Simple Wishes

Simple Wishes

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by Lisa Dale
     
 

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GOING HOME IS THE LONGEST JOURNEY OF ALL...


Adele Matin couldn't wait to put her lonely childhood and hometown behind her. Amid the bright lights and hustle and bustle of New York, she built a life for herself—until one terrible mistake brought it crashing down. Now Adele is running again, this time to a cottage she inherited from her mother in

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GOING HOME IS THE LONGEST JOURNEY OF ALL...


Adele Matin couldn't wait to put her lonely childhood and hometown behind her. Amid the bright lights and hustle and bustle of New York, she built a life for herself—until one terrible mistake brought it crashing down. Now Adele is running again, this time to a cottage she inherited from her mother in rural Pennsylvania. And she's about to realize that a small town has more to offer than she ever dreamed.


An artist and woodworker, Jay Westvelt knows a thing or two about living in the country. Adele is intrigued by her mysterious and sexy green-eyed neighbor, a man who took care of her house and soon cares deeply for her. But even as Adele's heart begins to soften toward him, secrets from her mother's past threaten to send her fleeing back to the city. Can Jay convince her to stay with him?


Only if she can learn an important truth: that happiness begins with SIMPLE WISHES.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The only flaw in Dale's haunting debut is its reliance on the old chestnut that small town life is superior to the big-city crush. Adele Martin flees her mistakes in New York for the Pennsylvania cabin inherited from her long-estranged mother, Marge, who died six years earlier. Beatrice and Al Lopresti, Marge's friends and neighbors, befriend Adele, though Beatrice refuses to divulge Marge's secrets. Taught that love means indebtedness, Adele is confused by the attentions of woodworker Jay Westvelt. He prefers the simple life, wants stability and a family and doesn't identify as an artist despite his talent. Dale strongly communicates Adele's fears about the future and anger over the past through her relationships with vivid secondary characters such as the Loprestis' troubled teenage granddaughter, Kayleigh, as she puts the reader through a well-paced emotional wringer. (Jan.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446406895
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.72(h) x 1.05(d)

Meet the Author

A lifelong bookworm, Lisa Dale is a firm believer that there are few things in life better than curling up with a novel and a cup of tea. Lisa Dale worked in publishing for a number of years before earning her MFA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. A former assistant editor of The Literary Review and nominee for Best New American Voices 2010, Lisa lives and writes in Northern New Jersey.

For book trailers and excerpts you can visit Lisa's personal Web site, www.LisaDaleBooks.com. Or you can join the conversation on www.BookAnatomy101.com, a blog where Lisa dissects, scrutinizes, and otherwise tinkers with "how books work." Lisa loves chatting with readers and writers, so log on and say hi!

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Simple Wishes 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh. Kay. The answers still no.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a dog
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goes to the new camp.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do this you die. Do that you die. OH YEAH! DO THIS AND THAT TO GET BANNED! Also, I don't know how I am going to track you down, BUT I WILL! BECAUSE I HAVE A HUGE CUCUMBER SHOVED UP MY AZZHOLE! Hello. Go away. Yeah, not about to join this "clan". Just a rip-off of the Ethereal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why dont you check right up your a<_>ss
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm gonna start crying...cuz after school, comes college. After college, responsiblity. With responsibilty, a job. A job, no life. No life, you die. I'M MORE THAN HALF WAY THROUGH SCHOOL!!!!!!! :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She eats a shrew.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watch. They look angry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bloodclan back to camp to defend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
They are inactive for now. You should go home. And no matter what, dont come back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can i adopt dapplekit plz replt to snowstripe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
she waits until the perfect moment, and then scrambles between Malice's legs, wasting no time in dashing back to her own camp. "come o snowstripe and stonepelt!!" she mews, still running, not looking back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im leavint
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Observes the clan...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"You're all sick. I am leaving The Kill." She hissed, running out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(She was slicin' and dicin' before ^~^)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"What happened to Fyre...?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A black tom padded in. "May i join??"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No bio yet..)) she laid down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Camp is moved to "Cranford" all res. See y'all there!
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