Hannah's List (Reprint) (3/27/11) - By Debbie Macomber

By Debbie Macomber

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Readers` Reviews

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kimnin
I READ THIS BOOK TWICE, I TRULY ENJOYED THIS BOOK, SOME PARTS WERE SAD, SOME MADE YOU LAUGH,
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
essie hicks
Gloria - Naples, Florida

I enjoyed this book. It has a heart-felt story.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
defne
very cool book with lots of neat patterns
easy to follow and great pictures
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★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
brian mcdonald
This was a very heart warming book, expecially loved the way it ended. Some books are hard to get into, I liked this one from page one. It just held your interest.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
justjen
Another Debbie, I can't have to many, am saving this for the holiday season. I am never disapointed with Debbie Macomber!!! A+++++
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
judsen
it was on time, in excellent condition and way before I was able to get it in the store.
I enjoy all of her knitting books as well as her novels
jw
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
lauren kehn
Hannah's list is a heartwarming story of a widowerer going on with his life with his deceased wife's approval.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
justina
I wish I had not read the last review,as I have tried two (2) time to order from the store this Book. The ist was cancelled,second order,monies was refunded for a book on nitting, I ordered the paper back of this book . I an very disappointed I still cannot get it, I bought all of the others of the blossom street. I would like very much to find out HOW to get this book. Thank you.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
alexa
I returned this book because I was ordering the book, "Hannah's List", not knitting directions. The ordering must have been confusing. Who knew there were 2 books of similar names.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
jeff rensch
I thought I ordered a novel by the same name, but got a knitting book instead. I was going to return the knitting directions to the seller but I just gave it away as the return directions were too bothersome. The novel, Hannah's Choice, was poorly written and very predictable. Not worth your time if you are over 13 years of age
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
justin timora
Dr. Michael Everett's wife Hannah died after a very short battle with ovarian cancer. She was stage 4 when she was diagnosed. Her husband has carried an enormous burden of guilt thinking that he was a doctor, he should have known sooner.

On the anniversary of her death, her brother, Michael's best friend, gives him a letter Hannah wrote to him shortly before she died. It was a heartbreaking letter that reminded him of her love and the wonderful years they had together, but it also had one final request. She wanted him to marry again and not spend his years grieving her. She even included a list of three names of women she thought he should consider.
Her cousin, Winter Adams, who is a chef and owns a cafe on Blossom Street.
Leanne Lancaster, who was Hannah's oncology nurse.
And Macy Roth, an artist Hannah had met.

Over the next few month's he spends time with each of them, learning about them, but also learning quite a bit about himself.

This is a true love story although the list idea is not entirely new. I remember an old episode of Everyone Loves Raymond where this idea was dealt with using a great deal of humor. Debbie's version really tugs at the heart strings. The good thing is that you know that when your are reading a Debbie Macomber book you are almost assured of a happy ending. While this book does take place around Blossom Street and a few of the characters from that series make an appearance, this is definitely a stand alone book. Although I do hope Dr. Michael Everett shows up in some way in the Blossom Street series, so we can see how things continue in his future. He is truly an endearing character. This was a truly enjoyable read for an early Spring day.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free.. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
sarah kramer
wow, wee 10 books in this series, found it at Walmart for a good price. I love Debbie!! love this cover! I admit there are some tear-jerk-er moments in this read ...but an HEA moment too. I read book #8 in this series and enjoyed it a bit more than this one, but that doesn't mean I did enjoy this read, just have to say my peace ... considering I read book 8 before book #7 apparently ...who knew, I sure didn't and I feel you can read Debbie's books not in order and you don't feel lost at any point ...you might enjoy reading them in order if you wanna know every single detail. but I find no issue reading hers out of order. Just my 2 cents there! Do as you please but do read Debbie ...she is just a peach ... love her style ... love her to pieces and yes i will be reading more from her very very soon. She is a go 2 for me. Love her! ( ;
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
larkyn
I've never read one of this author's books. I had to get a book quickly before a flight and just grabbed at this one. I enjoyed reading it except that it was so predictable. And what I didn't like was that it felt like a women had written it. It was a woman's perspective and experience, not a man's. It isn't that a man can't mourn his wife and never remarry. There have been two such married uncles like that in my own family. But I know how they thought. This guy just didn't ring true or right. And the characters were too undeveloped. Even Macy, the most interesting of the women characters, isn't pictured clearly. The end came too quickly. I didn't like that either. But I did like the story.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
heidi adams
I gave this book a five star rating as I only set it down when I absolutely had to do so.
At the beginning I came very close to stop reading it as there had been a death which left the husband in a very deep depression. The husband had loved his Hannah, and he grieved to the point that he isolated himself from all of their friends. Hannah had many friends & acquaintances who turned to her for friendship as well as advice. Her husband knew his wife was very well liked, but he was taking care of his young patients & too busy to know just how many people his wife was familiar with, and there were many. Her death was a big blow to him.

Everyone took a part to encourage the unhappy doctor, but he wanted to be left alone.
He continued taking care of his young patients as he was a pediatrician,and this could be done easily as he'd been in practice for years. This was to be his pattern of his new, lonely life. He wasn't quite the positive person his wife had been. He had been deeply in love with his wife. They were so eager to have a baby. The shock was the diagnosis of Hannah's advanced ovarian cancer. It was discovered when she couldn't conceive a baby. The husband blamed himself for not recognizing the signs as he was "indeed" a doctor.

His brother-in-law never let up on him as time passed. He was encouraging his brother-in-law to return to the poker game which had been played weekly with a fun group of male friends. He was invited to be a part in the lives of Hannah's only sibling. The doctor was very close to his nephew. He'd play games on the x-box. He loved children. After the date of the first aniversary of Hannah's passing, life begins to become a bit more interesting. This was intentional as the wife has a surprise letter to be given to her husband on this fateful day. She knew him better than he knew himself. She knew he'd mourn, and he'd pull away from life and the people who loved him. By reading this letter a year after losing his wife he was stunned to even be given the letter.

I will let you now read this most interesting book and know the joy you will receive soon after the beginning. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy!

O.Miller
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
marilee
I am a Macomber fan and loved her Rose Harbor series. I was really saddened upon learning that she ended that series after 5 novels.

I picked up Hanbah’s List and was excited to read it, boy was I disappointed! The characters weren’t well developed with very little description. I just couldn’t picture Macy, as she was only described as having unruly red hair. I also couldn’t gauge her age as she acted like a 12 year old but apparently, had to be an adult. Even the magnificent dress she was to wear to Michael’s awards dinner was so nondescript that we don’t even know what color it was.

Real people don’t behave this way, so many things didn’t make sense. Why didn’t Mark tell Leanne why he embezzled money to help his sister and destroyed their lives, even though he loved her so much and they supposedly had a great marriage. Michael went from despising Macy to seemingly loving her after one kiss? It never occurred to Winter and Pierre to be civil to each other despite being madly in love with each other? And of course, in Michael and Hannah’s 12 years of marriage, Hannah was always perfect, it got boring, I didn’t imagine that he would ever find a woman that could equal Hannah’s perfection. Michael was annoyed at Macy for wearing a red outfit to Hannah’s wake/funeral, I figured it would be addressed later in the story perhaps Hannah loved the outfit or requested that she wear it to the funeral. Something to justify her wearing it, but it never came up again.

