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Monday, May 5, 2014

Previously Loved Treasures by Bette Lee Crosby

Woo Hoo!   I attended Bette Lee Crosby's release/Facebook Party on the 28th and did I get lucky!   I not only won an e-copy of Bette Lee's The twelfth Child, I also won a paperback copy too!   That means, since I already have a paperback copy of the Twelfth Child, I am gifting the e-book to my dear friend Jeanne and the paperback to my friend Renee as a Pay It Forward gift.   Now to call Renee when the book arrives and make a lunch date with her!

Thank you Bette Lee Crosby for your generosity!!


In Previously Loved Treasures recently widowed Ida Sweetwater and her granddaughter come together in a heartwarming mystery rich with imagination and magic. 

Struggling to make ends meet, Ida turns her home into a boarding house and goes in search of used furniture. This quest leads to the Previously Loved Treasures shop and Peter Pennington, a delightfully strange proprietor who anticipates people’s needs. In addition to bargains, Peter hands out sage advice. When a pocket watch belonging to one of the residents goes missing for a second time he warns of danger—but will Ida’s granddaughter listen and will she heed his advice?

This is a story that resonates with Crosby’s heartwarming albeit quirky characters and the joy of a pay-it-forw
ard philosoph.

From My Perspective:

I was enchanted by this story.  It is a very sweet tale of love, family and is tinged with a bit of magic.   
Caroline Sweetwater had thought herself to be in love, but it came to her after years of living with Greg, that he was indeed a scoundrel, far from deserving her love and forgiveness.    When her grandmother contacted her, she decided it was time for a fresh start, so she packed her meager belongings and headed for home, her real home---her grandmother's boarding house.

Filled with elderly personalities, Caroline found herself learning how to cook and also how to truly love.   The characters in this book were strong and carried their weight through out the story, each of them contributing to the storyline and plot.    Grandma Ida was the glue holding them all together, whether she was with them or not.

A couple of the characters were up to no good and they were portrayed realistically. One character, Peter Pennington was just quirky enough to be adorable and magical.    Are there angels among us?

This story was heartwarming, thoughtful, and  definitely a tale, I shall treasure for many years to come.
I can not praise Bette Lee Crosby's creativity enough!   Thank you Bette Lee!!

I rate this a 5 Wink read!!

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like. I received a complimentary copy from the author or the author’s representatives in exchange for an honest review.

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