Wednesday 19 October 2016

Book ~ "Three Christmas Wishes" (2016) Sheila Roberts

From Goodreads ~ Riley Erickson, her pregnant sister, Jo, and their friend Noel are all wishing for the same thing: the perfect man. Or at least men who are perfect for them. Riley's hasn't turned out to be too impressive, dumping her for her bridesmaid three weeks before the wedding. Jo's husband is being perfectly stubborn. And Noel has given up completely.

When the three women visit a shopping-mall Santa on a lark, the guy is full of predictions. Riley's going to meet her perfect man in a memorable way. Noel is going to get a good man to go with that house she's trying desperately to buy. And Jo, well, a new man is about to come into her life. What on earth does that mean? She already has her hands full with the one she's got. As for Riley and Noel, they have some holiday challenges to meet.

But Christmas wishes can come true, as these three women are about to discover. Because in spite of romantic setbacks and derailed dreams, this truly is the most wonderful time of the year!

This is the story of Riley, Jo and Noel, who are friends (Riley and Jo are also sisters).  Riley was planning a Christmas wedding but is unexpectedly dumped by her fiancé for someone else.  Jo is married to Mike, who is in the navy.  She is pregnant with their first child and wishing that Mike was around more ... she's thinking about giving him an ultimatum.  Noel is a writer who has been renting a house and hoping the owner will eventually sell it to her when she gets enough money saved.  She is shocked and saddened when the owner sells it to someone else who plans on renovating and reselling it, at a price that will be out of her range.  Noel's goal is to convince the new owner to not make any changes and sell her the house.

When they go to the mall, they visit with Santa Claus who predicts that Riley's going to meet her perfect man in a memorable way, Noel is going to get a good many to go with her house and Jo is about to have a new man enter her life.

This is the twelth book I've read by this author.  Written in third person perspective, the focus shifts among the characters and you get to know what they are thinking.  I liked Riley, Jo and Noel.  I found it a bit unbelievable, though, that Riley would bounce back as fast as she did after Sean, supposedly the love of her life, broke up with her.  But it is a romance novel.

I'd recommend this book if you are looking for a nice "feel good" story.

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