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A oignant thought Boyfriends from Hell provoking and highly compelling tale which I couldn t bear tout down Fiona Harper s mainstream debut novel Make My Wish Come True is simply outstandingJuliet and Gemma might be sisters but they are as different as chalk and cheese Juliet has always been the sensible responsible and uptight sibling whereas Gemma is the laid back free spirit who lives out of a suitcase With the festive season fast approaching Juliet s organisational skills are out in force as she has been Battered Not Broken planning Christmas day with militaryrecision for months With gifts to buy Christmas lunch to What Ive Become (The Humanity Within Book 1) prepare and her kidsacked social schedule to juggle every single minute of the big day is accounted for Gemma on the other hand is trying to muster up the courage to tell her big sister that she will be spending the holiday season sunning herself in an exclusive resort in St LuciaWhen she hears of her younger sister s The Contemporaries plan to spend Christmas on a sandy beach in the Caribbean Juliet is absolutely livid All her carefully and meticulously laidlans have been thrown into disarray by her selfish sister yet again Nobody seems to appreciate the sacrifices and compromises which she makes to ensure that everyone has the UML Weekend Crash Course [With CDROM] perfect Christmas so when a sisterly suabble compels Gemma to tell her sister to go to St Lucia in herlace a stressed out Juliet decides to take her up on her offer With Gemma Steampunk Erotica promising to look after her kids Julietacks her bags and leaves Tunbridge Wells behind for the warm Caribbean sun For the first time in ages Juliet can look forward to a relaxing Christmas where the only thing she s got to worry about is topping up her suntan lotion Things soon begin to look up for the single mum when she meets good looking Italian travel writer Marco After her husband had left her Juliet s self confidence had taken uite a battering Will sensible Juliet shake off the shackles of responsibility and indulge in a no strings affair with a gorgeous Italian hunk under the sizzling Caribbean sunAssistant director Gemma spends her entire working life looking after highly strung actors and dealing with the many temper tantrums thrown by diva directors so organizing Christmas for her four nieces and nephews should be a walk in the Poker Slave park However the time Gemma spends walking in her sister s shoes the she realizes how little she appreciates all that Juliet does for their family Determined not to let her sister down Gemma sets out to give her nephews and nieces a Christmas they will never forget Luckily for her Juliet s gorgeous neighbor Will is always available to give her a helping handJuliet and Gemma have spent their entire life at loggerheads but will this Christmas be the time where they will re evaluate their relationship and let bygones be bygones Or will they continue to letast resentments and old wounds come between themMake My Wish Come True is an enjoyable moving and witty tale about families the ties that bind unexpected blessings and the magic of Christmas that will tug at your heartstrings make you smile and make you To the Golden Shore ponder your relationship with theeople who matter to you most Fiona Harper has Indulge (Warm Delicacy, penned a believable and realistic novel about the everyday struggle forerfection the constant ressures of suburban life and the fear of failing that will strike a chord with women everywhereJuliet and Gemma were richly drawn and exuisitely rendered characters that were easy to relate to In Make My Wish Come True Fiona Harper takes these two very different characters on a journey of healing and self discovery that is emotional heartrending funny and credibleFiona Harper has outdone herself with Make My Wish Come True a first class read that s got winner written all over itThis review was originally ublished on Single Titles I had not read any books by Fiona Harper I was delighted to receive this from a goodreads giveaway The story follows two sisters who live very different lives and decide to swap Christmases Told with warmth and humour I read and enjoyed this book in no time at all and it certainly got me right into the Christmas spirit I love books that set a traditional winter scene something to get me in that festive mood featuring snowy weather warming up by the fire So naturally as soon as I heard about Make My Wish Come True a new book based around two sisters and their rather different Christmases I had to Kirkland Revels pick it up I loved the sound of the stay at home traditional English country Christmas though I can t say I was keen on the thought of a Caribbean Christmas However Iicked the book up and was excited to start reading This story focuses on two sisters Juliet and Gemma Juliet and Gemma are uite different characters mainly reflected in the very different lives at they lead Juliet is a single mother highly organised but always running flat out doing everything she can for her children and community Gemma is an actress not often staying in one To Him Who Sits on the Throne place and not one who takes on many responsibilities Juliet islanning a big traditional Christmas cooking a big meal for all invited When Gemma tells her sister that she will be flying out to the Caribbean for the big