I didn’t really care for any of the characters, especially Macy so I wasn’t really pleased with the ending.

Overall, it just left me flat. Uncharacteristic for Debbie Macomber.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
kelly valk
I liked the story but thought it was very predicable as to who Michael would end up with from the point of the letter forward. I thought the development of the characters was great but I hated the characters themselves. I liked Richie, Linda and Harvey but the primary characters had too many flaws in their personalities for me. I found that I would not have wanted to be friends with any of them. Michael was just too whinney and stuck in the past, of course, I've never lost a mate and I do understand that it takes people different amounts of time to heal, but if he didn't really want to move on, then he should have ignored the letter and put it away for 6 months or so. Winter and Leanne were both too immature and juvenile in their thinking for me. If the guy doesn't want me, I'm outta there not sitting around and pining for what isn't and I'm sure not going to chase him like they did. Macy was too self-induced for me. If you know you have these problems, then fix them or at least be willing to compromise. She knew she had a taping for a commercial so she should have taken her clothes with her. Although I knew it would end with a HEA, I wished they all had made different deicisions.

The story itself was good, it kept me interested to finish it and see how it would actually turn out and if my predictions were correct. Usually, I read on the Kindle or with an actual book but this story I listened to and wa pleased with it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
saint even
"Hannah's List" is another first for me. This is my first book by Debbie Macomber. Debbie has such a good sense of how to manipulate the reader to really care about the characters. I love this book. I read it in 2 days. That's how good it is.

Let me start off that the main character in this book "Michael" loses his wife Hannah to cancer. And on the year of his wife's death his brother-in-law gives him a letter from his dead wife. Hannah wrote a letter for Michael before she died explaining how she wants him to marry and have children. She knew he wouldn't go out and date so she wrote him a list of 3 women she feels would have a good impact in Michael's life. But how can he remarry when he is still in love with his dead wife. So at first Michael wasn't interested whatsoever. But with the encouragement of his brother-in-law he meets the ladies his wife put on his list.

So he meets them one by one and they all help him start moving on and letting go of his dead wife. They teach him to enjoy life again, to laugh, to smile and most of all ONE special one teaches him to love again. A feeling he thought he'd never feel again but he was wrong and Hannah was right. Finally happy once again all thanks to "Hannah's List". =)
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
scottmcghee
I never received the book--instead I received the wrong book. I emailed the sender twice and never heard from them--I emailed the store and received a refund. (Thank You)
So I can't review the book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
kamilla ludwig
Occasionally, we get an opportunity to change our lives--whether it's another chance at love, changing the path we've chosen or going back and making amends for the past. Hannah's List is the story of a widower who is given an unexpected letter from his wife on the first anniversary of her death. In a remarkable act of love, Hannah includes a list of three women for him to consider marrying. With a unique twist and intriguing element, readers will be in for a wonderful story of a love that transcends time, hope that is exceptionally unselfish, and the possibility of a future otherwise unfathomable. An unexpected letter. An impossible request. The gift of a second chance.

Debbie Macomber has written another tear jerker. From page one, as Michael is reflecting on the loss of his wife and how hard the year has been without her, I was drawn into the story. And I didn't want to put the book down as Michael struggles to follow through with Hannah's last wish to fall in love again.

Now the book could've expanded a little more on Hannah's battle with breast cancer. And Michael probably gave in to Hannah's list a little too easily and quickly. But overall, I really enjoyed the story and the quirky characters Ms. Macomber sprinkled throughout the novel. I recommend Hannah's List for those looking for a sweet romance that is guaranteed to produce a few tears.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
jeff1192
I saw the premise of this book and was intrigued. Dr. Michael Everett had been married to the love of his life, Hannah, for 12 years, until she died. The book starts on the one-year anniversary of Hannah's death. Hannah's brother Ritchie gives Michael a letter she had written before she died, asking Ritchie to give it to Michael after a year had passed. In the letter, Hannah tells Michael how much she loved him, and that she wants him to be happy. She then goes on to ask him to start dating again, going so far as to list three women she thinks would be good candidates to settle down with and start a family.

Oh my gosh - I can't lie, the first few pages made me teary-eyed. Ms. Macomber just drew me right in to the pain and anguish Michael still feels at losing his wife, even a year later. His feelings for his wife are so sweet and raw and good. You could tell he'd gone back to living his day-to-day life again, but he was just going to the motions. After much introspection, and gentle (and not-so-gentle) coaxing from his brother-in-law, he decides to at least attempt to honor Hannah's last wish.

The three women on Hannah's list are:

Winter Adams, Hannah's cousin and friend. Winter owns a french bakery and is on a "break" with her on again-off again boyfriend, Pierre. When Hannah originally wrote the letter Hannah and Pierre had broken things off. Now, a year later, they're taking a break again, after trying unsuccessfully to make things work again.

Leanne Lancaster, who was one of Hannah's oncology nurses. Leanne had been married, but around the time Hannah had started chemo Leanne's husband, an accountant, had gotten into huge trouble for unscrupulous financial reasons, and Leanne had divorced him.

Macy Roth is an artist/model /actress who was friends with Hannah but Michael didn't know. Macy is a bit of a free spirit, someone who takes life as it comes and loves people and animals. She's never been married and has a cantankerous old neighbor whom I loved.

All three seemed to be kind, smart, generous women. I liked two of them and thought they'd be good for Michael, one got on my nerves a bit (okay, a lot). And poor Michael, he was so out of practice with dating and he'd sort of jumped in with both feet; at one point he found himself trying to remember who'd cooked which meal for him!

I breezed through this book! It was such a sweet story, the characters were likable and Ms. Macomber's style of writing put vivid pictures in my head as I read. I really liked Michael and his love for Hannah was so sweet. The secondary characters' stories were woven in nicely. As I mentioned above, I loved Macy's neighbor, Harvey, and Michael's brother-in-law, Ritchie - they were just "good people", if you know what I mean.

It wasn't until about Chapter 8 that I realized Michael's story was told in 1st person POV and everyone else was told in 3rd person POV. It seems like that would be awkward, but it wasn't; I don't think I've read another book written like that but I liked it - I feel like it made me feel closer to Michael.

While Michael didn't end up with the person I would have chosen for him, Ms. Macomber wrapped things up nicely and everyone did get an HEA. Now, if you're looking for "sexytime in your storytime", you won't find any, but if you're looking for a light, sweet read, then this is a book you'd enjoy. I give Hannah's List 4 out of 5 stars.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
mario anglada
HANNAH'S LIST, Debbie Macomber's latest novel, begins with pediatrician Michael Everett reaching a milestone in his life. Grief consumes him as he marks the one-year anniversary of his wife's death. Although he has remained in close contact with Hannah's brother and his best friend, Ritchie, Everett's best confidant is still his dead wife, so he makes one-way conversation with her on a daily basis.

