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Thirty-eight-year-old Anne Marie Roche is hosting a Valentine’s Day celebration for some fellow widows in her popular book store on Seattle’s Blossom Street. Inevitably, the conversation turns to their sad predicaments, and at Anne Marie’s suggestion, the women agree to compile a list of things they’ve always wanted to do. But while owning a pair of red cowboy boots is near the top of Anne Marie’s list of twenty wishes—along with learning to knit!—her far more important yearning, to “find one good thing about life,” is foremost in her mind.
Anne Marie’s marriage to Robert, a man fifteen years her senior, wasn’t perfect. Having two children from a prior marriage, he wanted no more, and Anne Marie thought she was fine with that. She wasn’t. Maybe that’s why, at a friend’s suggestion, she adds to her growing list the idea to mentor a troubled child. How could she know it would change her life?
This poignant novel speaks to our collective hearts as Anne Marie reaches out to an eight-year-old girl named Ellen, whose young life has been fraught with tragedy. Through their special connection, the lonely widow comes to learn that wishes can come true…in ways you never expect.
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