Are you in the mood to get lost in a great love story? We’ve got just the thing – Little Wishes, an achingly beautiful new tale by Michelle Adams, is released today in US hardback (HarperCollins / William Morrow).

Little Wishes has already gained noteworthy attention pre-publication, having featured in Popsugar’s round-up of the best ‘New Romance Reads’ to keep you warm this month, and being crowned a “bittersweet story of first love” by No.1 bestselling Amazon author, Fiona Valpy. And if you happen to be a Greek speaker, Michelle, who is based in Cyprus, also gave a wonderful interview on Greek television as part of the book’s promotion. British readers won’t have to wait too long; the book is being published in the UK by Trapeze in March 2021. Michelle is a woman of many talents, and additionally hosts the fantastic podcast, Beyond Words, in which she has illuminating discussions with fellow writers on the story behind their latest works.

This novel offers perfect amounts of warmth and sentiment; it is an exploration of timeless love, second chances, and the age-old question of ‘what if…’

On her favorite day of the year, Elizabeth Davenport awakens in her cottage on the wild and windy Cornish coast, opens her front door, and discovers a precious gift: the small blue crocus and a note that begins I Wish . . . The notes are never signed, but she knows they’ve been left by her first and truest love, Tom Hale. Each of these precious missives convey a simple wish for something they had missed, and the life they might have shared, if circumstances hadn’t forced them apart all those years ago. She has kept them all.

But on this day, what should have been the fiftieth anniversary of their falling in love, the gift fails to arrive. Could something have happened to Tom? Elizabeth has always been plagued by thoughts of “what if?” Propelled by worry and decades of pent up longing, Elizabeth packs a little suitcase, leaves Porthsennenon, and journeys to London . . . to find the love of her life once again.

Finding him, Elizabeth is faced with the desperate knowledge that any time they might have now is running out. Never before had she thought that she might truly lose time–forever. And now, knowing that life is too short, Elizabeth vows to fulfill as many of Tom’s wishes as she can. Yet she fears that her efforts may expose the shameful secret that, until now, has kept them apart.

Can she continue to hide the truth, or will she have the courage to reveal herself completely and finally make their dreams come true–before it’s too late?

Reviewers have been struck by Michelle’s winsome charm, gorgeous setting and complex characters:

“This bittersweet story of a first love that lasted a lifetime transported me to the wild and beautiful Cornish coast. The tangled web of secrets and lies keeps the pages turning, while the poignancy of Tom and Elizabeth’s story will tug at your heartstrings.” Fiona Valpy, Amazon #1 bestselling author

“A poignant and thought-provoking story about enduring love and making the most of every last moment.” Imogen Clarke, Amazon #1 bestselling author

“A story of love long postponed but never forgotten, Little Wishes is a tale to be treasured. Michelle’s Adam’s lovely, luminous writing is a beacon that draws readers closer and brings them home to the lasting truths about life and love.” Marie Bostwick, NYT and USA Today bestselling author

“This is a beautifully written, tender, heartfelt, as well as tragic, love story that spans 5 decades. Michelle Adams expertly developed characters that will live in my thoughts long after the last page was turned.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 

“If you are looking for a book that is going to give you all the feels, this is the book for you. This is a love story like no other I have ever read. I enjoyed it tremendously!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 

This is a title that positively glows,  and is a certain antidote to these cold, dark nights. Make sure you buy a copy today –  and have a box of tissues on standby.