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The Reader Salute – What Matters Most Review by Marcie

Media Kit What Matters Most

I’m sharing another review from one of my books by a reader from LibraryThing, Marcie. She read What Matters Most and included a nice synopsis with her review. I really enjoyed hearing that she ‘laughed out loud’ at some parts of the book because I did too as I wrote it.

Marcie says:
Louise is settled into the life that she has always wanted. Her husband Clay works at a bank, they have a house in New Jersey that she finally feels is ‘home’ after a childhood of moving and never having a permanent place of her own. She has longtime friends, and a grandchild living nearby. When Clay’s uncle in Florida passes away, Clay inherits his house. Clay decides to follow his dream and retire from the job he now hates, and move to Florida. However, Louise is dead set against the move.

I really enjoyed this book, as the author describes the trials and tribulations of Louise and Clay as they make the transition to life in Florida. The story is told from both Clay and Louise’s perspectives, and the author highlighted what happened to Louise as grew up — the background that made her so resistant to change. I laughed out loud a few times as Louise struggled to change the course of their lives, and also felt a little sad about the way she was brought up. I’d recommend the book to anyone who wants to enjoy a ‘feel good’ story that is interesting reading from the first page.

About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

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 nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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