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Little Wishes: A Novel (Hardcover)
December 2020 Indie Next List
“I loved everything about this book, including the compact size and especially the cover. In this 50-year love story, the two main characters, Elizabeth Davenport and Tom Hale, are apart for almost all of that time period. But every year on the anniversary of their first kiss, Tom leaves a gift for Elizabeth on her doorstep. When his gift fails to arrive in the 50th year, Elizabeth decides that she must find Tom before it is too late.”
— Connie Eaton, Three Sisters Books & Gifts, Shelbyville, IN
ONE OF POPSUGAR'S BEST ROMANCE NOVELS OF NOVEMBER 2020!
"A story of love long postponed but never forgotten, Little Wishes is a tale to be treasured. Michelle's Adam's lovely, luminous writing is a beacon that draws readers closer and brings them home to the lasting truths about life and love." —Marie Bostwick, New York Times bestselling author of The Restoration of Celia Fairchild
For anyone who loves One Day in December and Me Before You, a sweeping love story, written with tenderness, warmth, and a generosity of spirit, about first love and second chances, a lifelong dream and finding the courage to follow your heart.
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 . . . The notes are never 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, if circumstances hadn't forced them apart all those years ago. 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.
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?
About the Author
Michelle Adams grew up in the UK and now lives in Cyprus with her husband, step-children, and young daughter. She is also the author of two psychological suspense novels My Sister and Between the Lines.
"A story of love long postponed but never forgotten, Little Wishes is a tale to be treasured. Michelle's Adam's lovely, luminous writing is a beacon that draws readers closer and brings them home to the lasting truths about life and love."
— Marie Bostwick, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Restoration of Celia Fairchild
"This bittersweet story of a first love that lasted a lifetime transported me to the wild and beautiful Cornish coast. The tangled web of secrets and lies keeps the pages turning, while the poignancy of Tom and Elizabeth’s story will tug at your heartstrings."
— Fiona Valpy, bestselling author of Sea of Memories
"Little Wishes is a stunningly-written journey of love and loss. A brilliant concept, a glorious setting, and a cast of characters you can’t help rally around. So many beautiful descriptions. So many moving moments. So many dabs of my eyes with a tissue. I absolutely adored it."
— Helly Acton, author of The Shelf
"Prepare to cry your heart out (in a good way), because Little Wishes by Michelle Adams is right up there with The Notebook in terms of being a five hankie read."
“This is a book that is for anyone who’s looking for a sweet missed/second chance romance contemporary, but just be sure to have tissues with you when you read this one!”
— The Nerd Daily
“Michelle Adams crafted an incredibly poignant novel in Little Wishes, one sure to stick with the reader long after the final words are read.”
“A story full of love and betrayal set over 50 years will touch your soul and heart…It shows how powerful first love is and you really feel for these characters as you read the novel. Have Kleenex ready.”
— Red Carpet Crash