From Escape’s queen of ro-magic comedy comes a sweet, emotional contemporary romance about the pleasures of making a wish and seeing it come true.
When Dr Sylvia Greene makes an impromptu wish at the Tarrin’s Bay Wishing Festival, it’s the most out of character action she can think of. Hers is not a life of wishes. Hers is a controlled life of order, plans and preparation…of science and research and diagnosis and treatment. But her past has been weighing on her mind, and decisions made long ago have far-reaching consequences.
A week later, the daughter she secretly gave up for adoption at sixteen arrives in Sylvia’s small coastal town with secrets that can’t be shared. Between feelings of guilt, gossip, and a growing attraction to an emotionally unavailable colleague, Sylvia’s well-ordered life is soon thrown into chaos. She is no longer alone, and for the first time she feels as if her world is open to possibilities.
They say be careful what you wish for, but, for Sylvia, the unexpected consequences may be just what the doctor ordered.
The January Wish was released today, and right now you can get the book on Amazon for only $0.99. Well worth it!!
My ****4 Star**** Review
Dr. Sylvia Greene is taking a bold step for herself. She goes to the Tarrin’s Bay Wishing Festival and makes a wish. One she doesn’t share with anyone. Then she soon finds her life flipped upside down. Some of the changes are hard, like her boyfriend walking out on her when he discovers she had a baby as a teen. Sylvia is strong, though, and rises to every challenge! Including the handsome Mark who’s struggling with his own set of issues. Then there’s Sylvia’s daughter Grace Forrester. Grace’s character brought so much to this story. Plus, she has a crush of her own growing.
I thought this was an amazing story that was so much more than just a romance. I’m a sucker for romance; it’s my favorite genre. But, I want a book to be more. This book is! I often times felt like I was on an emotional rollercoaster. There’s plenty of humor and heart-warming moments, but this book is also a real tear-jerker. I teared up more than once, and that’s not usual for me! The characters were so real, and I felt like I was right there with them.
The only downside for me at all was the bittersweet ending. I won’t give any details away, but that was the hardest for me to take. I really, really hope Ms. Madison follows this book up with Grace’s story – and I’d really, really love to see a particular reunion for Grace – hint! hint!
I recommend this to all those romance lovers out there that like a bit of depth to their stories! An easy 4 Stars!!
*I received a copy of this book via NetGalley, Harlequin Enterprises Australia, and Escape Publishing in exchange for an honest review.*
About the Author ~ Juliet Madison
Juliet Madison is a naturopath-turned-author with a background in dance, art, internet marketing, and perfume sales (yes, she was one of those annoying people in department stores who spray you with perfume). Nowadays she prefers to indulge her propensity for multiple careers by living vicariously through her characters. She likes to put those characters into extraordinary situations and take them on a challenging journey to discover their true passion and inner strength, weaving in some laughs, tears, romance, and sometimes a touch of magic along the way.
Living near the beach on the beautiful south coast of New South Wales, Australia, Juliet spends her days homeschooling her son and running her internet business, and her nights writing fiction while doing her best to avoid housework.
Juliet is a proud member and volunteer with The Romance Writers of Australia and she loves to interact online with readers and writers via twitter (@Juliet_Madison), and facebook (www.facebook.com/JulietMadisonAuthor). She can be contacted through her website at http://www.julietmadison.com where readers can also download some free short stories.