- Title: The Wish List
- Author: Martina Reilly
- ISBN: 9781847443083
- Page: 451
- Format: None
Like any married couple, Allie and Tony have had their fair share of heartache But when Tony s actions force Allie and her young sons out of their home, things take a desperate turn for the worse Without her husband around, Allie must cope with two increasingly inquisitive children as well as the reappearance of her estranged father So when her eldest son Mark befrienLike any married couple, Allie and Tony have had their fair share of heartache But when Tony s actions force Allie and her young sons out of their home, things take a desperate turn for the worse Without her husband around, Allie must cope with two increasingly inquisitive children as well as the reappearance of her estranged father So when her eldest son Mark befriends a mysterious next door neighbour, Jeremy, Allie s glad he s found a distraction The only trouble is that Mark believes Jeremy is Santa Claus and that he can put the family back together While Jeremy becomes increasingly mortified at the mix up, a little magic never did anyone any harm did it
Recent Comments "The Wish List"
This was a very enjoyable read with what I saw had several stories running side by side. For one, you had the struggles and challenges of a husband with a chemical addiction and his recovering. By his side was his wife trying to support him and run a house, look after her children as well as protect them from where their dad was during his rehabilitation. Then you had a young boy befriending a very saddened, lonely man which was his neighbour, who seemed to be living with ongoing grief who prete [...]
This novel drew me in with its characters and the story. Allie and Tony are forced to sell their home and move, when Tony gets over his head in debt. That is not the worst of it, as Tony has a drug habit. Meanwhile Allie is left to care for the two boys in a new house.Next door to them lives a grumpy old man who has more than a few family issues of his own as well as a long held grief over the death of his wife to deal with. When mark, the eldest of Allie and Tony’s two boys, sees the neighbou [...]
The wish list is a story my story, is your story and is probably the story of everyone. No, I am not saying you will relate it word to word, but you find yourself in the expectations, in disappointment, in the anger and even in the hopes of each character.'The Wish List' tells a story of the fears and judgements we face as individuals in different phases of our life,and the strength and hope that our families bring in our lives. In short Martina Reilly has captured human emotions from ordinary l [...]
It's a nice story uncovering some aspects of life that some of us will not have, but yet sharing fair chance to encounter, in our lives. We may not be a drug addict, but we might have met one; and we certainly need to adjust some of our prejudices towards them, to see them more humanely. And everyone encounters death, so we see sometimes effortful works needed before we can fully accept the truth. The story is so real and yet, interesting to be read (;I love the lines when Tony said he couldn't [...]
This book had me hooked from start to finish ironically.A lovely combo of interwoven relationships of all ages and ones we can all relate to. Some situations, that whether we understand on a personal level or not, we can clearly imagine nonetheless.Tender moments, fused with some harrowing content - but segued perfectly, particularly the relationship between Tony and Ali and the friendship of Mark and Jeremy, his elderly neighbour. Martina writes of believable characters and situations and rais [...]
Another one I never finished. Yes, I have a habit of doing that The blurb/cover lies!!!! I was expecting some sweet bit of romance, but instead I get Irish druggies in rehab, obese kids and asshole dads.
there are so many obstacles on this life journey, family and friends are so important. the bond of love besides making every obstacles bearable, it makes us into a better person. it would be more significant if that love is based on God's love.
the book takes off nicely just to land in a hastead three fourth and you may predict the rest. even after that it sketches quite a difficult life for the lead! I frankly liked it. it shows how a family can overcome impossible tasks by just having understanding for each other.
Not the kind of book that sounds good (drug addicted father) but I liked the story behind the main characters and thought it was really well written. I have persuaded my husband to read it and he said he can understand why I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Expecting a seasonal light read and ended up with a story of a woman who needed to get a grip and move on. Life shouldn't be that hard for anyone.
So far it is a very intriguing bookough it is difficult at times to understand the jargon used being a book published in the UK with a setting in IRL.
Very well written story in my opinion. Cute but same time touching as it shows the family problems and the relationship between wife and husband.
A poignant story. Loved the writing style, the characterization and the way the story unfolded. A good holiday read!
This was a nice book, nothing special though. A few moments to make you smile but limited surprises.An easy read.
Didn't even bother to finish it Boring
This was a good story with twists and turns!
Engaging book, I just loved the way she writes. The book speaks about family, overcome case and Love. the book is enjoyble, soft and with lots of emotions cases.
late review but what i can say is that every person deserves a second chance, its never too late as long as you're alive and willing to take a single step to change for d better, neh ^_^
A beatiful story of how life doesnt come with guarantees, just hope and a lot of love.
A down to earth realistic read
Enjoyed this one and will read it again in the future
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