Today begins a new chapter when Ritchie confides that "Hannah asked me to give you this...She asked me to wait until she'd been gone a year." He hands him a letter addressed simply to her husband. Staring in disbelief, Michael reads of her love for him, her confrontation with the fateful diagnosis, the losing fight with the disease, and her acceptance of the outcome. She wants him to be happy without her and hopes he will honor her final request. "What I want, what I need from you, is this, my dearest love. I want you to marry again," she writes.

Hannah continues with a prepared list, in which she has picked three possible mates for her husband. The first is Winter Adams, Hannah's close cousin, who owns a successful French café where her signature croissants draw customers like a magnet. With prodding from Ritchie, Michael stops at the café for coffee and a pastry and asks for Winter. But she has stepped out. At the end of a busy day with his patients, Michael reads his message slips, with one from Winter Adams.

Macomber slips into a second character's viewpoint by entering the life of Macy Roth, a disorganized free spirit, artist, and sometime actress. Macy is the third of Hannah's choices for her widowed husband. Hoping to land a part in a commercial, she's frenetic when a stray dog wanders into her space. Owning several cats, she plans to foist the dog onto her neighbor, Harvey, an elderly widower, but his cantankerous nature finds no room for an animal. Macy worries about the old man, a stone's throw from her fence. We read the character of Macy as flighty and insecure, but a delightful imp who possesses a heart of gold.

Meanwhile, Michael meets both Winter Adams and Leanne Lancaster, Hannah's former oncology nurse. Both women are drawn to Michael, but each has romantic baggage of her own. Winter has loved her soulmate, another chef. Mutual disagreements have left their relationship in shambles and on the brink of a breakup. Leanne, on the other hand, has been divorced for nearly a year. Her ex-husband, an accountant at the hospital in charge of fundraising, had embezzled funds from a charitable event, was convicted and sent to jail. A mortified Leanne ended their marriage but remained in touch with his parents. Her path circles back to him when she discovers that his disgrace involves quite a different set of circumstances than she had been led to believe. Her heart still belongs to him, but she is rudely rejected.

Meanwhile, Macy seeks an audience with Michael because he's a doctor. She wants him to examine Harvey, who she's worried about. She also offers to paint a mural on the waiting room walls to brighten up Everett's office. He likes her work and contracts the job with her. The mural is halfway finished when the the doctor and artist clash. He is both fascinated and befuddled by her crazy antics and unconventional attitudes. Hannah's letter had stated that Macy would "make him laugh again."

The story is predictable but well concocted. Hannah's words wind through the plot lines. Michael remembers exact phrases she has noted about each of the three women she has slated for him to romance. His confidant becomes Ritchie, who enthusiastically encourages his reluctant entry into the dating world. One wonders if Ritchie was written as too compliant a character. Although he would be eager for Michael's happiness, he might exhibit a slightly deeper loyalty to his dead sister.

HANNAH'S LIST reads like a "today" story, filled with possibilities one may encounter in complicated relationships. It is romantic but explores the deeper avenues of the grief psyche and the paths taken in the cycle a spouse may follow. Macomber does not bore with psychoanalysis but allows her characters to endure difficulties and overcome them to reach satisfaction. No one loses in HANNAH'S LIST.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
gotham7
mythoughts

How do you know you have a winner on your hands? when you start to cry within the first one or two chapters. After reading three suspense thrillers in a row...it was a wonderful change of pace and a breath of fresh air to receive and read Hannah's List.

The first chapter draws you in as Michael (a pediatrician and Hannah's husband) begins to describe himself and his relationship with Hannah. You can feel the sincerity of his hear and the pain of his spirit and soul...as he describes Hannah, their relationship and all that he has been missing since her death a year before.

Hannah is described as every man's beauty, every women's friend and a person with a faith and trust in God. To sum it up...a hard act to follow.

Yet, that is exactly what she is asking Michael to do. She wants him to fall in love again, to find the joy of life once more and to move on. Say what?? I have to give credit to Debbie and to Hannah because as a wife...I know that I would not be able to leave such a letter to my husband. My letter would be much more like...Don't do it or I'll haunt you.

Hannah's letter goes one step farther as she also includes a list of potential candidates. Winter, Leanne and Macy. Initially Michael is reluctant but as he warms up to the idea, the realization that Hannah is right and the ladies themselves...he starts to fall. But with who?

You may think you have it pegged about who he will choose but as the story continues you will see that the unlikely choice is the perfect choice.

Hannah's list is a warm hearted, feel good, sweet, emotional book that you will be compelled to read form cover to cover.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
marley
(Borrowed as eBook from the library) As always, Debbie Macomber's books are thoughtful and hopeful. Dr. Everett's wife, Hannah, died a year ago and on this anniversary, her brother gives him a letter she wrote to him before she died. She wants him to remarry and has chosen three women for him to consider. I enjoyed watching him fight with himself over remaining loyal to Hannah while honoring her request. He grows from introverted and lonely to enjoying life again - a gift from his deceased wife who knew him better than he knew himself.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
divyjyoti mishra
Debbie Macomber is one of those authors I can rely on when I'm craving a nice story with a happy ending. I love her Blossom Street and Cedar Cover series, as well as her stand-alone books. In fact, I've never read a Debbie Macomber book that I didn't enjoy!

This story reminded me a little of P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern, in that a dying spouse wrote letters to be delivered after their death. While Ahern's hero wrote monthly letters to his wife and Hannah only wrote one, they both wanted their beloved spouse to get on with their lives and find happiness and love again. That's incredibly loving and unselfish, and both stories brought tears to my eyes.

Hannah's letter urges her husband to find love again, and marry & start the family they always dreamed of. Hannah goes so far as to suggest three possible matches for her husband, which he finds a little overwhelming. But he does meet the three women in order to fulfill Hannah's last request.

I liked all three women, and while I was a little surprised at the ending, it did make sense. I gave this book a 4/5 rating as I really enjoyed it! Debbie is very talented, and I love her stories! Some of the characters from her Blossom Street series make cameos, and it's nice to get brief glimpses of other characters we've come to know and love.

If you enjoy simple, uncomplicated, light romances, then this book is for you! While it is sad in parts, it's joyful as well. These characters seem like real people and their life isn't always smooth, but they persevere. It's a fast, enjoyable read with a lovely ending.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
ben salah
It's been one year since Hannah's death. Hannah was just 36 years old when she passed away from ovarian cancer. Her husband, Michael, was at her bedside when she passed. Hannah and Michael had been trying to start a family when she was diagnosed. After 18 months of trying unsuccessfully they saw a fertility specialist only to find out that Hannah had stage-four ovarian cancer. The cancer was terminal and taking over very quickly.

During the year following Hannah's death, Michael has been living his life filled with sorrow and grief, just going through the motions of day-to-day tasks. He goes to the gym in the mornings with Ritchie, Hannah's brother and Michael's best friend. After which he goes to work as a pediatrician.

On the one-year anniversary of Hannah's death, Ritchie hands Michael a letter; a letter from Hannah:

My darling Michael,

I know this letter will come as a shock to you and I apologize for that. It's been a year now and I imagine it's been a difficult one for you, as well as our parents and Ritchie. I would've given anything to have spared you this grief.

In the letter, Hannah's urges Michael to marry again and have children and be the father he is destined to be. She goes on to list three women that would make a good wife and companion, each with her own unique qualities and attributes.

