The Impossible Wish

The Impossible Wish

by Christine Nolfi

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ISBN-13: 9780985247768
Publisher: Christine Nolfi
Publication date: 01/13/2014
Pages: 198
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Award-winning author Christine Nolfi provides readers with heartwarming and inspiring fiction. Her 2011 debut Treasure Me is a Next Generation Indie Awards finalist. The Midwest Book Review lists many of her novels as "highly recommended" and her books have enjoyed bestseller status. She has also written the manual for writers Reviews Sell Books. Visit her at www.christinenolfi.com

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The Impossible Wish 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
DianeD54 More than 1 year ago
Christine Nolfi does it again in book #3 of her Liberty series! The town of Liberty, Ohio draws you in from the first page and makes you feel right at home. I have grown to love these characters and I can't wait to read the next book. This is a series you don't want to miss.
LorieSP More than 1 year ago
Rollicks Into Unexpected Places Third in the Liberty Series, penned by Christine Nolfie, Birdie Kaminsky works through relationship issues, not only with her journalist fiancé, but with her thieving, soul-crushing mother, Wish, of the book’s title. This is action-packed, rollicking into unexpected places with scene after scene of what can happen to a Midwest town when a wicked witch flies in on her stolen broom for revenge on her daughter with attendant monkeys at her evil bidding. But a fantasy and Oz, this is not! It is fun, with lots of heart-in-your-throat, and even jaw-dropping, action; it’s heartfelt with characters I have come to know and hope to see much more of; it is hope filled, with a community coming together to take care of its own in their individual ways. A new man of estimable character has been introduced—Hector—who seems likely to appear (possibly along with ex-wives and current-ex-fiance) in the future. Finney, chief cook at the Second Chance, is turning out to be a favorite of mine. She is tall with size 10 feet and bemoans the fact there are so many tiny women: “They get all the men with their batty eyelashes and petite bodies.” That just how tall women have felt at least at some point in their lives! “The dreamy phase he thought of as Little Land when kids believed in everything from the Tooth Fairy to Santa Claus.” Birdie never had a chance to experience Little Land with the mother she had. Character development is seamless and surprising in the Liberty series, bringing me insight into types I may have known existed but never experienced. There are wonderful lines and turns of phrase that pulled me right in, making me feel part of the story, a particular trait Nolfi seems to have at her fingertips. Not your ordinary chick book, or beach read, it's one you won't forget when you put it down. The Impossible Wish is a great read all on its own—if it’s your first foray into Nolfi’s work, you will be delighted to seek the others in the series.
MisfitGeek More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I have read and enjoyed all of Christine Nolfi’s books but I have particular fondness for the entire Liberty series. The town of Liberty and its residents have a charm that makes me want to take up residence and make friends. I believe this must be Nolfi’s special talent. I loved that most of my favorite characters were in this book along with some fresh ones that I quickly became attached to. Birdie happens to be my favorite character and I love the way she is continually changing and evolving. She surprises me constantly but is always consistent. I find myself very attached to her and really want her to succeed in her new life. I really liked the storyline in this book. There was an element of suspense because you never knew what Wish might do next. It was also very touching to see how Birdie’s relationships develop and how she comes to terms with how she feels about them and her new life. Of course, there is always the undercurrent of Nolfi’s trademark humor. This is the third book in the Liberty series. It is a series that I recommend but they should be read in the order intended for maximum enjoyment. I would very much enjoy it if Nolfi continued writing books for this series. I will continue to read anything she writes because I just enjoy her books so much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
** spoiler alert ** Another great work by Christine Nolfi. She has yet to disappoint. I will start out with some general statements about Mrs. Nolfi and her work... There is just something about Nolfi's writing that calms me. Whether I am stressed at work and need a 5-minute breather or exhausted at home at the end of a long evening of doing all that a toddler mom does...I just pull up my Nook app on my smartphone and find peace and comfort in her words. [Note: If I could find the charger for my Nook--please refer to previous mention of being a toddler mom--those 5-minute breathers might double or triple in length...but for now, I'll just have to make do with what I have and remain thankful that my boss's office is 5 states away. Ha!] Liberty, in particular, warms my heart the most. While visiting Liberty through Nolfi's writing, I yearn for that small-town "slow" life that is quickly diminishing in present day. Mom-and-Pop shops are few and far between anymore; everyone is out to make big money in the corporate world...but Nolfi allows me to