Book Review – Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here,wish-you-were-here1
Written By: Lani Diane Rich
Published By: Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing (Hachette Book Group) USA, Inc., New York, 2008, First Edition, 288 pages, paperback, ISBN 978-0-446-61825-0

Wish You Were Here will charm and enchant you with the entertainingly-witty, romantic characters and story; simply spectacular! ”

Just one last hoop to jump through and the business would be hers. Freya Daly was so close to being selected as her father’s successor that she could taste it.
As soon as she had the property purchased she could return home triumphant and secure in her new position as head-honcho for Daly Developers Incorporated.
With the amount of money she was authorized to offer Nate Brody for his property, there wasn’t a doubt in her mind that he would sell! Unfortunately for Freya, she came to Deer Creek, Idaho less then prepared.
Nate Brody didn’t have any real ties to the land his father left him, but the promise he made on his dad’s deathbed sure meant something to him!
When Nate flat out refuses all of Freya’s offers to buy the land, Freya just sees it as a challenge that she she’ll win if she works harder at it.
Nate and his daughter Piper share the main house with his father’s ex girlfriend Ruby. The brusque older woman wants nothing more then to keep her family together in Deer Creek.
As Nate searches for a hidden heirloom and Freya bids her time until she can return to Boston with the deed to the property, an alarming plot unfolds behind the scenes.
Though family is supremely important to Nate, he gets more then he’s bargained for when generations collide and the lives of his loved ones are threatened.

Wish You Were Here is a wonderful book! I was so pleased to read the story of Freya and Nate and absolutely loved Freya’s cheeky, smart mouth. Here is a woman with a backbone and a sensitive side. The story was interesting and unique. I found the pacing for this story just right. It didn’t rush, yet it had the proper momentum when it was necessary for the plot. The characters were fun and lovable. They were sufficiently detailed, yet allowed me to fill in some of the finer details of the physical characteristics, which I enjoyed. I love happy endings that don’t just ‘poof’ out of no where. This ending was much more meaningful and tender then I had ever hoped for.
I highly recommend this book!

♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ (9 out of 10 Diamonds) – Loved it!

 

Link to the Author’s Website:
http://www.lanidianerich.com/
Link to the Publisher’s Website:
http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/

A special thanks to Hachette Book Group for sending me a copy.

Copyright ©  Book Reviews By Bobbie — Bobbie Crawford-McCoy

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