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The Birthday List

Maysen Jar

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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?

Customer Reviews

5 “Minute by Minute Stars!!!

Devney Perry delivers a heartwarming beautiful addictive read. I was not prepared for the emotional rollercoaster Poppy’s journey would take me on but oh what a ride! Just from the prologue I knew The Birthday List would be a story that would stay with me even after I’d finished. This book broke my heart and then slowly put it back together in the best way possible. It’s about letting go, taking risks, and second chances. This is not a single thing I did not love about this story!


What a beautiful story! I'm gonna be one of the first ones to say that having a deceased spouse as a major part in a book rarely works for me, however what Devney Perry did here was just beautiful.

The way she wrote how Cole helping Poppy on the journey to letting Jamie go was stunning. I've never read a more perfect way to introduce a new love into someone's life who wasn't ready to let go of the last love.

Poppy has been mourning Jamie for 5 years. She knows she needs to get to a better place and maybe completing her husbands birthday list will help get there. Just before Jamie was murdered, instead of doing a bucket list, he created a birthday list of things he wanted to do before each of his birthdays. Since the police never found his killer, Poppy is hoping that completing his list will bring her some closure.

One of the first items on the birthday list was taking a karate class. When Poppy shows up to class, she runs into Cole Goodman. Cole is instantly drawn to Poppy. He's never had a woman capture his attention so thoroughly. Knowing that she lost her husband, he knows he has to tread carefully or he may scare her off.

The way Cole integrated himself into Poppy's life and how patient and kind and protective he was of her will make you fall so far into love with him. I can't stress enough how perfect the author wrote Cole's character and his pursuit of Poppy in this delicate situation. I was riveted! This is one book that will stay with me for a very long time. ARC provided by Author.

5 “In a heartbeat” stars!!

"In a heartbeat"
5 stars are not enough for this book!
D*mn, can this author write a beautiful book. It was very emotional. I'm not a crier, but I may have shed a tear or two.
After the dead of her husband, Poppy Mayson sets to complete his birthday list (kind of like a bucket list) he wanted to complete before 50 (so cool!! made me want to make a list for myself).
While trying to complete the list, Poppy meets Cole Goodman and with his help they will try to complete the list.
Cole is my new favorite Hero by Devney. He was so patient with Poppy, and such a good guy (like his last name).
While not a fan of slow building romance, THIS ONE WAS PERFECT!! couldn't be any other way.
Loved the secondary characters (Jimmy and Randal were my favorites) and hope some of them gets a book. (like Tuesday Belle)
If you love emotional, beautiful, feel good romance..Then YOU SHOULD GET THIS BOOK when it goes live.

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The Birthday List
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  • $1.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Apr 03, 2018
  • Publisher: Devney Perry
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 423 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Maysen Jar
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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