3 Dec 2011

Book Review - Wish Upon a Star by Sarah Morgan

Love is in the air this Christmas!

Christy was hoping to skip Christmas this year. Her kids have other ideas - they've put their dad's name at number one on their Christmas list. So it looks as if Christy will be hightailing it up to the Lake District to play happy families with her ex!

Snow-capped mountains and roaring log fires - Alessandro's home is like walking into a Christmas card. Is it really safe for her to spend Christmas with her dreamy, funny - no! - entirely infuriating ex-hubby?

Miranda has completely the opposite problem. Being single and pregnant at Christmas was certainly not her wish come true. She doesn't believe in miracles, but then resident hunk Jake sweeps her off her snow-covered shoes. Come Boxing Day dare she dream that Mr Sex-on-Legs might be for more than just Christmas?

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So, this is the first Christmas book I have read for this Christmas season 2011 and I absolutely loved it.   I had not realised until I was half way through this book that it is actually two stories in one book.  

The first story we follow Christy who has left her husband and moved miles away with her children.  It is coming up to Christmastime and all the children want for Christmas is to have the family altogether, with their father.  Christy decides to give the children what they want and travels back to the family home where the father, Alessandro, lives.  In this story, we have two very fiery and strong characters, Christy and Alessandro, and following their story and how they decide to tackle the twist and turns that come with seeing each other again was truly wonderful to read.

The second story we follow Miranda who at the beginning seems like she has hit the bottom of the well of depression, riding her bike out of the town where she lives when a snow storm strikes.  Enter Jake, who is her night in shining armour and rescues her in more ways than one.  Such a great story to follow, especially following Miranda's journey out of that well of depression and maybe finding some happiness.  Maybe that might be with Jake? 

The icing on top of the cake for me with this story is that they connect.  Jake from the second story features in the first story as the best friend of Christy and Alessandro (and potential love interest....).  Both Christy and Alessandro feature in the second story as well, which for me just ties these stories together so beautifully...  

My Review - 9 out of 10

Best wishes

Debs :-)