Previously Loved Treasures

A heartwarming Southern Saga…

Recently widowed Ida Sweetwater’s son is missing and she’s determined to find him even if it costs her everything she owns.

Emptying out her bank account she hires a detective to search for the boy. When the money runs out Ida turns her cozy home into a boarding house to make ends meet. Although there is no trace of the missing son, the detective turns up a granddaughter Ida never knew she had.

Anticipating the girl’s arrival, Ida goes in search of a used bedroom set and discovers the Previously Loved Treasures shop. The delightfully strange proprietor, Peter Pennington, knows she is coming and knows what she wants. In addition to anticipating people’s needs, and offering bargain prices, Peter hands out sage advice. When a pocket watch belonging to one of the residents goes missing for a second time he warns of danger—but will Ida’s granddaughter listen and will she heed his advice?

Previously Loved Treasures is an uplifting story that resonates with a cast of quirky characters and the joy of a pay-it-forward philosophy.

Winner of:

  • FPA President’s Book Award Silver Medal
  • Reader’s Favorite Silver Medal

Presidents Book Awards Winner readers' favorite five stars

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Editorial Reviews

“Be prepared to be swept away into the life of a girl who will tug at your emotions while never leaving your heart. Crosby has crafted a story that will enchant readers”

Steena Holmes

Author of Finding Emma

“Crosby’s talent lies in not only telling a good, compelling story, but telling it from a unique perspective. The Twelfth Child is an extraordinarily heartwarming story”

Reader Views

“Once again, Crosby writes about an ordinary woman with an ordinary life, but makes it fascinating”

Jeanne

Amazon Reviewer

“I can’t praise this book and the author enough…Crosby is amazing. Her writing is smooth, detailed, interesting, and it pulls you right into the story with believable characters and a wonderful flowing storyline”

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Emily, Gone Book Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QssP6wkxTKE A missing child sets the lives of three women on a collision course in this powerful and compelling novel by USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby.   1971. When a music festival rolls through the sleepy town of...

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