Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Book Review: Wish Upon A Star

Author: Sarah Morgan
Title: Wish Upon A Star
Publisher: Mills and Boon
Publish Date: Oct 7, 2011
Book Blurb: Love is in the air this Christmas! Christy was hoping to skip Christmas this year. Her kids have other ideas - they've put their dad's name at number one on their Christmas list. So it looks as if Christy will be hightailing it up to the Lake District to play happy families with her ex!  Snow-capped mountains and roaring log fires - Alessandro's home is like walking into a Christmas card. Is it really safe for her to spend Christmas with her dreamy, funny - no! - entirely infuriating ex-hubby? Miranda has completely the opposite problem. Being single and pregnant at Christmas was certainly not her wish come true. She doesn't believe in miracles, but then resident hunk Jake sweeps her off her snow-covered shoes. Come Boxing Day dare she dream that Mr Sex-on-Legs might be for more than just Christmas?  ‘A picturesque and charming tale' Star magazine on Angels in the Snow

Review: Wish Upon A Star is a compilation of two of Sarah Morgan's Christmas books from 2006. Both are set in Lake District. Christy's story originally titled Christmas Marriage Rescue is the first and it is truly a good example of a Harlequin Presents (the line that Ms Morgan primarily writes for) Alessandro is a true Harlequin/Mills and Boon alpha male. He's arrogant, rich and a little bit clueless when it comes to his lady. However, the reason I adore Sarah's books is that her alpha males may be arrogant, but they aren't heartless.

This story was about a married couple that were losing each other and how they found their way back into love. (As that song from Music and Lyrics goes) Christy and Alessandro's kids are the real stars of this show. Katy is mature beyond her years, but is so spot on, and little Ben is adorable.  These kids make the story. It is easy to cheer when you reach the end of this one.

Miranda's story The Midwife's Christmas Miracle  is more a medical romance. Jake was introduced in Christy's story and now he finds his love with pregnant midwife, Miranda. I learned more than I wanted to about child birthing while reading this. This was a totally sweet love story. Jake is the kind of hero we all want to find for ourselves. There was only one thing in this story that bothered me. A young girl left her baby in an alley. She didn't get in trouble? WTF? That would not happen. The child would have been taken in by the authorities and the mom would have been sent to jail.

Rating: 4 flowers


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