Bette Lee Crosby is at it Again - The Loft (the Second Book of the Memory House Collection)

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Overview of The Loft


Annie Doyle believes the answer is yes, but will she find it in time?

Fifty years of memories are hidden in the walls of the loft. Now Ophelia Browne is leaving the house and she’s leaving some very powerful memories behind. Annie needs to find just one… the one that will save Oliver’s life.

On the day of their wedding, Annie sees only happiness ahead, but when an accident calls her and Oliver back to Memory House, her world is changed forever.

After only three nights in the loft, Annie must now find the single most meaningful memory in Oliver’s mind. If she finds it in time, she can save his life, if she doesn’t…well that’s something she can’t afford to think about.

Readers will welcome back the much-loved characters from Memory House and enjoy a few new friends!

MY THOUGHTS AFTER READING THE LOFT... (review by Crystal J. Casavant-Otto)

Crystal Otto
(photo courtesy of Oh! Photography)
It's difficult to put into words exactly how Bette Lee Cosby's storytelling is different than that of other authors. I've said before that she leaves out some of the detail I've come to expect as a reader. This is not to say her books are lacking. She somehow leaves out just enough details to keep my imagination completely engaged from cover to cover. It's safe to say several readers could walk away after reading The Loft and each reader would have a different "take away" as well as a different idea of what each character looks like. I was completely drawn into this story and am waiting in great anticipation for the third book in the collection. The characters and story line are written to be enjoyed as a stand alone book or enjoyed as an entire collection. Regardless of how many Memory House books you read, it is safe to say you'll enjoy each and every page!

Author Bio – 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

Bette Lee Crosby
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.

Crosby’s published works to date are: Memory House (2015), Passing through Perfect (2015), Wishing for Wonderful (2014), Blueberry Hill (2014), Previously Loved Treasures (2014), Jubilee’s Journey (2013), What Matters Most (2013), The Twelfth Child (2012), Life in the Land of IS (2012), Cracks in the Sidewalk (2011), Spare Change (2011).

Crystal and Family - photo courtesy of
Oh! Photography
Crystal is a church musician, business owner, crunchy babywearing mama, active journaler, writer and blogger as well as a dairy farmer. She lives in Reedsville, Wisconsin with her husband, four young children (Carmen 8, Andre 7, Breccan 1, Delphine 5 months), two dogs, two rabbits, four little piggies, and over 200 Holsteins. You can find Crystal and her children blogging and reviewing books and all sorts of other stuff at:


Barbara Barth said...

Thanks for a great review, Crystal. I am off to buy a copy and read this weekend!

Crystal Otto said...

Have you read any of Bette's books? They are addicting!

Barbara Barth said...

Crystal - I have not read her books, but now I am going to have fun checking her out! Thanks for the review today.

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