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Liet as a The breaking of the circle handsome neighbor Will who is just a friend but it could probably be something if one of them would just make a move Gemma is a bit of a spoiled brat in my opinion She thinks veryighly of Driven by Destiny (The Protector, herself and feels thater time is valuable than Juliet s because of Kingston City Directory her demanding job Juliet thinks that Gemma is selfish and I don t disagreeOf course Juliet doesn t get theelp from Gemma that she needs When Gemma finally graces Juliet s family with Dads Pregnant Too her presence and presents to easeer guilty conscience Gemma admits that she Runaway Pumpkins has booked aoliday in St Lucia at an all inclusive resort The sisters Les Miserables (Les Misrables) have a row and Julietas a meltdown and Gemma offers to do a switcheroo She will Dancing with Words host Christmas at Juliet some and take care of all the preparations and Juliet can go off on a solo Pooperella (Farty Tales Book 1) holiday at a tropical resort and take a much needed break from reality Juliet balks buter teenage daughter convinces In Defense of a Liberal Education her to go when she tellser that the kids know that their mom is not Gender Is Fair Game happy and that she s stressed out and that sometimes she takes it out on them by yelling Juliet isorrified yet she knows it s true She s just so tired and it s tough raising a family on your own She sees the good that this respite could do for Wybór wierszy her so she agreesWhen Juliet meets an Italian man who is staying in the villa next toers sparks fly but it doesn t end well Meanwhile there s an attraction developing between Gemma and Will which causes a bit of guilt for both of them because of the potential relationship that Will could 11 Before 12 have with Juliet What a mess Thisoliday tale wasn t what I was expecting I was POISONS D'AVRIL hoping that Juliet would be whisked offer feet and meet the man of The Theory Of Industrial Organization her dreams but that s notow things ended for LAbyssin her so that was a bit of a disappointment The story was about family and the relationship between the sisters and while there were romantic partners for both of them I felt the romances were secondary Juliet and Gemma finally communicate about their feelings towards each other and all that resentment thatad festered for so many years begins to dissolve I think it did the sisters good to take a walk in each other s shoes so to speakSo all in all it does end up being a feel good Promise of Power holiday story about two sisters who make amends with each otherThis review was posted on my book blog This book is to be suirrelled away and taken out to read over Christmas with no distractions The story of two sisters Gemma and Juliet it iseart breaking but Ever Dark heart warming enough to light a fire under the cockles of youreart by the end Swapping places over Christmas takes them both out of their comfort zones and gives each one a uniue perspective on the other for the first time in their livesAdd in some of the most adorable children on the planet the glitz of the film industry a Christian Faith 101 hunky next door do gooder neighbour an exotic locale an evenunkier Latin lover and it all boils up the most scrumptiously satisfying The Math Workshop holiday read everIt s a gem of a story so curl up with aot choc or mulled wine and savour it A nice book to read when you don t need anything too challenging to read Meet 2 sisters and their very different lives Although it is based on Christmastime it could be read round the pool in the summer and still be enjoyable Review originally published on my blog was very pleasantly surprised by Fiona Harper s Make My Wish Come True I admit that initially when I was offered a review copy I felt a bit sceptical as I wrongly assumed that a novel published by Mills Boon would always be a smut or erotica read And while there is nothing wrong with that it isn t what I generally enjoy reading myself So I was ready to decline the kind offer until I read the book s blurb and saw its enticing festive cover I adore Christmas so festive books are pretty much my favourite thing in the world which made it sound much like a chick lit novel and right up my alley and I am very glad I gave this book a goFairly recently I read Jane Green s excellent novel Life Swap and the premise to Make My Wish Come True rang very similar even if in this case it s two sisters swapping lives and not two strangers It s always so easy to believe that the grass is greener on the other side when you re swamped down by the problems in your own Babys Bathtime hectic life but when experiencing the other person s day to day routine as both Gemma and Juliet get the chance to do it not only shows that perhaps the other side isn t uite as perfect as you think it is but it also gives the sisters some much needed perspective on their own actions The sistersave a very forced relationship and by not being able to get past old issues and misconceptions this doesn t ever get a chance to change until they step into each other s shoes and for the first time can see what it s like to be on the other of the accusationsBoth Gemma and Juliet were well rounded characters who became very real people with each page that I turned As the story progressed I became and invested in their lives and the burdens they ve been carrying with them for so long Juliet s children were a joy to read about the sullen teenager Violet who perhaps felt responsibility than she should She Left Me the Gun have oner young shoulders the incredibly wise Polly who usually sounded like a 40 year old instead of the 10 year old she is and the young twins boys who brought some much needed joy and mischief into the Alorns Treasure (Griffin Pirate Stories Series 2 Book 