There's a little shop on Blossom Street in Seattle called A Good Yarn....
Like many small towns, Buffalo Valley is dying. Stores are boarded up, sidewalks are cracked, houses are in need of coats of paint....
"I'm inviting you to my home and my town of Cedar Cove, because I want you to meet my family, friends, and neighbors. Come and hear their stories - maybe even their secrets....
Promise, a ranching community in the Hill Country, is a place with a mysterious past and more than its share of secrets. It’s also a place where family and friendship matter....
Christmas is the season of the heart, and best-selling author Debbie Macomber is here to warm yours with a delightful holiday novel of first impressions and second chances....
Growing up, Cassie Carter and her sisters, Karen and Nichole, were incredibly close - until one fateful event drove them apart. After high school Cassie ran away from home....
Rich Manning and Jamie Warren have always been friends - and nothing but friends. However, that changes when she asks him to father the child she so desperately wants....
Disagreements begin to escalate with the "help" of an attractive young woman who's got her eye on Cal....
The alarm on Hallie's biological clock is buzzing away. She's hitting the big three-0, and there's no prospect of marriage, no man in sight....
Location: north of the Arctic Circle, Population: 150 (mostly men!) But the three O'Halloran brothers are heading a campaign to bring women to town.....
Her grandfather wants her to come home, and Molly thinks she just might....
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 20 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 wishes, they both learn that wishes can come true - but not necessarily in the way you expect.
I really enjoyed this gentle, beautifully paced novel -- well, so much so, I went back and listened again.
What would you write down if you had twenty wishes? It's quite a question and, as the book suggests, not easy to do.
A group of widows decide to approach life positively and meet regularly to support each other as they devise and follow through their own twenty wishes.
This book gives heart to both the young and the old -- there's romance, laughter and family love. The characters are vibrant and the details of every day home life are familiar and reassuring. Yes, I'll use the well worn phrase, 'heart warming'.
I recommend this book as a rewarding listen in itself -- and as always, Tanya Eby Sirois' reading is excellent -- but also could be helpful for anyone who doesn't quite know how to proceed with life -- the main point is that by just taking on new dreams, other life doors were opened.
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Being a Foster Mom that adopted our son. This book hit home.. All the books I have read/listened to this is my favorite of Blossom Street.. Thank you..
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Again Debbie has done it, I love to hear about all of the local areas and the women come alife again.
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On to the next book by Debbie!
She has the best stories!
Thank you Debbie
Good book! I really like Debbie Macomber 's Blossom Street series! They are sweet stories.
Great continuing of story of Blossom St. all characters were fun to get to know.
What did you love best about Twenty Wishes?
I love all of the characters in these books and I love finding out what is going on in their lives.
Which scene was your favorite?
Barbie and Mark kissing in the pool
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I kept wanting to turn it on at other times, even though I like to limit my listening to only when I am driving in my car alone.
Any additional comments?
Debbie Macomber books and characters feel like old friends. They are the perfect summertime book for me. A hammock and an iced tea and one of her books are pretty much a perfect summer scenario for my busy life.
If you have read the previous books in the series then listen to this one. If you are slightly older then read it - probably for those in their 40's onwards. If you are looking for something different than gentle loving relationships and bonds between friends and family, forget it.
Nice story of a group of widows each learning to move forward, make new friends and cope with their past. Good Christian writing, solid family values. Shows independent women in strong roles and in business.
Terrible. Dumb story, bad recording, an overall stinker! I'm glad I got it on special for $4.95 or I would be really unhappy.