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Title: The Wish
Author: Alex Brown
Publisher: Harper Collins UK, Harper Fiction
Published: May 17th, 2018
This book had me hooked from the start! It lives up to its tag line as a ‘heart-warming feel-good read’. It is focussed on the Morgan family and their friends and neighbours. Sam Morgan has been working abroad for years, rarely returning home and his wife, Chrissie, has had enough, especially after their daughter, Holly, was diagnosed as diabetic and he hasn’t been there to help and support either of them. Sam realises his mistake and returns home to try to put right his mistakes and reconnect with his family – if only Chrissie will give him the chance! It doesn’t look promising when she won’t let him return to their family home, instead he goes to live with his Gran whilst still hoping to woo his wife again.
Sam isn’t the only one returning to the picturesque village of Tindledale, Jude Darling is, too. Jude is godmother to Holly and she’s a close friend of Chrissie. Holly is thirteen years old and her wish is for her parents to be together again. However, with the choir master helping Chrissie and an ex-rock star making changes, life’s certainly not going to be placid in this delightful village. There’s going to be trouble ahead and secrets revealed in this endearing story of a small community working together, supporting each other and providing readers with an eclectic mix of humour, insights, mystery, drama and romance in an easy read story that it is brilliant to escape into. If you’re looking for a cosy read with plenty of drama, romance and surprises, look no further – grab yourself a copy of this delightful story.
I requested and was given a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
The touching and emotional new novel from the No.1 bestselling author of The Great Christmas Knit-Off and The Secret of Orchard Cottage
Sam Morgan knows he messed up with his wife Chrissie and daughter Holly – he wasn’t there when they needed him most, but now he’ll do anything to put his family back together again. Until then, he’s back living in the picture-postcard village of Tindledale.
Jude Darling is coming home for good this time. She’s taking over the antique shop in Tindledale, the place where she grew up and she’s going to make sure she’s there for her friend, Chrissie, and Goddaughter, Holly. They certainly need her right now.
As for Holly, there’s only one thing she wants and it’s not the sort of thing you can buy in a shop. She might be thirteen years old, but Holly still believes in wishes, and perhaps if she wishes hard enough, this one might come true…