#Review: What Matter’s Most by Bette Lee Crosby @BetteLeeCrosby #Humor
***Disclosure: I was given this book by the author for an honest review.***
When seeing the title it makes readers stop and think. What really matters most? What is the most important thing in your life? Do you think that having the big house up on the hill is important? What about having that new car to drive? Is it having the largest diamond ring available on your finger? This book is more than just about diamond rings and that big house up on the hill. It shows readers that sometimes it is the litter things, the weird friendship, the almost forgotten things are what really matter.
Louise thought her life was perfect until her husband Clay announced that he was retiring and they were moving to Florida. Louise is thrown into a problem she did not even realize was happening. Clay was unhappy at work and ready to spend some of his remaining years enjoying his life. Whether he spent it fishing, or just sitting around the house watching television. He just needed more than what his current life offered. Louise did not know how unhappy Clay was and for a time it seems she did not care. To this reader it shows that communication is a problem is any marriages. Louise and Clay did not really discuss what they thought or felt. It seems like the just assumed the other knew what was wrong and was willing to fix the problem however the other wanted.
Louise had a problem, she thought she knew what her husband wanted. When in reality she did not seem to care about what her husband really wanted, she tried to push what she wanted on her husband. Louise really did not want to move and live in Florida. She wanted to stay in New England. I really do not understand why she had such a hard time communicating this to her husband. Why was it so hard to tell Clay that she was not comfortable moving? I had some great laughs over everything Louise attempted when trying to turn their life back to New England while travelling to Florida. The humor in this book rang so true to me.
When disaster happens Louise attempts to find and help the one person she did not realize she needed in her life. She realized that sometimes it is the little things that matter most. That it is the weird friendship that is more important than the friends back in New England that never called. After reading you will be asking yourself ‘What Matters Most´ in my life? Is it the one who I call a friend that is never really there for me? Is it the new car I insist on having or is it the big house I thought I needed.
I highly recommend this book to any who enjoy good clean humor with Christian aspects.
The bunnies and I give this book 5 carrots.
AN AWARD-WINNING NOVEL ABOUT THE UPS AND DOWNS OF MARRIAGE
Louise Palmer is a woman solidly set in her ways. She wants nothing more than to have life remain exactly as it is and, after thirty years of marriage, she’s certain husband Clay feels the same …that is until an unexpected inheritance changes everything.
When Clay announces an intention to quit his job and move to Florida, her life is thrown into turmoil. He’s determined to go. She’s determined to stay. And, she’ll stop at nothing to prevent the move. The result is a hilarious string of hijinks that will have you laughing out loud.
In order for the marriage to survive, Louise and Clay must both discover what matters most. Before it happens, their love will be tested, family relationships will fall apart and the friendships Louise treasured will change dramatically.
Winner of The Royal Palm Literary Award and the FPA President’s Book Award Silver Medal.