From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Barbara Freethy, comes an emotional and compelling story of love and family. A SECRET WISH is Book #1 in the. Read “A Secret Wish” by Barbara Freethy with Rakuten Kobo. Three women, three birthdays and one unforgettable night that will change their lives forever. When Wishes Collide ebook by Barbara Freethy Book 3 · A Secret Wish ebook by Barbara Freethy Book 1 · Just A Wish Away audiobook by Barbara Freethy.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Three women, three birthdays and one unforgettable night that will change their lives forever. Liz is turning thirty.
A successful nurse, she has a good career, but no man to share her life. Then she meets a handsome stranger. Angela, a member of a large, loving Italian family, is facing thirty-five with no baby in the nursery.
Eight years of infertility treatments have put a strain on her marriage. Will she have to choose between her husband and having a child? When she is mugged by an unexpected assailant, her life narbara a new turn. Carole, a corporate wife, is staring down forty candles.
Having grown up poor, she worked hard to get ahead, but when her kids bail on her birthday, and she discovers her husband with another woman, she realizes that she may have nothing at wiah. She goes back to where it all began, the mother she left behind, and the man whose frfethy she once broke.
Published first published December 8th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about A Secret Wishplease barbarx up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It’s never to late to change your path in life, nor is one ever too old to make a wish. This book follows three strangers, three women, who all share one thing in common — they all share the same birthday.
First we meet Liz Kelly. She’s a nurse freshly off her shift, celebrating her thirtieth birthday alone on the hospital rooftop with a cupcake.
Recently dumped by her boyfriend, she has only one wish — to find that special man to fall in love with and be loved back. Before she can make her wish, It’s never to late to change your path in life, nor is one ever too old to make a wish. Before she can make her wish, she is startled out of her reverie by a handsome stranger.
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She’s a mother and the trophy wife of a politician. Turning forty brings with it the fear that her husband may soon be on the lookout for a younger upgrade. Looking at the guests at her party also makes it glaringly obvious that it’s more like a political campaign to hob nob rather than celebrate her.
Her children didn’t even stick around to enjoy the party, but she can’t wiah them. She has devoted her whole life to her husband’s career and neglected them.
When she catches her husband in a compromising situation with a younger woman, she runs away barbata the one place she ran away from and vowed never to return — back to the shabby neighborhood where barbar grew up and where her estranged mother still lives.
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Lastly we have Angela. She comes from a large family who in turn all have families of their own. Her and her husband have spent many years and a lot of money trying to get pregnant. Failure is not an option. When her husband receives his annual bonus, she’s certain he’ll agree to another round of IVF. Instead he surprises her with tickets for a romantic cruise. She’s devastated by his unwillingness to give her her dream.
She escapes from her party with only one question burning on her mind — is a life consisting of just her and her husband enough for her, and where does that leave them?
Each woman’s tale of self discovery cycles through from beginning, middle to the end. They even catch a glimpse or exchange a word or two with one another at different stages of the story but that’s about the extent of their awareness of one another. Each story brought a few tears, but none moreso than Liz and John’s.
He helped her “live a little” while remaining oddly cryptic about himself. All my guesses turned out to be way off base. Their night of hanging out and experiencing new things leads to a night of passion. The morning after, John has disappeared leaving Liz a heartfelt note and a confession.
But she won’t let her wish slip away so easily. Carole’s journey was predictable, but her struggle to make sense of her life felt believable.
I wasn’t sure what decision she’d make in the end, but I knew what I was hoping for. Out of all three ladies, I think Angela had the most touching story. I’m glad the author took this arc in a positive direction and made Angela’s husband a man of worth, and the proverbial rock to lean on. His disappointment with Angela was honest and not unfounded. Of course both partners have to be on the same page and not dole out ultimatums if they expect their marriage to work.
The epilogue was perhaps a little predictable, but this whole book felt like a tale of hope and faith, that I wasn’t surprised at all. While the ladies never officially meet, we get a glimpse into their lives one year later. They’re all celebrating their birthday and a year of changes, coincidentally all in the same restaurant. A very uplifting story well told. What are the odds of 3 women having the same birthday, being in the middle of a life crises and making life changing decisions.
Another Freehy story that will keep you turning the pages until it all comes together at the end. I enjoyed this more than I thought I would.
It follows three women who all happen to share the same birthday. Liz is a nurse who meets a stranger and they spend the night doing things that they normally wouldn’t do. Next we Angela who is married and is having a hard time getting pregnant. To her not having a baby is the end of the world. After meeting two freetgy girls she starts to accept things for what they are.
Lastly, we have Carole. She is in an unhappy marriage. She knows she hasn’t always I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. She knows she hasn’t always been the best mother. The best part is that all three women got a happy ending. Sep 13, E-Reader Addict rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a quick listen about three women who all share the same wih, but are all going through different things.
Liz is turning While celebrating alone on the roof of the hospital where she works as a nurse, she meets John, who then talks her into a series of fun activities for her birthday. Angela is turning She wants nothing more than to be a mother, but after eight years of infertility, her husband is ready to make a new plan for their life.
Carol is turning With an epilogue that lets us catch up the all the heroines a year later, this was a thoroughly enjoyable listen! This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Son bir deneme daha istiyordu. Just A Wish Away 3. When Wishes Collide http: This book is three short stories all told simultaneously in one book.
It centers around three woman who share the same birthday and their birthday wish which changes their lives in ways they don’t see happening. Liz wishes for love and meets a stranger on the roof of the hospital. He ends up taking her out for a night on the town and she finds herself opening up to him in ways she hasn’t with anyone else but he’s hiding a bit of a secret himself. Angie is having a very hard birthday. All she wants This book is three short stories all told simultaneously in one book.
All she wants is to have a baby but after years of trying and several fertility treatments her husband wants her to give up her dream of having a baby. She encounters two girls who are in a bad situation and finds herself helping them out and learning more about herself and her relationship with her husband. Carole is turning 40 and when she looks around the room she realizes that while on the outside her life with her politician husband looks great on the inside she isn’t very happy.
Her husband is possibly having an affair, she has grown apart from her children and admits she hasn’t been a good mother, and she hasn’t talked to her own mother in over 10 years.
Carole leaves the party and goes back to her old neighborhood where she reconnects with her past and discovers that she may have been chasing the wrong dream most of her life.