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Make a Wish [Kindle Edition]

Marlayne Giron
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Inspirational short "wish fulfillment" stories written for real people who "star" in their own story. Make sure to have a box of Kleenex nearby!

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About the Author

Marlayne Giron is a wife and mother living in Southern California. She is also the author of The Victor, a Tale of Betrayal, Love, and Sacrifice.

Product Details

  • File Size: 483 KB
  • Print Length: 226 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 145643733X
  • Publisher: M&M Publications; 1 edition (January 16, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B207SWK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #932,716 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE best book EVER!!!! January 3, 2011
By Molly
Do you ever wish your dream could come true? Or that you could have just one more moment with a deceased love one to tell them how much they meant to you? If you do, then this is an absolutely FANTABULOUS book just for you. This author is like no other author, and God truly uses her to share happiness in the lives of others. I'm still, as I sit here sharing my thoughts on this book, in awe of completely incredible this book is.

In this "Make a Wish" book, Marlayne Giron creates short stories from peoples wishes. These stories play out like they would if it really happened. Marlayne, at the beginning of each "wish"/chapter tells a little bit about the person and their wish, and then jumps into the wish fulfillment story that stars that wish maker. Each wish is unique, some about dreams and hopes of marrying prince charmings or knights in shining armors, some about getting that one more moment with a loved one, and some of them about getting one more chance to walk again. No matter what they are about, though, each have something in common with the one before it: they are all gifts from God. They are, simply put: beautiful. Of course, while many while make you smile, you must have LOTS of Kleenex available, for you will cry rivers after reading some (or, in my case, ALL) of them.

If there was any way possible, I would give this book 5 TRILLION stars instead of simply 5. Yes, it will remind you a lot of the "Make A Wish Foundation", but it's beautiful just like that. This book of wish fulfillments isn't just for kids, like the MAW's for ALL of God's wonderful children, both young and old. So, whether you have a wish or not, I HIGHLY recommend this book to every one. You will fall in love with the book and it's author.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Make a Wish...Poignant and Powerful January 8, 2011
Imagine a quadriplegic man walking again, experiencing sensation in his legs and running! It is the fondest wish of a man confined to a wheel chair since the age of fourteen, so his friend, Marlayne writes a story that fulfills his wish. She writes a story where he is the main character and can walk!

Another one of the stories, sees a young J.R.R. Tolkien fan become an "elf" and live amongst the fantasy characters that Tolkien created in his Lord of the Rings books. A woman, mourning the sudden and inexplicable loss of her daughter, experiences one last memory-making afternoon with her; another woman battling cancer and fearful of dying is visited by other dear family members who have come back to her from heaven to encourage and to calm her fears. A family that loves watching the T.V. show "Extreme Home Makeovers" get their wish to get a brand new home. An infertile young couple get to experience the joy of holding their own child...

Every story comes to life with vibrant detail and throughout the telling, the author fulfills the wish of every person and gives all glory to God in the process.

This is a brilliant concept, (using fiction to bless individuals in such a poignant and profound manner) and the story lines have such limitless potential! Encouraging in every way, this book is a beautiful tribute to each individual the author blesses with a "wish".
I absolutely loved this book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exceptional Book October 12, 2012
I wasn't sure what I would think about this book as I don't usually read short stories. However this book turned out to be exceptional and far above my expectations. Each chapter tells you a little bit about a real life person and then has short story based on a wish they have. The real life stories are emotional but the fiction stories based upon them are real tear jerkers. Marlayne Giron's writing brings the stories to life and I actually felt like they were happening. I found myself crying several times, which at one point was a bit embarresing as I was in a hospital waiting room. However, do not get the idea this is a sad book, these were tears of joy and happiness. The characters faith in God shines through in every page, and a few times I felt my faith being strengthened. I would highly recommend this book.

