Just A Wish Away (Wish Series, #2)

Just A Wish Away (Wish Series, #2)

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by Barbara Freethy
     
 
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Barbara Freethy, takes us back to the beach in an emotional love story between two best friends who have been separated for a very long time.

Alexa Parker and Braden Elliott fell in love when they were twelve years old. On a summer day, while searching for sea glass on the beaches of Washington State, they discovered an

Overview

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Barbara Freethy, takes us back to the beach in an emotional love story between two best friends who have been separated for a very long time.

Alexa Parker and Braden Elliott fell in love when they were twelve years old. On a summer day, while searching for sea glass on the beaches of Washington State, they discovered an unusually shaped blue bottle. The ever-imaginative Alexa declared it a genie's bottle. Popping the cork, they were surprised by a rogue wave that sprayed them with a fine, cool mist. Closing their eyes, they each made a wish ...

Before their love had a chance to grow, life, family and tragedy separated the two best friends. Now fifteen years later, Alexa returns to Sand Harbor after her aunt is injured in a mysterious break-in at her antique store. Braden is also back, but he's not the innocent boy Alexa remembers. His military service has left him with physical and emotional scars.

Can the sweet love of youth be recaptured by two now cynical souls? Can solving the mystery of the past bring them to a new future? Or will it take a wish, maybe two ...

ALSO AVAILABLE in the WISH SERIES
A SECRET WISH (Wish Series #1)
WHEN WISHES COLLIDE (Wish Series #3)

I'm also currently writing a connected family series, THE CALLAWAYS:
ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (#1)
SO THIS IS LOVE (#2)
FALLING FOR A STRANGER (#3)
BETWEEN NOW AND FOREVER (#4)
ALL A HEART NEEDS (#5)
THAT SUMMER NIGHT (#6)
WHEN SHADOWS FALL (#7)
SOMEWHERE ONLY WE KNOW (#8)

Editorial Reviews

Ena Proctor
"I did enjoy this book as much as book one in the Wish Series it kept me interested all the way through, I didn't like having to put it down to even eat! I love the style in which Barbara Freethy writes too. The only disappointment I had was I didn't want it to end!! So did I enjoy it? Yes. Do I want to read more of the Wish Series ? Yes, of course. Do I want to read more by Barbara Freethy? Definitely!" -- Ena Proctor
Books-N-Kisses .com - Kimberly Wise
"This book is the ultimate "you can never go home" book. Don't we all wonder at some time what would have happened if we were still with our first love? Would we use the chance to reconnect if we had it? And if we did reconnect would it be the same now? That is what this book is all about." Kimberly Wise (www.books-n-kisses.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014180788
Publisher:
Barbara Freethy
Publication date:
03/30/2012
Series:
Wish Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
32,359
File size:
523 KB

Meet the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, a distinction she received for her novel, SUMMER SECRETS. Her 40 novels range from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Several other titles have appeared at #1 on the Barnes and Noble Top 100 bestsellers, including A SECRET WISH (Wish Series, #1), DON'T SAY A WORD and ALL SHE EVER WANTED. Twelves of her books have appeared on the USA Today and NY Times Bestseller Lists.

Her books have won numerous awards - she is a six-time finalist for the RITA for best contemporary romance from Romance Writers of America and a two-time winner for DANIEL'S GIFT and THE WAY BACK HOME.

Known for her emotional and compelling stories of love, family, mystery and romance, Barbara enjoys writing about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary adventures.

Barbara has lived all over the state of California and currently resides in Northern California where she draws much of her inspiration from the beautiful bay area. She loves to hear from readers so please feel free to write her.

For a complete listing of books, as well as excerpts and contests, and to connect with Barbara:

