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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-forward 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!!