WHAT MORE COULD YOU WISH FOR – Samantha Hoffman
St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN 978-1-250-00303-4 (Print)
ISBN 978-1-250-01581-5 (eBook)
Chicago, Illinois – Present Day
Fifty years old! Libby was trying to forget it, but when her significant other, Michael, called to wish her a happy fiftieth, she could no longer deny the fact that she was passing the half-century mark. Even forty wasn't so bad—but fifty, ugh! Libby and Michael have been together with separate domiciles for two years, and everything is comfortable in their relationship.
Six years ago, Libby quit the corporate world and started her own business. She is an excellent seamstress; she is happy and her business is thriving. She checks her email and notices an advertisement for finding old classmates. When she checks out the website, she sees a plethora of names that she recognizes from her high school so long ago. She sits up and takes notice when she runs across the name of Patrick Harrison, her first love—the bad boy disapproved of by her parents.
Michael takes her out for a birthday dinner and presents her with an engagement ring. Oops! He is a great guy, but not the man she wants to marry! Libby can't resist emailing Patrick, and is pleased when he writes her back. He sounds like he is just as much fun as he used to be. He is living in Florida, has a sea-kayak business, one son, two grandchildren, and is currently single.
Libby feels as if she is at a cross-road in her life. What does she want?
A beautifully written story, WHAT MORE COULD YOU WISH FOR will capture the interest of readers from the first page to the last. Libby is an excellent character who is trying to figure out where her life is going. She has a close relationship with her family and good friends, but she is not so sure that marriage is in the cards for her. If only Michael wouldn't add to her confusion by surprising her with rings and other things! She is surprised to have two men vying for her attention.
Written in first person, WHAT MORE COULD YOU WISH FOR is a book you won't want to put down. It is heart-felt, funny, sad and poignant—a delightful tale. Highly recommended.