20) house And let s not forget Will the gentleman neighbour who is uite a dish to look at too I wouldn t mindaving a neighbour like that myselfDespite being a fairly light and flirty read for the most part the sisterly relationship was uite intense at times and as the story unfolded and secrets unraveled some of the revelations made it a Its Just Been Glorious heart breaking and though provoking novel too Thankfully the Christmas setting also added a lot of warmth to the story and author Fiona Harper truly managed to paint thatectic but oh so wonderful atmosphere that goes Cell hand inand with crazy Christmas cooking schedules and eclectic gatherings of friends and family members who under any other circumstance would Bloody Acquisitions (Fred, the Vampire Accountant, have been unable to spend than a few minutes in the same roomHarper describes the complicated family dynamics central to the story with a lot ofeart and with Fusiliers her witty writing style she also adds a charm which turns a novel which could so easilyave been too intense or dull into something engaging and The American Nurse heartfelt And after reading Make My Wish Come True I m not only very keen to check out one ofer other books but she s also single Dangerous Desire handedly changed my perspective on Mills Boons novels which are definitely worth checking out even if like me you re not a big reader of their traditional romantic title. Rative breakIn the midst of all the chaos there’s Will Juliet’s dishy neighbour who’s far too nice to float Gemma’s boat and may secretlyarbour feelings for er sister; and Marco the suave Italian in the villa next door who as is own ideas about the best way to elp Juliet unwind Will the sisters abandon caution and make this a Christmasswap to remembe.
Orget Luckily for The Complete Idiots Guide to Rumi Meditations her Juliet s gorgeous neighbor Will is always available to giveer a Das Restaurant am Ende des Universums (Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis, helpingandJuliet and Gemma ave spent their entire life at loggerheads but will this Christmas be the time where they will re evaluate their relationship and let bygones be bygones Or will they continue to let past resentments and old wounds come between themMake My Wish Come True is an enjoyable moving and witty tale about families the ties that bind unexpected blessings and the magic of Christmas that will tug at your eartstrings make you smile and make you ponder your relationship with the people who matter to you most Fiona Harper as penned a believable and realistic novel about the everyday struggle for perfection the constant pressures of suburban life and the fear of failing that will strike a chord with women everywhereJuliet and Gemma were richly drawn and exuisitely rendered characters that were easy to relate to In Make My Wish Come True Fiona Harper takes these two very different characters on a journey of ealing and self discovery that is emotional A Strangers Touch (Psychic Triplet Trilogy, heartrending funny and credibleFiona Harperas outdone erself with Make My Wish Come True a first class read that s got winner written all over itThis review was originally published on Single Titles So I should probably fess up first and admit that Fiona Harper is a friend and she as even written a dedication to me in this book which I am sooo proud of But this is an absolutely The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler honest review I swear All right enough about meI Fricking LOVED this book I loved both Juliet neurotic suburban divorcee with four unruly kids and an almost OCD determination toave the Perfect Christmas and Papyrus and Tablet her little sister Gemma flighty reckless and a little thoughtless assistant director whoas always found Juliet as uptight as Juliet finds The Reckoning: the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham her irresponsible Their relationshipas been deteriorating for years and reaches a crisis when Gemma once again books a A Foxs Love (American Kitsune holiday abroad for Christmas instead of spending the season at Juliet s elaborate family Christmas bash in Tunbridge Wells even though she promised toelp this year But this year is different in one way The wheels are starting to finally come off Juliet s perfect trolly Her determination to do everything in exactly the right way is pulling The Provocateur her further and further away from the good person she strives soard to be As a result Gemma Trading Christmas has the do or die brainstorm of suggesting thater and Juliet swap Christmases So she ends up winging it through Christmas with Juliet s kids in Tunbridge Wells and being forced to call on the disapproving guy next door Will for Never an outbreak help While Julieteads for a luxury beach Pride holiday on St Lucia and a villa next door to a particularly delicious Italian guy called MarcoNow you re probably all thinking you know what s going toappen next But this is no easy pat transformation for either sister and watching them struggle to come to terms with all the misconceptions and mistakes they ve made about each other and themselves over the years is done with such Men humour and insight not just into women but also sibling relationships well it s irresistible You ll come to love and identify with both Gemma and Juliet despite all their flaws And they like all of usave plentyWithout giving away any spoilers we do eventually discover why Juliet finds it so Isotopic Carbon hard to relax especially at Christmas and why Gemmaas never The Robotics Primer (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents Series) had the emotional maturity to actually nurtureer relationship with Step Out of Your Story her sister instead of running away from conflicts Will and Marcoelp with that and not in the ways you would expectWhat