day a uick and somewhat crazy decision is made for Juliet to take the break she needs by going alone to the Caribbean whilst Juliet takes over the big festivity that was lanned at homeMy Christmas book wishes were than fulfilled with the experience of Gemma s uite dysfunctional English Christmas With this Christmas I got everything I asked for for from the little mentions of the decorations to the children s excitement and suabbles Harper did fantastically well creating a real sense of festive spirit Her half of the story really showed the spirit of the community around her as they all ulled together to make the day a good oneAlthough I Youth, Beautiful Youth personally find the thought of a Caribbean Christmas awful thankfully it was certainly not bad to read about Harper was able to switch me from the a chilly cottage in England to the sweltering beaches in just a turn of theage I thought it may be a bit difficult getting into two different main settings but it was surprisingly easy and it was actually really enjoyable to see the difference between the two and makes the festivity a little less full on for those who just like general chick lit Of course it also allowed for character reflection and for different character relationshipsI came to really like both Juliet and Gemma as the book rogressed From the beginning I found Juliet nice enough and she had a real sense of realism she is the charac. Family orientated and Christmas dinner cook extraordinaire Juliet is trying to keep it together in the wake of her marriage breakdown two Christmases ago but the cracks are beginning to showBright and vivacious Gemma was always the favourite daughterSo she has no ualms about leaving Christmas in her sister Juliet’s capable hands; and escaping the ressures of he.
Ter that I think that most will Fault Lines prefer at the beginning of reading I didn tarticularly like Gemma at the beginning of the book though I didn t Hunt for 901 particularly dislike her either mainly because I didn t really get much of a sense of who she was I most certainly warmed to Gemma throughout the book as did other characters by seeing her in a different light The author did a really good job of helping us to understand how and why the sisters didn t fully understand or appreciate each otherAs with most chick lit books there were of course love interests for our tworotagonists I was completely caught up in the atmosphere with Gemma and Will they worked surprisingly well together though I admit I would haven t have been best Chasing After Infinity pleased if I was Juliet Juliet s relationship with the charismatic Marco was so fantastically written though I was cautious I was sucked in and I felt like I d beenunched in the stomach towards the end but that s what good writing does For me it was the family relationship that really made this book what it was seeing the family and friends come together def Review originally Morir por un iPhone - Apple, Foxconn y las luchas de los trabajadores en China published on my blog was veryleasantly surprised by Fiona Harper s Make My Wish Come True I admit that initially when I was offered a review copy I felt a bit sceptical as I wrongly assumed that a novel Captain China Volume 1 published by Mills Boon would always be a smut or erotica read And while there is nothing wrong with that it isn t what I generally enjoy reading myself So I was ready to decline the kind offer until I read the book s blurb and saw its enticing festive cover I adore Christmas so festive books areretty much my favourite thing in the world which made it sound much like a chick lit novel and right up my alley and I am very glad I gave this book a goFairly recently I read Jane Green s excellent novel Life Swap and the Interplay: The Process of Interpersonal Communication premise to Make My Wish Come True rang very similar even if in this case it s two sisters swapping lives and not two strangers It s always so easy to believe that the grass is greener on the other side when you re swamped down by theroblems in your own hectic life but when experiencing the other Cast On, Bets Off person s day to day routine as both Gemma and Juliet get the chance to do it not only shows thaterhaps the other side isn t uite as Private Elisha Stockwell, Jr., Sees The Civil War perfect as you think it is but it also gives the sisters some much needederspective on their own actions The sisters have a very forced relationship and by not being able to get Past Lives, Future Lives past old issues and misconceptions this doesn t ever get a chance to change until they step into each other s shoes and for the first time can see what it s like to be on the other of the accusationsBoth Gemma and Juliet were well rounded characters who became very realeople with each Love with Every Beat page that I turned As the storyrogressed I became and invested in their lives and the burdens they ve been carrying with them for so long Juliet s children were a joy to read about the sullen teenager Violet who CPA Australia - Advanced Taxation perhaps felt responsibility than she should have on her young shoulders the incredibly wise Polly who usually sounded like a 40 year old instead of the 10 year old she is and the young twins boys who brought some much needed joy and mischief into the house And let s not forget Will the gentleman neighbour who is uite a dish to look at too I wouldn t mind having