Tuesday

Summer of Two Wishes by Julia London

Macy Lockhart is devastated when she is informed that her beloved husband, Finn, has been killed while fighting in the war in Iraq. She succumbs to depression and lands herself in a deep, dark hole that she just can’t seem to climb out of. That is until Wyatt comes along and helps her accept the fate that Finn is gone and she must move on with her life - she eventually falls in love with and marries him.

Then the news arrives that Finn is not dead - but alive. Macy is overcome with joy - her one true wish - that the love of her life is not dead but alive has come true... but what about Wyatt? She is now also in love with him. What about their marriage? Which love does she choose?

We’ve all seen this story more than once.. just recently in Jennifer Haymore’s A Hint of Wicked, if you think about it. But this just never gets old. I enjoyed the tug and pull that you feel from both Finn and Wyatt. They are both in love with Macy and you (as the reader) can’t choose one or the other. They are both good men, yet are both flawed, but in the end they each have one goal ... spending the rest of their lives with Macy. I liked these characters so much. They were all fleshed out in a way where you felt their joy and you also felt their pain. I was drawn to Finn - just because I’m gushy about the whole love of your life romanticism but at the same time Wyatt was very appealing - he came into Macy’s life and picked up the pieces making her a very happy woman.

Ms. London’s writing was superb and there were some sensual scenes that were quite beautiful (to say the least). I really liked that the chapters were read through different narrators (Macy, Finn and Wyatt). It really gave you and in depth feel for each character making Macy’s/your decision an even harder one. I was absolutely captivated by this love triangle and I would recommend this to anyone who likes character driven novels - not just romance readers since it did have a dramatic flare to it.

Thanks to Sarah at Pocket Books for allowing me to be part of this blog tour and also for providing my readers a chance to win a copy of Summer of Two Wishes.

GIVEAWAY: I have 2 copies of Summer of Two Wishes by Julia London up for grabs.

As allways, leave a comment for one entry. Second entry if you follow, third if you follow on Twitter, extra entries for blogging, twitting about contest or sidebar posts, etc. I will also be giving extra entries to those who come by and comment on weekly book review posts. So the more comments the more entries.

Rules: This contest is open to U.S. residents only. Winners will be drawn Saturday, September 5.

74 comments:

Juju said...

This sounds amazing!

-Juju
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Crawford Crew said...

Pick me! Pick ME!

JenniferB said...

sounds like a good book, please enter me.

Anonymous said...

Would love to read this one...thanks for the opportunity.

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Anonymous said...

I'm a follower :)

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JenniferB said...

blogged about your giveaway on my site
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JenniferB said...

following your blog

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holdenj said...

Sounds like a good book, please count me in!

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sharon54220 said...

I would definitely love to read this book.
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sharon54220 said...

I am a subscriber.

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Jane said...

I love Julia's books.

I'm a follower of this blog.

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MJ said...

I'd love this.

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MJ said...

I follow.

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I follow on twitter - sumrthyme

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Emma said...

Summer of Two Wishes sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

Veens said...

SOunds great as usual. You are right, this theme never grows old.
dnt enter me!

Mom of 5 Boys said...

I would love to read this!

Mom of 5 Boys said...

I'm a follower!

scottsgal said...

sounds wonderful please count me in

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scottsgal said...

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Beth F said...

Sounds like a fun read. Please don't enter me in the giveaway (I need to read what here first).

etirv said...

I would like to be entered!

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nfmgirl said...

Awesome! Please count me in. Thank you!

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I follow

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Jenny said...

I'm not really into romances, but this looks like even more than that and it looks really good!

Please enter me

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Jenny said...

I'm a new follower

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Jenny said...

following on twitter

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Victoria said...

I would love to read this!

Thank you!
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Victoria said...

I'm a follower!

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Esther said...

Pick me please! This books sounds like it would provoke many emotions from a reader

Crystal said...

Since I learned about this one I have wanted to read it.

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I follow you on Twitter.

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ossmcalc said...

I would very much love to read this book. Please enter me.

Thank you,

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ossmcalc said...

I follow through Google Reader.

Thank you,

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ossmcalc said...

I follow on Twitter.

Thank you,

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ossmcalc said...

I tweeted http://twitter.com/ossmcalc/status/3454654067

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Sandra K321 said...

I would enjoy reading this. What an awful choice to have to make.

Vicki said...

Summer of Two Wishes sounds like a really good book!

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Vicki said...

I’m a follower

Vicki said...

I a follow on Twitter: VickLN

Vicki said...

I posted this giveaway on my sidebar HERE

Kytaira said...

This sounds like a very emtional read. One of my favorite series books has this plot (with brothers) and I was very happy when the losing brother also got a new love. I hope that happens here as well.

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Kytaira said...

I am also a google follower.

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kalea_kane said...

Great review. Whenever I read a book like this, I always feel more drawn to one character "winning" over another. Did you feel this way?

Please enter me.

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kalea_kane said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Thanks so much again!

kalea_kane said...

I follow you on Twitter (kellyblackwell)

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kalea_kane said...

I tweeted your giveaway.

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kalea_kane said...

Your giveaway is also posted in my side bar.

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Karen H in NC said...

+1 Julia London is one of my favorite authors. Please enter me in the drawing.

+2 I am a current follower

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Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
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Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
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Debs Desk said...

I follow on Twitter - debdesk.
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Dina said...

Sounds fun! aitmama (at) gmail (dot) com

Dina said...

I'm a follower

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Follow you on twitter (aitmama).

Carlene said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
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Carlene said...

I am a follower.
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Anonymous said...

I would love to read this one!

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carol said...

sounds like one of those books I would have a hard time to put down. I would love to win it.

carol said...

I'M A FOLLOWER

carol said...

I'm a facebook fan

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I'm an email subscriber

penney said...

I'm a follower and I have you already on my face book.
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haley said...

oh my gosh, what a wild story line. sounds compelling!

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Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the giveaway!
Thanks,

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Joni said...
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Joni said...

What a great plot for a book. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

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CherylS22 said...

Such a beautiful cover.
Please count me in ~ Thanks!
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Theresa N. said...

Sounds interesting, it actually happened to my great-great-great grandmother during the Civil War. She thought husband #1 was dead so she married Husband #2.
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Virginia said...

This story tugs at my heart. I'd love to win! I subscribe. gcwhiskas at aol dot com

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