Elaine reviews Wishing for Wonderful – The Reader Salute

Elaine reviews Wishing for Wonderful – The Reader Salute

This book is comfort reading of the highest order – perfect for those times when you just want to get totally wrapped up in someone else’s lives and just relax and enjoy their story. This is the third in the Serendipity series, but it really doesn’t matter if you haven’t read the first two in the series, this is a stand alone story. I had read the first in the series, The Twelfth Child, but not the second and I didn’t feel as if I was missing anything at all.

When Eleanor is seven years old she makes a wish that John will fall in love with her. Cupid hears that wish and promises himself that he will make it happen. However, as Eleanor and John grow older real life intervenes and it seems that their love is not to be. They each marry other people, have children and wind up widowed. Now, perhaps is the ideal time for Cupid to strike but to succeed he is also going to have to deal with John and Eleanor’s children.

The story is told from the perspective of Eleanor and also of Cupid, and I really liked Cupid’s sections – it almost felt as if this cute little wisecracking cherub was sitting on the sofa next to me telling their story as he plans and connives to ensure that Eleanor and John will have a future together. It is a really nice, relaxing easy to read story, jam packed with romance.

I thoroughly enjoyed this read, which is an absolutely perfect stress busting read. Many thanks to the author for the review copy.
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About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.

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