Twenty Wishes (Blossom Street)
Twenty Wishes (Blossom Street)

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What Anne Marie Roche wants is to find happiness again. At thirty-eight, she's childless, a recent widow, 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 celebrate?hope. They each begin a list of twenty wishes, things they always wanted to do but never did.

Anne Marie's list includes learning to knit, falling in love again, doing good for someone else. 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 involving?and far more important?than Anne Marie had 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.

Customer Reviews:

  • A really good book
    This is a good book that will make most readers start their own 'twenty wishes'...more info
  • Sure makes you feel good about people
    This is a sweet, delightful, feel good story. I really enjoyed it. And even though nobody was getting shot or killed, it truly was a page turner. I felt like I was a member of their little club and couldn't wait to hear the latest about each and every one of them. I read it with a constant smile on my face.
    I live in Seattle area and also enjoyed all the references to our beautiful city. The people here are awesome. This book is written as if it were a true story. And perhaps it might be--someone, somewhere who can identify with at least one of the characters.
    I agree that the "Twenty Wishes" is an excellent idea to do---as well as taking up knitting, going to Paris and, of course, dacing barefoot in the rain.
    Relax, enjoy and be ready to feel good when you read this delightful story....more info
  • An Easy, Comfortable Read
    After a good mystery, or heart-tugging stories by Jodi Picoult, it's nice to read Debbie Macomber's comfortable style. Debbie's characters are real and likeable and when finished, I'm never ready for the story to end. I enjoyed Twenty Wishes and think many will find themselves writing their own twenty wishes shortly after this inspiring story ends. ...more info
  • Twenty Wishes
    Anne Marie Roche, the owner of a bookstore on Blossom Street, has been widowed for nine months and is mourning for the things she never had while married, like a child. Now she is close to turning forty and sees no chance to have a child of her own. At a support group for widows, she comes up with a plan that changes everything.

    Anne Marie comes up with the idea to write down a list of twenty wishes to focus on. Her list includes things like volunteering at the local elementary school and dancing in the rain barefoot. When she goes to volunteer at the school, she is unprepared to meet the shy Ellen.

    Between a shocking revelation about her dead husband and Ellen's grandmother becoming ill, Anne Marie's life gets a little chaotic. Sometimes the best answers to wishes come from unexpected places.

    Twenty Wishes is everything I have come to expect from Debbie Macomber. She writes characters that feel like everyday friends and they have everyday worries. This was another great book in the Blossom Street series. The romance between Barbie and Mark is hilarious and while the main character does not have a romance in this book, there are several issues from her marriage that are resolved.

    reviewed for Joyfully Reviewed ...more info
  • Blossom Street Makes me feel at home.
    I just finished reading this book after 2 days. I loved it and couldn't wait to see what happened next. I moved from Seattle 10 months ago and after reading this book I told my husband we are moving back I miss it so, much and Debbie makes me feel that I am right there with the people on Blossom Street. Even Thou Blossom Street is not real, Debbie does a good job of showing how Seattle opens its heart and arms to people in need and I can't wait for the next book. I have started my own list of Twenty Wishes with Number one being I moving back to Seattle and dancing in the rain like Anne Marie.
    ...more info
  • Twenty Wishes(Blossom Street #4) by Debbie Macomber
    I found this book to be another great one in the Blossom Street series. Now waiting for No. 5! Hopefully there will be one and very soon. I love the way the author brings in new characters, along with all the old ones from each previous book in the series. Definitely could read each book all on it's own but oh so much more enjoyable when you read the whole series.

    I also share these women's and the author's passion for yarn and knitting. I only wish they were real and the A Good Yarn Shop was real and located near my home in a very small town in Maine so I could join them.
    Keep up the good work, Ms. Macomber!!...more info
  • Why the high price for Kindle users?
    I read the first three books on kindle and loved them. I'm still waiting for the price to drop on this one and it doesn't seem to be happening. It came out in Spring 2008 and the price is $13.47?! That is more than they charge for a new book on the best-seller list.
    My rating is 5 stars for the author - I'm sure this book will be just as fantastic as her others and -1 star for Amazon's weird pricing....more info
  • SMILE!! :-))
    I recently read Twenty Wishes, and I didn't want to put it down. I also shared this book with my girlfriend and my daughter, and they felt the same way.

    With all the violence and misery on the airwaves, it is just refreshing to un-plug for a little while, and get lost in a book that just makes you feel good, no matter what the characters are going through.

