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Three Good Things

by Wendy Francis

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The story of two sisters, one of whom opens a bake shop that features the traditional Danish pastry called kringle, the other of whom is a successful attorney with a baby at home, both of whom long for the guidance of their deceased mother.
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Despite a few flaws, Three Good Things is an easy to read and heartwarming novel. There are some unexpected twists and turns that I did not see coming and Wendy Francis does an excellent job wrapping up all of the various story lines. To read my review in its entirety, please click HERE. ( )
  kbranfield | Feb 3, 2020 |
I enjoyed the story but I don't think the back cover describes it very well.

The story is told in three narrations:
Ellen
Lanie
Rob

Ellen divorced about a year ago and opened a bakery that makes Kringles.
Her sister Lanie has a little baby boy at home, is a working mother and stresses a lot lately about the state of her marriage to Rob.
Rob has a demanding job, a little boy and is married to Lanie who is suspicious of his late hours at work.

I personally would have enjoyed the story mode if it focused on just Ellen as the main character. Lanie and Rob's chapters weren't as fun for me.

The reason I say that the cover doesn't describe the story that they barely mention the "three things". I thought that would be a bigger part of the story, but they only mention the three things a few times.

I'd definitely recommend buying or making a Kringles to enjoy while you read. ( )
  Mishale1 | Dec 29, 2018 |
This was just an okay book for me. I didn't really care about any of the characters. I kept waiting for something to happen like Rob or Lanie to have an affair but nothing did. I wasn't sure what the point of the story was. The blurb on the back makes it sound like there's a big dark secret, which I was waiting for but it turned out to be kind of a nonevent. Not bad as far as chicklit goes but not a show stopper. ( )
  Kbig898 | Dec 29, 2017 |
Sweet fast read for complete escapism. ( )
  nyiper | Jun 17, 2016 |
My take:This was an ok book as far as I was concerned. I liked the closeness of Ellen and Lanie even though they had quite a bit of an age difference. I see this closeness between my two daughters. I liked that the author told the story from three different points of view the two sisters and Lanie's husband. I was a bit frustrated at Ellen's wishy washy ness when it came to her exhusband and I thought at her age she would have more of a grasp of what was good for her and what wasn't. I thought that her relationship with Henry was cute and that Henry was a great guy. There were several unanswered questions at the end and I found her ex husbands confession at the end a bit unbelievable. Seems like alot of drama happens in small towns. I liked the way each chapter opened with a quote from a book that was appropriate to the character the chapter was about.

I thought that the narrator did a good job. Not really anything remarkable but a good job.

I was sent a review download from Simon and Schuster Audio in exchange for my honest opinion ( )
  detweilermom | Mar 23, 2013 |
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