What You Wish For



[Download] ➹ What You Wish For By Katherine Center – E17streets4all.co.uk Samantha Casey is a school librarian who loves her job the kids and her school family with passion and joy for living But she wasn’t always that wayDuncan Carpenter is the new school principal who l Samantha Casey is a school librarian who loves her job the kids and her school family with passion and joy for living But she wasn’t always that wayDuncan Carpenter is the new school principal who lives by rules and regulations guided by the knowledge that bad things can happen But What You PDF or he wasn’t always that wayAnd Sam knows it Because she knew him before—at another school in a different life Back then she loved him—but she was invisible To him To everyone Even to herself She escaped to a new school a new job a new chance at living But when Duncan of all people gets hired as the new principal there it feels like the best thing that could possibly happen to the school—and the worst thing that could possibly happen to Sam Until the opposite turns out to be true The lovable Duncan she’d known is now a suit and tie wearing rule enforcing tough guy so hell bent on protecting the school that he’s willing to destroy itAs the school community spirals into chaos and danger from all corners looms large Sam and Duncan must find their way to who they really are what it means to be brave and how to take a chance on love—which is the riskiest move of allWith Katherine Center’s sparkling dialogue unforgettable characters heart hope and humanity What You Wish For is the author at her most compelling best.What You Wish For

Katherine Center is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away the upcoming Things You Save in a Fire August and five other bittersweet comic novels Six Foot Pictures is currently adapting her fourth novel The Lost Husband into a feature film starring Josh Duhamel Leslie What You PDF or Bibb and Nora Dunn Katherine has been compared to both Nora Ephron and Jane Austen and the Dallas.

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  • 320 pages
  • What You Wish For
  • Katherine Center
  • English
  • 22 October 2016
  • 9781250219367

10 thoughts on “What You Wish For

  1. says:

    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 beautifulI 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 onesIn my opinion all those shrinks suggest to their patients to read her books instead of prescribing mind number meaningless pillsThis 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 uitting 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 partySamantha 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 unreuited and the man moved on his life with another woman she moves to Texas with Max and Babette’s help changes her perspective bringing color 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 kidsThen 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 uit her job Duncan Carpenter is going to be her new boss When she thinks she has to uit 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 herAnd 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 DuncanSamantha 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 happinessBut 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 yourselfBoth 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 colorsMax 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 charactersOverall 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 coverSpecial 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 storiesbloginstagramfacebooktwitter

  2. says:

    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 just LONGING to be clicked I blame the starsAnd now I've just found the title of my autobiography I Blame the Stars

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    I almost don't know how to rate What You Wish For I've been reading so many thrillers full of gruesome body counts so making the transition to a book with no murders just a death by natural causes seems a bit awkward to me On one hand it's an awesome change of pace but on the other hand I think I almost died of a too sweet and silly overdose I do think it was good to venture off the bloody reading path I've been on latelyElementary school librarian Samantha Casey call her Sam left her last school because she was lovingly obsessed with fellow teacher Duncan Carpenter Once he became engaged she couldn't stand to see him any despite the fact that they hardly knew each other and it shouldn't have mattered what Duncan did in his private life Several years later Duncan is the new principal at Sam's Galveston school and she's sure she'll need to run again because of her feelings But the Duncan she used to know funny uirky goofy Duncan is gone and instead Duncan is stoic dogmatic and determined to take away everything this is loved at Sam's school What ensues is Sam wondering if Duncan even remembers who she is misunderstandings a roller coaster ride and a cute ten year old boy named Clay who is interesting enough to star in a book all of his own Oh and there is Chuck Norris Duncan's failure of a security dog labradoodle Sam has a serious health issue that she knows will keep anyone from loving her and Duncan has something in his near past that has changed him from the wild dressing sweetheart he used to be into a heartless hunky body in a gray suit Sam goes from planning to uit her job to making it her mission to have Duncan fired for all the changes he plans for the school Both Sam and Duncan have lessons to learn about life before either one of them can find happiness and peaceand maybe a meeting of minds Published July 14th 2020 Thank you to St Martin's Press and NetGalley for this ARC