Visit Barbara's Website at www.barbarafreethy.com
Join Barbara on Facebook at www.facebook.com/barbarafreethybooks
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Just A Wish Away (Wish Series, #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 221 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one day!! I loved Braden and Alexa's romance. The sleepy beach town this story unravels in made me think of so many great summer memories I had myself. The book kept me guessing the entire time and I was so pleased with how it all played out. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone. I can't wait to read more of Barbara Freethy's books, I'm hooked!
profdrj More than 1 year ago
I love the stories that Freethy tells, but believe me, epublishing should not be an excuse for poor editing. In this book, Freethy can't seem to remember whether Alexa's father, Rob, is Phoebe's brother or her son and the confusion continues when she can't seem to decide whether Alexa is Phoebe's niece or granddaughter. It makes an otherwise good story most annoying. There are many other mechanics issues with the text as well, and they detract from the quality of the work. I simply wish that the author had taken more care. Her loyal readers deserve at least that.
Yvettem2 More than 1 year ago
Fun story! I really enjoyed the beach setting. I wanted to go and live there! The main characters Alexa and Braden were well developed. I liked how they were shaped by their pasts and their families. Barbara Freethy always delivers a complex story and this one was very good. I read it in one day so it was a fast read.
Kreadsalot More than 1 year ago
Great story! I loved the reunion of Alexa and Braden - their first summer love was depicted so beautifully, and I loved watching them find their way back to each other. A little mystery kept the pages turning, but it was the characters that I loved. Another great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. If you enjoy mystery and romance this is a good read.
suet1240 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful romance! Really touching story of first love and second chances. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a quick read.
Shelby622 More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Fun, romantic and touching love story. I love this theme of wishes. Alexa and Braden fall for each other as kids but life tears them apart. They meet years later and their story felt very real to me. It wasn't just about the past it was about figuring out who they were now. This one was really good. I enjoyed A SECRET WISH as well. The books share the theme of wishes but are very different and stand on their own. Highly recommended!
TheresaF1 More than 1 year ago
It might not be Summer yet but oh boy did this book make me really feel like it was! I loved this story set in what seems to be the cutest beach town. The characters are wonderful, I felt like I could really relate to Alexa and her family troubles. Of course I was rooting for her and Braden the whole time. I also loved the mystery that went on throughout the book, I kept thinking it was one person and then another...and then ANOTHER! So many twists and turns I was able to read this book in only a matter of days. I highly recommend it!
marybing27 More than 1 year ago
I've read all of Barbara Freethy's books and I was not disappointed with this second book in her wish series. The book really makes you believe in second chances and is such a "feel good" read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully romantic! A great read for spring.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual, the story was engaging- I didn't want to put it down! But there were a few too many grammatical errors- sometimes entire words were missing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine recommended this book to read and I am glad she did. If you love a little romance and a little mystery this book will get you hooked.
RRPNC More than 1 year ago
Recommend Highly! Great author and great reading!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story about true love. It contained the beach and finding yourself. A very good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast read and typical Freethy style! Loved this one too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel like everytime I read a novel by Barbara Freethy I am surprised in a good way! I'm not sure where she comes up with all her wonderful ideas but as a loyal reader I am happy that she does! I wish this book didn't have to end. It's a page turner!
410blank More than 1 year ago
Delightful! What a fun book and fast read! I like reunion stories and this one had terrific characters. Alexa and Braden are a great couple. I was rooting for them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 495 page romance mystery was a fast read, due in part to about 75 pages being an excerpt for another book and book information. It was very well edited. This alone made it worth what I paid for it. It took me about five hours to read it on a very stormy day in January. It held my interest nicely. I really liked the characters and the setting. I have read a lot of books about Washington State and the north western sea board lately and have determined from this book to take my next gad about there. Freethy made it sound so enticing. There was not an over whelming cast of characters, so I got to know and like all of them ( except the father) there was an old murder mystery. No blood, guts and gore. There is some sex, but not the boil your eyes kind, and some light humor. Which I would have liked more of. The conclusion was very nicely done. I would like to read a sequal to this book. I think there is one in the works. I think a sixteen girl could read this book and enjoy it, if the amount of pages did not scare her off. My mom would have grounded me for a month, if I had a book with the word SEX in it, at 16. The times really do change. I recommend this book for those who enjoy a lighter romance and mystery novel. It was very well done. AD
manager7 More than 1 year ago
Loved that it contained my favorite characteristics -- love, sex, mystery and forgiveness.
ekaterin More than 1 year ago
There's really not much going on here. A cheap mystery that gets solved by a letter that explains everything (Come on!) and two people that really don't have much problem getting together. There is supposed to be all this conflict with Braden's army career and ex-wife, but it all gets resolved far too easily. I loved Barbara Freethy's Summer Secrets, but this came nowhere close to the quality of that story.
cab80 More than 1 year ago
Kept me entertained and not bored
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so happy I found Freethy's books! I love how she weaves a story! This one had me from the first page and I couldn't stop! Love, loss, fear of rejection, hopes, dreams its all here!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly a great read
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