A great read! – #bookreviewer Salute

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A great read! – #bookreviewer Salute

Karon on Goodreads says:

This book was so intriguing to me because I’ve always wished that inanimate objects could talk, that they could whisper memories that had happened to them. Ophelia Browne owns an out of the way bed and breakfast with an apothecary. She is 90 years old and knows she needs to find someone to take over her business & her memories. See, Ophelia believes that objects hold memories from their previous owners. She has many memories in her house especially up in her loft. Annie Cross appears on Ophelia’s doorstep one day and Ophelia knows Annie’s the answer to her prayer. Ophelia begins to talk to Annie about memories and shows her a bicycle. Annie thinks she hears a child’s voice when she touches the handlebars, but the sound is so brief she is unsure. Ophelia gives Annie a ball that belonged to the same boy as the bike. Annie decides to fix up & clean the bike in hopes of getting to share some of the memories on the bike. While cleaning up the bike, she helps Ophelia out around the bed and breakfast and in the garden. Annie’s stay is coming to an end and realizes that she has come to think of Ophelia as family as and doesn’t want to leave. Annie has nothing holding her to her home. She recently split with her boyfriend and her job is downsizing. So she makes the decision to move in with Ophelia permanently. Is this the right decision? Will Annie regret leaving her boyfriend forever?

This was a great read, shorter than what I would have liked. I felt like it could have gone on forever. Would recommend to everyone that loves memories.

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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