My Review of “The Birthday List” by Devney Perry
“The Birthday List” by Devney Perry is a heartwarming, charming, delightful and entertaining novel. The Genres for this novel are Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Romance, with a touch of Suspense. The timeline is mostly within a 5 year period and only goes to the past or future, when is pertains to the characters or events.
The author describes her colorful cast of characters as conflicted, confused, emotional, sentimental, and easy to relate to. The characters are mostly likable, and ones that I would be happy to have as neighbors.
Five years ago, Poppy was happily married to Jamie. Jamie was killed in a robbery. Now Poppy has opened a special eatery that serves everything in jars. Poppy is still mourning Jaime, and is following through on a “Birthday List” that he had made. Every year Jamie, would list things he would plan to do. Now Poppy is determined to live and work that list. By finishing Jaime’s list, perhaps Poppy can move on.
The night that Jamie was killed , Cole , a Police Detective had delivered the terrible news. As Poppy starts doing some of the things on the list, she meets Cole again. Cole offers to help her with some of the things on this list.
I appreciate that the author discusses the importance of family, friends, emotional support, love and hope. Is it possible to get a second chance at love? Will Poppy be able to finish the list and accept Jamie’s loss? I would highly recommend this pleasing and appealing novel to readers of Women’s Fiction. I received an ARC for my honest review.