Sunday, 11 December 2016

All She Ever Wished a For by Claudia Carroll

A gorgeous story of chance meetings and unexpected friendships. Because sometimes what you’ve always wished for isn’t necessarily what life has in store . . .
Marriage. It’s a dream come true. Isn’t it?
One wet winter night, two women meet on a bridge. One is Tess Taylor, a personal trainer on the way to meet her boyfriend for date night. The other is Kate King, a celebrity married to a handsome billionaire who just happens to make her cry. In the cold dark evening, there is nothing to link them together but the bridge they shiver on. Little do they know they’ll both hold the key to each other’s future marriage…
All She Ever Wished For tells the story of what happens when your dream is about to come true. And what happens when that dream turns into a bit of a nightmare…

I loved this book. Tess is crossing a bridge,one of those bridges where lovers place a lock as a symbol of their love. She notices a young woman standing by herself as if visiting a padlock belonging to a lost love. She seems too well dressed to be in the area and as Tess wonders about her she notices how upset she is. As she approaches her she recognises her as a well know celebrity but still stops to ask if she is okay. 
Tess, who is getting married to the much older Bernard is in the middle of her wedding preparations when she is called to serve on a jury. This part of the book gives us some really funny moments as Tess feels she's far to busy to do her jury duty and tries to get out of it. The other members of the jury are all described so well and give us some more laughs.
Unfortunately the court case is against Kate,the woman on the bridge. It has to do with her settlement on her divorce from her ex.Damien. We then hear the story of their relationship and I began to love Kate and was rooting for her all through the book.
Why Tess is marrying Bernard is a mystery as he is the very opposite of her and his family are so pompous compared to Tess's family who are down to earth and lovely. Bernard is not very dynamic but what you might call a harmless character.
Tess and Kate come from different worlds and only meet fleetingly but each have helped each other even if they don't know it. I love a good ending and an epilogue and this book had both. I forgot to mention Will who serves on the jury...keep an eye on him.
Another winner from Claudia Carroll.

All She Ever Wished For


  1. And another great suggestion from you! This sounds like a real feel good book!


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