Title TWENTY WISHES (BLOSSOM STREET)
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Mira Books 2009
0778326314 / 9780778326311
Seller ID RWARE0000038998
Macomber returns to Seattle's fictional Blossom Street of A Good Yarn (and others) for a hopeful tale of four widows who meet at 38-year-old Anne Mari e Roche's bookstore. Separated from her husband after he refused to have a baby with her, Anne Marie felt certain they would reconcile--until he sudde nly died. Lillie Higgins lost her husband in the same plane crash that clai med the husband of their daughter, Barbie Foster. Elise Beaumont entered wi dowhood after cancer claimed her husband. Together, the four make life-fulf illment wish lists. With Elise's prodding, Anne Marie decides to fulfill on e of her wishes--do good for someone else--and becomes a lunch buddy to an at-risk third grader. Anne Marie, meanwhile, must deal with the reappearanc e of her adult stepdaughter, Melissa, who always held her in disdain. Elise mainly serves as a catalyst for Anne Marie's journey, but there is plenty of focus on Lillian and Barbie, who find purpose in unexpected and difficul t relationships. Though stilted dialogue can pull readers out of the moment , Macomber's assured storytelling and affirming narrative is as welcoming a s your favorite easy chair.