A Secret Wish

Written by: Barbara Freethy

Recommended by: Theresa Ragan

Price at time of purchase: $2.99

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Give a brief description of the story.

Three women, three birthdays and one unforgettable night that will change their lives forever.

One night in San Francisco, three women make a birthday wish believing it can’t possibly come true. Liz is turning thirty. A successful nurse, she has a good career, but no man to share her life. All her friends are married, and she’s alone, still trying to outrun a tragedy from her past. Then she meets a handsome stranger.

Angela, a member of a large, loving Italian family, is facing thirty-five with no baby in the nursery. Eight years of infertility treatments have put a strain on her marriage. Will she have to choose between her husband and having a child? When she is mugged by an unexpected assailant, her life takes a new turn.

Carole, a corporate wife, is staring down forty candles. Having grown up poor, she worked hard to get ahead, but when her kids bail on her birthday, and she discovers her husband with another woman, she realizes that she may have nothing at all. She goes back to where it all began, the mother she left behind, and the man whose heart she once broke.

Three women, three birthdays and a night of events that connects them in unexpected ways …

What did you think the author did particularly well?

Freethy made me care about her characters. At 40,000 words, it’s a fast read, but I had to hurry to the end to find out what would become of each and every character. Great read!

What was your favorite thing about the story?

I really enjoyed reading three different stories that all tied neatly together in the end.

Any reader who enjoys a quick, fun, feel-good read, will enjoy A Secret Wish.


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