Monday, October 14, 2013

The Life List - Book Review

Brett's dear mother has just passed away and Brett is nervously looking forward to filling her mother's shoes as owner and CEO of Bohlinger Cosmetics. However, Brett's life is about to undergo a change even bigger than she initially anticipated. At the reading of her mother's will, Brett finds out that she will have to "earn" her inheritance by completing the "Life List" that she wrote when she was just a teenager. Some of the goals seem nearly impossible and certainly lead in a different direction from where Brett's life was currently heading.

During the year in which she must complete the goals, Brett will struggle with the overwhelming feeling of failure and frustration at her mother's last wishes and then slowly, come to see that her mother had her best interests in mind.

The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman is a feel-good story reminiscent of P.S. I Love You by Cecilia Ahern or the movie The Ultimate Gift, where dead loved ones leave messages and advice to help change and/or heal the lives of the living. The Life List takes off on this theme by writing a story full of twists and turns and a few surprises. Brett Bohlinger is a likable character and one worth rooting for. The writing is solid and it's easy to get lost within the plot. I was definitely emotionally invested in Brett's story from the first page and I really couldn't put it down.

We're discussing The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman over at Traveling with T as the Book Lover's Unite selection for October.

**I received a complimentary copy of The Life List in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.**

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