    I truly applaud Ms. Macomber's latest effort, and I look forward to reading more of her books.

    This book is NOT a waste of time or money. It will delight you and all the people you choose to share it with. Get ready to go to bed with a smile on your face, and wake up with a smile too!

    Sincerely, Linda H aka L A Jewel...more info
  • Debbie Macomber pulled me into her world less than a year ago and now I can't get enough
    Courtesy of CK2S Kwips and Kritiques

    Anne Marie Roche is floundering. After the recent loss of her estranged husband, she has no family except her beloved dog. She owns a successful book store on Blossom Street, but even so, feels something is missing in her life. The highlight of her life is the bond she developed with several other widowed women who frequent her book store.

    Now, on Valentine's day, Anne Marie and her friends Lillie Higgins and her daughter Barbie Foster, and Elise Beaumont make a pact. Each will compile a list of Twenty Wishes for things they want to but have never done. One of the items on Anne Marie's list, to do good for someone else, leads her into a relationship with a third-grade girl, Ellen, and a new life she never imagined. Sometimes, wishes really do come true in the most unlikely of ways.

    Twenty Wishes is a heart-warming story about finding your greatest desire in the last place you'd ever expect to find it. Anne is in a funk and while resistant at first, being drawn into the lunch buddy program at a local school makes a world of difference. Ellen is a delightful girl who is in an unfortunate situation. Anne Marie's relationship with Ellen changes Anne Marie in so many ways when circumstances thrust Ellen into her life more fully than Anne Marie wanted. Yet with time, Anne Marie learns to open her heart once more and gradually blossoms into the woman she is meant to be, all because of young Ellen.

    Elise does not play a very large part in the story, her role being more about encouraging Anne Marie to step out of her sheltered life. However, it was wonderful to get to visit with Elise and see how she's fared since her husband Maverick died. (See A Good Yarn.) Lillie and Barbie though each get their own story. Lillie and Barbie have always been close but losing their husbands at the same time in the same accident forms an even stronger bond as they helped each other deal with the grief. Both are ready to love again and they each find it in the one place they never would have imagined.

    Lillie and Barbie have their own challenges to face. Lillie finds herself falling for a kindly gentleman who just happens to be the salesman who sold her the brand new red sports car she had on her own wish list. The differences in their social classes causes Lillie to fear what the other high-society women she knows would think about her affair with a lowly working class man. Barbie finds herself inexplicably attracted to a surly wheelchair bound man she meets at the movie theater. Her own challenges involve getting him to come out of his shell and let go of the bitterness that has engulfed him since he became physically impaired. These two romantic relationships cause friction between Lillie and Barbie, forcing them to re-evaluate their lives to determine what truly matters to them in the end.

    What can I say? Debbie Macomber pulled me into her world less than a year ago with one book and now I can't get enough! Twenty Wishes, a part of the Knitting series, brings us back to the lovely little street of Blossom Street, and all its wonderful residents. However, while knitting does come into play a little bit, the focus here is Anne Marie's book store rather than A Good Yarn. I did miss visiting with Lydia though she does make an appearance here, but I enjoyed getting to know Anne Marie and company immensely. I had to wonder while reading, just how many other women who read Twenty Wishes, will be inspired to develop their own wish lists and change their lives. I know I started thinking of what my own twenty wishes would be. It is absolutely impossible not to be moved by any story Debbie Macomber writes and Twenty Wishes just reinforces my belief that she is one of the most amazingly talented authors I have ever had the pleasure of encountering.

    ? Kelley A. Hartsell, June 2008. All rights reserved....more info
  • 4 stars
    The widows of Blossom Street are not dying, but they decide to make up what movie goers would now call a Bucket List, but they call them wish lists. Each one is to compose twenty wishes that they have always wanted to do and fulfill them. Whether it's bowling, learning to knit, to read Jane Austen, or have a child, each one sets out on her mission, often with unexpected results. For example, Barbie proves she is not as shallow as her name might imply in her choice of who to fall in love with, though the object of her affection is very challenging to love. Anne Marie's journey is the one most fraught with personal battles. First, she's confronted by the fact that her late husband betrayed her, in multiple ways. And now, she wants to have the child long denied her, but is it too late?

