>> Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
Series: #5 in the Blossom Street series
Publication Date: 2008
Challenges: Support Your Local Library #5
The Short Version:
A nice comfort type of read in which a group of women friends support each other as they find ways to make changes in their lives based on their lists of twenty wishes.
Why I Read It:
This is one of two series by Debbie Macomber (the other is her Cedar Cove series) that I turn to when I need a nice light enjoyable story that I know will have a mostly happy ending.
This series always focuses on one of the shops on Seattle’s Blossom Street. It started with Lydia’s yarn shop and every book has introduced a new core group of characters and brought back some of the familiar friends from the previous books. This time around the primary focus is on Anne Marie Roche who runs Blossom Street Books. When she and a group of friends (all fairly recent widows) gather for a Valentine’s Day get together it leads to them all agreeing to participate in listing twenty wishes that they have for their lives.
The power of writing down what you want to accomplish goes a long way toward making that an achievable goal. That the women list wishes rather than things they should do is a interesting concept. Maybe a little less realistically achievable, but since it’s a Debbie Macomber book, you know that love will win the day and all will work out for the best for all concerned. Along the way will be some fortuitous coincidences, some tears, some laughter, some misunderstandings and you know it will all be OK before it’s over.
Since my last book was still hanging around in my brain, Debbie Macomber was just what I needed. Her books are always a pleasant diversion that I enjoy despite and probably because of their predictability and focus on women characters.