The first woman on the list is Winter Adams, Hannah's cousin who owns a french cafe. Winter has a big heart and loves children. She also cooks incredible meals.

Second, there's Leanne Lancaster, Hannah's oncology nurse, who is divorced and going through a rough time of her own. Hannah had admired her emotional strength. Leanne is kind and caring.

And lastly, there's Macy Roth, whom Hannah describes as "funny and clever and multi-talented". Hannah believes that Macy will make him smile and bring balance to his life.

Hannah's List is told from first POV (Michael) and 3rd POV narrative (everyone else). I didn't realize this until about 4-5 chapters in but it helped me experience Michael's emotions first hand. I have to admit, I was emotionally spent after reading the first couple of chapters. My chest ached from my uncontrollable sobbing. Have the tissues ready! But Hannah's List was definitely worth all the tears I shed.

At just a bit over 400 pages, Hannah's List appears to be long but I was so wrapped up in the story that it went by pretty smooth and fast. Macomber's writing got me emotionally involved and attached to the characters. And I'm pleased to say that I'm happy with Michael's final decision. The only thing I found missing was sizzle; there is no seduction or love scenes in Hannah's List, which I was okay with. After all, the focus of this book is more about emotions and relationships.

Until now, I hadn't heard of Debbie Macomber. I am glad that I was given the opportunity to read Hannah's List. The premise grabbed me and Macomber had me from the very first couple of pages. I will certainly be checking out her other novels. Nicholas Sparks fans will surely enjoy Hannah's List.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
cathi
One year after his wife dies of cancer, Dr. Michael Everett is handed a letter that his wife, Hannah, wrote to him before she died. In it, she encourages him to remarry, and names three women that she would like him to meet and date.
First on the list is her cousin, Winter, who runs a restaurant. Winter is in love with Pierre, but the relationship is stormy, with several break ups. Next, she names Leanne, her oncology nurse. Leanne is recently divorced from Mark, who embezzled funds from a charity and spent a year in jail. Last, she names Macy, an artist and actress that will make him laugh again.
This is a very enjoyable book that fully develops the characters, taking the reader into their lives and struggles. It deals with serious topics of loss and damaged relationships. The answers it provides are not always the easy ones. It shows that true love is a matter of give and take, accepting people for what they are. It shows that love offers grace, forgiveness and understanding.
Hannah's List is enjoyable, well written, compelling and intelligent. It will please the reader, and soften the heart. It will make you want to love again, no matter how deeply you have been hurt or how unfair life has been.
I also recommend Stars Shine After Dark, now available as a Kindle.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
jennifer abel
In Seattle thirty-six year old Hannah Everett dies from ovarian cancer after a long battle. She leaves behind a letter to her beloved pediatrician husband, Michael that he is to open one year after her death.

On the first anniversary of Hannah's death, Michael reads her note to him. She pleads with him to get on with his life as he has grieved long enough. She wants him to actively seek a new wife. Hannah suggests he consider three candidates for his second spouse: her cousin Chef Winter Adams; her oncologist nurse Leanne Lancaster or eccentric artist Macy Roth. Michael goes out with each of the women but each quickly recognizes that his heart is buried with his late spouse.

Although some readers will question how fast Michael acts on his beloved deceased wife's final request, fans will enjoy this strong look at grieving as the lead protagonist tries to move on as his spouse requested with the three women she suggested. Michael is fully developed so that the audience understands his concerns and fears while Hannah is only seen through his eyes and the letter. The tree candidates are developed to different degrees, which makes it easy to know the ending relatively early on. Michael hooks the readers throughout as he struggles with choosing from Hannah's List because he is unsure if he can.

Harriet Klausner
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
szczym
Okay, the publisher's review states that Michael should still be grieving, not looking for another wife a year after his wife dies of cancer. She states this is unrealistic. Not so! I have a dear friend who died of cancer and knew her husband could not be alone. She told him to remarry within the first year. Surprisingly, he was introduced to a friend's aunt and after talking on the phone for a few weeks, flew from Ohio to Florida to visit her. They hit it off! He came home and continued to run up the phone bill until the Pastor told him to marry the woman! Six months from his wife's death he fulfilled her wish for him. I think a higher power was involved! They have now been married nearly 20 years and both are much in love! So, Hannah's list, while somewhat serious with spousal death and all, turned out to be highly entertaining and funny. Let's face it, free-spirited, Macy, was hilarious! Don't tell me there are no more Blossom Street stories! I have loved every book!
Dawn Kurtz author of Christian novel: Secret of the Mexican Doll
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
chai a
What a nice story. Hannah the beloved wife of Michael dies from Ovarian Cancer. After a year of grief his brother-in-law gives him a letter from his wife Hannah that she wants him to marry again. Michael cannot ever imagine kissing or making love to another women than his beloved Hannah. She selects three women. Her cousin Winter, her friend Leanne, and Macy, a free spirit. His brother in law's family and his co-workers all root for Macy. She is so opposite his stuff shirt personality. If you have read the Blossom Street series you will be familiar with these three women. You hope all three find the love of their lives. And they do. Macy provides a bit of fun for the book. I decided to buy my own book when I found out the wait at the Public Library is up to August. As one person in our book group would say "this book is fluff. And she's right but I like "fluff' now and then. If you have't read Debbie Macomber's stand alone books, I recommend "Between Friends". Hannah's List is something that will make you feel good and smile.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
cassi
Hannah's List is the latest book by Debbie Macomber and while a few of the Blossom Street characters make cameo appearances, it is a stand-alone book. Michael Everett lost his wife, Hannah, a year ago and they truly had a great marriage. Still grieving, on the one year anniversary of her death, Hannah's brother hands him a letter he was given by her. In the letter, Hannah encourages Michael to begin living again and includes a list of three women she thinks would potentially be good candidates for his partner for the remainder of his years.

One of the things that is different about this book is that the primary character and narrator is male. Most of Ms. Macomber's books are written from the female point of view, so there is a slightly different tone to this one. I don't think it is necessarily a problem, but it is different.

Something the potential reader should know before deciding to read this book. All of Ms. Macomber's books are an easy read. I can go through one of her books in a couple of days so quick is what I expect. In this case, it was even more so. The type is absolutely huge - while the book is 412 pages, that number is misleading since it could easily have been closer to 250 if a normal font size was used. I sat down and read over 200 pages in about 2 hours - way above my "normal" reading pace!

While I largely love her books and faithfully read the Blossom Street and Cedar Cove series and find them comforting, sometimes comforting translates to boring and this one verged on boring. It was so linear and the outcome so telegraphed from the beginning that there was no tension or even a twist or turn to keep my interest. Most of the characters, including the main character of Michael, were one-dimensional and uninteresting. The supporting characters just make appearances rather than adding anything to the story. While I enjoy a feel-good, light read this one was just too fluffy for me. Definitely not bad, but nowhere near the quality of her other books - I almost think she needed to get something published and hurried through this one. I'll give it a 3-star since there is some halo-effect from liking her other works.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
lindsay halloran
As a huge fan of Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove and Blossom Street series, I was deeply disappointed in this weakly structured story that is tangential to the Blossom Street series.