    **** This is a book that will make you look at your own life and perhaps inspire you as well to compose your own list. The ladies involved prove you don't need to be dying to have one, just a desire to live more fully. ****

    Amanda Killgore...more info
  • predicable
    Predicable & fluffy. Very light, easy read. Well written. Not racing out for the next book by the aurthor. Just not an attention grabber. The author came highly recommended by several friends....more info
  • A feel good book
    When you pick up A Debbie Macomber book, you pick up a hug.She writes such wonderful books that keep you coming back for more. Thanks Ms. Macomber!...more info
  • Great Idea, but Some Characters Need Development
    JT (San Diego, Ca)

    I loved the concept but I felt it unnecessary to have so many characters. The ending was a little predictable, but the book was in general. Still, a nice read that makes you think about making your own list....more info
  • A heartwarming story.
    I can't say enough about Debbie Macomber! What a wonderful story. One of her best books yet. Her characters could be your best friend or neighbor...she brings them to life and you wish the story wouldn't end. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one!...more info
  • 20 wishes
    A lovely story, I really enjoyed it, I'm a big fan of Debbie Macomber...This and all her books are very need to read them...Tammy...more info
  • Blossom Street book #4
    I love Debbie Macomber's down-to-earth series about real folks. I don't have to skip pages or worry that my kids will read her stuff....more info
  • Twenty Stars!
    I have enjoyed all the Blossom Street books but this is the first one that has given me something to take away besides a lovely story. I want to start my own book of 20 wishes and am going to borrow some of my list from the characters!

    But back to the story. The book started out a little slower for me than others in the series, partially because of a number of new characters (or characters who were primarily in the background) and that familiar characters from previous books are very much in the background. But once I got into it, I really enjoyed it.

    I enjoy books about women friends and how they support each other and make changes in their lives. I definitely recommend this book....more info
  • Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
    Another great book! She can't write them fast enough, everything this lady writes is excellent. Her storylines are so real that her readers can identify with them. I'm looking forward to her next one, no matter which series I read them all and I've always been equally pleased. I'm a huge fan and look forward to adding to my collection of her books. ...more info
  • By far, Macomber's best book yet!
    This book is wonderful! I am a big fan of Debbie Macomber. She writes without getting too cheesy, and her characters are easy to identify with. I used to never read women's fiction, and stuck with true crime, horror and politics, but since I began to read books by this author, I have been hooked. This book was well-written, long enough to keep you busy for a few days, and very inspiring. I love the Blossom Street series, and I really identified with the character of Anne. I enjoy the way Debbie makes these women come alive for the readers and she does not resort to sleaze and unrealistic bodice ripping to keep you entertained. The addition of a child character in this book really helps it shine. I cannot wait until SUMMER ON BLOSSOM STREET is released. Must read....more info
  • twenty wishes
    As always Debbie writes a terrific book. I look forward to everyone of her stories. Keep up the good work girl....more info
  • Relaxing, Enjoyable Reading
    Curl up on the couch a rainy day, or in a beach chair at the shore, or in front of the fireplace, because this book will transport you to a very pleasant place: Blossom Street in Seattle. If you've read any of Debbie's recent books, you may recognize some of the familiar characters from Blossom Street. But this novel can definitely stand on its own. Anne Marie is a thirtysomething widow and owner of Blossom Street Books. She and some friends get together one day, and each person decides to make a list of twenty things they would like to do someday. It's fun to see how many of the wishes are fulfilled, though often not in the way the person expected. A perfect choice for relaxing and enjoyable reading....more info
  • Just a Wonderful Story!
    I have read just about all of Debbie Macomber's books and I can't think of one book that has disappointed me, and again Twenty Wishes was not a disappointment.

    Debbie Macomber created a wonderful story around a group of widows that meet on Valentine's Day and start a list of Twenty Wishes. The list includes those wishes that each always wanted to do. For example, Lillie wants to find a good and decent man that she may fall in love with. Anne Marie needs a child, etc. There have been numerous synopses of the book so I won't go into detail, except to add that the author does an excellent portrayal of that beautiful city of Seattle. This is "feel good" story so relax, and enjoy this wonderful book.

    ...more info
  • My list of TWENTY WISHES began with this book!
    Although this story is about a group of widows, it is not at all what one might expect. In fact, I might not have picked it up if it were not for a friend who suggested it wholeheartedly for our book group.

    We read the book and found ourselves pleasantly surprised. Instead of a book about women who have gathered together after suffering loss and perhaps pulling you down, the group of women you will get to know in this book will lift you up and give you ideas you may have never thought of. Try something new, look at something or someone differently, change your circumstances.

    These ladies this book learn that anything is possible and you will feel that way, too, after reading this charming story.