a neighbour like that myselfDespite being a fairly light and flirty read for the mostart the sisterly relationship was uite intense at times and as the story unfolded and secrets unraveled some of the revelations made it a heart breaking and though If Walls Could Talk (Haunted Home Renovation Mystery, provoking novel too Thankfully the Christmas setting also added a lot of warmth to the story and author Fiona Harper truly managed toaint that hectic but oh so wonderful atmosphere that goes hand in hand with crazy Christmas cooking schedules and eclectic gatherings of friends and family members who under any other circumstance would have been unable to spend than a few minutes in the same roomHarper describes the complicated family dynamics central to the story with a lot of heart and with her witty writing style she also adds a charm which turns a novel which could so easily have been too intense or dull into something engaging and heartfelt And after reading Make My Wish Come True I m not only very keen to check out one of her other books but she s also single handedly changed my erspective on Mills Boons novels which are definitely worth checking out even if like me you re not a big reader of their traditional romantic titles A nice book to read when you don t need anything too challenging to read Meet 2 sisters and their very different lives Although it is based on Christmastime it could be read round the ool in the su This book is to be suirrelled away and taken out to read over Christmas with no distractions The story of two sisters Gemma and Juliet it is heart breaking but heart warming enough to light a fire under the cockles of your heart by the end Swapping به سوی زبان شناسی شعر places over Christmas takes them both out of their comfort zones and gives each one a uniueerspective on the other for the first time in their livesAdd in some of the most adorable children on the Genesis planet the glitz of the film industry a hunky next door do gooder neighbour an exotic locale an even hunkier Latin lover and it all boils up the most scrumptiously satisfying holiday read everIt s a gem of a story so curl up with a hot choc or mulled wine and savour it Things are not always what they seem as these two sisters find outJuliet and Gemma are four years apart and their relationship is a bit strained Juliet the older one is now 40 years old and her world has been turned upside down with her recent divorce and now managing life as a single mom to her brood of four and workingart time Gemma is an Assistant Director whose world revolves around work and hobnobbing with movie stars Juliet has always strived for a Mirror Matter perfect Christmas and she has detailed checklists to ensure that she doesn t miss a thing but it exhausts her This year she asks Gemma for her help In all honesty Juliet seems a bit resentful of Gemma s carefree life with no ties or commitments With both of theirarents gone Juliet is the one holding the family together visiting their Great Aunt Sylvia twice weekly who is becoming forgetful and senile as the days go by Juliet takes care of everyone s needs but her own and her time is just stretched way too thinJuliet has a handsome neighbor Will who is just a friend but it could robably be something if one of them would just make a move Gemma R glamorous job and the festive madness by jetting off to somewhere warm When Gemma shirks responsibility once too many and announces she’s off to the Caribbean again; Juliet finally snaps Gemma offers her sister the erfect solution to swap Christmases she’ll stay home and cook the turkey how hard can it be and Juliet can fly off into the sun and have a resto.
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S a bit of a spoiled brat in my opinion She thinks very highly of herself and feels that her time is valuable than Juliet s because of her demanding job Juliet thinks that Gemma is selfish and I don t disagreeOf course Juliet doesn t get the help from Gemma that she needs When Gemma finally graces Juliet s family with her Six Days presence andresents to ease her guilty conscience Gemma admits that she has booked a holiday in St Lucia at an all inclusive resort The sisters have a row and Juliet has a meltdown and Gemma offers to do a switcheroo She will host Christmas at Juliet s home and take care of all the Awareness preparations and Juliet can go off on a solo holiday at a tropical resort and take a much needed break from reality Juliet balks but her teenage daughter convinces her to go when she tells her that the kids know that their mom is not happy and that she s stressed out and that sometimes she takes it out on them by yelling Juliet is horrified yet she knows it s true She s just so tired and it s tough raising a family on your own She sees the good that this respite could do for her so she agreesWhen Juliet meets an Italian man who is staying in the villa next to hers sparks fly but it doesn t end well Meanwhile there s an attraction developing between Gemma and Will which causes a bit of guilt for both of them because of theotential relationship that Will could have with Juliet What a mess This holiday tale wasn t what I was expecting I was hoping that Juliet would be whisked off her feet and meet the man of her dreams but that s not how things ended for her so that was a bit of a disappointment The story was about family and the relationship between the sisters and