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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Excellent contemporary romance

    Helen Wood seems to have it all. She owns an exquisite home, beautiful clothing, and tasteful furniture. In reality, Helen lives the life of horror, a long time victim of spousal abuse. Her injuries have been so numerous, Helen wonders when he will kill her. Helen¿s sole companion and friend is her Yorkshire Terrier Lucie. This time her husband Daniel goes too far, hurting Lucie. Helen fights back by knocking him out with a poker. Grabbing Lucie, she flees to a vet to obtain care for her injured canine¿s leg. <P>The vet calls wealthy Isabel Tyger who runs shelters and an underground railroad for battered women. Taking one look at Helen and Lucie, Isabel knows. She places the Californian and her dog in New Jersey where they meet Sam. Sam and Helen fall in love, but she knows the dangerous Daniel still searches to find her to enact a most brutal punishment for what he regards as her betrayal. <P> Spousal abuse is rarely the centerpiece of a romance novel as it is considered to harsh of a topic. However, the adept Fern Michaels succeeds in showcasing the horrors of abuse without preaching pat solutions to a complex problem. Helen is not only ashamed of taking the BS, but so humiliated that she struggles with the concept of happiness. That is part of Ms. Michaels¿ message: abuse is more than physical, it is mental and emotional hitting the entire community. WHAT YOU WISH FOR is a deep and complex contemporary tale that combines an in-depth look at a troubling social issue with a bit of romance to takes some of the edge off it. Only the incomparable Ms. Michaels could make that combo work. <P>Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted August 22, 2014

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    What you Wish For .... This is the first book I have read by Fer

    What you Wish For .... This is the first book I have read by Fern. I thoroughly enjoyed it! I have already ordered some of her books - don't know how I missed this author before. She's great and keeps you turning the pages - that's for sure!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    A must read!!!

    This book will grab you from the start and keep you on the edge of your seat to figure out what happens next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    Great reading

    I love all of Fren Michaels books they are so like life and she sees into the sole of the people she writes about. This book is really a thought worthy reading.

    I give it 5 stars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2008

    GREAT BOOK!

    I very much enjoyed reading this book. I would highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2001

    Touching,Creative, and Amazing

    It has been a very long time since I have read a book that really made me feel so many different emotions. I really related to the characters.This book made me think,and it made me feel,and it reminded me that this is the very reason I love to read so much.I can't wait to read more of Fern Michaels. I recommend this book strongly to anyone who is looking to read a book that will actually make you feel sad...because it's over!!. It left me wanting to keep reading more and more about the characters. Hey Fern...any chance you'd write a sequel??.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2001

    A must read book..you won't want to put it down

    Fern Michaels is a terrific author, in this book she makes you feel like your going through this with Helen. It is a book that you will not want to put down or for it to end. Everyone should read this. Thanks Fern...

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