Michael, a respected pediatrician, has lost his wife Hannah to ovarian cancer. On the first anniversary of her death, after a year of deep mourning, he receives a letter she had written urging him to move on with his life, to remarry and have the children they wanted but never were able to have. Hannah not only urges her husband to remarry but gives him a list of three women she thinks would be good for him. At first reluctantly, and then with the gusto of a love struck sixteen-year-old, Michael sets about finding his next wife. I could grant the author a bit of literary license to have him suddenly go from grieving widower to man-about-town, but what I can't overlook is that the book's outcome is so obvious from the earliest chapters. Also, I personally did not find his choice appealing but a poor match for what we were told was his personality and lifestyle. Although I was growing weary of hearing how perfect Hannah was, I was not prepared for him to change his whole way of living on the basis of one kiss.

Perhaps the main problem with this book was that the author departed from her usual style of having a woman narrator. I didn't feel she did the male narration nearly as well and Michael came across as a man with the heart and soul of a woman.

On the positive side, we do get to catch up with Alix, a Blossom Street regular, and learn of a major event in her life. We also get snatches of other Blossomites, but nothing significant. It was nice to finally meet Alix's boss who owns the bakery and see what brought her to her profession, and I'm curious to see if and how she will mesh into the next Blossom Street book.

This was just not as good as Debbie Macomber has delivered in the past, but it may appeal more to fans of her romance novels.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
abigail
I have been enjoying this series until this book. It's not because of the storyline, which flows well with the other books; it's not the characters because there are enough recurring characters that make this a nice story to come back to. My dislike comes from a purely sexist stance. This book, unlike the others, is from the male perspective. Somehow, this very female series hit a snag for me when it was told in Dr. Michael Everett's voice.

A year after his wife Hannah succumbs to ovarian cancer; Michael receives a letter with a list outlining the three women that she, Hannah, would like for Michael to get to know. Michael has a way of folding up into himself and with this list Hannah is asking him to meeting someone, fall in love and start a family.

At first Michael is appalled at the idea, but his love for Hannah is stronger and he quite reluctantly gives the three women a chance.
As I said, it's not a bad storyline, just not what I had been expecting. The novel follows all three women, in addition to Michael, so you get to know each woman and find yourself picking and choosing along with Michael who would be the best match for him. Sort of like a human version of the TV show House Hunters where you get to view properties and make a decision on which would suit the potential buyer best. I know, that was harsh, but that is the feel that I got.

Being a typical Macomber, there is a happily ever after feel to the whole book and it was a nice reprieve from the hectic world to just sit down and relax with an old favorite series and likeable characters. Even if it was from a male perspective and he was auditioning women.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
schwoosh
I liked the idea of the book Michael recieves a letter from his late wife Hannah, who has picked out three women she'd think are perfect for his new wife but didn't like the execution. He basically dates a few times and then suddenly is in love. It seemed too fast for me and since I didn't like his choice it wasn't a good ending for me. I'm sorry but I couldn't stand Macy, she was just so annoying, flighty and selfish with all the time and with her always being late and not understanding why people were annoyed with her because she's was a "free spirit". I swear every time she annoyed someone Macy could never figure out why, as if everyone else was the problem and not her. I only really liked Michael when he was annoyed by Macy but the rest of the time he was so boring I could have cared less about him.

I didn't realize Hannah's List was part of the Blossom Street series but I was very happy I enjoyed reading all about Alix, pregnancy and birth. I loved her and Winter's interactions together and how she helped Winter with her own boy troubles. I found myself skipping over Michael's story to get to the Blossom Street gang instead. It was far more interesting then anything happening in Michael's story. Hopefully others found it more interesting then I did but for me if it wasn't for the Blossom Street charactors I would have stopped reading it halfway though.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
shorooq ahmed
Like all the other Blossom Street novels, I thoroughly enjoyed the book from every aspect. Being a knitter myself I enjoyed the yarn store happenings, then the travel and personal relationships. This was my second time reading this book and I enjoyed it as much all over again!
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
salman
I love the earlier Blossom Street books (not Susanna's Garden, which doesn't really take place there, but the others), and I quickly became very fond of the characters. Not so in Hannah's List. The description of the book sounded intriguing, but I could NOT like Macy, the woman the hero ends up with. I believe Ms. Macomber meant her to be endearing, but I just felt exasperated with her. She's kind-hearted, but so are other people who are not annoyingly poor at meeting their commitments. And by the end of the book, I'd come practically to dislike the hero. I found the actions of both of them improbable and foolish (hers throughout the book and his in the last half of it). I found it hard to believe Michael's falling for Macy--or her for him. I liked Winter and Pierre, but I found the method of their reconciliation a little hard to believe. I could not like Denise, who ruined her brother's life. I still don't understand why Mark didn't tell Leanne what was going on, but I liked both of them and his parents. I really liked Hannah early in the book, but by the end, I was just tired of her, too--probably because I was so dissatisfied with the whole Michael-Macy romance. I highly recommend the books in the series before this (except Susanna's Garden, which is completely different). Don't judge all of this series by this deplorable book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
pedropaige
Hannah's List is a light romance and an easy read. The set-up to the story with the heartwarming letter and Michael's reaction endears the character to the reader. Each of the women in the story has their own reasons for considering a relationship with Michael and as a typical reader I picked my own favorite. Their back stories added to the easy flow of the story and created a satisfying story conclusion.

This was the first time I have read a book by Debbie Macomber, although I have several more of her books in my to-be-read shelf. I am now eagerly looking forward to reading the others.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
erock
I was so disappointed - usually I can count on a Debbie Macomber book to portray some real people in familiar situations and to have quite an uplift by the end of the novel. This was not the case for Hannah's List - the characters were too superficial - and the quickness with which they adapted to major life concerns/heartaches/losses was just too "soupy" - not what I usually find in Macomber's developments - did she really write this one? it's certainly more romantic Harlequin than the good character development that she has in Cedar Cove or Blossom Street - as a recent widow (13 months) and one who is active and going forward in a positive way with support from people who really care, I hardly found anything to identify with with in Hannah's List - and I really expected to - I don't often say this, but I'm glad I borrowed it from the library and didn't buy it - I would have been very discouraged about spending my money on it - why 2 stars? the ending was typical Macomber -
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
mike rumley wells
I really enjoyed this read. This story is for the mature happy woman that just want's to relax and read a good tale. Lovely to say the least. I enjoyed the characters and I love the way Debbie Macomber finishes up the tale. Leaves no unanswered questions very satisfying and thorough, though this is not a "Christian" book. It holds true to Christian values in the story line which was surprisingly refreshing especially because I knew nothing of this author. I am interested in reading more of her books. This story is reminiscent of the idea that our flaws are what make us beautiful. Yeah I can live with that kind of sweetness. I really found myself identifying with the characters too. Normally I sell my books but this one is a keeper. I will read again. Hey even my husband liked it and read it as well.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
mark garrett
Hannah's List by Debbie Macomber weaves interesting plot twists involving a doctor, Michael, whose beloved wife, Hannah, had passed away, and three women in need of love and encouragement.

