#Review: The Loft by Bette Lee Crosby @BetteLeeCrosby #Romance
***Disclosure: I was given this book by the author for an honest review.***
With each book I read that Bette wrote I wonder why she had any other career than being an author. She is really able to capture reader’s attention, pull people into her stories and allows a reader to become one with the character. There is not just details (which I love) but the feeling that this is something real happening. Not just a story to provide an escape for a few hours. When I started reading this series I knew it would be amazing. Then I read this second book. To sum it up Bette leaves memories in my heart with each story, memories that feel real. For this reader I have termed it ‘Memories by Bette’ because she leave memories in my heart and soul after reading her books.
I really hate it when I am in out in public reading a book and something in the story makes me start crying. To have weird looks from people does not bother me but to have some stranger ask me if I am okay then to explain to them that I am crying over a book is a little out there. Yes it happens and I honestly think Crosby needs to put ratings on her books. “Potential to make readers cry” should be perfect in my opinion. That way I can make sure I am home and will stay at home when reading her books.
I have never felt more empathy for a character in my 30 plus years of reading. After getting to the part about Annie and Oliver I was bawling my eyes out. To know that you love someone so much and you possibly have the key to bring them back to know that what you need to bring them back is a mystery. Oh, stop gripping my heart in your little ole hands Bette. Enough already! Write me something that will not have me crying every other paragraph or chapter.
Yes this book is moving. Moving on several different levels. A book that will take readers away to a small town in Virginia and back again. Leaving readers with just enough heartache to know the next one will leave the heart broken but the next chapter will mend the heart to be stronger more able to keep carrying one no matter what.
I seem to be stating this on all of Crosby’s books but I highly recommend this book. Just beware the author does not just write memories she leaves memories on your soul.
The bunnies and I give this book carrots.
50 YEARS OF MEMORIES ARE HIDDEN IN THE WALLS OF THE LOFT…
Annie only needs to find one… the one that will save Oliver’s life.
On the day of their wedding, Annie saw nothing but happiness ahead, but when an accident calls her back to Memory House, her world is changed forever. Ophelia Browne, the woman who taught Annie to find the memories in a forgotten object, is leaving the house and she’s leaving all those powerful memories behind.
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!