Author: Kerry Reichs
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre: Chick lit
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: If what you wish for is a delightfully bittersweet novel filled with endearing, eccentric characters and situations in the vein of Jennifer Weiner, Jane Green, Marian Keyes, and Meg Cabot, then Kerry Reichs’s What You Wish For is the answer to your prayers. The daughter of forensic crime fiction superstar Kathy Reichs (bestselling creator of the Temperence Brennan mystery series, the basis for TV’s Bones), Kerry Reichs’s writing talent is ingrained in her DNA, as she’s already demonstrated with her previous books, Leaving Unknown and The Best Day of Someone Else’s Life. Her third novel, What You Wish For, is a tender, loving, funny, and unforgettable tale of five “modern” families, each one following a very different road to happiness, and yet another bravura example of Kerry Reichs’s phenomenal storytelling abilities.
Ope’s Opinion: There are a lot of characters you are introduced to at the beginning of the book. It took me a little while to get attached to each one and figure out where their story lines were headed. The more I read, the more invested I was in their quest for a child or to be understood why they didn’t want a child.
I did not see how all the story lines were going to intersect at the beginning of the book. It was interesting to see how the author wove each of their lives together. The ending was all you wanted it to be, it let you know where everyone was. The ending made the rest of the book for me.