“Baldacci triumphs with his best novel yet, an utterly captivating drama. This novel has a huge heart.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
My eyes have just now left the final page of Wish You Well. I have been emotionally wrecked, lived, and died at the hands of a paperback.
This is so unlike any of the other Baldacci books I have read and although I skeptical I gave it a shot. I did not disappoint. I am truly moved by this beautiful story.
The novel centers around two children, brother (Oz) and sister (Lou), their best friend Diamond, an invalid mother, a tragically killed father, and a great grandmother living in the mountains of Virginia in 1940. I laughed a lot through this book, especially Diamond’s theories on life and trying to make sense of a world he has never seen outside the mountains. I grew to love him very much.