What matters most to you?

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This is perhaps an ambiguous question and, while it seems simple on the surface, it has as many different answers as there are stars in the sky. At first blush people will most often answer my family, my church, my friends. But what about your job, your home, the trust you place in others, your health, your eyesight…the list is endless and it differs for each individual. We often take for granted, the aforementioned blessings, but what if you were faced with a situation where you had to give up one? Which one would it be?


This is the situation that Louise Palmer faces in my latest novel “What Matters Most”  and before she reaches aGirlChild_Cvr2.pmd decision, her best friend will disappear and her marriage will be tested beyond expectation.

I loved writing this novel, because it looks at the simple blessings of life that we so often accept as a given.  Unlike Louise Palmer, I’ve moved around extensively and over the years left bits and pieces of my family and friends in far-flung places throughout the country.  One thing that I’ve learned is that neither time nor distance can truly separate you from those you love. A loved one doesn’t have to be within walking distance to stay in your heart.


Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting stories of the things that matter most to me, and I’d like to invite my readers to join in the fun.

Please leave a comment and tell me about the things that matter most to you. It can be something as small as a weekly phone call, or a shoebox of memorabilia. Or it can be as critical as your eyesight, or the last moments spent with a loved one. Open your heart and let’s share.

Please include your first and last name on the comment and your e-mail address – I’ll make sure you are added to the list of subscribers for “Bette’s Best” a monthly newsletter that is chock full of special surprises.


Of course, there will be prizes, I love doing giveaways and sharing delights with my followers! So, on April 26th I will announce the answer that most touched my heart and that lucky person will receive a $25. Gift Card to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Two lucky runner-ups will also receive a prize, but more about that in the weeks to come.

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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