If you enjoy stories with a Southern flair, quirky characters, and a tiny touch of paranormal, you'll like Previously Loved Treasures. This sweet, charming story shows how families can be made up of more than blood relatives... with a little bit of magic and a lot of love.
Ida Jean Sweetwater
I fell in love with Big Jim when I was seventeen and never stopped loving him. He was the kind of man you can't stop loving. He was like his name says: big. As a baby he was born big, and as a boy he grew into a man with a fullness twice the size of life itself. When Jim laughed you'd swear it was a roll of thunder coming down from heaven, and once he'd made love to you, you knew there'd never be anybody else.
Teaser (from 5% on my Kindle):
I miss Big Jim more than I ever thought humanly possible. If I take a cup from the cupboard, I think about how he liked his coffee. If I put clothes in the washing machine, I start wishing I had one more pair of dirty overalls to wash.
Genre: Women's Fiction/Historical/Mystery
Length: 245 pages
Amazon Link: Previously Loved Treasures
Other Books by This Author: Bette Lee Crosby's Website
Synopsis from Goodreads:
In Previously Loved Treasures recently widowed Ida Sweetwater and her granddaughter come together in a heartwarming mystery rich with imagination and magic.
Struggling to make ends meet, Ida turns her home into a boarding house and goes in search of used furniture. This quest leads to the Previously Loved Treasures shop and Peter Pennington, a delightfully strange proprietor who anticipates people’s needs. In addition to bargains, 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?
This is a story that resonates with Crosby’s heartwarming albeit quirky characters and the joy of a pay-it-forward philosophy.
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