Friday, 2 October 2015
Make a Christmas Wish by Julia Williams
Last Christmas, when Livvy was knocked down in the supermarket car park she certainly wasn’t ready to actually be dead! For months now she’s floated on the edge of the afterlife, generally making a nuisance of herself.
And she’s not ready to go just yet! She’s furious about the new woman in her husband’s life and she’s worried about her beloved son who doesn’t seem to be adjusting to life without her at all.
This Christmas, Livvy is given one last magical chance to make everything right. Will she take it and give her family the perfect Christmas?
It doesn't matter whether you believe in the afterlife or spirits just put your beliefs to one side and delve into this fantasy.
Livvy has just discovered that her husband is having an affair, she texts a horrible message to him and the next thing is she is dead, knocked down by a car. She has a spirit guide, Malachi who apppears in the shape of a cat and tells her she has time to right wrongs that were in her life. The only problem is that Livvy does not want to do that because she has done nothing wrong and the only thing that Livvy wants is revenge on her cheating husband and Emily, his girlfriend.
Livvy and Adam have a teenage son, Joe, who has Asperger's syndrome and he is who Livvy misses most. How will he be able to cope without his mum fighting his corner? All his life she has fought for him to be treated like any other child. She has felt she battled alone without any help from her husand and so what if she needed a few drinks to get her through the day, it's not her fault.
Malachi can manipulate time and he shows her past Christmasses and eventually future ones with and without her in them.
There are some fun parts of the book when Livvy meets other spirits in the bar where they drink and more fun parts where she starts trying to get noticed by her family.
I could tell you the whole story here I enjoyed it so much but I will hold back.
I surprized myself with being in tears at the last few chapters of the book and I thought about it for a while afterwards.
Joe is such a lovely boy and the thought of him being without his mother just about broke me.
There is a message in this story, maybe a slightly different one for everyone but something for us all to think about.
This is the first book I've read by the author Julia Williams but it won't be my laugh.
In conclusion it was a seasonal, fun book which brought me to tears. Hope you enjoy it too.
At only 99p for Kindle it's cheaper than a cup of coffee Amazon for kindle
Paperback will be released on Nov 5th