Once Upon a Wish (A Destines for Love Romance)
by Danyelle Ferguson
Paperback, 174 pages
Publication: May 30th 2017 by Wonderstruck Books
Be careful what you wish for . . .
Delphine Baudry wished to be a best-selling author, and now instead of celebrating and jumping into her next novel, she's frozen with fear. What if she turns out to be a one-hit-wonder? What if all her new fans hate the next book? To top it all off, she can't even discuss the situation with her favorite brainstorming partner, her mother, who is losing her memory to Alzheimer's. Taking a cue from some teens tossing Euros into a fountain, Delphine gives into some whimsy and wishes for her next book plot.
Jean-Paul Chassériau wished to start an online marketing company in La Rochelle. Now the real work begins. Feeling pressure to live up to his father's name in traditional marketing and far enough away to be out of his shadow, he has a million ideas but no clients. When he finds a funky old Franc lodged between cobblestones near a fountain, there was only one thing to do. Make a wish.
When their coins collide, Delphine and Jean-Paul's wishes become intertwined, changing the course of their futures and teaching them that wishes are sometimes fulfilled in unexpected ways.
My Review: 5 Stars
If I had to sum this one up in one word, it would be...adorable! Delphine is a romance novelist and a very lucky chance meeting with Jean-Paul sets an adorable romance into motion. How many chance encounters in life alter our course? That was a prevalent thought that ran through my mind as I read this. Fate definitely has a hand in life, especially when needed.
The reader is treated to a charming setting, La Rochelle, France, through the eyes of these characters and I'm dying to visit now! Delphine and Jean-Paul each have some challenges in their lives, but through a very open, communicative relationship, their status naturally progresses from strangers to more in a believable span of time and they are able to help one another in ways they never imagined. This is very refreshing and I felt like a fly on the wall, watching it all unfold with an almost giddy excitement. My attention was captured right from the start and I completely enjoyed every single page--with a smile on my face.
One side note...I don't speak French and especially appreciated that the French words are made obvious and it was easy to determine what the author was trying to say. This is sure to be a fun escape series and my time was well spent, as I could vividly picture it all. I'm definitely looking forward to reading the other books in the set.
Content: mild romance
*I received a copy from the author, which didn't influence my thoughts or opinions in any way.*