Friday, August 1, 2008

Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber

Twenty Wishes is another Blossom Street book, but not part of the knitting series. It is a bit like a spin-off. All the old gang are there, but instead of centering around Lydia and A Good Yarn, this book focuses more on Anne Marie. Anne Marie is the owner of Blossom Street Books. Recently widowed, Anne Marie is trying to make a new life for herself without completely letting go of the old one.

A group of ladies meet at a book discussion and finding that they are all widows create a widows club. They meet sporadically at Anne Marie's shop.

The book opens with their having a Valentine's Day party. While together, they come up with the idea of creating a list of wishes... 20 wishes (not too few, but not too many)... things they hope to do one day. The idea is a bit tongue in cheek, but once apart the ladies get rather caught up in making their lists and in fulfilling those wishes. In fact, the idea spreads to others not in the group. (I am even thinking of starting my own list!)

Along the way these ladies learn a lot about themselves, their strength, healing and the ability to love again.

A very sweet book! And while romance is certain a part of it, there are other loves found in this book too. I like that Macomber doesn't make happily ever after only available to women with men in their lives.

1 comment:

Clair said...

Lots of people mention Debbie Macomber books, I might have to pick one up to read.