The Birthday List by Devney Perry was the ULTIMATE love story. I was consumed by it. Entirely invested in this absolutely gorgeous story from beginning to end. It was PERFECTION!!! Beautifully composed, masterfully written, a heartwarming, sweet, and swoony story that is by far the BEST work that the author has written so far!
The Birthday List (Maysen Jar #1) by Devney Perry
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?
I’m incredibly picky. It’s a curse, and unfortunately limits my reading experience to a few amazing books a year, and many more DNFs each month. Devney Perry has been someone I admired from the very first time I heard of her. Luckily I realized from the very beginning that she had talent, I just had to wait for the right book to wow me and knock me off my feet. And The Birthday List was exactly that book. It spoke to me in its entirety.
There was nothing in this novel that I didn’t love.
From the premise of the story to the events that brought Poppy and Cole together – this book had it all. The plot was beautifully executed, from heartwarming dialogues to a cast that made me smile and chuckle. Poppy and Cole’s love simmered and grew with each chapter. They were a couple that worked in every sense of the word. iThey worked together to fulfill Jamie’s birthday list. They also worked on each other, by giving space and being patient, as well as letting go and moving forward when the time was right. iI fell in love with the characters because they took their time. I fell in love with the author because of the way she handled this sensitive time in Poppy’s life. lI fell in love with a book that made me happy instead of breaking me.
I fell in love with The Birthday List!
The author did a marvelous job in bringing two people together that were just right for each other. It’s hard for me not to gush all day long about a story that touched me in a way that only a few manage to do. This comes from the bottom of my heart when I say, that this book was a LOVE STORY that should be on everyones reading list. I adored it.
The Birthday List – Devney Perry