Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Book Review and Giveaway: Summer of Two Wishes by Julia London


From New York Times bestselling historical romance author Julia London, SUMMER OF TWO WISHES is passionate contemporary love story about a young woman who is caught between two men she loves--her first husband who miraculously returns from Afghanistan where he was supposedly killed in action and the Texas rancher who helped her rebuild her life and became her second husband.

Product Details

Pocket Star, August 18, 2009
Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
ISBN-10: 1-4165-4708-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-4165-4708-2

My Review:
I could hardly put this book down!!! I was captivated by the story of Macy, Finn, and Wyatt from the first paragraph. I felt as though I was the "fly on the wall" in their lives. While this is a work of fiction, the story could very well (and probably has) happened. Macy and Finn are madly in love. He chooses to go fight in Afghanistan as a tribute to the memory of his friend who died fighting for his country. Macy receives word that Finn has died and she slowly tries to put her life back together. After 2 years, Macy meets and falls for Wyatt. Only 7 short months after her marriage to Wyatt, another official Army car pulls up to her house with more news for Macy. She's not sure how to digest the information that the Army messed up and Finn is actually alive! Now she has to choose between the two men who've meant the most to her in her life. I do have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by the ending. There were a few times I wasn't sure what decision Macy would make. I do think she made the right one though!

This book does have some mild language and some pretty hot and steamy descriptions of intimacy. This book is not for the faint of heart. I do recommend it though and give it a hearty 4.5 stars!!

Another aspect of this book that really stuck out at me is that the author has a huge heart for abused/neglected animals as well as veterans. She has added a list of appropriate websites to contact if you are interested in becoming an advocate for these different groups.

An ironic thing happened to me while reading this book. The song "Battlefield" by Jordin Sparks was playing on the radio. It truly reflects the sentiments in this book and was very appropriate!

My wish is that you will enjoy this book as much as I did. My second wish is that you'll pass along the great news of this book and that you'll have many wishes fulfilled!

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Special thanks to Sarah at Pocket Books and Julia London for sending me this book to review.

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16 comments:

  1. Kelly B (EnRoute To Life)August 22, 2009 at 8:38 PM

    I have read some wonderful reviews on this book. It obviously is a very serious topic. I wish that no one would have to go through experiences like this, but even though this is a work of fiction, you know it happens. I also wish that many people take advantage of this winning opportunity. Thank you for the great interview and giveaway.

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  11. I've read some great reviews of this book. What a tough decision to be faced with - I can't imagine.

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