latest book.

I have been a fan of Bette for a while now and with each and every book I read, I feel like I keep returning home. She has such a way of drawing you into a story that you feel like you are living it right along with her. Each time I read one of her books I have a new favorite book.

In this story a distraught Annie Cross shows up on Ophelia Browne's door and together they discover the unique gift of keeping forgotten memories safe.

Bette has intertwined characters from some of her other books, Spare Change, The Twelfth Child and Previously Loved Treasures. I just felt like I was getting together with some old friends.

As the story progresses, there a darker side is revealed. But Annie and Ophelia continue on with their friendship, sip tea and more secrets are revealed.

This was a warm, cozy, fun and heart-warming read.

Bette Lee Crosby has done it again. She won my heart over with this book.

If you haven't picked up and read one of her books, you are missing wonderful stories and memories.

Thank you for the advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

5 stars

About this author

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 Review

The 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 Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript.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 Award.

Crosby's published works to date are: Blueberry Hill (2014), Previously Loved Treasures (2014), Jubilee's Journey (2013), What Matters Most (2013), The Twelfth Child (2012), Life in the Land of IS (2012), Cracks in the Sidewalk (2011), Spare Change (2011). A Cupid inspired romance, Wishing for Wonderful, is scheduled for release in November 2014 and Book Three of The Wyattsville Series, Passing through Perfect, will be available in January 2015.

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