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Hannah's List

(Blossom Street #7)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  11,184 ratings  ·  904 reviews
I want you to marry again. . . .

On the anniversary of his beloved wife’s death, Dr. Michael Everett receives a letter Hannah had written him. In it she makes one final request. An impossible request: I want you to marry again – and she’s chosen three women he should consider.

First is Winter Adams, a trained chef who owns a café on Blossom Street. The second is Leanne Lanca
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by Mira (first published January 1st 2010)
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May 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-2013
Once in a while most readers stumble across a book that leads them to ask "How was this ever published?" For me, Hannah's List is that book. I'll start by saying I'm not a fan of romance and tend to avoid the genre. But, I read the blurb about this book and was intrigued. The idea is brilliant and had the potential to be an excellent story. I also read the reviews on Goodreads, and there were some pretty good ones. So, I thought, I'm trying new things, how about giving romance a chance? So I did ...more
Katie Leversuch
Jul 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is number 7 in Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street Series. I love this series – it is about friendship, love and knitting. These are fun, easy-to-read, heartwarming books that will appeal to most women.

This book follows Michael, a man who a year ago lost his wife to cancer. Hannah was the love of his life and her death devasted him. On the anniversary of Hannah’s death he goes out for dinner with her brother, who gives him a letter Hannah has written. In it she writes that she wants him to re-
Jacqueline J
I've been avoiding this author, not consciously, just with an fairly good idea that what she writes is not really my cuppa. (Ahh...patio furniture novels). But I felt like it was time I tried one, so I'd know whether or not to recommend them. I tend to be not as interested in what I call 'sweet' or 'gentle' romances. This was definitely of that sort.

I will say that I did not like the choice to mix the 1st person POV of the hero with 3rd person POV for the three women involved. Pick one or the o
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Apr 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010, _cb
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It's been one year since Hannah's death. Hannah was just 36 years old when she passed away from ovarian cancer. Her husband, Michael, was at her bedside when she passed. Hannah and Michael had been trying to start a family when she was diagnosed. After 18 months of trying unsuccessfully they saw a fertility specialist only to find out that Hannah had stage-four ovarian cancer. The cancer was terminal and taking over very quickly.

During the year following Hannah's
Romancing the Book
Apr 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
If you've read any of my old reviews, you know that I'm a big Debbie Macomber fan. She knows how to weave a good story and tug at the heartstrings. So, when I was approached by Big Honcho Media to help with their media blitz to promote Debbie's newest release, I jumped at the chance. Today, you're getting a review of Hannah's List. And tomorrow, we're starting a contest that will give away 3 copies of the book as well as an extra special prize.

But today is about the review...

Occasionally, we get
Patti TheLoveJunkee
Apr 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I saw the premise of this book and was intrigued. Dr. Michael Everett had been married to the love of his life, Hannah, for 12 years, until she died. The book starts on the one-year anniversary of Hannah's death. Hannah's brother Ritchie gives Michael a letter she had written before she died, asking Ritchie to give it to Michael after a year had passed. In the letter, Hannah tells Michael how much she loved him, and that she wants him to be happy. She then goes on to ask him to start dating agai ...more
Elise Farotto
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
I understand that this is a contemporary romance, so it's going to be a little sappy, but this book was ridiculous. I liked the premise: Hannah knows she's going to die of cancer so she writes a list of 3 women who might make a good wife for her husband after she passes. I especially liked that it was inspired by a real woman and I think that's a very interesting idea; however, I did not believe any of the characters at all. I felt like this was happening in a fake world. There was absolutely no ...more
Aug 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
"Hannah's List" is another first for me. This is my first book by Debbie Macomber. Debbie has such a good sense of how to manipulate the reader to really care about the characters. I love this book. I read it in 2 days. That's how good it is.

