Twenty Wishes

Twenty Wishes

Book - 2008
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Anne Marie Roche wants to find happiness again. At thirty-eight, her life's not what she'd expected--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...what? Hope, possibility, the future. They each 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 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 involving than Anne Marie intended. It also 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.
Publisher: Dom Mills, Ont. : Mira Books, 2008.
ISBN: 9780778318194
Call Number: MACOMBER
Characteristics: 377 p. ; 17 cm.
Subjects: Female friendship -- Fiction.
Bookstores -- Fiction.
Widows -- Fiction.
Booksellers and bookselling -- Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Seattle (Wash.) -- Fiction.
Alternative Title: 20 wishes


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Apr 09, 2013

This was such a good book! Now I have to go back and read the previous ones in the series! This book makes you question what is really important in life, how crucial friends are, and how to be truly happy. Macomber is a fantastic writer and now I am inspired to start my own Twenty Wishes list :)

kimrae Jan 07, 2013

I adored this book. Light, inspiring and just a great read. Look forward to reading more of her books in the very near future.

mmg2681 Jun 07, 2012

I loved this book! I couldnt put it down once I started reading it. So light, uplifting, and refreshing to read. I saw it on my grandmother's end-table and decided to give it a try. It was well worth it! Now, I want to read the Blossom Street series!

amcucc Jan 18, 2012

did not read more than 1 chapter

hapiatlast Nov 27, 2011

By far my most favorite Debbie Macomber offering.

It was very inspiring and made me think about making my own "Twenty Wishes." It is a book that I return to occasionally to get some inspiration and upliting thoughts.

Highly recommended.

Jul 11, 2011

Twenty Wishes was a really enjoyable read.

samdog123 Nov 09, 2008

I love the Blossom street books by Debbie Macomber. Her books never fail to inspire me--delightful reading and very escapist!


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