Happily married to her college sweetheart, Poppy lived a blessed life with the husband of her dreams. Then everything changed. She is no longer a wife. She is no longer the envy of her single friends. Now, people look at her with pity as they whisper a single word behind her back.
Years after her husband’s tragic death, years of pain and sorrow and wishing for the life she’ll never get back, Poppy decides to finish Jamie’s birthday list. She’ll do the things he wanted to most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can complete his list, she can start to live again.
Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn’t expect is Cole. Could the man who delivered the news of her husband’s death and shattered her heart be the one to help her put it back together again?
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The Birthday List
A wonderful read! The pain of losing someone during a crime and recovering from that loss as well and the viewpoint this book had of a police officers life were really well handled. I continue to love Ms Perry’s books.
Did anyone else shed a tear or two during the prologue or was it just me? Just me...okay cool.
This story was so sad, and so beautiful, and so tragic. Devney, how do you do it?
I know this might surprise a few people, but I love Cole. I mean like right up there with Beau (The Outpost). Gasp! I know. I said it, and I'm not taking it back.
“Crying doesn’t make you weak, Poppy. Sometimes, it takes more strength to let go than it does to keep it all inside.”
I don't even know what else to say other than, read it right now. You won't regret it.
A romance with depth
So much more than a standard romance. Poppy’s husband Jamie is murdered on their first anniversary. For five years, she mourns, until she is ready to begin moving on. She uses her late husbands birthday list of items he would like to accomplish during his life to help her in her process of letting go of Jamie and moving forwArd with her life. Early in the book, she re-meets the young cop who brought her the news of her husbands death, and a relationship grows over time. Good character development, interesting secondary characters, and a story arc with characters you can care about. A winner!