Wish upon a star - Trisha Ashley
Source: ARC courtesy of Avon
The perfect gift isn’t always under the tree…
Single mum Cally’s life is all about her little girl Stella. She’s resigned to the fact that the only romance she’s going to get is from the rom-coms she watches, and with her busy job and her daughter, she doesn’t have time to even think about love.
But life gets very tough when Stella gets sick. Balancing her job as a recipe writer and looking after Stella is all consuming, so when Cally meets handsome baker Jago the last thing she wants to do is fall in love, especially when she’s been badly burned by a Prince Charming from her past.Can laid-back, charming Jago unlock Cally’s frozen heart and help her find true love and magic under the mistletoe?
Trisha Ashley has such a gorgeous way with words that straight away they calm you and take you wherever it is you need to go or whatever it is you need to see within them. Wish Upon A Star has that said calmness which makes the emotion that is needed for the story smack you hard in the chest. As a mother this was devastating for me. It's a scary thing being a parent when your child is in full health or even when they just has a cough or a cold never mind if they had a life challenging condition like Stella does.
I adored this book immensely. It was gorgeous in every single way possible. Descriptions of not only people, but places give you a clearer and more precise picture which helps dramatically with a story like this one. I loved the diversity in characters, the village life, the estranged husband who counts penguins in the North Pole, the
life of it all. I loved it. My most favourite love of all in this book though was Ma. (Callie's Mother) she is amazing.
I do however, have one tiny little dislike though and that was the ending. I don't like abrupt endings I like to be nosy and be giving just that tiny bit more in some cases. I'm hoping this was done on purpose and that there will be a sequel to it.
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a Trisha Ashley book. Stocking fillers are made for this.