Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

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by Lani Diane Rich
     
 

Freya Daly has always been a smart businesswoman - tough, unemotional, and a killer at negotiations. But for the last few months, she's been bursting into tears for no reason at all. Even though she's sure it must be some kind of rare eye condition, her boss (and father) removes her from her usual task of buying high-rent commercial properties in Boston, and

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Freya Daly has always been a smart businesswoman - tough, unemotional, and a killer at negotiations. But for the last few months, she's been bursting into tears for no reason at all. Even though she's sure it must be some kind of rare eye condition, her boss (and father) removes her from her usual task of buying high-rent commercial properties in Boston, and banishes her to a rundown campground in Idaho with orders to obtain the property at any cost. Why the property is so valuable, Freya doesn't know. All alone and far from home, her rare eye condition only gets worse. The one thing that seems to help is the friendship she strikes up with Piper Brody, a little girl who shows Freya that being a kid again can be a lot of fun.


Nate Brody is a five-star chef in Cincinnati. Unfortunately, at the moment, he's not in Cincinnati - he's running his father's rundown campground in Idaho. Having made a deathbed promise to his father to find a mysterious lost item before selling the place, Nate is anxious to get back home, where his restaurant and career wait for him....though, maybe not for much longer if he doesn't get back soon.


It doesn't help that his eleven-year-old daughter, Piper, loves it in Idaho. For once, he's not working fifteen-hour days, and he and Piper feel like a family. The only nuisance in their Idaho life is the guest in cabin number four. The beautiful woman from Boston has charmed Piper and, for some reason, seems as eager to buy the campground as Nate is to unload it.


As Freya and Nate build a friendship, things start to heat up - in more ways than one.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446618250
Publisher:
Hachette Book Group
Publication date:
10/31/2004
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Lani Diane Rich grew up in the mid-Hudson Valley section of New York. She is the award winning author of eight novels to date. She can be found through her website at www.lanidianerich.com and through her group blog at www.literarychicks.com.


Lani Diane Rich resides in Upstate New York with her husband and two children, where she is currently at work on her next novel.

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Wish You Were Here 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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EcleticBookaholic More than 1 year ago
If you loved the characters in "Crazy in Love" by the same author, you will love this sequel! More action, romance, and drama with a surprise ending, this was a story that I could not put down!
ReviewYourBook.com More than 1 year ago
Written by: Lani Diane Rich
Published by: Hachette Book Group USA
Reviewed by: Stephanie Rollins for ReviewYourBook.com 12/2008
ISBN: 978-0-446-61825-0
¿Breezy¿ 4 stars
Sometimes a woman must read a breezy, romantic book. This is one of those books.
Freya does not want love. Nate falls in love with her. He has a daughter, and Freya is not maternal in the conventional sense. To add to the confusion, someone is trying to kill Freya.
Can love overcome all of these obstacles? This is a read-in-a-bubble-bath book. It is a perfect guilty pleasure.
AuthorKellyMoran More than 1 year ago
Summing up Wish You Were Here, by Lani Diane Rich, in one word is endearing. Lani Diane Rich is a best-selling author, with such titles as: Crazy in Love, The Comeback Kiss, Maybe Baby, Ex and the Single Girl, and Time Off For Good Behavior. She resides in New York with her family.
Freya Daly has developed what she likes to call ¿a condition.¿ She couldn¿t quit crying. She is so very close to getting everything she wants- to take over her father¿s Boston real estate business when he retires, and now this ¿condition¿ was ruining everything, including her reputation. Her father sends her to Deer Creek, Idaho to purchase a run-down campground to prove her capability, the last hoop in a long line of trials. The problem is, Nate Brody won¿t sell. Nate promised his dying father that he wouldn¿t sell the land. Freya finds herself enchanted by Nate and his ten-year-old daughter, Piper, making her hoop even harder to jump through. As they search for a valuable heirloom, a treacherous secret from generations past is about to put them all in danger, forcing Freya to choose between her old, comfortable, boring life and the love she never dreamed imaginable.
This is my first time reading a title by this author, and I very well might pick up more. Lani Diane Rich has a candid way of laying out raw emotions and practical characters that you can relate to. She has a clever and witty sense of humor which had me laughing aloud quite a few times. The characters were realistically flawed, including the secondary ones. I particularly like the ending, where you got closure without changing who they were and altering the personalities greatly. I love a good romance that is not over-gushy and littered with cliché¿s, to which she proves immeasurably well here. The setting was richly portrayed, making you want to jump right in. You can tell that she thoroughly enjoyed writing this book.
Wish You Were Here, by Lani Diane Rich, is a humorous, charming, and satisfying read. Lani Diane Rich is emerging on the romance scene and I see great things in the future for her. Readers will delight in this light-hearted page-turner that will leave you with a smile on your face and restoration in the contemporary romance genre again.

Kelly Moran
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