- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster (January 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1451666349
- ISBN-13: 978-1451666342
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 54 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #736,992 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Three Good Things: A Novel Paperback – January 1, 2013
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There is something for everyone in this novel, including sisters, mothers, business owners, lovers and friends.
It's not overly full of fast paced action but there's enough going on to keep you interested. Another bonus is the recipes for the savory pastries the main character makes in her shop!
Written by Jennifer, book reviewer at NovelEscapes.com