As the book opens and the purpose of Hannah's "list" become apparent, three memorable women share in the life of Hannah's husband, Michael, as he decides to begin to experience life and love again after Hannah's death from cancer. The book interweaves the love and memories Michael has for Hannah and the risks he is willing to take to be faithful to her wishes as he opens his life and heart to others. The book demonstrates the love Hannah had for her husband and her understanding that in order for him to find happiness, she needed to be the catalyst to release him to find that happiness.

In addition to this major story line with Hannah's husband Michael, a bonus is the insight into the lives of three memorable and lovable women (Winter, Leanne, and Macy) whose difficult and lonely life situations untangle as they unwittingly are a part of "Hannah's List!"
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
rimita
I really do you enjoy this series. Hannah's List, was another installment that was easy, quick, and fun to read. I am joy the characters from past books and learning more about the new characters...all related one way or another to Blossom Street.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
anne bentley
It's been a year since his beloved wife Hannah's death and Dr. Michael Everett still grieves for as much today as the day he lost her. He manages to get himself to the gym and to his practice, where he is a pediatrician, each day. But nothing else much matters to him. And then on the one year anniversary of her death, her brother Richie, who is also Michael's best friend, gives him a letter Hannah wrote months before her death. She asks him for one last favor - to not grieve for her forever. She wants him to find love again, to marry again and to have the family that they were unable to have. But Hannah takes it one step further and gives Michael the names of three women she feels will bring him happiness and love again.

Winter Adams (from the Blossom Street series) and owner of The French Cafe is Hannah's cousin. She is a strong, professional woman trying to figure out where she and Pierre, her long time on-again off again boyfriend stand.

Leanne Lancaster was one of Hannah's nurses who helped her through the last months of her illness. She has just gone through divorce, a decision she is now second guessing, and can empathize with Michael and his feelings of loneliness and grief as she is going through similar emotions over the loss of her marriage.

Macy Roth is the wild card. She's young, impetuous, carefree, and counts her three cats, a stray dog, and a crotchety old neighbor as her family. She is habitually late, stubborn, terrified of love and everything that Hannah was not.

Winter, Macy and Leanne each have issues in their private lives they need to settle before they can give romance with Michael a chance. But each of these women also has something different to offer Michael in terms of learning to find his way back to the land of living and to opening his heart to love again. Over the next few months Michael will spend time with each of them, getting to know them and often wondering what Hannah could possibly have been thinking when she picked each one. But most importantly Michael finds himself again, and with some help from his beloved Hannah, he also finds love. A moving story of three woman, each struggling to find their way in their own relationships and one mans struggle to realize that life does go on after loss and that you can find happiness again.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
amitai gross
Another warm/fuzzy book by Debbie Macomber. This is a peripheral book of the Blossom Street Series. Michael loses his wife (Hannah) to ovarian cancer and suffers unbearably through the first year. On the first anniversary of Hannah's death, his brother-in-law (Ritchie) hands him a letter from Hannah. It contains a list of 3 women she thinks will make Michael a very good love and wife. This is the story of his time with these 3 women (Winter, Leanne, and Macy). Very speedy and enjoyable book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
sophist
I am reading this one right now and it is hard to put it down. Blossom Street series is the other series that I love and would recommend them to anyone. She writes for the women and knows just how we all feel about her characters. I do not watch any movies or TV series on any books that I read as I prefer the book in my hand.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
mishka ferguson
Michael Everett's beloved wife Hannah died one year ago from cancer. During this time, Michael has grieved and allowed no one close. He doesn't go out, he doesn't socialize much, and he basically has shut down in his sadness. On the one year anniversary of her death, Michael's brother-in-law gives him a letter his wife wrote before she died. In it, she gives Michael the names of three women she wants him to meet and possibly fall in love with. Michael is shocked, angry, and somewhat dismayed to find out that Hannah knew before her death exactly how he would act once she was gone. He doesn't want anything to do with any of the women, but feels he at least should see why his wife felt the need to suggest their names. He doesn't expect to fall in love, nor does he expect his world to turn upside down. But it does and Hannah's List guides him along the way.

I am sad to say that Hannah's List left me feeling empty. Michael's grief is real, but his ungallant behavior towards one of the women on the list shocked me to the core so much that I forgot about Michael hurting. His treatment of her was so despising that I almost couldn't finish this book. I found no connection between Michael and any of the women on the list and frankly, by this time, I hoped he would be alone forever. I most definitely will not ever read this book again.

