Saturday, April 6, 2013
"What Matters Most" My Thoughts
Louise Palmer is a settled-down person. A woman who wants nothing more than to remain in the same house until the day she dies. When her husband, Clay, announces an intention to quit his job and move to Florida, her life is thrown into a turmoil of mixed emotions and strained loyalties. Torn between Clay’s desire for “the good life” and the lifelong friendships of her quilting club, Louise struggles with what to do…until her best friend hatches a scheme to thwart the move.
Before she discovers the truth of what matters most, a marriage will be tested, family relationships will fall apart and the friendships Louise tried to hold onto will change dramatically.
This is the second book I've read by this author, Bette Lee Crosby. She has a way with words that wind together into delightfully 'feel good' stories. This book was full of her southern charm and funny japery. (Example: "Sensible people change their underwear, not their house...")
When Louise's husband Clay inherits his Uncle's house in Florida, he decides to retire from his bank job, sell the house in New Jersey, and move to Florida. Louise is thrown for a loop, because she loves her home and has no desire to move to Florida.
As the story moves along, her lifestyle changes with a few bumps in the road along the way. It held my attention from beginning to end. It wasn't what I would call a page turner, but it sure was a fun, charming and delightful story of family, friends, and change be it for better or worse. In the end however we find out..."What Matters Most!"
Thanks to the author, Bette Lee Crosby, for bringing this book to my attention, and offering it for a few days at a reduced price. I really enjoyed this book and awarded it 4****
This book is a part of my Nook Library.