  5. says:

    This was just dreadful The author is my go to for a heartwarming lighter read with substance but this book was so silly and over the top I thought my eyes would roll out of my head I'm sorry I wasted my time This was a buddy read with my friend Marialyce and we were both disappointedI received a digital copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  6. says:

    35 rounded upYou know that song by Lee Ann Womack called “I Hope You Dance” ? 💃🏻This book reminds me of that songIt may not be the “love story” you are expecting when you pick up the bookIt’s not steamy and sexythough in a way that was refreshing Sure it has Samantha Caseya uirky librarian you will want to root for And it has Duncan Carpenter the new Principal and her potential love interest He is also a character that you have met before in one of her earlier novels “Happiness for Beginners”Of course they will have their share of misunderstandings and miscommunications along the way as all “romance stories” doAnd you will expect a happy endingbecause that is why we read these booksBut this book is almost about the love of a community than it is about the PG rated potential romance of Sam and Duncan It’s a community that comes together when the beloved Principal and Founder of their school Max passes away And those who replace him including Duncan Carpenter try to “fix what isn’t broken”One where friends ARE YOUR family and they are there for Max’s widow Babette And others along the wayIn ways that are heartwarming and touching 💕I didn’t enjoy it uite as much as “Things You Save In A Fire” or “Happiness For Beginners” but I did like it’s messageabout finding joy where you can although it WAS a bit overdone This can be read as a standalone but why not meet Duncan and some other characters who make an appearance in this book by reading “Happiness for Beginners” first I think you might enjoy it if you do Another great buddy read with DeAnn 🤗I would like to thank the Publisher for inviting me to read a digital ARC provided through NetGalley in exchange for a candid review

  7. says:

    Finding Joyone butterfly at a timeSamantha Sam Casey is an elementary school librarian on the island of Galveston Texas When the school tragically loses their principal she finds that his replacement is her crush from a former job Duncan Carpenter But Duncan is not the Duncan she remembers he is tough and on a mission to make sure that the school is safe and secure butterflies but damned Fearing that Duncan is about to take away everything that she loves she decides it is time to fight back We've all heard the adage Don't judge a book by its cover it's also hard not to judge a book based on other books written by the same Author cough cough Things You Save in a Fire So trying not to do that I dove into this book If you are looking for a fast read with some romance and a message about finding Joy this book will be for you I loved the premise of finding things that make you happy and doingsurrounding yourself with them I think we all need to do thatFrom the get go I wondered about Samantha's age as she came off as younger and immature at times to me while everyone else felt older I did like how she stood up for herself and she slowly grew on me She comes off as whimsical sassy and caring of others Duncan fit the bill as the hot guy who was once fun and silly and is now stoic and serious Basically he is hot to trot with an attitude Samantha cannot determine if he remembers working with her or not He does not appear to remember herAs far as romances go they are all pretty predictable We all basically know who is going to end up with who in the end it is about the journey of how they get there that matters I enjoyed the journey in this book I liked watching the characters as they learned about each other I'm not just talking about Sam and Duncan Many characters in this book grow and other characters learn things about each other as they take a stand find their voice share their secrets expose their fears and possibly get what they wish for I also enjoyed how both of the main characters were at different stages of starting over in their lives and for different reasonsThis book is joyful even if predictable It did not wow me as her other books have but it was still enjoyable It is a light easy read perfect for when you need a break from reality I appreciated all the heavy subjects she addressed in this novel death epilepsy school shooting etc Sharing things that affect you deeply can be scary and I felt the character’s verbalization of their fears concerns etc were believableI look forward to books by Katherine Center in the future as they bring me joyThank you to St Martin's Press and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own

  8. says:

