Making Wishes by Marilyn Holdsworth
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was not sure what to expect when we started discussing this book.
From the book description it looked a little sketchy and I was anticipating some kind of “chick-flick”. I was wrong. The story has a lot more substance and really drags you in to the anguish felt by the protagonist. Marriage, parenting, family, love, separation are all key elements of the story. And then of course, there is the need to be who you are. Which one wins?
There’s drama and a real sense of reality that makes you continue reading until you get some resolution. I felt a great deal of empathy with the storyteller and followed the internal struggle she was dealing with.
A genuinely sophisticated read, that is well structured and clearly written with passion. It examines the powerful emotions of a real life dilemma and really puts you, the reader, in a position to fully appreciate what is going on. The only thing that prevents me from giving it a full 5 stars is that I felt the story dragged more than it should have. Other readers may not feel the same.
I really enjoyed the novel and will read more from this author. Highly recommended read.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.
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