What Matters Most

A heartwarming novel about the ups and downs of marriage and friendship…

Louise Palmer is a woman solidly set in her ways. She wants nothing more than to have life remain exactly as it is and, after thirty years of marriage, she’s certain husband Clay feels the same …that is until an unexpected inheritance changes everything.

When Clay announces an intention to quit his job and move to Florida, her life is thrown into turmoil. He’s determined to go. She’s determined to stay. And, she’ll stop at nothing to prevent the move. The result is a hilarious string of hijinks that will have you laughing out loud.

In order for the marriage to survive, Louise and Clay must both discover what matters most. Before it happens, their love will be tested, family relationships will fall apart and the friendships Louise treasured will change dramatically.

Winner of:

  • Royal Palm Literary Award
  • FPA President’s Book Award Silver Medal

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Editorial Reviews

“A fabulously told tale of family, friendship, and discovering what matters most”

Lemons to Lemonade

“A heartwarming and delightful story, told with gentle humor and insight”
Sandra Nachinglinger


“I fell in love with these quirky, realistic characters and enjoyed the ride”
The Caffeinated Reviewer

“What Matters Most is classic to the wit and writing style of Crosby. Like all her reads, her character development is spectacular with a special type of Southern wit”
A Book and A Review

“Crosby’s wonderful way with words, her wit, and her wisdom shine more than ever in What Matters Most”
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