Nov 23, 2015

Book Review & Giveaway: I Wish for You by Camilla Isley

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Review by Anniek

Ally is expecting her relationship with James to go to the next level. Instead of that James breaks up with her for no apparent reason. Ally is heartbroken and is willing to do anything to have James love her again. When James moves on into another relationship that is progressing very fast into a marriage Ally finds herself desperate for a solution. His fiancée is also a coworker of her and is not a very likable person.

On one morning Ally goes to a flee market with her mother and it is there that she finds a beautiful box. Without her even knowing it the box ends up in her home. She learns then about Arthur, the genie in the box. Arthur has been cursed centuries ago and is placed in the box to spend eternity fulfilling other people's wishes. Ally gets five wishes. One catch: these wishes have to include herself. Now she has everything she needs to get Arthur back. But will she see the love that is right in front of her? When Ally finally opens her eyes to see reality will it be to late?

This book gives you the ultimate love story. Who doesn't want five wishes AND a gorgeous gentleman.  If you haven't completed your Christmas wish list then you really should include this book as well. I found myself thinking about what would I do if I had five wishes. Of course I was thinking of wishes within the rules that are set in the story. 

Because they have to include myself this is what I have come up with:

1. I wish to be kind and loving to everyone I come in contact with and that these people take over my behavior and spread it on to the people they meet and so on.

If I can not wish for world peace I think that the world will become a better place this way even though it might go a bit slower.

2. I wish to be rich and stay rich no matter how much money I spend.

I can't stand the fact that there are people and children in the world who are hungry or dying because of having no food or water. No person should be homeless or begging for money to get through the day. If I think of the huge amount of money that soccer players and actors make I can't understand why this problem is not solved yet.

3. I wish to have the ability to heal myself of sickness and injuries and being able to heal others too if they are near me.

4. I wish to be slim no matter what.

Now I can't even look at a glass of water without gaining so this would be a great solution.

5. I wish to be a successful writer and publisher.

While I was thinking about my five wishes I found out it was harder than I thought it would be.

 Please feel free to share your wishes with me and the other readers. I am really looking forward to be reading from you.

Now please bring me Arthur.

Giveaway

You can win one of two kindle copies of I Wish for You. Good luck!

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I will contact the winner via e-mail. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international, you can find the official rules here.

45 comments:

  1. Anniek, I think your wishes are fantastic! I think you've phrased them really well. x

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    1. Thank you sweetie. I really put some thought in them because if I would have 5 wishes I would want to spend them well.

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    2. Hi Anniek and Suze, thank you so much for this wonderful review and for hosting me... I enjoyed reading all the comments so much!

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  2. I would find it hard too to find 5 things to add to my wish list

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  3. This sounds like the kind of story that I've been waiting for someone to write.

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    1. And I had so much fun writing it! I thought five wishes to use ... how cool would that be?

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  4. ooh... this sounds awesome! Thanks for such a fun post! I'd really have to think about it cuz I wouldn't want to do anything superficial. But... not having to work, having all my bills paid, romance :) those would be in the top 3. thanks for sharing!

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    1. Erin, your top three is great! I would love if my bills decided to magically pay themselves :) and more romance in the world, yes please...

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  5. I wish I had a better metabolism to process all the chocolate that I will eat at Christmas! :)

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    1. LoL this wish is great! Especially for holiday season....

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  6. I wish to always be healthy and physically fit.
    I wish to be able to sculpt my body into the figure that I want.
    I wish to always say and so the right thing when helping others.
    I wish to be a faster reader in order to finish all the books on my to-be-read piles.
    I wish to be able to dance like they do on Dancing with the Stars.

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    1. Oh, I love these! I tried to keep the wishes in the book lighthearted and you basically read my mind on number two! Always knowing the right thing to help would be amazing, and infinite reading time is a dream... love the dancing part too. This wishes are awesome...

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  7. This book sounds like a great adult fairy tale. I am adding it to my wish list

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    1. I'm a huge Disney fan, and "adult fairy tale" is the best definition I could hope for! Thank you.

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  8. sounds interesting; hard to find 5 wishes

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  9. I wish to stay healthy and active for my grandchildren
    I wish to have many more years with my husband of 39 years.(he has had 2 heart attacks already)
    I wish to stay of sound mind (my mother, her mother had dementia)
    I wish to stay financial stable as we enter our golden years.
    I wish there was not so much fighting in the world and I hope our son can stay stateside (He has deployed 7 times already)

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    1. Those are beautiful wishes! I hope that even without a genie they all will come true for you!

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    2. Me too, I hope it will all come true for you!

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  10. I wish my mom would be 1) healthy, 2) happy, 3) strong willed, 4) loving, 5) loved, like she always is.

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    1. Very sweet of you to make wishes for your mom! I hope she will receive all of your 5 wishes.

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  11. 5 wishes! Health, happiness, time to relax, a good relationship, family around me :)

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    1. I hope it will all come true for you...

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  12. I wish to be healthy
    I wish to have enough money to afford a comfortable, stress free life
    I wish to live closer to my family
    I wish to have a huge library in my home all for me!
    I wish my hubby and I would get married ...for real!

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    1. I hope you do get married...for real! Uh, the huge library and stress-free life :))
      I would love to live closer to my family too, today it seems harder and harder as jobs and life make you switch cities and countries...but at least at Christmas we'll be together

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  13. My five wishes would be:
    1) To have enough money that I could live very comfortably for the rest of my life.
    2) To keep my friends & family in good health.
    3) To make my husband less stressed & angry.
    4) To magically lose weight.
    5) To live closer to my mum & dad.

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    1. I would love to live closer to my mom and dad too, it's hard to be far... but thank goodness for Skype and WhatsaApp!

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  14. I'm with Judy. I wish I could easily burn off those calories I'll be adding during the holidays. LOL

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  15. You nailed it with the wishes can't think of anything different.

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  16. I wish to be able to play the piano, to be wealthy as much as been rich than in love, I wish I will be able to live in New York.

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    1. NY is my favorite city too... I always wanted to live there, but I don't think it will happen for me, I hope it does for you...

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  17. I wish to be happy.
    I wish to be healthy.
    I wish to be wealthy.
    I wish for peace.
    I wish for more wishes. (cheating I know)

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    1. This should become a short poem... I loved it :)

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  18. I want to be healthy, wealthy, and wise. I want world peace. No more poverty or starving children.

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  19. i just wish wealth for all my family and friends

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  20. I wish sugar was not bad for my health.

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  21. I just wish for continued good health for all my family members.

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    1. I wish that for you, me, and everyone else...

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  22. 5 Wishes - Tricky 1. to see my children all find happiness.
    2. To read all the hundreds of books I own
    3. For my family to stay healthy and fit
    4. To be financially stable and 5 - 5 More wishes please

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    1. I hope you and your kids will all find happiness...

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  23. 1. Go back in time and correct all my mistakes
    Failing that:
    2. A sack full of money
    3. Good luck
    4. Good health
    5. Good friends

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    1. Good luck is so smart for a wish! Like Harry Potter and the Felix Felicis potion, great wish!

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