Molly Bell and the Wishing Well

Molly Bell and the Wishing Well

by Bridget Geraghty

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Overview

Molly Bell is an eleven-year old girl who used to be a whimsical, sporty type of a child with a zest for living. All that has been turned upside down by the untimely death of her mother two years ago. To make matters worse, her father is getting remarried to a high-maintenance beauty that Molly seemingly has nothing in common with, and she comes with an annoying six-year old son, Henry, who finds a way to wreck everything in his path.
Molly can't find anything about her new circumstances to be excited about, until her Aunt Joan tells her about the wishing well at Molly's grandparents' farm. According to Aunt Joan, every wish she ever made there came true. And it just so happens that Molly and Henry will be staying at the farm for a week while their parents are on their honeymoon. Molly is convinced if she could just find that wishing well, she could wish for her mom to come back to life and everything will be okay again.
But Molly is in for a few surprises, and more than a few hard lessons about being careful what you wish for when the consequences of Molly's selfish desires wreak havoc on her entire family. Can Molly make things right again through the wishing well? Or will she need to find it within herself to bring back the joy in her life that has been missing all this time?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541034006
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/29/2016
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

About the Author

Bridget Geraghty lives in northern Illinois with her husband and three children. She taught elementary school for eight years before focusing on writing. It is her wish that her stories inspire her readers to consider new perspectives, strive for a deeper understanding, and reach towards a bright and hopeful future.

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ann Neville for Readers' Favorite Molly Bell and the Wishing Well, written by Bridget Geraghty, is about an eleven-year old girl who relished life and her beloved soccer until the untimely death of her cherished mother two years ago. Then, more disaster, her father decides to re-marry - to someone Molly seemingly has nothing in common with and, to top it all off, she comes with an annoying six-year old son, Henry, who manages to wreck everything in his path. Can the wishing well on her grandparents’ farm bring back happiness? Molly is in for a few surprises, and more than a few hard lessons about being careful what you wish for. Or does she need to find it within herself to bring back the joy in her life that has been missing all this time? Molly Bell and the Wishing Well is a gripping novel for preteens filled with grief, jealousy, poignancy and, finally, hope. I am impressed by the way in which Bridget Geraghty has managed to show Molly’s transition through despair to hope in a tangible way so that the reader can also feel Molly’s grief and loss of confidence in herself – I had to reach for the tissues myself! But Bridget Geraghty also managed to draw my emotions towards Henry who, initially, comes across as an unlikable child, but ends up being someone who pulled at my heartstrings as well. The parallel story of Grandpa Cody adds weight to Molly’s story, and using the metaphor of the wishing well also resonates. It is Geraghty's wish that Molly and the Wishing Well inspires her readers ‘to consider new perspectives, strive for a deeper understanding, and reach towards a bright and hopeful future.’ She has certainly achieved this. I unreservedly recommend this book.
book4children More than 1 year ago
What a sweet story for all ages! Molly is a young girl whose world is turned upside-down with the death of her mother. While visiting her grandparent’s farm, she visits a secret wishing well where she makes wishes and learns about self-discovery, new relationships, and growing up. I love each character in this book and the role they play with Molly as she goes on a journey to find happiness. The author did a perfect job of making each character important and personable to Molly and the readers. I especially loved Grandma Saige and Grandpa Cody. They show old- fashioned love, patience and wit with Molly and Henry. I highly recommend this book for youth who are experiencing change. It’s about overcoming grief, having faith and learning to love and accept – especially when things happen that we don’t “wish” for. Source: I received a digital copy of this book from Bridget Geraghty, the author.