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A Secret Wish
     

A Secret Wish

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by Barbara Freethy
 
Three women, three birthdays and one unforgettable night that will change their lives forever.

One night in San Francisco, three women make a birthday wish believing it can't possibly come true. Liz is turning thirty. A successful nurse, she has a good career, but no man to share her life. All her friends are married, and she's alone, still trying to outrun a

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Three women, three birthdays and one unforgettable night that will change their lives forever.

One night in San Francisco, three women make a birthday wish believing it can't possibly come true. Liz is turning thirty. A successful nurse, she has a good career, but no man to share her life. All her friends are married, and she's alone, still trying to outrun a tragedy from her past. 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 takes 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 all. She goes back to where it all began, the mother she left behind, and the man whose heart she once broke.

(A short novel of 40,000 words – approximately 180 pages)

PRAISE FOR THE WISH SERIES

"A SECRET WISH is a beautifully written contemporary romance novella that will warm your heart. Talented author Barbara Freethy brings this story to life with her phenomenal storytelling ability and descriptive language. These three women, who are total strangers, share the same birthday, but their lives are interwoven on this one life changing night, as some of their wishes are fulfilled in a way that none of them expect. A brilliant tale, I was unable to put it down until I found out whether these women received their wishes. At times, humorous and at times, tearful, this novella, with its interesting plot, humor, surprising plot twists, heartfelt emotions, clever dialogue and romance, is unforgettable. I highly recommend it and look forward to reading Ms. Freethy's next book in her WISHES series; JUST A WISH AWAY. Do yourself a favor and get your own copy of A SECRET WISH!" -- Romance Junkies

"Each woman has her wish, and each is desperate for it to come true. As Liz explains to John, "I want what everyone else has. Excitement, passion, all that crazy mad-about-you stuff. I want to fall in love." They each fight for their wish to come true, and that's why you will enjoy this brisk read. Liz, Angie and Carole are well sketched characters, and Barbara Freethy lets us see their good and bad points. A Secret Wish is a nice, simple story that will take you an hour or two to read. There are no sex scenes, although at least two of the women engage in some romance. It's a nice little novella." -- Cupcake On Books Blog

"A Secret Wish by Barbara Freethy is a refreshing read. Ms. Freethy leads us into the insight of not just one mind, not two, but three different pairs. She did a tremendous job at capturing my attention, holding it, and then releasing it on down to the last minute. I truly enjoyed reading this novel and look forward to more she has to provide. Four out of five stars." -- Romance Romp

Product Details

BN ID:
2940156892389
Publisher:
Fog City Publishing
Publication date:
08/20/2014
Series:
Wish Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
20,856
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 NYT Bestselling Author of 50 novels ranging from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Traditionally published for many years, Barbara formed her own publishing company in 2011 and has since sold over 6 million copies of her books. Twenty of those titles have appeared on the USA Today and NYT Bestseller Lists. She is currently writing three ongoing series. Lightning Strikes is a romantic suspense trilogy with an overarching mystery through three books. The Callaways features a family of firefighters as well as love, romance, mystery and adventure. And Bachelors & Bridesmaids is a series of sweet romances.

For more information, visit Barbara's website at www.barbarafreethy.com

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A Secret Wish 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 504 reviews.
Leah-books More than 1 year ago
One of the best books by B. Freethy I have read. LOVED it & would recommend
Geoben777 More than 1 year ago
Another emotional and well written story from a very talented author. I've read a half dozen of her books in the last few months and enjoyed every fun. I liked all three of the female characters and their compelling stories. Liz was probably my favorite. Each of the women is turning a different age on the same day and I thought their feelings and worries about their particular ages to be really true to life. There's some romance, too, which I really liked!
bookholiday More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. There was so much to like. I felt like I knew them all- very good book!
Shelby622 More than 1 year ago
What a unique and wonderful story. I love this author's writing and this book was very well done. There are three storylines that intertwine and connect and each woman has such a powerful and emotional story to tell. I was completely captivated from the first page!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This short story is delightful! B.Freethy's writing style makes her books so easy to read - the words seem to flow. The story captures your attention from the first page and keeps you interested tothe very end. Highly recommended
Mommy70460 More than 1 year ago
This was my first book from this author and I enjoyed her writing. I will be buying more of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wished this had been longer, but great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good character devlopment, transition between stories and very intriguing ~ I finished in two nights!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the very first page of Barbara Freethy's books you want to keep reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Somehow with each character I started to reflect on my life at each age. I wish the book was longer or that the next book in the series builds upon at least one of the original characters. For now, here's wishing for a quick release.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was highly interesting. It was so full of suspense. One of the best ebooks I've read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book from start to finish. I enjoyed how well the story came together in the end, especially. This book was very well written! I had it finished in less than 6 hours; i just couldn't put it down!
goskins21 More than 1 year ago
Excellent story about three very different women. A quick and uplifting read. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It's the story of three women, three birthday wishes and how lifes always has a way to work things out. I wish it was longer (t's a very quick read... I read it in about 4hrs). Sweet and inspiring...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First, I loooovvvveeee B Freethy. I have purchased every book she has written that is available on Nook. I have loved all her books. This was just ok for me. I loved the stories individually but they were not connected. Also I read the wish series #2 book and it had absolutely no connection to book 1. So I am confused. Not sure what this is about. I wish it followed the author's usual pattern. This book wold have been amazing if it were 3 well developed books. It was rushed and sub-par for this author who I have always found A++. That being said, not a bad book. You will enjoy it. I am just being fastidious
LLB1949 More than 1 year ago
I love all of her books. They are fast reads and they always hold my attention. I would definately recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very enjoyable, easy read. Made you think about whats important in your own life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it in one day good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the second time just as much as the third.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful story of three women who changed their lives with a birthday wish! I really enjoyed reading this book!
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