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This book made me sad, happy, and angry. Elizabeth and Tom met when they were young, fell in love, and broke up. And for the past 45+ years, on her birthday, she received a crocus and a note, saying I wish… She knew it was from him.
Then one year, nothing. She went back to find out what happened to him.
My second book by author Michelle Adams, the love was beautifully encapsulated in this book. I loved the concept of one love, second chance. The scenes went back and forth to show me what happened between them. Many a time it brought a lump in my throat, then it would show me their love which brought a smile on my face… You see what I mean… Sad and happy
But what I didn’t get is, in this world, most of us don’t find our soul mate and then to find one, yet not do everything to be with them in the interim years made me so angry. Pining for your beloved was not love. That went with Shakespearen times. You could make sonnets not be worthy of love. They were fools who believed in sweet gestures but not active actions…fighting the world. That set me off completely.
Luckily this anger warded off tears and I could finish the book over the afternoon.
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On her favorite day of the year, Elizabeth Davenport awakens in her cottage on the wild and windy Cornish coast, opens her front door, and discovers a precious gift: the small blue crocus and a note that begins I Wish . . . They are not signed, but she knows they’ve been left by her first and truest love, Tom Hale. Each of these precious missives convey a simple wish for something they had missed, and the life they might have shared. She has kept them all.
But on this day, what should have been the fiftieth anniversary of their falling in love, the gift fails to arrive. Could something have happened to Tom? Elizabeth has always been plagued by thoughts of “what if?”. Propelled by worry and decades of pent up longing, Elizabeth packs a little suitcase, leaves Porthsennenon, and journeys to London . . . to find the love of her life once again, years after circumstances forced them apart.
Finding him, Elizabeth is faced with the desperate knowledge that any time they might have now is running out. Never before had she thought that she might truly lose time—forever. And now, knowing that life is too short, Elizabeth vows to fulfill as many of Tom’s wishes as she can. Yet she fears that her efforts may expose the shameful secret that, until now, has kept them apart.
Can she continue to hide the truth, or will she have the courage to reveal herself completely and finally make their dreams come true—before it’s too late?
Publication Date: March 2021
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.
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