Review: The Birthday List by Devney Perry

April 5, 2018

Happily married to her college sweetheart, Poppy lived a blessed life with the husband of her dreams. Then everything changed. She is no longer a wife. She is no longer the envy of her single friends. Now, people look at her with pity as they whisper a single word behind her back. 




Years after her husband’s tragic death, years of pain and sorrow and wishing for the life she’ll never get back, Poppy decides to finish Jamie’s birthday list. She’ll do the things he wanted to most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can complete his list, she can start to live again. 


Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn’t expect is Cole. Could the man who delivered the news of her husband’s death and shattered her heart be the one to help her put it back together again?


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**** Four Star Review ****




Finding love in the middle of grief.


This book is about loss and love. It's about finding your way back through grief. It's about a new life coming from the most unlikely of places. 


Devney Perry does a wonderful job and combining grief and finding love simultaneously. The path of finding yourself and starting a new life when it seems like it will always be stuck.


This is such a unique story about a woman who lost her husband and years later still holding onto that loss. Then finding a person who is connected to her grief in an unusual way, who will be the one to hopefully help her move on.


The Birthday List is full of kismet moments. Everything happens for a reason. People come into you life in the moment you need them most. These moments of kismet materialize in a few different ways. These twists and "coincidences" are what make this story.


I really enjoyed this book. It was such a unique idea for a plot. I am really glad I got the opportunity to read it. It's definitely one I would recommend.

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