    The Underlying Message here is Choose Joy Life It Goes OnLiving on the Island of Galveston in Texas Samantha Casey’s life is perfect That is until the day that her former crush Duncan Carpenter walks back into her life Samantha is an Elementary School Librarian Duncan is the school’s new principal Samantha would love to run and hide but alas she doesn’t need to because Duncan doesn’t remember her even though they previously worked together for 3 years What Samantha notices however is that Duncan is not the same man she remembers He is no longer the funny goofy outgoing silly guy she once knew He is a shell of his former self and he has big plans for the school and it’s up to Samantha to stop him No one ever said that life was easyKatherine Center is my go to author when I need a laugh and a smile and to shed a tear or two When I heard that “What You Wish For” was coming out I was chomping at the bit for 6 months to get a copy My book buddy Kaceey and I read it shortly after “Happiness for Beginners” which features Duncan Carpenter’s sister Helen which we loved and in which Duncan is also a peripheral character Needless to say we were even excited after reading “Happiness” and couldn’t wait to dive in As soon as I started this novel I could tell that it was different from her last few There are no moments of hysterical laughter and there are very few moments where I felt like I normally feel while reading her novels It wasn’t until about 100 pages in when a few “friends” from “Happiness for Beginners” appeared that things turned around Slowly ever so slowly this novel took a turn and I became invested Still I thought to myself there could have been so many moments where Ms Center could have included laughter and levity between Samantha and her friend Alice and didn’t Further this novel deals with several extremely important themes one of which I am unfortunately uite familiar with and because of that I felt that certain parts of the storyline and the aspects that were portrayed didn’t uite ring true and I couldn’t help but be bothered by that What Ms Center excels at however is her characterizations Can I just say Yay for Samantha Casey? What a gem she is Bold bright and willing to stand up for what she believes in Then there is Babette A strong woman who loves and supports Samantha throughout regardless of what she personally is going through Alice rounds out this trio as being the best friend a girl could ask for What I love about Katherine Center’s novels is that she often includes strong women and strong female friendshipsrelationships in her novels and this novel was no different Ms Center also took on both Samantha’s journey as well as Duncan’s and let them grow as individuals before allowing them to find that special something While this isn’t uite what I was looking for in a Katherine Center novel it delivered something else entirely What I would suggest for other readers is to go into this one with no expectations In that way perhaps you will get exactly “What You Wish For”Another buddy read with KaceeyThank you to Marissa Sangiacomo at St Martins Press and Katherine Center for the arcPublished on Goodreads on 42620

  9. says:

    uirky school librarian stuffy school principal classic romcom shenanigansyes this story is cute it has everything you want from a story about two people trying to both grow and help each other but its very over the top like all romcoms arealso the fact that sam is sooo determined to change duncan kind of rubbed me the wrong way there are a few lines here and there that are meant to make the whole situation a little kosher but its still a little problematic for me personally thats the only reason im not rating this higherbut if you love flirty carefree stories set in a small town then this is the book for you↠ 35 stars

  10. says:

    375Having recently finished Happiness For Beginners I couldn't wait to dive into this latest release by Katherine center I grew uite fond of some of the characters and was excited to learn they would carry over into this bookWith the sudden death of much beloved school principal a close community is reeling No one could ever replace a fine man like that in their hearts and minds For Samantha it was even a tougher blow as she lost not only her boss but a close friend and father figure As new principal Duncan Carpenter is hired Samantha Casey is understandably filled with mixed emotions She’s familiar with this man from her past And she’s not at all sure she’s ready to face him again Upon greeting one another on his first day Samantha's concerns are confirmed Duncan is far from the man she rememberedThough the story line felt weak at times Katherine Center always manages to add the right amount of “feel good” content to keep a smile on the readers face There are life lessons galore to take away from this book and I know those will stay with me Though this may not have been my favorite by Ms Center it still gave my heart hope And as always I came away with a big grin on my face Already looking forward to her nextA buddy read with SusanneThank you to Marissa Sangiacomo at St Martin's Press for an ARC to read and review

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