Tuesday, December 6, 2022

#GIVEAWAY Review: The Wish List by Michelle Major #HoHoHoHarlequinHolidayExtravaganza


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Welcome back! Today I'm reviewing long time favorite author Michelle Major's 2022 holiday novel, The Wish List. I started reviewing Michelle waaay back for Romantic Times magazine where I first fell in love with the heartwarming stories she wrote for Harlequin Special Edition . Sit back and read about why I love her writing so much!
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ISBN-13: 978-1335430649
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: 10-25-2022
Length: 368
Carolina Girls #4
Source: Publisher for Review


"Major’s charming small town is packed with salt-of-the-earth people readers will embrace, and each sister’s journey is beautifully imagined. Readers will eagerly await their next visit to this idyllic community."—Publishers Weekly

This Christmas the Carlyle sisters will rediscover the gift of family

For some families, a Christmas reunion is like a feel-good movie. For Beth Carlyle, it might be more of a disaster epic. Her ex-husband’s new girlfriend is already pregnant. Her self-absorbed, bestselling author mother recently suffered a stroke and has summoned Beth’s sisters, Freya and Trinity—neither of whom even seem to like Beth very much—back to Magnolia. Beth’s so lonely and stressed that she spills her guts to a stranger, wondering why the handsome newcomer affects her so deeply. Reality TV star Freya deliberately forged a career that would upset her mother, who’s always been as brilliant as the sun…and just as distant. Now a handsome literary agent is making Freya dream of a different life. As for Trinity, she just wants to start over after leaving an abusive relationship and make a future for her and her baby.

It’ll be a Christmas like no other in Magnolia. But the Carlyle sisters might find they have more in common than their shared past—and that the holidays are made for second chances.

Includes a bonus holiday novella set in Magnolia!

My Review:

The Wish List
The Carolina Girls #4
Michelle Major


Michelle Major is a wonderful storyteller and her latest holiday novel, The Wish List, taking her readers back to her iconic Magnolia NC is proof positive, a timely tale about sisters and mothers and daughters. She gives readers three sisters with a shared troubled past who now as adults each have problems trusting, sharing and who after a few shouting matches and misunderstandings will find strength in each other and themselves. And each will find an honorable man to break down their walls. She also turns the tables and gives the male stars the stability where the women are the ones who have the most growing up to do. Whether by choice or accident like in real life families, it’s the oldest and youngest who will resonate the most with readers but each of the sisters have a lot of maturing to do and readers will learn to love them all by the end including the mom. Fans of heartwarming holiday stories will be putting this on their holiday must read list from now on.

Three estranged sisters are brought back together kicking and screaming when their mom has a stroke, a mom who in the past put herself first and let them fend for themselves. So why are they all dropping everything to help her now?

Oldest Carlyle sister Beth has spent her life taking care of others, her sisters when they were young and their author mother left them home alone while she went on tour. Then as an adult putting her husband’s needs before her own. And just when she finally takes steps to do something for herself by entering the nurse practitioner program her mom has a stroke and she’s expected to help care for her.

Middle sister Freya took after their mother’s playbook by moving to LA and put herself before anyone by becoming a reality show star even though in her heart of hearts it’s fear of being herself that keeps her wearing all the masks she dons in California. When she’s called home to help care for her mom she’s not sure she wants to or is ready to take off those masks.

Youngest sister Trinity has been on the run from her abuser ex for months when she gets the call to come home, she’s tired of running and now is only a short time away from becoming a mother herself. She hasn’t had a good role model  and isn’t sure if she’s up to the task ahead of her but she has no choice but to hope for the best.

 About the author:
USA Today bestselling author Michelle Major loves stories of new beginnings, second chances and always a happily ever after. An avid hiker and avoider of housework, she lives in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains with her husband, two teenagers and a menagerie of spoiled furbabies. Connect with her at www.michellemajor.com.

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  1. I can't believe I haven't tried one of her books yet. Small town... sisters... just my thing.