Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber. 4****

At thirty-eight, Anne Marie Roche's life is not what she'd expected - she's childless, a recent widow and alone.

She owns a successful bookstore on Seattle's Blossom Street, but despite her accomplishments, there's a feeling of emptiness.

On Valentine's Day, Anne Marie and several other widows get together to begin a list of twenty wishes, things they always wanted to do but never did.

Anne Marie's list starts with: Find one good thing about life. It includes learning to knit, doing some good for someone else, falling in love again. She begins to act on her wishes, and when she volunteers at a local school, an eight year old girl named Ellen enters her life. It's a relationship that becomes far more important than she ever imagined.

As Ellen helps Anne Marie complete her list of twenty wishes, they both learn that wishes can come true - but not necessarily in the way you expect.

The cover is what captured me at first, it's just beautiful. Once I turned it over and started reading it just spoke to me. I'm sure we all have at one point in our lives made a list of wishes that we would like to do. Not necessarily goals, resolutions or decisions, but just those secret wishes that maybe we haven't told anyone about.

Well you'll love reading this book then...

you'll love the friendship between the women

and you'll want to make a list of your own. I did...

Snuggle up with a cup of hot chocolate in front of a warm fire and just immerse yourself. A wonderfully easy read that just flows. Debbie Macomber is a wonderful writer and one that I'll keep coming back too.
I rate this book 4****

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