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Have you ever finished a book and just couldn’t stop thinking about it? Of course you have…we are readers…it’s what we do. Well, I finished The Wishing Game last month and it has been on my mind ever since. It was my Book of the Month pick for June and it was spectacular. It was a gigantic hug of a book and I can’t say enough wonderful things! 5 big beautiful stars from this booknerd! I hope you get a chance to read it and it is YOUR next 5 star read!
The Wishing Game by Meg Shaffer
Ok, friends…are you ready for this? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory…but for adults…and make it bookish. I wanted to climb into the pages of this book and live forever. Books like this one are the reason I love reading. It was whimsical and magical. The most lovable characters, the most deliciously atmospheric setting, the riddles, the bookish love and references…it was a cozy hug of a book and I loved every page!
The Wishing Game by Meg Shaffer is a story about the power of wishes and the power of books! I was the biggest fan of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a kid…the book and the movie…were read and watched more times than I can remember. I loved the magic, whimsy, and possibility of it all. This glorious book brought up all of that nostalgia for me…which I think added to my love of this story. If you love books, riddles, secluded island settings, reclusive authors, a smattering of romance, and all the butterflies…please check out The Wishing Game!
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Years ago, a reclusive mega-bestselling children’s author quit writing under mysterious circumstances. Suddenly he resurfaces with a brand-new book and a one-of-a-kind competition, offering a prize that will change the winner’s life in this absorbing and whimsical novel.
Make a wish. . . .
Lucy Hart knows better than anyone what it’s like to grow up without parents who loved her. In a childhood marked by neglect and loneliness, Lucy found her solace in books, namely the Clock Island series by Jack Masterson. Now a twenty-six-year-old teacher’s aide, she is able to share her love of reading with bright, young students, especially seven-year-old Christopher Lamb, who was left orphaned after the tragic death of his parents. Lucy would give anything to adopt Christopher, but even the idea of becoming a family seems like an impossible dream without proper funds and stability.
But be careful what you wish for. . . .
Just when Lucy is about to give up, Jack Masterson announces he’s finally written a new book. Even better, he’s holding a contest at his home on the real Clock Island, and Lucy is one of the four lucky contestants chosen to compete to win the one and only copy.
For Lucy, the chance of winning the most sought-after book in the world means everything to her and Christopher. But first she must contend with ruthless book collectors, wily opponents, and the distractingly handsome (and grumpy) Hugo Reese, the illustrator of the Clock Island books. Meanwhile, Jack “the Mastermind” Masterson is plotting the ultimate twist ending that could change all their lives forever.
. . . You might just get it.
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you get a chance to check out The Wishing Game. I can’t wait to see what author Meg Shaffer comes up with next…because I will for sure be reading! Find a copy of The Wishing Game at Book of the Month, your local library, Amazon, or wherever you go to find your favorite reads!