    In the end, our book group discussed each of our own wishes and how wonderful it can be to wish them, even if they may never come true. It inspired many of us to try something we had been thinking about and gave everyone a sense that nothing is silly if you want to wish for it.

    This is a nice, curl up and read book I think you will enjoy.
    ...more info
  • Lightweight story set in Seattle in a bookstore
    Usually I give what is known as 'chick lit' a very wide berth when I am picking out my reading material. Longtime author Debbie Macomber writes novels set in the Pacific Northwest, one of my favourite spots, and tend to write about women who are facing change in their lives, with nearly everything solved by page 300 with a very light touch and containing nothing to offend anyone.

    This time, the story is set on a fictional street in Seattle by the name of Blossom Street, each novel centered on a shop, and the entrepreneur who runs it, along with various friends, relations and customers. Anne Marie Roche is dealing with the sudden death of her husband, a man that she had deferred to for most of their life together. Now all she has is just her bookstore and her memories. Among those lingering regrets is that she and Robert never had a child together, and it's something that haunts Anne Marie.

    To help combat the loneliness, she has gathered together several friends on that dreaded holiday of Valentines day, and they plan a celebration of widowhood with champagne -- Vueve Cliquot of course -- and as a way of coping, decide that each of them will create a list of Twenty Wishes, of all the things that they've wanted to do or experience or have that they haven't been able to.

    Two of the widows, Lillie and Barbie, lost their husbands in a plane crash, and have been able to keep their relationship as mother and daughter-in-law intact over the years. For Lillie, it?s been hard coping with her loss, knowing that her husband was unfaithful to her, and the marriage down to a very tepid simmer. Barbie struggles with the loneliness of being widowed, and at loose ends, as it were. Both women want to be with someone again, and this time around they both find it with men who are very different.

    But most of the story centers around Anne Marie. She volunteers at a local elementary school, becoming a Lunch Buddy with a little girl, Ellen, who is withdrawn and very quiet. It's a daunting task for Anne Marie, but when she brings her Yorkshire Terrier, Baxter, to meet Ellen, it's love at first sight for both the dog and the little girl. Being around Ellen manages to soothe Anne Marie's hunger for a child, and the pair develop a deep bond ? especially when Ellen's grandmother ends up in the hospital, and Anne Marie finds that her impulsive gesture to help may lead to much more than she expected?

    Macomber takes a look at unusual relationships here, especially with the two men that Lillie and Barbie meet. Lillie finds herself falling for an auto mechanic who is Hispanic to boot, and it's a look at class and money differences. As for Barbie, she meets Mark, a quadriplegic at a movie theatre; and Mark is a man with one huge chip on his shoulder where other people are concerned. I do confess that it was good to show a character with physical disabilities in a novel, an occurrence that doesn't happen very often, and showing that they can have happy, healthy relationships was a real plus with this novel.

    On the downside, you know that there is pretty much a simple plot here, no great emotional entanglements, and lots of emotional hand wringing and angst. But by the end, everything is solved and has a happy ending. To say that this feels very contrived is an understatement. There isn't a lot of character depth here, nor are there any suspenseful moments, or any real problems. It seems that everyone of the characters is well off ? enough to where they?re not worrying about money, bills or mortgages.

    Namely, I can't stand this sort of fiction, tending to want something more involved and plot driven. The only reason that I started with the Blossom Street novels was that they had started in a knitting shop, with a cancer survivor, and being that I do quite a bit of messing around with fiber arts, I thought to give it a go. In previous novels, the author was kind enough to tuck a knitting pattern into the story at the end, which was the only reason why I kept on reading them. That and the setting of Seattle -- a city where I had grown up near -- were the real draw of the books. Unfortunately, there isn't any sort of knitting pattern in here, only an advertisement in the back of the book for the pattern books and a host of knitting supplies.

    If you're into knitting, I would rather suggest the collection of knitting patterns that are derived from this series and released by Leisure Arts books.