I was given a copy of this book for review purposes, but this in no way coloured my review. I was not asked to provide a positive review and my review reflects my true feelings based on having read it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wishes filled July 12, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I can't say enough about someone who cares so much about other people like this author does, she wants to fill all of these wishes and she does such a wonderful job writing them that the readers sit and read them over and over. A very good read in todays world where we all want something better in life. I loved everyone of the stories in this book. I can't wait for book number two to come out! I will be buying a copy for sure!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very touching collection of short stories July 13, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Have you ever wished for just one more day with a deceased loved one? Have you ever wished for something that was entirely impossible? If you have, you'll enjoy Make a Wish: Stories Written for Real People Where They are the Star.

Make a Wish is a compilation of short stories. Each story features one person whom Marlayne Giron , the author knows. The stories reflect the main characters' deepest desires, whether they are to see a loved one again, be free from a physical limitation, or realize a long-held dream.

Each story is different in its own way, and each one was touching, especially when you put the story in context with the main character's real life. This book kept making me cry, the stories were so tender and sweet. There is a Christian element to Make a Wish in that several of the stories feature a loved one up in heaven. I'm no great fan of short stories, which is what kept this from being a five-star book for me personally, but I did really enjoy this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Make A Wish
This book was a must read..It makes you laugh,and cry..cheer.. and want more..
and beleive in happy endings too..
Author Marlayne Giron Bring it on
Published 19 months ago by Sharon Dianne King
4.0 out of 5 stars Written With Compassion
Make A Wish is a collection of stories specifically written for people the author has encountered in her life. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Nancee
5.0 out of 5 stars Make A Wish
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Stories are written with specific people in mind and show us the heart of every situation. This book brought a smile to my face with every story. Read more
Published on March 4, 2013 by lvsue
5.0 out of 5 stars Make A Wish Great reading for all
Marlyane makes wishes come true in her book Make a Wish. It gives each person what they most want and need. If only it could really be this way. Read more
Published on February 18, 2013 by Juanita Cook
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
I found the book to be very encouraging and thoughtfully written. It was fun to imagine with the recipients of the stories.
Published on February 5, 2013 by L. Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars What if?
What if, even for the 10 minutes it would take to read your story, your greatest wish could come true? Read more
Published on February 2, 2013 by jkstam08
5.0 out of 5 stars What Would Your Wish Be?
This is the first book that I have read by this author. I have never read a book quite like this one. Read more
Published on January 5, 2013 by (Sunshine) Judy K Burgi
5.0 out of 5 stars read this
Make a Wish is a fantastic book. Marlayne Giron takes the wishes of people and writes a story to make those wishes come true. Read more
Published on June 3, 2012 by ginger
5.0 out of 5 stars I'd Rather Be At The Beach: Reviews
I met Marlayne Giron through a givaway she she was offering of her first book, The Victor. We first started emailing each other, then talking on the phone. Read more
Published on August 4, 2011 by Vicki
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book To Inspire
Make A Wish is a very inspiring book. This book inspires you to reach for your dreams. After reading this book it makes you appreciate everything that you have. Read more
Published on March 22, 2011 by June Hagan
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More About the Author

Marlayne Giron is a wife and mother living in Orange County, California. She currently works as a part-time career secretary and enjoys cooking for her family every night, scrapbooking, making high teas, and entertaining.

At the age of 22 (In 1982) Marlayne was inspired to write The Victor by a line in an Amy Grant song called: "Fairytale" (from her Father's Eyes album). The particular verse in the song which inspired the idea was: "two princes wage the battle for eternity but the victor has been known from the start". The verse made her imagine an evil "Baron" in black armor and knight in shining armor crossing swords over "maiden in distress". She wrote the story in her free time at work on an IBM Selectric typewriter and at home on a Smith Corona Portable.

Marlayne rewrote the story over the course of almost 30 years and made many attempts to get it published for several years but after a 4-year bout with ulcerative colitis that resulted in major surgery, then infertility then the adoption of her daughter and the demands of having to work full-time to pay the bills, she gave up on her dream of The Victor ever being published until April of 2008 when Tate Publishing called to offer her a contract.

The Victor was released on April 14th of 2009 and many doors have opened up for her to get the word out on her book. One of which being that as a direct result of her former employment with John Styll at CCM Magazine 28 years ago (who is now currently President of the Gospel Music Association), both he and Amy Grant now have copies of The Victor and Marlayne's personal copy has been autographed by Amy Grant herself.


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