Early Reviews for Previously Loved Treasures by Bette Lee Crosby

Previously Loved Treasures by Bette Lee CrosbyNo matter how many books an author has published, there is always a nervous flutter that settles in your chest once the ARC copies are sent out. There are no exceptions. It happens to us all.

You wait and worry. Will the reviewers love it or hate it? Will they be totally indifferent? Is the cover right? Is there a typo that all six proofreaders have missed? Is the story deep enough to have meaning? Is it so deep that the reader will lose interest? Is the ending poignant or simply sappy?  Oh the questions! For days and weeks you worry…until the reviews start coming in.  One by one your questions are answered.

I am extremely blessed in having a number of excellent reviewers who have enjoyed my past books and were eager to sign up to read and review Previously Loved Treasures. One such reviewer is Crystal Otto who works with WOW (Women on Writing). For those who may be unfamiliar with the site, it is a highly respected industry source for both readers and writers. This week Crystal published an advanced reader review of Previously Loved Treasures in the WOW newsletter and I am thrilled with what she had to say. Stop by and meet the folks at WOW, I think you’ll be impressed.


A few more reviews have started popping up on Goodreads and one wonderful reviewer has already added the book to the Goodreads List of Great Quirky Southern Fiction so my jitters are calming a bit…but it still seems like an awfully long wait until April 28th.

To read the Goodreads advance reviews or to add Previously Loved Treasures to your reading list CLICK HERE

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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