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Wish You Well Precocious twelveyearold Louisa Mae Cardinal lives in the hectic New York City ofwith her family Then tragedy strikesand Lou and her younger brother, Oz, must go with their invalid mother to live on their greatgrandmother's farm in the Virginia mountains Suddenly Lou finds herself coming of age in a new landscape, making her first true friend, and experiencing adventures tragic, comic, and audacious But the forces of greed and justice are about to clash over her new homed as their struggle is played out in a crowded Virginia courtroom, it will determine the future of two children, an entire town, and the mountains they love



10 thoughts on “Wish You Well

  1. Chris Chris says:

    I am not a Baldacci fan...never read another of his books. But this is not characteristic of his legal thrillers. This is a beautiful story about 2 children learning what is really important in life...and it's NOT money. I've heard that in many places this is becoming required reading at the junior high/high school, level and it should be. It would be most impactful for this age. I loved it and will remember it long after I forget many of the other books I have read. I wish ev


  2. Alison Alison says:

    Everything about this book is terrible. The writing is sloppy (once you've written 800+ books, do you get a free pass on editing?), the plot is predictable and contrived, the characters are flat, and the theme of belief in the face of despair is bludgeoned in with no finesse.

    Spoilers Ahead! (Kind of. This book is so predictable it'd be hard to spoil.)

    The whole storyline is weak, but the ending is almost fantastically ridiculous. The previously comatose mot


  3. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I laughed and I cried (mostly cried)...I would not typically read this type of book, but this story of hope and triumph of the human spirit had me hooked to the very end. It was well written; the characters were deep and engaging and the setting beautifully described.

    This is the story of Louisa May (Lou) Cardinal; a precocious 12 year old from New York. Her father is a famous (albeit underpaid) writer and she has a caring mother and a younger brother named Oz. When the who


  4. Shobhit Sharad Shobhit Sharad says:

    There are a lot of books which make you feel things- sometimes happy, sad the other times, and much more. Then there are some books which grab you by the scruff, shake all emotions out of you and refill you with a new experience of things which you never felt before.

    This is one of those books for me.

    I won't dare to say this book is perfect. This is a story of a struggle, of how humanity works, of how you should live, of how you can improve, and I can go on listing


  5. Dan Dan says:

    TLDR: David Baldacci read To Kill A Mockingbird and thought he could write the same book just as well. He was wrong.


    “You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons.” –Gene Wilder, Blazing Saddles

    Apropos of nothing, I’ve been thinking of Italian Western epics a lot lately, so I thought I’d do this review with a Sergio Leone flavor.

    The Good: In trut


  6. Maureen Maureen says:

    This was a complete departure for Baldacci and I really enjoyed it. He showed a completely different side of him and his writing skill were shine. I cried, and learned about the hardships of people living in the nountains of Virginia just before WWII, with no power and hard life farming. ENJOY


  7. Jeannie Jeannie says:

    I really enjoyed this book. I loved being transported to another time and place. I loved the characters and the writing made me feel as if I was there.

    The place smelled of coffee, wood smoke, and baking fruit pies. Umbrellas for sale hung from the ceiling. There was a bench down one wall, and three swivel chrome barstools with padded green seats were bolted to the floor in front of a waist-high counter. Glass containers filled with candy rested on the display cabinets. There was a modest


  8. Christine Christine says:

    Really a touching story and a stark departure from his normal books. This tells of life in the mountains of Virginia and appreciation for the simple life.


  9. Leah Weiss Leah Weiss says:

    I really enjoyed this book because it was set in a place I hold dear in my heart: Appalachia. A good read, for sure.


  10. Barbara Seda Barbara Seda says:

    This is really a hard review for me to write mostly because those I know who have read it liked it and most of the reviews I have read loved it. I just don't understand WHY! I feel like I did not read the same book.

    First, I think that it did not help that I read this book at the same time we were reading To Kill A Mockingbird. I do feel like this was a poor homage to To Kill A Mockingbird on some level -- two precocious kids, court room drama, evil protagonist. Sadly, David Baldacci is no Harper Lee.


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