The Twenty-First Wish by Debbie Macomber
Anne Marie Roche and her adopted daughter, ten-year-old Ellen, have each written a list of twenty wishes—on which they included learning to knit. But Ellen has quietly added a twenty-first wish: that her mom will fall in love with Tim, Ellen's birth father, who's recently entered their lives.
When I borrowed this book from the library I meant to read all the stories, but the one I was most interested in was the one by Debbie Macomber. I ended up not having enough time for the whole book. I always like to stop back at Blossom Street, where a bunch of characters live and work and interact. Anne Marie owns a bookstore and she and her adopted daughter have been living above it. Since they are low on space they have bought a new house, but Ellen is having a hard time adjusting to the idea of moving from what she knows and aways from her friends. Also in their lives is Tim, Ellen biological father who found out he had a daughter just recently. Tim was not totally honest with Anne Marie in the past and now she isn't sure about trusting him. But the attraction that was present in their past misunderstanding is still there. When Anne Marie was widowed she met a group of women in a support group and they all made a list of twenty wishes. Ellen found out about the wishes and made her own list. Now she has added an additional wish, that her mom and dad will get together so they can be a family. This was a nice, short easy read. Just right for a sitting or two. Especially if you are in a bad mood and want to see some sunshine!