a great book And great for putting you in the mood for Christmas not just to celebrate all the wonderful things the festive season brings but also to prepare you to face all those mini frustrations and family suabbles that are liable to come with it tooThis is a fabulously festive witty The Eyes of the Dead heartfelt seasonal treat from a fabulous writer and she s a mate of mine or did I mention that already Iadn t read any novels by Fiona Rules for a Lady harper before so I was really looking forward to seeing what Fionaad in store for me with Make My Wish Come TrueJuliet is a single mother to Calebs Tempting Mate (Saber Chronicles her children and wants a Christmas that is a joyful family celebration Her sister Gemmaowever is free and single and ABC has dreams of a Christmas is the beautiful Caribbean sun But soon there are new plans involving a Christmas swap Gemma will spend a snowy Christmas wither nieces and nephews and Juliet will be going on a tropical Odd Man In holiday living Gemma s adventures and lifeI really enjoyed this I loved the idea of the Christmas swap and I looked forward to reading aboutow each sister would cope when living the life of the other sister at Christmas And it was fascinating to read as they both threw themselves into their new roles Gemma Palace Intrigue (A Medieval Tale having to look after the children and Juliet spending time in the sunshineThe characters were really well written the children were personal favourites of mine and I loved that they played a valuable part in Gemma s Christmas I really enjoyed Gemma and Juliet s personal journeys and reading about their development as they gained a deeper understanding of what life was like for each other At times it really touched myeart and I don t want to spoil it so I won t say any but it is a beautifully written storyMake My Wish Come True is a novel of family romance and Christmas spirit all rolled into one making this a wonderful story to curl up with and enjoy Really loved reading this book over Christmas and New Year The warring sisters were great and the two seperate stories Parking Lot Rules 75 Other Ideas for Raising Amazing Children had me cringing and laughing at the same time Loved the unexpected twist in the tale for Juliet and definitely loved the end Things are not always what they seem as these two sisters find outJuliet and Gemma are four years apart and their relationship is a bit strained Juliet the older one is now 40 years old ander world Carlyle Marney has been turned upside down wither recent divorce and now managing life as a single mom to Shameful her brood of four and working part time Gemma is an Assistant Director whose world revolves around work andobnobbing with movie stars Juliet as always strived for a perfect Christmas and she as detailed checklists to ensure that she doesn t miss a thing but it exhausts Sacred Landscapes her This year she asks Gemma forer Angel Without Mercy (Agnes Carmichael, help In allonesty Juliet seems a bit resentful of Gemma s carefree life with no ties or commitments With both of their parents gone Juliet is the one Gold Rush holding the family together visiting their Great Aunt Sylvia twice weekly who is becoming forgetful and senile as the days go by Juliet takes care of everyone s needs buter own and er time is just stretched way too thinJu. R glamorous job and the festive madness by jetting off to somewhere warm When Gemma shirks responsibility once too many and announces she’s off to the Caribbean again; Juliet finally snaps Gemma offers er sister the perfect solution to swap Christmases she’ll stay Hunted home and cook the turkeyow Gingerbread Heart hard can it be and Juliet can fly off into the sun andave a resto.
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I love books that set a traditional winter scene something to get me in that festive mood featuring snowy weather warming up by the fire So naturally as soon as I eard about Make My Wish Come True a new book based around two sisters and their rather different Christmases I ad to pick it up I loved the sound of the stay at Biz Talk-2 home traditional English country Christmas though I can t say I was keen on the thought of a Caribbean Christmas However I picked the book up and was excited to start reading This story focuses on two sisters Juliet and Gemma Juliet and Gemma are uite different characters mainly reflected in the very different lives at they lead Juliet is a single motherighly organised but always running flat out doing everything she can for Ricky Ricottas Mighty Robot vs the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn (Ricky Ricotta, her children and community Gemma is an actress not often staying in one place and not one who takes on many responsibilities Juliet is planning a big traditional Christmas cooking a big meal for all invited When Gemma tellser sister that she will be flying out to the Caribbean for the big day a uick and somewhat crazy decision is made for Juliet to take the break she needs by going alone to the Caribbean whilst Juliet takes over the big festivity that was planned at A Historical Atlas of Tibet homeMy Christmas book wishes were than fulfilled with the experience of Gemma s uite dysfunctional English Christmas With this Christmas I got everything I asked for for from the little mentions of the decorations to the children s excitement and suabbles Harper did fantastically well creating a real sense of festive spirit Heralf of the story really showed the spirit of the community around er as they all pulled together to make the day a good oneAlthough I personally find the thought of a Caribbean Christmas awful thankfully it was certainly not bad to read about Harper was able to switch me from the a chilly cottage in England to the sweltering beaches in just a turn of the page I thought it may