Three Good Things: A Novel

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Sisterhood, motherhood, marriage, baking, and books—these are a few of the things that make this delightful novel a recipe for getting through the tough stuff of life—from the author of The Summer Sail and The Summer of Good Intentions.

Ellen McClarety, a recent divorcée, has opened a new bake shop in her small Midwestern town, hoping to turn her life around by dedicating herself to the traditional Danish pastry called kringle. She is no longer saddled by her ne’er-do-well husband, but the past still haunts her—sometimes by showing up on her doorstep. Her younger sister, Lanie, is a successful divorce attorney with a baby at home. But Lanie is beginning to feel that her perfect life is not as perfect as it seems. Both women long for the guidance of their mother, who died years ago but left them with lasting memories of her love and a wonderful piece of advice: “At the end of every day, you can always think of three good things that happened.”

Ellen and Lanie are as close as two sisters can be, until one begins keeping a secret that could forever change both their lives. Wearing her big Midwestern heart proudly on her sleeve, Wendy Francis skillfully illuminates the emotional lives of two women with humor and compassion, weaving a story destined to be shared with a friend, a mother, or a sister.


  • ThreeGoodThings 01 Open

    Duration: 35s
  • ThreeGoodThings 02 Ch1a

    Duration: 28min
  • ThreeGoodThings 03 Ch1b

    Duration: 25min
  • ThreeGoodThings 04 Ch2

    Duration: 22min
  • ThreeGoodThings 05 Ch3

    Duration: 17min
  • ThreeGoodThings 06 Ch4

    Duration: 25min
  • ThreeGoodThings 07 Ch5

    Duration: 19min
  • ThreeGoodThings 08 Ch6

    Duration: 19min
  • ThreeGoodThings 09 Ch7

    Duration: 13min
  • ThreeGoodThings 10 Ch8

    Duration: 18min
  • ThreeGoodThings 11 Ch9

    Duration: 14min
  • ThreeGoodThings 12 Ch10

    Duration: 18min
  • ThreeGoodThings 13 Ch11

    Duration: 25min
  • ThreeGoodThings 14 Ch12

    Duration: 11min
  • ThreeGoodThings 15 Ch13

    Duration: 10min
  • ThreeGoodThings 16 Ch14a

    Duration: 20min
  • ThreeGoodThings 17 Ch14b

    Duration: 17min
  • ThreeGoodThings 18 Ch15

    Duration: 11min
  • ThreeGoodThings 19 Ch16

    Duration: 09min
  • ThreeGoodThings 20 Ch17

    Duration: 24min
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