Let me start off that the main character in this book "Michael" loses his wife Hannah to cancer. And on the year of his wife's death his brother-in-law gives him a letter from his dead wife. Hannah wrote a letter for Michael before she died explaining how sh
ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ
This wasn't up to Macomber's usual standards. It was a unique premise and rather unique that a man is the center focus of the romance novel. However, before half way through, you knew exactly how it would end, and who would end up with who. All that was missing was the details of how they'd get there. It wasn't bad. It was okay. But okay was all it was because I got bored because the ending was so predictable and I had half the book to go to get there. It was good enough I wouldn't tell anyone n ...more
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
From the very beginning this book had me in tears. It was so sad, and hard to read I just wanted to cry. But finally it got better and better. By the end I had a smile on my face. It was such a sweet read. I love stories like this.
Jul 27, 2010 rated it it was ok
This book is pretty cheesy, but that's not always a bad thing. I lost track of how many times I rolled my eyes during the story though. ...more
Christine Hatfield
Jan 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
i finished the book and i thought it was really good
Margaret Chind
Apr 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Margaret by: Nancy Berland PR
This is my first Debbie Macomber novel and not my last. It seems for some reason I always hesitate to buy the novels that most people are crazy over. It is my understanding that just her name will sell a book before synopsis or title is available. I would not say that this is my favorite author, but she was definitely enjoyable for a general market fiction. Coming as a reader of various genres I generally like my fiction to be tasteful and for the most part this was. There were about five sexual ...more
Nov 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
While overall somewhat predictable, some of the twists were unexpected and the entire book was very sweet -- at times heartbreakingly so. Bring tissues.
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it
I hope this is the book I read, I don't see the cover I did read though, but I think this is a pretty similar description of the one I did read, i think??! wow, wee 10 books in this series, found it at Walmart for a good price. I love Debbie!! love this cover! I admit there are some tear-jerk-er moments in this read ...but an HEA moment too. I read book #8 in this series and enjoyed it a bit more than this one, but that doesn't mean I did enjoy this read, just have to say my peace ... considerin ...more
Apr 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bellistrik
Lovely book but not enough knitting on Blossom Street.
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
💖💖💖 Loved it so much!!
Jun 17, 2019 rated it liked it
I liked this one but not as much as some of the others in the series.
Carol Fellenz
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You will want to cry right away and at the end.
Ann Hill
Dec 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Michael is a paediatrician. The love of his life Hannah died just a year ago. Before she died Hannah left a letter with her brother, Michael`s best friend, encouraging him to remarry. She also named three women in the letter who she thought would be suitable. ...more
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a very sweet love story. No big surprises. No major plot twists. But just really nice people finding themselves and, eventually, happiness. Yes, it was far-fetched. But you need this sometimes.
Jun 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
There is something comforting about this type of book. It's one that you know you can turn to when you need a light read that can take you away for a minute. I don't read this genre of book that often because I sometimes feel like it's too predictable and sappy. And in some ways it was. But I have to say I also was pleasantly surprised by some aspects of this. First of all, while this book is not in the Blossom Street series, it apparently has some of the same characters; readers of that series ...more
Marcia  Haskell
May 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, series
"On the anniversary of his beloved wife’s death, Dr. Michael Everett receives a letter Hannah had written him.
In it she reminds him of her love and makes one final request. An impossible request — I want you to marry again. She tells him he shouldn’t spend the years he has left grieving her. And to that end she’s chosen three women she asks him to consider.
First on Hannah’s list is her cousin, Winter Adams, a trained chef who owns a café on Seattle’s Blossom Street. The second is Leanne Lancaste
Apr 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
It had been a year since Hannah’s death and while Michael Everett had continued his life, he still hadn’t moved on. Knowing her husband the way she did, Hannah left a letter with her brother, Ritchie (Michael’s best friend) with instructions of when to deliver it. One year after her death she was giving him one more last request, move on, re-marry, have kids, be happy. It would be a difficult request to fulfill so Hannah had given him the help he needed. The rest of the letter contained names of ...more
Nov 08, 2010 rated it liked it
I have been enjoying this series until this book. It’s not because of the storyline, which flows well with the other books; it’s not the characters because there are enough recurring characters that make this a nice story to come back to. My dislike comes from a purely sexist stance. This book, unlike the others, is from the male perspective. Somehow, this very female series hit a snag for me when it was told in Dr. Michael Everett’s voice.

A year after his wife Hannah succumbs to ovarian cancer;
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Dr. Michael Everett has been a widow exactly one year now. He can't seem to move past his wife Hannah's death. Michael doesn't do sociable things like playing poker on Thursday nights any more, dating, or biking. He's lost touch with the world around him. Michael's brother in law Ritchie stunned him by handing him a letter from Hannah. Michael didn't know what to do or say. After reading Hannah's letter, Michael is in a state of shock, denial, anger, and unwilling to follow through with Hannah's ...more
Feb 05, 2012 rated it liked it
A solid read, but not one my favorites from Ms. Macomber.

Michael is a doctor, whose wife Hannah passed away from ovarian cancer. They loved each other dearly, and she didn't want him wasting away the rest of his life and so wrote him a letter before she died and had her brother deliver it to him a year after her death. In it, she encourages him to continue living and to remarry, even suggesting three women that he get to know better to start. One is her cousin Winter, a restaurant owner nearby.
May 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
Really enjoyed this book. It was interesting to have the book mostly told from the man's (Michael's) point of view and seeing how he reacted to his wife's death and her list of possible future wives. Some parts were humerous but in a lot of ways this was much more serious than most Macomber books. I also loved that there was a tie-in to the Blossom Street books with one of the woman on Hannah's list being her cousin Winter who owns the French Cafe. Through that Alix and Lydia both made appearanc ...more
Brandy *Ahviel*
I have to say that I am growing more fond of Debbie Macomber's books with each on that I read. When I first choose to read Hannah's List I was not sure how I would take to it. Reading about how someone could ask there signficant other to move on when they are gone is heart wrenching in itself. Let alone thinking about having to do it in real life.
This can be a tear jerker in some parts. Just brace yourself if you venture out to read this book. It is a good read, it is light in other sections an
May 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
A woman, dying of cancer, wants her husband to remarry after she's gone and even makes him a list of potential wives? Sounds slightly improbable, but that is the plot of this book and apparently it is loosly based on a true incident. It spite of the subject matter it is not a depressing book. It actually has some lighter moments and characters,like Macy's irrascible neighbor Harvey. Some reviewers didn't seem to like the main character,Dr. Michael Everett,but I found him sympathetic and likeable ...more
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