Alisa’s review of Passing though Perfect – Reader Salute

[mybooktable book=”passing-perfect”] I love working with Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. She curates the type of readers that fit my books perfectly. The next couple of weeks on the Reader Salute, I’m going to be sharing the reader reviews for Passing through Perfect through her service.

Alisa’s review of Passing though Perfect – Reader Salute

This is not the kind of book I usually review, but I was in the mood to read something different. This is a historical novel that takes place in the 1940’s right after World War II. Benjamin Church is a black man who has just returned from the war to his hometown of Grinders Corner, Alabama. He had hopes to be a master mechanic, but when his mother died during the war he knew he needed to return to the farm to help his father.

Benjamin meets and falls in love with Delia and they have a son, Isaac. Benjamin is a great husband and father, even though they barely have enough money to get by. He works so hard. Benjamin has learned through experience that life may bring a good amount of regret and heartbreak, but it also allows you to pass through those perfect times that you can relish forever.

I had a hard time getting into this story – probably because it’s not the type of book I normally read – but once I got into it, I didn’t want to put it down. I felt so invested in Benjamin’s character and all the friends he made along the way. He’s a good man with a good heart, and I found myself cheering him on and encouraging him all through the book.

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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