Once again, bestselling author Debbie Macomber has a hit on her hands. Hannah's List is warm and pitch-perfect. Fans won't want to put it down once you meet Dr. Michael Everett, his brother-in-law, Ritchie, and the soon-to-be women in Michael's life.
Michael Everett hasn't slept well in a year, hasn't eaten well, and spends long days at his job as a pediatrician. His brother-in-law, Ritchie, knows that when he hands Michael a letter from his deceased wife, Hannah, on the one year anniversary of her death. When Hannah knew she was dying of ovarian cancer, she wrote Michael a letter, telling him he had to get on with his life. Then, she shocked the man who loved her, by telling him she wanted him to marry again, and giving him the names of three women who she thought might fit the bill.
Michael's angry. No one, even Hannah, can tell him when it's time to stop grieving. But, he realizes he did stop living, and he decides he will at least call the women. Hannah suggested her cousin, Winter, a chef who owns a shop on Blossom Street, Leanne Lancaster, Hannah's oncology nurse, and Macy Roth, a part-time model who made Hannah laugh. Although Michael might not be ready, and brings the ghost of Hannah to a new relationship, each of Hannah's choices also has their own baggage.
As usual, Debbie Macomber has written a charming, relevant story. Her characters don't have easy lives, as they cope with everything from cancer deaths to Afghanistan and abusive relationships. However, if you're a fan of Debbie Macomber's, you know there will be the promise of a happy ending. Macomber's latest novel is just as delightful as any of her other books, with characters to root for, hoping they'll find happiness. Hannah's List doesn't disappoint.
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Hannah's List by Debbie Macomber. MIRA, ©2010. ISBN 9780778327806 (hardcover), 416p.
FTC Full Disclosure - I picked up my ARC in the review room in the library.