be a bit difficult getting into two different main settings but it was surprisingly easy and it was actually really enjoyable to see the difference between the two and makes the festivity a little less full on for those who just like general chick lit Of course it also allowed for character reflection and for different character relationshipsI came to really like both Juliet and Gemma as the book progressed From the beginning I found Juliet nice enough and she ad a real sense of realism she is the character that I think that most will prefer at the beginning of reading I didn t particularly like Gemma at the beginning of the book though I didn t particularly dislike Italian Warships Of World War II her either mainly because I didn t really get much of a sense of who she was I most certainly warmed to Gemma throughout the book as did other characters by seeinger in a different light The author did a really good job of Deep Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series) helping us to understandow and why the sisters didn t fully understand or appreciate each otherAs with most chick lit books there were of course love interests for our two protagonists I was completely caught up in the atmosphere with Gemma and Will they worked surprisingly well together though I admit I would Critical Social Theory and the End of Work haven tave been best pleased if I was Juliet Juliet s relationship with the charismatic Marco was so fantastically written though I was cautious I was sucked in and I felt like I d been punched in the stomach towards the end but that s what good writing does For me it was the family relationship that really made this book what it was seeing the family and friends come together definitely shone through the pagesMake My Wish Come True is definitely on my recommended reads list for anyone who is a fan of well written chick lit Whether you d like a traditional country christmas or one in the sun this book shows you what Christmas really is about without losing any of the fun I The Traps had not read any books by Fiona Harper I was delighted to receive this from a goodreads giveaway The story follows two sisters who live very different lives and decide to swap Christmases Told with warmth andumour I read and enjoyed this book in no time at all and it certainly got me right into the Christmas spirit A poignant thought provoking and Simple Wicca highly compelling tale which I couldn t bear to put down Fiona Harper s mainstream debut novel Make My Wish Come True is simply outstandingJuliet and Gemma might be sisters but they are as different as chalk and cheese Julietas always been the sensible responsible and uptight sibling whereas Gemma is the laid back free spirit who lives out of a suitcase With the festive season fast approaching Juliet s organisational skills are out in force as she Protect Your Purity has been planning Christmas day with military precision for months With gifts to buy Christmas lunch to prepare ander kids packed social schedule to juggle every single minute of the big day is accounted for Gemma on the other Theatre Histories hand is trying to muster up the courage to teller big sister that she will be spending the Waterloo holiday season sunningerself in an exclusive resort in St LuciaWhen she Yobo hears ofer younger sister s plan to spend Christmas on a sandy beach in the Caribbean Juliet is absolutely livid All The Last Runaway her carefully and meticulously laid plansave been thrown into disarray by Sanctuary (The New World Series, her selfish sister yet again Nobody seems to appreciate the sacrifices and compromises which she makes to ensure that everyoneas the perfect Christmas so when a sisterly suabble compels Gemma to tell er sister to go to St Lucia in er place a stressed out Juliet decides to take Lion Boy Trilogy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy (Books 1, 2 and 3) ((Book 1), Lion Boy: The Chase (Book 2) and Lion Boy: The Truth (Book 3)) her up oner offer With Gemma promising to look after Data Interpretation Questions And Case Histories her kids Juliet packser bags and leaves Tunbridge Wells behind for the warm Caribbean sun For the first time in ages Juliet can look forward to a relaxing Christmas where the only thing she s got to worry about is topping up Inside the Hornets Head her suntan lotion Things soon begin to look up for the single mum when she meets good looking Italian travel writer Marco Afterer Imagination According to Humphrey (According to Humphrey husbandad left Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales her Juliet s self confidencead taken uite a battering Will sensible Juliet shake off the shackles of responsibility and indulge in a no strings affair with a gorgeous Italian Oh. My. Gods. (Oh. My. Gods., hunk under the sizzling Caribbean sunAssistant director Gemma spendser entire working life looking after Phoebe’s Fair Valentine (Oh. My. Gods., highly strung actors and dealing with the many temper tantrums thrown by diva directors so organizing Christmas forer four nieces and nephews should be a walk in the park However the time Gemma spends walking in The Ground beneath her Feet her sister s shoes the she realizesow little she appreciates all that Juliet does for their family Determined not to let Killer Pancake / The Cereal Murders her sister down Gemma sets out to giveer nephews and nieces a Christmas they will never Family orientated and Christmas dinner cook extraordinaire Juliet is trying to keep it together in the wake of Lo Que la Reina Quiere (Sexys Cuentos de Hadas Al Revés nº 1) her marriage breakdown two Christmases ago but the cracks are beginning to showBright and vivacious Gemma was always the favourite daughterSo sheas no ualms about leaving Christmas in William Gibson her sister Juliet’s capableands; and escaping the pressures of e.