Talia Ricci
Reviewed for Joyfully Reviewed
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
tara reid
This book is a very fast read and I agree that you could see how things will work out early in the book. However, I think she gave some very good advice on resolving conflicts in a relationship: fold a piece of paper in half; on the left hand column number and write down things the other person does that irks you. On the right hand side write down how you usually react when that person acts that way. You may find that your reactions do not contribute positively to the resolution of whatever issues you have with the other person.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
david mackinnon
Debbie Macomber pens a beautiful story in Hannah's List. A doctor is faced with enormous guilt after his wife is diagnosed with cancer. The way he later handles his grief is believable and heartwrenching. There were a few jaw-dropping plot points but those kept me turning the pages waiting to see what happens next. Ms. Macomber handles a very sensitive subject in a delicate way. Get the tissue box out. Hannah's List will bring on the tears.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
kamilla ludwig
Stories that come to an abrupt halt without a real conclusion make me upset! I would have loved learning how the dr. and the woman he seemingly fell in love with would work out all of their lifestyle differences. It didn't appear to be a strong match to me, but reading of their adjustments would have been much more interesting than other aspects of this book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
williambebb
I liked reading this book because it was touching. I don't care for romance, boy meets girl novels, but this was different. In some places I found it dragged especially the last few chapters. Overall, it is a good summer read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
nancy loe
This started out with me wondering why I was listening to it...it ended up as a journey of healing for three relationships. I was pleasantly surprised.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
campbell macgillivray
I would recommend this book to all my friends. I felt like I was one of her characters in the book. The scenery was spectacular can't wait to read her next book.
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★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
krzysztof gabaja
Such a cute romantic and some what comedy novel. I too have lost some one that was very close and went through some of the same mourning. I could relate to this book. I like books that involve animals and grumpy old people and this one has both.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
ben ellis
Five Star Affair When I started the book I groaned, "Oh No!" this is going to be a long read for the book club at work. It started off depressing and sad. The list from a dead wife given to a Doctor by his dead wife's brother was a bit over the top, but since it was a read for the book club, I plunged on. It became a little more interesting when the story proceeded on to the top two women on the list. I felt as uncomfortable as the doctor with them. It was obvious they were still in love with their ex. Still, the story did pull you in. I was hooked when the book introduced the third choice, Macey. She was a character so unique you fell in love with her, and I had to finish the book to make certain the Doctor and Macey did hook up. Macomber kept you guessing until the end which kept you in the story. This is a light easy read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
liddy barlow
An enjoyable, easy summer read. My first book of Debbie's to read. Not disappointed! It was lighthearted but also made me wonder if I would be able to do the same if I was put in Hannah's situation or her husband's for that matter.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
robina
The romance in this book is very underdeveloped. I did not much care for the female lead character in the book, and found her flightiness on a par with selfishness. Though she had some endearing qualities, it is still not clear how the doctor could have fallen so hard, and this lack of depth brings what could have been a good story way down. I still enjoyed it, however, so I gave it three stars.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
annie shannon
Another book I couldn't put down till finished. I cried, then laughed out loud, and was overjoyed with the love , forgiveness, and acceptance of each other. Hannah's List was remarkable and tore at my heart, the different emotions I felt, and the satisfied feelings I had when the book was at it's end.
Thank you once again DEBBIE MACOMBER for entertaining me thoroughly.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
julie ziegmann
This was just an amazing read that pulled me in from the first chapter and I could not put down until the end. A little predictable, but I still loved it. If you are in the mood for a sweet clean love story with a happy ending, then look no further. This is my first book that I have read by Debbie Macomber and I hope to read more from her.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
steve mccann
Another outstanding book! A story about life, love, family and differences in relationships and how love can bring our lives together.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
beccab
I like the Blossom Street series. Like the return of characters from previous books. There is a little too much repetitiveness in the story but story line keeps you going. Liked the different plot line.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
sandra ashley
Michael's wife Hannah succumbed to ovarian cancer, and when she has been gone a year her brother, Ritchie, presents Michael with a letter she wrote before her death. She asks Michael to date again, and gives him the names of three women. They are each very different: Winter owns a restaurant on Blossom Street, Leeanne is an oncology nurse, and Macy is an artist. Macomber is a consummate storyteller and creates wonderful characters--this novel is escapist reading at its best.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
sherry sandler
It sounded like a fun read, but it was pretty ho hum and predictable. Ummm... Nice characters. Good wholesome people.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
martina
Couldn't put this book down, only to charge my device! It's a must read book! Well defined characters, plenty for the heart!
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
samuel stolper
The only reason I actually finished this book was to see how the author would twist the plot to achieve the incredibly predictable outcome. This book is over-written and really could have used some editing to tighten it up. I think at least 100 pages could have been cut. The characters endlessly over-analyze their emotions. I scanned lots of it. This is my first book by McComber, and it will be my last.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
siegfried
I have never read a romance novel and searched and searched for a book that was worthy of a try. I was a little disappointed in this book but have no other to compare it to. The bad: Although the premise of the story was a good one, as the pages turned and turned, I kept waiting for that something. A twist, a turn a zig or even a zag.......nothing. This storyline went straight as an arrow. Had Ms. MacComber done that, I would have rated a four. Ok, the good. I am such a fan of well written books that that is the thing that saved it from a two or even a one star rating. Debbie wrote soft and so flawlessly building each character perfectly. I did find myself actually "rooting" for Macy throughut this novel. The premise, as I said above, is what ultimatley inticed me into reading this. Too bad it was too predictable. Having said the good and the bad, I think since I was imperssed with the writing and the premise, Debbie deserves for me to give one more of her stories a chance........i will just have to choose wisely next time.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
chris han
I have been loving The Blossom Street books but I couldn't get past the 2nd chapter of this book. I skipped to the back to keep up with the other Blossom Street characters but that's it. Would recommend to skip to the next one.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
kyona
So readable and fun to explore. Hannah sends loving suggestions to her husband before her premature death. He honors her by meeting three unusual women, one of whom surprisingly reminds him what love is.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
raghuveer
Another great Blossom Street book. A great story and keeps your interest throughout. It's written very well and an easy read!!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
deb hobaugh
Loved everything. Characters were perfect, story line was intrereging. Perfect ending. Youthful and fun. Go ahead pick it up and enjoy. Promise....
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
siluetkucing
The story line is good, but as usual everything turns out just great in the end - easy reading and most of the books are the same ole same ole.
You know there is going to be a happy ending before you start the book - needs more suspense. Not everyone's life turns out peaches and cream.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
filip
I must say first that I usually love Debbie Macomber stores. I wanted to get into this book and understand her characters from the get go. The issue was that it was too predictable and therefore I did not really feel like I was being pulled into the story.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
merry beth
I downloaded a sample chapter of Hannah's List on my Kindle. After reading it, I decided to check the book out of the library instead of purchasing it. I'm glad I did. I did enjoy reading Hannah's List and liked the characters. However, it was very predictable. It's a nice romantic read but no surprises.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
snehil singh
I love the concept of creating a 20 wishes list of the things you want to accomplish in your life. I think I'll try it too. The book is an easy read, as all of Debbie Macomber books are, and deals with several women's lives as they deal with being widows and the challenge of finding new love.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
rucha
Great story and great characters. Interesting twist on dealing with loss and relationships. the story is well written and worth reading.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
agnieszka
I had not read a fiction book in 40 years but knew I would enjoy "Hannah's List" because of what I had read and seen of Debbie Macomber. The book satisfied my built-up expectations and proved to be a nice little vacation. I look forward to reading more of Macomber's work.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
page pest
This book tells us about Hannah's LOVE for her husband and friends. It's a people puzzle that when all the pieces fit, forms a bonding LOVE. Add a few fun characters and animals, and you have another heartwarming story!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
justin dickerson
What a warm and touching story. Having just lost my husband a year next month I was amazed at how much I had in common with Michael. Although my Neil did not leave me a letter I still loved the story. Thank you.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kryssa
I love all Debbie Macombers books She never uses nasty or curse words really refreshing I hope to read all of her books
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
bernard yee
I am reading all of Macomber's books and enjoying each and every one. This one certainly doesn't disappoint. Read it and it will leave you smiling.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
tuhu nugraha dewanto
One year ago, Dr. Michael Everett lost his wife to cancer. Then he finds a letter
not only to marry again, but that she has selected three woman for him to marry!
Which one will he choose?? A great book! Must read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
gabrielle nowicki
A true love story. How a women truly loves her husband and wants to see him happy. Even if she see's him from Heaven.
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
apoq79
I picked this book up without realizing it was a romance novel - are they all this bad?
Hannah (like so many deceased spouses) was a perfect being and her untimely death was devastating to her devoted husband. Perfect even in death, Hannah left her husband a letter to be opened on the one year anniversary of her death. She advises him to remarry and provides him with three likely candidates for his affection. Heartbroken, but still under Hannah's spell, he calls Winter, the first name on the list. He knows Winter, she's Hannah's cousin, but he identifies himself on the phone as "Doctor Michael Everett" just in case she's forgotten he's a physician.
