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The Wish List by Sophia Money-Coutts
About The Book
Florence Fairfax isn’t lonely. She loves her job at the little bookshop in Chelsea and her beloved cat Marmalade keeps her company at night. She might have been single for quite a while – well, forever actually, if anyone’s asking – but she’s perfectly happy, thank you. And then Florence meets eccentric love coach Gwendolyn, and everything changes.
When Gwendolyn makes Florence write a wish list describing her perfect man, Florence refuses to take it seriously. Finding someone who likes cats, has the sexual athleticism of James Bond and can overlook her ‘counting’ habit? Impossible! Until, later that week, a handsome blond man asks for help in the bookshop…
Rory seems to fit the list perfectly. But is he ‘the one’, or simply too good to be true? Florence is about to find out that her criteria for Mr Right aren’t as important as she thought – and that perhaps she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places…
Do you believe in the perfect man of your dreams or the one with faults but that balances you?
This is the story of Florence Fairfax, she has never had a boyfriend, some flings, but not a date or a long term relation, that’s why her mother decides to “help” her with some personal therapy to find the perfect partner. The problem? Something in paper, no matter how good it seems is not always the perfect thing for you… Florence will have to choose between fairy tales and reality, who do you think will win?
Florence is a special character, the shy and innocent girl we all have inside, who only wants someone that loves and takes care of her. I would have liked to know a little bit more of her weird family and how her two sister’s lives continue, or maybe there will be another book with the story of them? (Fingers crossed!). But this had been a happy read, with charming friends, funny situations and love; not only a passion love but a family and friends love too, because without love our lives will be dull and boring, don’t you think?
When Florence meets the man she has described on her wish list she can’t believe how lucky she is, but while she is enchanted by the brightness of her prince charming she will miss all the small details that make a relation to work; support, friendship and being there on the moments of need. I thought that this was a way to show the reader that sometimes we search for perfectness while the perfect thing we are looking is on our side without our knowledge. I am not only talking about a partner but for the things we need, a change or a dream, we can always ask for help, but the last word is always on us as well as the possibility of a change.
The Wish List is a happy and bright read, full of love and friendship, it will enchant you since the first page. Ready?
About The Author
Sophia is a British journalist and author who spends most of her time writing at her kitchen table in West London and making 59 cups of tea a day. She has written two novels – The Plus One and What Happens Now? – and hopes to carry on writing books that make people laugh forever. Because we could all do with more of a laugh, these days, couldn’t we? Sometimes, if she’s not drinking lukewarm cups of tea in her leggings at home, she appears on radio and television talking about important topics such as Prince Harry’s wedding and the etiquette of the threesome.