Since I received a Kindle as a retirement gift, it’s been unusual for me to read a hardcover book, a Kindle is just so……easy! However, Spence doesn’t use a Kindle and is an avid reader with shelves of books decorating our home.
Last week after Spence asked for about the zillionth time “are you ever going to read that Baldacci book, Wish You Well?” I knew he’d really loved it and decided the time was now.
For those familiar with Baldacci, it’s a very different subject and style from his typical writing – and likely, his most personal novel. I became hooked very quickly. I don’t believe in giving away the story so I will simply tempt you by saying that it is an endearing tale that is so beautifully crafted both in characters and passages, that it made me “slow down” when reading it. I quite literally savored each moment and didn’t want it to end.
I’m hoping that Hollywood will turn this into a movie…….it would be Oscar worthy. If you’re looking for a good read, please consider putting this on your list.
UPDATE: Much to my surprise, I found this has been made into a movie, released this year – extremely well done. It stars Ellen Burstyn and Josh Lucas and follows the book beautifully! Read the book first…..