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Twenty Wishes

by Debbie Macomber

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Series: Blossom Street (Book 5)

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Anne Marie Roche wants to have some joy in her life. At the age of thirty-eight, she is living the sort of life that she never expected nor intended for herself - she's childless, a recent widow, and alone. She owns a successful bookstore on Seattle's Blossom Street, but despite her numerous accomplishments, there's still an inescapable feeling of emptiness...Anne Marie is terribly lonely and desperately unhappy.

On Valentine's Day, she and several other widows get together to celebrate...what exactly? Hope, new possibilities, the future? Maybe...But what would you want most in the world? The ladies each begin to write a list of twenty wishes for themselves, things they always wanted to do but never did.

Anne Marie's list starts with: 'Find one good thing about life'. This includes learning how to knit, doing something good for someone else, falling in love again. So, she begins to act on her wishes. When she volunteers at a local school, an eight-year-old girl named Ellen enters her life. Their relationship becomes far more involved and time-consuming than Anne Marie had originally intended. It also becomes far more important to her than she ever could have imagined.

As Ellen helps Anne Marie complete her list of twenty wishes, they both learn that wishes can come true - just not necessarily in the way you might expect.

I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I found it to be a true feel-good story; comforting and emotionally satisfying for me. Kind of like a warm and cozy bubble bath for the senses. I would give Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber an A+! She is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. ( )
  moonshineandrosefire | Sep 12, 2014 |
Title: Twenty Wishes (Blossom Street)
Author: Debbie Macomber
Genre: Romance
Challenges: To Be Continued…Challenge, 101 Books in 1001 Days Challenge, Monthly Mixer Mele (M), Read and Review Challenge 2010, 2010 Support Your Local Library Reading Challenge, 100 Reading Challenge, Romance Reading Challenge 2010, Audio Book Challenge 2010, Romance Challenge 2010, Pages Read 2010, Contemporary Romance Challenge in 2010,


Rating: 5/5
No. of Pages: Audio
Published: 2008


Back Cover: What do you want most in the world? 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, and eight-year-old girl named Ellen enters her life. It’s a relationship that becomes far more involving that 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.


Mine: What a wonderful idea to have twenty wishes to try to complete. Everyone should have twenty wishes. It seems so funny that on Valentine’s day all the widows decide to make a 20 wishes list and most all of them have a wish of love. They are all different kinds of love, but love just the same.
Anne Marie doing something good for someone else leads to falling in love again – it’s just with Ellen her lunch buddy at the school that she volunteers at. For the others it’s the service manager where she bought her car, the man in the wheelchair at the local movie theater. It all leads to love again to be had by the next Valentine’s Day

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  suefitz1 | Apr 3, 2013 |
My blog post about this book is at this link. ( )
  SuziQoregon | Mar 31, 2013 |
If you could have twenty wishes, what would you wish for? It’s not as easy as it would seem at first glance. Should you wish for material things or is that too greedy? Do you want to improve the quality your life? Maybe your wishes should include the needs of others. Anyway, be careful what you wish for – it might come true! And wishes do come true for the widows – and others – of Blossom Street, just not in the way they imagined. A story to make your heart happy, fans of Debbie Macomber will enjoy this trip to Blossom Street. ( )
  Maydacat | Feb 24, 2013 |
This is quite a book and it hit home on find that something to make you happy. Anne Marie need to make a list of twenty wishes and she does with her friends she starts out with having going to be a lunch buddy. She does not know that soon she will find her happiness though a child named Ellen.

When something happens to Ellen grandmother. She takes in Ellen until Ellen grandmother get better. But thing get a little empty and she realized that she misses Ellen. Though this story Anne Marie finds away to help her stepdaughter Melissa as well. Find out what all the surprise are in this exciting story though that is up to you if you choose not read it. ( )
  Lindz2012 | Aug 13, 2012 |
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To June Scobee Rodgers My dear friend An inspiration And a joy
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It was six o'clock on Valentine's Day, an hour that should have marked the beginning of a celebration - the way it had when she and Robert were married.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0778325504, Hardcover)

What do you want most in the world?

Anne Marie Roche wants to find happiness again. At 38 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.

As millions of women know, Debbie Macomber understands their lives and writes the stories they want to read.

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Thirty-eight-year-old widow Anne Marie Roche, the owner of a successful Seattle bookstore, creates a list of twenty wishes, and, while acting upon her wishes, encounters an eight-year-old girl named Ellen who helps her complete her list--with unexpected results.… (more)

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