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What You Wish For From Katherine Center, The New York Times Bestselling Author Of How To Walk Away Comes A Stunning New Novel Full Of Heart And HopeSamantha Casey Loves Everything About Her Job As An Elementary School Librarian On The Sunny, Historic Island Of Galveston, Texas The Goofy Kids, The Stately Victorian Building, The Butterfly Garden But When The School Suddenly Loses Its Beloved Principal, It Turns Out His Replacement Will Be None Other Than Duncan Carpenter A Former, Unrequited Crush Of Sam S From Many Years BeforeWhen Duncan Shows Up As Her New Boss, Though, He S Nothing Like The Sweet Teacher She Once Swooned Over He S Become Stiff, And Humorless, And Obsessed With School Safety Now, With Duncan Determined To Destroy Everything Sam Loves About Her School In The Name Of Security And Turn It Into Nothing Short Of A Prison Sam Has To Stand Up For Everyone She Cares About Before The School That S Become Her Home Is Gone For Good This is another one of those books that I hoped I would love I m a big fan of Things You Save In A Fire , but that was a much stronger book withto keep me interested.This novel starts very slowly as we get to know Sam, Samantha Casey, just at the time that the principal of her beloved elementary school passes away He wasn t just the principal, he and his wife were the life and breath of the school All of their ideas from many years poured into the school.The school year is going to sta This is another one of those books that I hoped I would love I m a big fan of Things You Save In A Fire , but that was a much stronger book withto keep me interested.This novel starts very slowly as we get to know Sam, Samantha Casey, just at the time that the principal of her beloved elementary school passes away He wasn t just the principal, he and his wife were the life and breath of the school All of their ideas from many years poured into the school.The school year is going to start soon but when Sam learns who the new principal is, she is frantic.She has a long history with Duncan Carpenter as she worked with him for two years at a previous position The Duncan that she remembers was light hearted, loved to play with the kids and made school fun, she had a major crush on him but never acted on it The new Duncan is intent on changing a lot about the school The staff quickly learns, at their first meeting, that Duncan is here to make major changes Nofield trips, nobubbles in the yard He is determined to remake the school into one that is as safe as possible for the students but forgetting that there are many other things that go into making a great school The enthusiasm of the teachers is soon really quenced when he repaints the walls a sterile gray, along with changing the carpet to a boring neutral color also Before the school was awash in children s art, a painted rainbow, and the most unique of all, a wall of butterflies that Sam and Duncan s wife Babette, had meticulously painted the summer before Sam arrives one day to find the entire mural painted over.The story reminded me a bit of the last one, a woman who has a history with someone who now shows up in her new life Sam has changed but so has Duncan and she is determined to find out why Unfortunately the novel is quite predictable and they are both hiding secrets Turns out they both have a problem with telling the people they love how they really feel and opening up to them, including any physical or emotional trauma.At times I thought this readlike a YA novel, I didn t feel as though the characters were particularly likable or relatable If you want a light beach read this would be just the ticket, for me it was a disappointment I still got some laughs out of it and perhaps the reminder to try to find joy in everything around us.This was a buddy read with my No Rules Just Thrills friend, Marilyn.I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through NetGalley.This book is set to publish on July 14, 2020 What you wish for I wish to read this book ASAP and I m really thankful to my lucky stars and witchy powers Here I am I devoured it at one sit I m personally in love with those amazing characters I m giggling like imbecile teenager so happy you haven t met with my 13 years old version, you would like to punch me to wipe my ridiculous smile seeing the vivid colors of the world that wash my heart with pure joy See I started to talk like Anne from Green Gables This is side effect of readi What you wish for I wish to read this book ASAP and I m really thankful to my lucky stars and witchy powers Here I am I devoured it at one sit I m personally in love with those amazing characters I m giggling like imbecile teenager so happy you haven t met with my 13 years old version, you would like to punch me to wipe my ridiculous smile seeing the vivid colors of the world that wash my heart with pure joy See I started to talk like Anne from Green Gables This is side effect of reading something so powerful and beautiful I think Katherine Center s books should be sold at drugstore because they re the best medicines for human souls You laugh, you cry, you smile, you sigh and as soon as you finish it, the positive energy took control of your nervous system You want to dance, you want to sing and you want to share your joy with your loved ones.In my opinion all those shrinks suggest to their patients to read her books instead of prescribing mind number, meaningless pills.This book is a little different from her previous works The characters still deal with traumatic problems, carrying their burdens, and this is amazing self discovery, friendship, solidarity book like her previous books but I have to admit this is most romantic story that the author wrote Samantha and Duncan s are easy to resonate and their longtime love story melts your heart Samantha changes her life by quitting her job, starting over at Galveston, Texas, renting a place at lovely 60 year old couple Babette and Max s house, working at their school She lost her family mother died, father is out of the picture when she was young So Babette and Max was not only her bosses, but also became her best friends, her real family till the day Max loses his life at their anniversary party.Samantha deals with her illness since from her own childhood, keeps as secret from everyone which also prevents her to form a romantic relationship She only fell in love with one man but as she finds out her love is unrequited and the man moved on his life with another woman, she moves to Texas with Max and Babette s help changes her perspective, bringingcolor, joy, love, happiness into her life, getting rid of grey clothes, wearing polka dots, clown socks, flowered hats, sharing her happiness and knowledge with young kids.Then she finds out, after Max s death, a new principal will take his place, the very same person she fell in love six years ago, making her quit her job Duncan Carpenter is going to be her new boss When she thinks she has to quit again, she gets shocked with the personal changes of Duncan The man she fell in love is gone A strict, serious, business oriented, cold, humorless man took over his place It feels like he suffers from amnesia or her evil twin took over his place And guess what He doesn t even remember her And new Duncan decides to turn their colorful, entertaining, heavenly school into a grey, soulless prison with his over sensitive, extreme safety precautions So Samantha has to do something to save her school and learn what happened to playful, entertaining, friendly Duncan.Samantha lives in the shadows, wearing grey, feeling blue till she comes to Galveston and rediscovers herself, begins to blossom Now she has a plan to bring the old Duncan back, showing him the real colors of life and pure joy of happiness.But you know the happiness does not come easily You gotta put your heart at risk, open your mind and soul to grab it as like Samatha said at the book I bite and scratch and claw my way toward happiness every day This is beautiful journey about love, grief, loss, friendship, pain, suffer, losing and finding yourself.Both Samantha and Duncan suffer from their own traumatic pasts, both of them still hurt but as Samantha raises her head to see the stars at the darkest time of the night, Duncan prefers to hide behind the shadows Now Samantha will teach him find his true colors.Max , Babette, math nerd bestie Alice she needs her own book, I loved her sense of humor and taste of outfits , brainerd Clay are my other favorite characters.Overall I truly loved it so much It s feel good, addictive, astonishing, entertaining, inspirational book about love, happiness, second chances and personal growth with memorable characters Let s not forget its beautiful cover Special thanks to NetGalley and St Martin s Press for sharing this incredible ARC of one of my favorite authors in exchange my honest review And dear Katherine Center, please keep on writing your amazing stories.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter I tried not to click on the stars this time I really did But HOW CAN I NOT click on them They re just lined up there, all sad and empty, justLONGING to be clicked I blame the stars.And now I ve just found the title of my autobiography I Blame the Stars JoyfulIf circumstances were different right now, I probably would be ripping this book apart The characters are a little bit much and drove me crazy The cheese factor is through the roof However, it has a lovely message about finding joy, which is much needed right now Overall, it served as a pleasant escape during these difficult times.

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