    I can only give this one three stars, as the writing is so simplistic that it induces yawns. Great for those nights that you have insomnia, but not so good if you want a good read. Only somewhat recommended ? fans of Macomber will enjoy it, but it also leaves a lot to be desired. ...more info
  • spending time with friends
    I have read all of the blossom street stories and have enjoyed 'meeting' all of the people, and following their lives. This story is good, not as emotional as some of the others, but a good story and I am waiting for the next one!!...more info
  • Twenty Wishes
    Another winner for Debbie Macomber fans. The idea of 20 wishes is
    interesting in itself. As always, her characters are intriguing
    people. When I finish one of her books, I always wish that the
    book was longer. I do recommend this book....more info
  • I Loved This Book
    Every spring I look forward to the new Debbie Macomber hardcover, and this is her best one in the series yet. I loved this book, and Debbie Macomber hit the jackpot on this book. It was a fun read, and I look forward to more of her books in this series. I hope the character of Anne Marie (in the future) meets the man of her dreams!
    Thanks for a great read Debbie....more info
  • great series
    Debbie Macomber has quickly become one of my favorite authors. The blossom street series has captivated me from the very first book. Twenty wishes has inspired me to make my own list, move forward and enjoy new experiences. I highly recommend the entire series!...more info
  • Twenty Wishes (Blossom Street)
    Loved this book. Enjoyed and looking forward to reading the others to come. Debbie Macomber is one of my favorite authors. Great read....more info
  • Not bad, but not great either
    As with any other Debbie Macomber book I've read, this is an easy read. I liked the characters but the storyline was so predictable that it was almost pointless to continue. It's what some people refer to as chick lit which I don't normally read. IMO, it's even too predictable for chick lit! It's okay if you want a mindless read at the cottage or beside a roaring fire in the winter. Just don't expect any surprises.
    ...more info
  • Great book, very heartwarming story
    This was my first book by this author and it will not be my last.
    I so enjoyed all the characters, was sorry to see it end....more info
  • great read !
    I received this as a gift & read it in 2 me,Debbie Macomber's books are "feel good reads"..I enjoy each & every one of her books...keep them coming !...more info
  • ...although I *did* cry...
    One of *my* twenty wishes would be to interview all of the people who bought copies of this book, making it a NYTimes Bestseller. I'd really love to know 1) Why they bought it, 2) What they really thought of it after reading it, and 3) What other fiction they read. As a writer, I'm utterly fascinated at how there can be such a chasm between this, and say, a 'literary fiction' award winner. As I was reading it...strictly for research purposes...I was shaking my head in wonder. Because this is exactly the sort of writing that all writing instructors teach people NOT to produce. In fact, it could be the basis of a great course: 'How Not to Write'.

    Without grace.

    Don't get me wrong: the underlying themes here are valid. But Macomber writes like an earnest high schooler, explaining everything, telegraphing everything, so clearly wanting to tell a particular story and announcing to the reader exactly what that story is all along...

    Let's put it this way: if this had been a movie, everyone would have walked out. Everywhere. It would make a 'Hallmark' movie-of-the-week seem like high-art.

    But yes, I did cry. I'm a romantic at heart, so there were passages that triggered emotional reactions in me. However, those reactions were not due to any craft, any dexterity, any deftness of touch on the author's part. She could have been executing stick-people cartoons and I might have cried.

    I'm happy that so many people got so much out of this novel. A further wish of mine would be to read this as it might have been done by a writer of greater abilities. Even Nicholas Sparks would have taken it to a better place, offering up nuance, subtlety, a chance for the reader to actively participate in the process, instead of being so utterly spoon-fed, with Pablum all over their clothes in the end.

    I'm glad there's a market for Macomber's work. Every writer deserves an audience. Clearly, she's found hers. Another wish granted. ...more info
  • Twenty Wishes
    Wonderful Book...If you are not a fan of Debbie Macomber you will be after reading this book...I would however, recommend you start from the beginning by reading The Shop on Blossom Street first and continue through the Blossom Street series until you get to Twenty Wishes...they are all great books....more info
  • Kindle Edition is Overpriced
    My issue isn't with the book - I really want to read it! But that the kindle edition is almost twice the price of the paperback. That is outrageous!...more info
  • Very Enjoyable- Make your 20 wishes now!
    The Blossom Street books are Macombers best in my opinion, and this book did not disappoint me. I had myself making my own list of 20 wishes well before the end of the book. It was nice to have the characters from the other books in the series 'pop in', and equally nice to have new ones to boot. This is the perfect summer read.

    The widows who meet together as a book club are all interesting characters, that all of us can relate to. After all, who can predict the unexpected twists that life can bring? It is nice to be able to think about that, and think about what we might really wish to have happen or to do in our own lives. ...more info
  • Heartfelt Wishes can be Beautiful!!
    This book was highly recommended by one of's top reviewers and although I wasn't "bowled over", I am glad that I read it - it was a charming tale of what can happen when likeminded people - although bonded by grief come together and make plans to change their lives for the better.

