In the year since his wife, Hannah, passed away, Dr. Michael Everett has been inconsolable. Unable to carry on living any semblance of a normal life without her, Michael has avoided contact with friends and family and filled his empty days with work. So he’s shocked when his brother-in-law, Ritchie, hands him a letter Hannah had written before she died; apparently she’d instructed Ritchie to deliver it to Michael on the first anniversary of her death.
In it she reminds him of her love and makes one final request: she asks Michael to marry again and become the father he was meant to be. Knowing his reaction, Hannah gives him a gentle push by suggesting three women—each of whom, she says, would make an excellent wife and companion.
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Book Journey Traveled to: Seattle Washington
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Cover Story: The cover is ideal for the story – the white picket fence and an open gate really speak of what the book has in store.
I am a jumble of genres am I not? Recently having read a true crime, a dark mystery, a non fiction, a children’s book, and now I sit this book down on my coffee table with content.
Debbie Macomber came on my radar many years ago with her Cedar Cove Series that was a wonderful series of books centered around a town called Cedar Cove. Each book title was an address and the story line came from the opinion of who lived at that address. The first one was called 16 Lighthouse Road. I thought it was a brilliant series!
Flash forward to 2010 and here I cross paths with Debbie Macomber again. As this book opens we are immediately brought into the story. Debbie Macomber does not mess around – it is the anniversary date of Hannah’s death and Michael, her devoted husband, is still grieving and buried among the “what ifs”.
When Hannah’s brother delivers the letter to Michael from Hannah, as you can expect there is not only shock but anger. Hannah has not only boldly told Michael to move up, but also make suggestions of who may make a good wife for him. (I kind of liked that part, sounded like something I would do!)
What follows is Michael’s journey as he meets with each of these women and learns a little more about his wife and learns it is ok to let go in the process. The characters are delightful and colorful, Macomber always did impress me with the way she could put the scenes of the book clearly in my mind.
This book is a cozy (envision hot cocoa by a camp fire kind of night) and comforting read. The book is wonderful for sipping on an ice tea in the sunshine, as from my experience with this author, the book was a feel good to the last page kind of read and I closed the final page with a sense of well-being.
I received my copy for review from Big Honcho Media
Did I mention there was a giveaway?
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