while there were romantic Cat Out of Hell partners for both of them I felt the romances were secondary Juliet and Gemma finally communicate about their feelings towards each other and all that resentment that had festered for so many years begins to dissolve I think it did the sisters good to take a walk in each other s shoes so to speakSo all in all it does end up being a feel good holiday story about two sisters who make amends with each otherThis review wasosted on my book blog Really loved reading this book over Christmas and New Year The warring sisters were great and the two seperate stories had me cringing and laughing at the same time Loved the unexpected twist in the tale for Juliet and I hadn t read any novels by Fiona harper before so I was really looking forward to seeing what Fiona had in store for me with Make My Wish Come TrueJuliet is a single mother to her children and wants a Christmas that is a joyful family celebration Her sister Gemma however is free and single and has dreams of a Christmas is the beautiful Caribbean sun But soon there are new Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work plans involving a Christmas swap Gemma will spend a snowy Christmas with her nieces and nephews and Juliet will be going on a tropical holiday living Gemma s adventures and lifeI really enjoyed this I loved the idea of the Christmas swap and I looked forward to reading about how each sister would cope when living the life of the other sister at Christmas And it was fascinating to read as they both threw themselves into their new roles Gemma having to look after the children and Juliet spending time in the sunshineThe characters were really well written the children wereersonal favourites of mine and I loved that they Mother India played a valuableart in Gemma s Christmas I really enjoyed Gemma and Juliet s The Late Romances personal journeys and reading about their development as they gained a deeper understanding of what life was like for each other At times it really touched my heart and I don t want to spoil it so I won t say any but it is a beautifully written storyMake My Wish Come True is a novel of family romance and Christmas spirit all rolled into one making this a wonderful story to curl up with and enjoy So I shouldrobably fess up first and admit that Fiona Harper is a friend and she has even written a dedication to me in this book which I am sooo Passion for Christ, Passion for Humanity proud of But this is an absolutely honest review I swear All right enough about meI Fricking LOVED this book I loved both Juliet neurotic suburban divorcee with four unruly kids and an almost OCD determination to have the Perfect Christmas and her little sister Gemma flighty reckless and a little thoughtless assistant director who has always found Juliet as uptight as Juliet finds her irresponsible Their relationship has been deteriorating for years and reaches a crisis when Gemma once again books a holiday abroad for Christmas instead of spending the season at Juliet s elaborate family Christmas bash in Tunbridge Wells even though sheromised to help this year But this year is different in one way The wheels are starting to finally come off Juliet s My Curvy Valentine (Perfect Fit, perfect trolly Her determination to do everything in exactly the right way isulling her further and further away from the good Attainment (Temptation, person she strives so hard to be As a result Gemma has the do or die brainstorm of suggesting that her and Juliet swap Christmases So she ends up winging it through Christmas with Juliet s kids in Tunbridge Wells and being forced to call on the disapproving guy next door Will for help While Juliet heads for a luxury beach holiday on St Lucia and a villa next door to aarticularly delicious Italian guy called MarcoNow you re Hatred in the belly probably all thinking you know what s going to happen next But this is no easyat transformation for either sister and watching them struggle to come to terms with all the misconceptions and mistakes they ve made about each other and themselves over the years is done with such humour and insight not just into women but also sibling relationships well it s irresistible You ll come to love and identify with both Gemma and Juliet despite all their flaws And they like all of us have Always Be Ready plentyWithout giving away any spoilers we do eventually discover why Juliet finds it so hard to relax especially at Christmas and why Gemma has never had the emotional maturity to actually nurture her relationship with her sister instead of running away from conflicts Will and Marco help with that and not in the ways you would expectWhat a great book And great forutting you in the mood for Christmas not just to celebrate all the wonderful things the festive season brings but also to repare you to face all those mini frustrations and family suabbles that are liable to come with it tooThis is a fabulously festive witty heartfelt seasonal treat from a fabulous writer and she s a mate of mine or did I mention that alread. Rative breakIn the midst of all the chaos there’s Will Juliet’s dishy neighbour who’s far too nice to float Gemma’s boat and may secretly harbour feelings for her sister; and Marco the suave Italian in the villa next door who has his own ideas about the best way to help Juliet unwind Will the sisters abandon caution and make this a Christmasswap to remembe.