The pretentious doctor is also unaware that scotch is aged only in barrels; it doesn't matter how long it's been in a bottle.
After suffering through the author's introduction of too cute, too kookie, too caring Macy I gave up...
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
erin kuehn
Absolutely love this book. I could not put it down. This book is a wonderful love story. Debbie Macomber you did it again. I love your books
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
franki
Cute and easy read
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
beckie
Debbie Macomber never fails to come up with a good read. Easy and enjoyable. Light and quick. Just what you need sometime!
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
gursimran
The romance is set in Washington state. I found the story lines a bit formulaic but sweet. Good light reading for the beach or a flight.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
rafaela
This was a hard book for me to read. I liked that he ended up with Macy and the other two women got their men. It drug in the beginning and felt rushed at the end.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
denise vasak
Just like all of Macomber's once you get started reading hard to put down. She will draw you in with her lovable characters that you just have to know how everyone is doing on Blossom Street.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
bala kolluru
I have read many books by Debbie Macomber but this is by far the most interesting. I cannot seem to put it down. Each chapter ends in such a way that I look at the clock and decide to read one more & one more.... I can't wait to finish so I'll know just how it all comes out. I have a feeling ALL loose ends will be tied to perfection! If you want a GOOD book without all of the vulgarity you'll enjoy this CLEAN love story! I promise!!This was purchased at the store in my home. proud mimi of 6
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
annemarie o brien
Another nice read, just a little sadder than her others. The main character deals with transitioning from mourning his wife to engaging in life again
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
lareesa
the first book by debbie mccomber that i have ever read and it may actually be the last . i found the story to be very predictable,found the characters to be extremely underdeveloped and found the writing to be amateurish. i would liken this book to a harlequin romance. it is unfortunate that the author tried to write this as the male character. this made the book all the more unbelievable and ridiculous.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
tracy vantracy
D.M. writes in a way that is very predictable but I still enjoy her books. I'm a knitter and I think that is a part of it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
corrycox
Heartwarming! Easy read. Like comfort food.
All characters are believable ! Real life events
that turn out for the best.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
nichola lynch
I enjoyed this story! I haven't read anything by this author prior, I will seek out her books in the future. She did a good job of going back and forth between the three characters, well written.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
cristina sierra
thank you for understanding how painful it is to lose someone you love to cancer, thank you for understanding the multitude of feelings that come afterward. This book touched my heart at a time when I needed it most.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ehu ehe
Sentimental story. Well written and easy to read. Enjoyed this story. Love all of Debbie Macomber books.
Love having her books.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
joe nichols jr
Good book!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
caitlin farren
Enjoyed it. Am now reading the second book.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
pamela mckenzie
I really enjoyed this book. It was funny, sad, lighthearted, and a good read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kristy grazioso
It was a nice easy read with an enjoyable storyline. I would read some each evening and slept like a baby afterward.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
timothy cameron
Easy summer read! Fun story line.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
angie anderson
Love all of her books and enjoyed the way she brings out the best in people and their lives.
She is a fantastic writer.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ysabet
Loved the book. I really enjoyed it and it ended just the way I thought it would. Another great book by Debbie Macomber
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
danny
Quick read. Some slower parts but predictable. Cute, sad and parts uplifting. Romance parts okay. Don't have to think or remember much to read and put down and then pick up again.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
phillip brenneis
Wonderful story, very touching and loving. A good read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
vinaya
I really enjoyed this book! It was excellent! Debbie Macomber is Awesome and she has her hand on romance! Excellent
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
wilder
Another wonderful book from Debbie Macomber. Can't wait to read the next in the series. Wonderful characters.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
heloise
Loved the book with its romance and mystery.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
betty boothe
I enjoyed this book very much. I liked the plot, including the letter the main characters wife wrote before she died.
Doreen
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
jeff drucker
Every book of hers gets better and better. She has you laughing then crying. I feel like I am part of the book I reading.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
tracy segal
The book was terrific. I love the ending of Debbie Macomber's books. They always end happy.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kerri mancini
Very good,from the first mention of the list,I knew he. Would pick Macey...I'm glad.Very good story.I'm going to read another one from D e bone Macomber
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
brandon e
Great book I've read a lot of hers and this is one of the best. Great service from the store, had the book in a couple of days.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
thedees
I chose this book because it is a debby macomber book and I enjoy all her books. I plan to read all her books
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
michal
I was very disappointed in Hannah's List. I had to look several times to make sure I didn't buy the large print edition as the print is HUGE to make the book appear longer. The plot was very predictable and boring. I didn't care for any of the characters. Macomber's strength in the Blossom Street books is her ability to connect with women; she failed with her attempt in this book approaching it from a man's perspective. I finished the book but wouldn't recommend it to anyone--which is sad. I am a Debbie Macomber fan but unfortunately it seems she is rushing to put out books and compromising quality.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
trisha
Goo
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
hadil
I loved this book. The character were real and the story was warm and enlightening. I can add this one to my list of books by Debbie Macomber that I have finished.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
sarah cripps
Enjoyed it, a pleasant read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
mladen
I like the way Debbie Macomber writes. She has good insight into her characters. This is a very comfortable read.
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
haifa
The first and only book I'll read by this author. What a stereotypical set up. And of course the woman Macy would be the one he ultimately chooses. Why do you read this drivel instead of all the great works of fiction out there?
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
karen rosati
Good book
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
joanna dignam
As an avid Debbie Macomber FAN I was disappointed with this book. I loved the way in the previous books we were introduced to new characters to care about and had an update on everyone elses lives as well. I feel it failed on two levels I really did not care enough about what happened to Michael, Macy, Winter and Leanne and we only has snippits about the old regulars like Alix. I care about what happens to Anne Marie, Lydia and her sister and Jaquline is always a laugh. All I can say is Debbie keep writing Blossom Street is missed.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
valeriya
cute story
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
utsav
Very good story in the blossom series. I have read the entire series and loved all the books. I have read many of Debbie Macomber books and look forward to reading more of her books.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kristin smith
Wonderful! book. Interesting characters. Terrific ideas and advice. Lots of fun. You'll feel like you just made a lot of new friends.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
katie davis
Very sweet little love story.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
patrick hanson lowe
Very good story line and I love the way you want to keep reading to the end. True love makes way.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
kristy johnson hamdy
The book draws you in from the beginning. I already knew some of the characters from the rest of the series.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
jenah
You will, it was very touching, funny made you feel and think. The characters were so real like people you know.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
ryan parks
the knitting book arrived on time and was good as expected
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
linda alvarez
Really liked this book!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
shannon 2003
I really enjoyed this book. It's another good from Debbie macomber.
Can't wait until the next one is released I hope it will be soon.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
jane vandre
What a sweet and entertaining story! I really enjoyed this read.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
sudheer kaspa
Enjoyed the characters. Even though the book is considered a romance novel, it is not cheesy. Pleasant easy read. Looking forward to reading additional books by 's. Macomber.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
violeta
Very good story. It makes you think about life after the loss of a loved one. It was a combination of sadness, humor and happiness.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
december
I clicked KNITTING ALONG WITH DEBBIE MACOMBER: HANNAH'S LIST--which is a book of knitting patterns inspired by the novel HANNAH'S LIST--and found that all the reviews are for the novel. Even the "Click to Look Inside" takes you to the novel! Did somebody at the store get their wires crossed? If I order this book, which one am I going to get?
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
melissa kindig
I thought the characters were well developed and believable. The story was compelling. Debbie Macomber writes about ordinary people who become people the reader would like to meet.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
stephani
Well written, a delightful story line. One of my favorites. There is light and happiness at the other end of the tunnel.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
agordhandas
Excellent
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
mary ann
I liked it.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
carolanne
thanks to regalone we all knew which woman he chose!!!! be glad people like her don't want to read debbie, a great author. regal can go
read the drivel she likes.
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
amanda price
It was good beach reading
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
juliesque
good
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
glen krisch
Very good book. Couldn't stop reading it. Would recommend it to all my friends. The plot was interesting and each mini story was great to read.
Please Rate Hannah's List (Reprint) (3/27/11) - By Debbie Macomber
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