Apr 1, 2014

The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman

Perfect for fans of Cecelia Ahern and Jojo Moyes, a beautifuland moving story about the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter

Brett's Life List

1. Go to Paris

2. Perform live, on a super big stage

3. Have a baby, maybe two

4. Fall in love

Brett Bohlinger seems to have it all: a plum job, a spacious loft, an irresistibly handsome boyfriend. All in all, a charmed life. That is, until her beloved mother passes away, leaving behind a will with one big stipulation: In order to receive her inheritance, Brett must first complete the life list of goals she'd written when she was a naïve girl of fourteen.

Grief-stricken, Brett can barely make sense of her mother's decision-her childhood dreams don't resemble her ambitions at age thirty-four in the slightest. Some seem impossible. How can she possibly have a relationship with a father who died seven years ago? Other goals (Be an awesome teacher!) would require her to reinvent her entire future.

As Brett reluctantly embarks on a perplexing journey in search of her adolescent dreams, one thing becomes clear. Sometimes life's sweetest gifts can be found in the most unexpected places.

I borrowed the summary from Amazon. Brett is heartbroken when her mother dies. Then she has to go to the reading of her will and her whole world will be turned upside down. In order to receive her inheritance Brett needs to complete all goals from her own life list, written at the age of fourteen. According to her mother this is for her own good.
At first Brett isn't very happy with her mother's will, but with the help of a very nice lawyer she's able to cross off her first goal and then another. The hardest goal of all is the one she almost doesn't fulfill. I loved this book and still think about it a lot. Brett had a wise mother and the list is a great gift. This book isn't about money, it's about happiness and how to find it. I couldn't stop reading and finished it in one go. It's one of those rare, perfect, romantic books that you only stumble upon every now and then. It's an absolute gem!

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds lovely! I think I may have to read it sometime! :)


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