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What if wishes really could come true?
When Jinnie Cooper is dumped by her fiancé, and exiled to a job in an antiques shop in a sleepy Scottish village, little does she know a battered old lamp is about to shake up her life.
Genie Dhassim grants wishes. But he also wants a few of his own to come true. Letting him explore the outside world proves nerve-wracking as Dhassim has an uncanny knack of putting his pointy-slippered foot in it.
As Jinnie grows closer to her employer Sam, Dhassim discovers his time on earth is running out.
Can both Jinnie and Dhassim find true happiness? Or are those wishes that cannot be granted?
This is a magical romcom and a fun story to escape into! Jinnie Cooper leaves her job in the city to move to a small Scottish village where she starts working, part time, in an antiques shop. It is there she discovers an old lamp that she can’t resist but when she endeavours to clean it, rubbing the lamp has magical consequences in the form of Dhassim, a genie with a difference! Get ready to meet the members of the Cooper family as well as the great characters in the village, magical encounters and romance, too in this delightful read.
I found this to be a light-hearted, entertaining read that kept a smile on my face despite the fact that it deals with some traumatic issues in a sensitive and thought provoking manner. There’s someone with early onset dementia, a struggling single Mum, a recovering alcoholic, a divorcee whose ex keeps in contact and so many more who are involved in supporting them – incredibly they all have roles to play in this romantic comedy. Together they contribute in their own way to a heartwarming sense of community and there’s more than one romance developing as this story progresses. It is a story of getting closure, opening your heart and daring to try again together with fate, love and magic!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it and finding myself laughing my way through most of it!
Author Bio –
Audrey Davis is a Scottish-born former journalist, now resident in Switzerland. Her newspaper career saw her cover events in Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands, as well as working for a London-based movie magazine writing reviews and carrying out interviews.
She self-published her debut romantic comedy novel A Clean Sweep in June 2017, following an online Open University course in Writing Fiction.
Audrey followed up with a short, darker prequel A Clean Break before beginning work on a rom-com novella trilogy with a ghostly twist – The Haunting of Hattie Hastings. Again, reviews across the board were excellent, and it was combined into a standalone novel in November 2018.
A Wish For Jinnie is her third standalone novel.
Apart from writing, Audrey enjoys travel and spends a lot of time in Edinburgh. She is an avid cook, watcher of scary movies and reluctant gym-goer.
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