Sally reviews Wishing for Wonderful – The Reader Salute
This is the first book I have read by Bette Lee Crosby and I can assure you it won’t be the last. I was expecting the usual sweet and fluffy Christmas story, the no brainer with a happy ever after ending that I read and enjoy at this busy time of the year. What I got was a wonderful story that sucked me in from page one and did not let me go until the last page.
There are three stories all intertwined here, not just John and Eleanor’s. John’s daughter is a main focus as well, and Eleanor’s son also has a major role to play, but is not front and centre. Oh, and then there is the hunky veterinarian, pwaar! The pacing of the story is just right; and the plot is more complex as would first appear. The human characters are so well-defined that I felt as though if I went and knocked on the door they would all be there inviting me in to share a cuppa with them and let me cuddle the dog.
And then there’s Cupid – how to describe him? Not a traditional cupid by any means – this one is wonderful! He is not described but rather than the traditional fat cherub with wings and a bow and arrow, I imagine a more mature man, a sort of a Dumbledore type, but shorter! His interactions with God and Life Management are very well done with humour, pathos and plain old tenacity in his pleadings. A heart warming tale and one of the best Christmas themed books I have read in a long while. I sort of wish I hadn’t read yet because it would have been a perfect Christmas Eve read – with a glass of red wine, Christmas music and twinkling lights. Oh wait a minute – that’s how I did read it!!!
Wishing for Wonderful
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USA Today Bestselling Author of several Women’s Fiction Best Sellers, Bette Lee Crosby, now gives readers a magical and heartwarming romance narrated by Cupid himself.
When seven-year-old Eleanor wishes John Gray will one day fall in love with her, Cupid vows to make it happen. It does; but then Life Management fouls things up and they both marry other people. Now that they’re single again, they’ve got a second chance at love, but there are problems. Big problems.
After a disastrous love affair, John’s daughter is coming home and she’s got a boatload of emotional baggage. In order to give Eleanor and John the happiness they deserve, Cupid must first find the girl’s perfect match. Not an easy task since she’s addicted to handsome scoundrels with sexy smiles. This time Cupid will need more than an arrow to the heart; he’ll need a bit of magic, a sizable miracle and a tail-wagging dog.
This revised version of Cupid’s Christmas takes a humorous look at Father-Daughter relationships and is an uplifting book for women. It is a magical mystery that is flat out fun – Wishing for Wonderful an award-winning novel now available on Kindle is for the both the young and young at heart!
Literary Awards for Wishing for Wonderful –
Royal Palm Literary Award
FPA President Book Award
Praise for Wishing for Wonderful –
Crosby has now become one of my favorite authors! I have read some of her other books like “Spare Change” and thought they were wonderful. This is completely in a different realm for Crosby and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed it.
John and Eleanor met in high school and fell in love. Life happened and they were not able to be together at that time so they both married someone else. Their spouses pass away and when they finally spot each other while shopping, their romance blossoms again. The only thing standing in the way of their happily ever after is their children who need to realize the love in themselves before they can ever be happy.
The story is told from Cupid’s point of view and it is charming and funny. A great Christmas love story. – I. MansterRead an excerpt from Wishing for Wonderful Book discussion questions for Wishing for Wonderful