Book Review: The Wish by Nicholas Sparks #TheWish #BookReview #NicholasSparks

The Wish by Nicholas Sparks

Blurb:

1996 was the year that changed everything for Maggie Dawes. Sent away at sixteen to live with an aunt she barely knew in Ocracoke, a remote village on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, she could think only of the friends and family she left behind . . . until she meets Bryce Trickett, one of the few teenagers on the island. Handsome, genuine, and newly admitted to West Point, Bryce gradually shows her how much there is to love about the wind-swept beach town—and introduces her to photography, a passion that will define the rest of her life.

By 2019, Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. She splits her time between running a successful gallery in New York and photographing remote locations around the world. But this year she is unexpectedly grounded over Christmas, struggling to come to terms with a sobering medical diagnosis. Increasingly dependent on a young assistant, she finds herself becoming close to him.

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This Week’s Reads… #ThisWeeksReads #AmReading #TheWish #TheScoutOfWoundedKnee

Just a quick update on what I’m reading this week…

The Wish by Nicholas Sparks

Here’s a book I started over the pandemic but had to put down. It deals with a very sick person dying of cancer, and it was just too much for me at the time. I’m reading the physical and using the audiobook on and off. It’s on the weekends that I usually enjoy audiobooks during chores. So far the audio has been exceptional, but I always prefer the physical book. The story alternates between present day and past seamlessly. So far I’ve loved it, and I’m about half way through. Review coming up this week!

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Book Review: Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover #RemindersOfHim #ColleenHoover #Fiction #BookReview

Reminders of Him

By: Colleen Hoover

My review:
Just when I thought that Colleen Hoover might not be an author for me, she captured my heart with Reminders of Him. This story was a tear-jerker for me.

Kenna is a young mother who’s struggling to get back on her feet after a tragic accident. Five years in prison, the loss of her baby daughter, and without much support—she’s practically broken. She’s barely forgiven herself and can only hope that the people from her past will forgive her for the wrongs she’s committed. Kenna finds it nearly impossible to move on and wonders if she can ever love again. What happened that night of the accident? Why did she have such a lack of regard for the others involved? Was it a mistake? 

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The Princess Bride by William Goldman was full of adventure! 4**** #BookReview #ThePrincessBride

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Blurb:

Here William Goldman’s beloved story of Buttercup, Westley, and their fellow adventurers finally receives a beautiful illustrated treatment.

A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts — The Princess Bride is a modern storytelling classic.

As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henchman, rescued by a pirate, forced to marry Prince Humperdinck, and rescued once again by the very crew who absconded with her in the first place. In the course of this dazzling adventure, she’ll meet Vizzini—the criminal philosopher who’ll do anything for a bag of gold; Fezzik—the gentle giant; Inigo—the Spaniard whose steel thirsts for revenge; and Count Rugen—the evil mastermind behind it all. Foiling all their plans and jumping into their stories is Westley, Princess Buttercup’s one true love and a very good friend of a very dangerous pirate. 


My Thoughts:

Summary:

The book opens with author William Goldman telling how his father would read to him as a young child. One story he would read was titled The Princess Bride by S. Morgenstern, a man from Florin. Goldman loved the story so much as a child, so he decides to give a copy to his ten-year-old son on his tenth birthday. Jason, his son, can’t seem to get into the story at all, and Goldman soon realizes that this isn’t the same story his father told him. This book has incredibly uninteresting parts that Goldman doesn’t recall. So, he begins to retell the story by creating a whole new book with only the good stuff.

Now we begin to read The Princess Bride— a story about a girl named Buttercup, one of the most beautiful women in the world. Buttercup loves demanding the farm boy, Westley, to complete tasks. At one point, she realizes she might even love him. Soon the two admit their love for each other, and Westley sets off to seek his fortune so they can begin their life. Buttercup’s heart drops not long after when she hears that Westley was killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts–a mythical pirate who murders all. Buttercup vows that she will never love again, but she agrees to marry a prince for convenience. Was this a wise choice to make? Is Westley dead after all? There’s no telling what adventure awaits for Buttercup and the other characters in this story.

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