    Anne Marie is a thirty-eight year old widow finding it difficult to escape the depression brought upon by her husband's death, and the knowledge that he cheated on her - add poignancy to the fact that shortly before his death, they had decided to try and re-unite. Having never had children because of her husband's wishes, Anne Marie finds herself alone, except for the faithful companionship of her beloved dog, Baxter.

    She finds pride in running her bookshop on Blossom Street - apparently the place-to-be in a Debbie Macomber series. This is the first book of hers that I've read and I found her story well paced and the characters interesting but her writing style is just a little too "pat" for my tastes, although judging by Macomber's huge following - I think it will be okay if I take a pass on future stories. Despite these reservations, this was a clear, fast paced read and I especially enjoyed the character of Ellen - a little girl that Anne Marie is paired up with in a "Lunch Buddies" program. This was just one piece of advice given to Anne Marie at the "widows" meetings that she and the other widows familiar with Blossom Street attend. She's told that one way to help lessen her depression might be to get out there and do something good for someone else. Anne Marie is a little hesitant to get too involved in the quiet, shy little girl's life, but finds that her heart opens to the small girl and that she does find a way to take solace in her problems in light of focusing on helping Ellen.

    Anne Marie gets a chance to face one particular "demon" head-on when dealing with her step-daughter, Melissa, now a troubled young woman that needs her help. Anne-Marie can't help but mistrust Melissa's motives when all of their past dealings have been disastrous - in this way the two come together to heal some of the bad blood that exists between them and they find their way to heal after Anne Marie's husband's death.

    I do find the idea of keeping a list of "wishes" - all of your hearts' delight - and I think it's a great way to make improvements in your 0life. Anne Marie finds that in chronicling and updating her wishes as she makes them come true, she is able to find what she's wanted most and the novel ends with her about to achieve another heartfelt wish and she has someone she loves to share it with.

    The cover art on this book is lovely and gives readers a glimpse of the bookshop and Anne Marie's buddy Baxter and makes you "wish" for a well padded arm chair and rows and rows of good "friends" - your own favorite books.
    ...more info
  • Twenty Wishes
    This is one of those "can't put down" books and I loved the story. What a super idea and a great life lesson. I would highly recommend this book but only if you have time read it, all day and take it to bed with you until you are finished. Fun and entertaining but so true!...more info
  • Outstanding!
    What an outstanding book. No, it isn't a classic that is deep and riveting. It is a cozy book about women and overcoming our limitations that the mind has set. After 4 widows meet on Valentine's Day, they agree it would be fun to make a list of 20 wishes. Things they were longing to do, NOT had to do.

    Each chapter has a different person's point of view and their thinking of their wish list. The characters are so personable, you feel like if you saw them on the street that you could hug them -- like bumping into an old friend. That is how well Debbie writes.

    I wish more Blossom Street series books were coming out SOON! One can only hope! ...more info
  • Twenty wishes
    Book arrived in a timely fashion and in the condition noted by the seller......more info
  • And They All Lived Happily Ever After
    Just when I was beginning to enjoy this series, along comes this book that makes me wonder "what was I thinking"

    Being almost 40, Anne Marie a local bookstore owner needs something to spark up her life. During a separation from her husband who refuses to have a child with her Ann Marie's world is rocked when he suddenly dies and there is no child for her, no resolution to her feeling of unfulfillment.

    As a way to not feel lonely on Valentine's Anne Marie invites over other widow's who all decided to make a list of twenty things that they would each like to accomplish, dreams that they had, but were never realized. In an attempt to realize one of her dreams she becomes a lunch buddy to a struggling eight year old who is being raised by her grandmother. This one act of kindness will spark Anne Marie in the direction that she has always wished to journey.

    With a cast of characters that really don't have anything in common, each story surrounds their own lives, the wishes really are not an important part of the story and then they all live happily ever after - in typical Macomber fashion.
    ...more info
  • Debbie Macomber's best
    I've read almost all of Debbie's books and I believe this to be the very best. It has all of the heart and soul you've come to expect in a Debbie Macomber book, and if you've liked her books in the past, you will love this one. I absolutely recommend it to every woman who reads to feel uplifted and just a little bit better about life. If you read it, I bet you'll be making your own wish list as soon as you finish the last page. ...more info
  • Blossom Street Rules!
    I love all of Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street books. Such touching stories about believable characters....more info
  • Very Good!
    I loved this book! I found all the characters interesting and believeable. I especially enjoyed the adoption story line, as I am an adoptive parent....more info


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