30 May 2024

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Book Review / The Wish by Nicholas Sparks

1996 was the year that changed everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at sixteen to live with an aunt she barely knew in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, she could think only of the friends and family she left behind . . . until she met Bryce Trickett, one of the few teenagers on the island. Handsome, genuine, and newly admitted to West Point, Bryce showed her how much there was to love about the wind-swept beach town—and introduced her to photography, a passion that would define the rest of her life.

By 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. She splits her time between running a successful gallery in New York and photographing remote locations around the world. But this year she is unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, struggling to come to terms with a sobering medical diagnosis. Increasingly dependent on a young assistant, she finds herself becoming close to him.

As they count down the last days of the season together, she begins to tell him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier—and the love that set her on a course she never could have imagined.

Published:  28th September 2021    
Publisher:  Grand Central Publishing / Sphere
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Bought


There's a select few authors on my list who I will always pick up and read.  Those are the ones that 9 times out of 10 I know I am going to enjoy their book and just have a really good time.  Nicholas Sparks is one of those authors for me.  In fact, Nicholas Sparks is one of those authors on my list that have been there the longest, alongside John Grisham... 

What I loved about this story...  This book was exactly what I had been hoping it would be with a classic Nicholas Sparks story.  For me, this story was beautiful.  As with a lot of Nicholas Sparks novels, its not always going to be happy but if you stick around for all of that and the drama it becomes a beautiful story.  

What I did not like about this story...  If I had to be picky I would say that the story was a bit predictable but that didn't, in any way, change the fact that I loved this story.  Sometimes a little bit of predictability is good for you!

Would I recommend?  Most definitely yes!  Another beautiful dramatic romance to enjoy...