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    Highly recommended

    I fell in love with the cover and then I fell in love with this lovely story that made me smile and gave food for thought. I loved the engrossing plot, the fleshed out cast of characters and the setting. It's well written and the characters are fleshed out. Highly recommended. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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    Highly Recommend!

    Maria Birch is seventy years old & lives a very mundane life. Every Monday she does her weekly shopping, Tuesdays she goes to the hairdresser, Wednesdays is laundry day. But Thursdays are her favorite day. On Thursdays she gets all dolled up and goes to the local cafe where she meets Albie Young. He is always there waiting for her with a pot of tea and a slice of marble cake and two forks..... except for one week when he isn't. Maria gets a call from Albie's lawyer. Albie passed away and left everything to Maria. When Maria goes to his home for the first time she discovers a list of things he wanted to do, and she decides the best way to honor his memory and to hold him close is to finish his list for him. What she doesn't expect is all of the surprises that list will bring her way. This book was SO good. I laughed and cried. I can not wait to read more by this author. I highly recommend this book!
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    A Wonderful Story

    If your favoured reading material is a compelling tale with a good sprinkling of relationships, imperfection, hope, secrets and humour then The Wish List of Albie Young by Ruby Hummingbird is a must-read for you! From the get-go there was so much happening in this wonderful, coming-of age-tale of friendship, happiness and life! Septuagenarian Maria Birch has a rigid schedule: on Mondays, she does her weekly shop; on Tuesdays, she goes for a blow-dry; on Wednesdays, she visits the launderette. But Thursday is her favourite day -Maria walks to her local café to meet Albie Young, a charming man with a twinkle in his eye and an impressive collection of tweed flat caps. Every week, the pair share a slice of marble cake and a pot of tea. Except, one week, Albie doesn’t show up. When Maria finds out what has happened, she suddenly finds that she is very lonely. Without her only friend she no longer has any energy, no reason to leave her apartment and no reason to laugh. But Albie has left behind a handwritten list of wishes he never got the chance to complete. Maria is resigned to facing the rest of her days heartbroken and alone, but fulfilling Albie’s wishes could hold the key to her happiness. I was totally smitten with this book. Ruby Hummingbird instantly drew me into this lovely story with her thoughtful and exceptional writing. The story-line and plot were both intriguing and extremely emotional. Set in Brighton, there was a whole raft of characters that Maria encountered who helped to guide her while she went through Albie’s wish list. Even though the reader doesn’t actually get to meet Albie in person, his spirit was so abundant throughout the tale that he was as much-loved as Maria. The Wish List of Albie Young is Ruby Hummingbird’s debut novel and there was no room for repetitiveness or boredom here! The story was humorous in parts and the serious issues, such as coping with loneliness and loss, were tackled with empathy and compassion. I was rooting all the way through for Maria and Ruby Hummingbird rounded things off so masterfully which I fully appreciated. I think this author is a force to be reckoned with and I am eagerly awaiting her next contribution. I recommend The Wish List of Albie Young without a flicker of hesitation, so don’t miss out! I received a complimentary digital copy of this novel, at my request, from Bookouture via NetGalley and this review is my own unbiased opinion.
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    Loved it !!!

    Really loved this book found it hard to put it down...
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    Fantastic Book!!!

    "Gone. And she hadn't noticed a thing." Maria lives alone and had a weekly routine that she adamently sticks to. Thursdays are her favorite day. She meets Albie for tea and cake. Until he doesn't show. This story made me laugh and cry at the same time! It's for anyone that has pushed pushed people away and become a loner. I'm a planner addict, so I relate to the list! I will be telling everyone about this book!!!!! Fantastic read!!!!! Thank you to publisher and NetGalley for the eARC.
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