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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Blog Tour White Lies and Wishes by Cathy Bramley

What happens when what you wish for is only half the story...? Flirtatious, straight-talking Jo Gold says she’s got no time for love; she’s determined to save her family’s failing footwear business.

New mother Sarah Hudson has cut short her maternity leave to return to work. She says she’ll do whatever it takes to make partner at the accountancy firm.

Bored, over-eating housewife Carrie Radley says she just wants to shift the pounds – she’d love to finally wear a bikini in public.

The unlikely trio meet by chance one winter’s day, and in a moment of ‘Carpe Diem’ madness, embark on a mission to make their wishes come true by September.

Easy. At least it would be, if they hadn’t been just the teensiest bit stingy with the truth…

With hidden issues, hidden talents, and hidden demons to overcome, new friends Jo, Carrie and Sarah must admit to what they really, really want, if they are ever to get their happy endings.

A feel-good romantic comedy that's guaranteed to make you smile - perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde.

Title:       White Lies & Wishes
Author:   Cathy Bramley
Published by:  Corgi
Publication Date: 26th Jan 2017
Links:     Uk: Amazon   US: Amazon

My Review

This is the first of Cathy Bramley's books that I've read and it certainly won't be the last.
The story is lovely about three women who meet at a funeral and find they get on really well. Whilst none of them are completely unhappy they all feel unfulfilled in certain areas of their lives. They come to the conclusion that life is too short so they each make a wish and decide to meet regularly to help each other fulfill them.
Carrie is an overeater and would like to wear a bikini in public, Jo is a business woman who would like to overcome her fear of heights and Sarah is a new mum who has gone back to work too early and is missing her baby but wishes to be a partner in the accountancy company she works at.
As their friendship deepens they each find out that the things they wished for are not quite what they really want in life and they've told little white lies. Their individual stories unraveled really well.
The characters are well developed and likeable and I liked how each brought a different element to the friendship. I also enjoyed going on their journeys with them as they found they could trust each other with their deepest darkest secrets as none of them had really had friends like that before. The business ideas were great and I would love something from the Josephine Gold collection as that sounded fab.
The main thing that shone  through this book for me was the author's sense of humour and there are a lot of really funny moments especially the breast feeding one. There were also a lot of tender moments and gorgeous men so what more could anyone want?
This is a book I would definitely recommend to a friend.
Thanks to Transworld publishing for the ARC which I've reviewed voluntarily.

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  1. Thank you for being on the White Lies and Wishes Blog tour! So glad you enjoyed my new book.
    Cathy xx

    1. It was a pleasure Cathy good luck with the rest of the tour X X