Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Life List

The Life List by Lori Nelson Spielman is a book the I just finished readingIt is about a woman who is raised with money.  Her mother owns a cosmetic company that she started out of her home and she gives her daughter, Brett, a position in the company. 

But, Brett's world is turned upside down when her mother passes away from cancer and leaves Brett an inheritance with stipulations.  When Brett was 14 years old, she wrote a life list and then crumpled it up and threw it away.  This life list is given back to Brett at the will reading and she must complete almost all the remaining items on the list to receive a penny of her inheritance.  This life list has some items that seem impossible to complete in the one year time stipulation. 

As the days and months pass, Brett becomes very determined to complete some items on the list and some items she completes without even realizing it.  She is helped along the way by her family and the lawyer, her mother picked out to complete her will.

I loved this book and shed some tears as well while reading.  It shows the true love that a mother has for her child and how as a parent you want only the best for your children.  Sometimes our children do not feel that we always have their best interests at heart, but in the end we do as their mothers.

Take care,


  1. Sounds good and unlike anything I've read lately. Thanks for the recap!

  2. Thanks for the recommendation. Will put this on my list for future reading!