reminisce and cherish those small-town memories that I do have. Liberty is the hometown I once knew, the hometown my grandparents told me about, and you better believe I will take advantage of every opportunity Nolfi provides to visit that place time and time again. As great as Liberty is, Ethel Lynn and Theodora are the icing on the cake. They have become my favorite part of this series. I look forward to their bickering so much that I almost lose focus on the main plot of each novel. I am, however, an avid Steel Magnolias fan...so I blame that likening for my attention deficit. To bring this review back to the novel in question, though, I will say that The Impossible Wish was full of twists and turns that I never anticipated. When we were first introduced to Hector, I absolutely could not figure out where Nolfi was going with this character. Two ex-wives that doled out tough love, a fiancé with a gun...and yet his heart still skipped a beat when he saw each one of them? I just could not make that piece fit the Liberty puzzle. Nolfi worked her magic, of course, and throughout the novel Hector and all that is he, was revealed to us in a manner that tugged at my heartstrings. Heck, I almost found myself wishing Birdie would drop Hugh and end up with Hector. He deserves to be happy, and something tells me Nolfi will make sure that happens at some point. The Impossible Wish is about life and love, and how the choices we make affect those things. It's about forgiveness, redemption, and admitting when you're wrong. And, a personal favorite, a bit of karma even makes its appearance this time (although maybe the punishment was not as harsh as I was hoping for...will she stay on the straight and narrow?). The Impossible Wish reminds us to be careful what we value in this life, because sometimes it takes losing those "valuable things" to realize what we should have valued in the first place. Do yourself a favor and read this book, along with anything else you can find by Mrs. Nolfi. I promise you will be glad you did. I sure am.
Greisn1 More than 1 year ago
Birdie Kaminsky is living the dream life (almost) after she gains her inheritance and meets the man of her dreams. She's given up her life as a common thief so put down roots and settle into a normal life as a journalist and newspaper editor in Liberty, Ohio. But when someone hacks into the newspaper and starts slowly stealing Birdie's money from her back account, Liberty is set on high alert. It can only mean one thing: Mama's back. This book, much like author Christine Nolfi's other work, is told from multiple perspectives. I love this way of story-telling. It gives you a better sense of what is going on in the town. Even better, it lets the reader in on secrets that other characters don't yet know. I've always thought that it made me feel a bit special, but honestly it lets you feel like you are part of the story. Like you are right there in Liberty with the characters. The Impossible Wish kept me guessing about what would happen all the way until the end. For once, I was almost always guessing wrong. Though it was frustrating to constantly come to a plot twist that wasn't at all what I expected, it speaks volumes about Christine Nolfi's writing ability that she can leave a reader surprised. While I loved the book, there were a couple of things that prevented me from giving it all five stars. The first problem I had dealt with the character Hector. If you know Liberty, then you know the previous stories. Hector's character didn't quite fit my expectations. I felt that there was no conclusion to his story line, like there is more to the story that isn't there. Hopefully it will show up at a later date, maybe a budding romance with Liberty's favorite makeup maven? We'll have to wait and see. This story is more action-packed and mysterious than I had thought it would be, but unfortunately it seemed like the climax was entirely too short. I felt like the conflicts were resolved entirely too quickly. My hope is that there is more to the story, parts that will be revealed in a sequel. I really did like this story. I've liked all of Christine Nolfi's work so far, and I'm sure I will love any future works. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes exciting and mysterious stories. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone who has read Treasure Me or Second Chance Grill, the first two Liberty, Ohio stories. I thought that the story of Birdie Kaminsky was over at the end of Treasure Me. I was wrong. And I'm hoping that I am wrong in thinking that this is the end of her story. As a fan of the author, I'm left hoping that there will be another story featuring Birdie. But even if there is not, there is one thing I want to see in the next liberty tale: a description including a Birdie Baby Belly.
bookworm1954DB More than 1 year ago
Some authors have a the gift of storytelling. Christine is one of those authors. You will become absorbed into her books, a part of the story, a part of the town and its people. I loved this book! It is the 3rd book in her Liberty series and I highly recommend that you read them all. I love becoming so into a book that I forget where I am, don't you? Please do yourself a favor and read this series! Absolutely incredible!!! I can't wait for the next one! Bravo, Christine!!1 Highly, highly, recommend these books to all! I guarantee you will love them!!! It really doesn't matter what genre you are into, you will find Christine to be one of your new favorites, she is mine!! LOVED IT!!!!