Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber

Genre: fiction
Pages: audio
Challenges: audio book challenge
Author's Website

Simple Description:
Anne Marie recently lost her husband and found herself a widow.  This is the first Valentine's day as a window and she spends it with friends, who are also widows.  They decide to come up with 20 wishes.  These are 20 wishes for things they want in life.  Depending on the woman, this ranges from a pair of red boots to falling in love to traveling to Paris.  While there are several characters, Anne Marie is probably the one we learn about the most.  She wanted a child, but her late husband didn't.  Soon Anne Marie finds herself looking after Ellen, a second grader.   She also finds herself forming a new relationship with her stop-daughter.

This is part of the Blossom Street series, but the other characters that we know and love from that series don't really show up in this book.  I feel the only reason it's part of the series is because Anne Marie owns the bookshop that is located on Blossom Street and therefore it takes place in roughly the same area.

Now what you really want to know....my thoughts:
I thought this book was pretty good.  I enjoyed it, but didn't enjoy it as much as I have the other books in the Blossom Street series that I've read.  I don't know if I would have preferred to have read this one rather than listen to it, or if it's just that I wanted the other characters back.   This book was good though and if you are reading the Blossom Street series I definitely recommend not skipping this one.

This audio book was rented from my local library.


Lover of Books said...

I liked this one a lot. I want to read the latest one eventually but it'll be awhile.

bermudaonion said...

I haven't tried Macomber yet, but I know she has lots of fans. I'm sure some of her books are better than others.

Kris said...

Lover of Books - I have the latest and hope to get to it this year, that way I'll be up to date on that series.

Bermudaonion - I've only read this one series, but liked it a lot. I do agree though, some are bound to be better than others.