- File Size: 428 KB
- Print Length: 197 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: December 11, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006KXITWW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #757,794 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Shelly's Second Chance (The Wish Granters Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- Book 1 of 2 in The Wish Granters (2 Book Series)
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More About the Author
My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I've received awards from the Writer's Digest and the Lorian Hemingway short fiction competitions.
My books, The Naked Gardener, Page Truly and The Journey To Nearandfar, Maybelle's Revenge, and Shelly's Second Chance, are available for Kindle at Amazon.com. Some are also available in print.
I'm an avid kayaker (touring) and grew up fishing in the Florida Keys.
Here's a tidbit of interest. My husband proposed on our first and only date and we were married five weeks later.
I hope you enjoy my books.
Top Customer Reviews
Obviously it was good enough that I started spending a lot more time on that piece of exercise equipment.
Why? Because it involves death...or maybe death, because we're not quite sure whether Joe and Alanna are entirely dead, or just on the verge of being dead. It also involves Shelly, a woman with a serious gambling problem. Honestly, I didn't especially like Shelly throughout most of the story...it was the wish granters who held my interest the most. And their guide, who apparently has a strong resemblance to Morgan Freeman.
There is also Shelly's fiance Ben, who I wasn't too sure about for the first half of the book. Fortunately both characters turned out to be people I could like and respect if they were real. Both of them grew and changed throughout the story, though it took some drastic circumstances to bring it about. Still, without motivation, no one would change, and I thought both were handled in realistic ways.
When we're first introduced to Joe and Alanna, they don't remember much about their lives on earth, but begin to recall some things as the pages turn.Read more ›
This book introduces us to the Wish Granters and their boss they've named Morgan. In the very beginning it was a little confusing, but stick with it! This book is a great start to what I am hoping becomes a series with a lot of titles.
The main characters are finding their way as Wish Granters and finding more out about themselves along the way but what I liked best about this book was the fact that it really made me feel good. There is a lot of truth also in the book - truth about what's important in life etc.
Give it a try and you won't be sorry!
First of all, the storyline falls within my favourite genres...it's a mix of the paranormal, chick-lit style drama ensconced within the typical complexities of love and romance, rounded out with some genuine heart-warming philosophical-type lessons on the true meaning of life. It reminded me of one of my favourite Cecilia Ahern titles, `The Gift', though with a style all of its own.
Meet Shelley, a recently engaged young woman with the world at her feet. However, unfortunately, like many of us, she has no real concept of the value of what she already has in her life and, instead, seems content on risking it all in the false hope that a `lottery win' will bring her the contentment she is seeking.
Enter Alanna and Joe, two beings who have seemingly departed the world as we know it, and been entrusted with a mission to help themselves by helping (or granting a wish) to Shelley. The only trouble is, there is no manual to guide them through their mission, nor can they grasp exactly what it is they're supposed to do or why.
I enjoyed this book so much, I really don't want to say much more and spoil the read for others. The dialogue was easy to follow, the characters likeable, the story steadily built in such a way that kept you connected, eager to learn more as the events unfolded. The only downside was that I'd easily come to the end before I was quite ready to let go but, on the plus side, given that it's part of a series, I can look forward to losing myself in a few other Wish Granters titles.
My favourite kind of summer beach read. Highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was a different kind of read that turned out good. Maybe there is room for a sequel. I would read it.Published 9 months ago by Bigteees
I received this book as a Goodreads "first reads", all opinions offered are mine alone.
This is a cute, "offbeat" story. Read more
This read was ok, nothing offensive, but not memorable. I probably wouldn't read any more in the series. Maybe I should give it a "second chance?"Published on November 22, 2013 by Reads4fun
very well written. kept me interested to see what happens. the ending not-it left you hanging. hope there is a second bookPublished on September 26, 2013 by asubtbhm
Although the plot was creative, and the story line rather interesting, I found the story to be slow and the writing very basic.Published on September 1, 2013 by zzz
Shelly has problems. She is broke and unable to beat her addiction to gambling, and on top of it her relationship with her fiancé is in serious trouble. Read morePublished on September 1, 2013 by Christa Polkinhorn
This was a very good story about two people who died and went into another realm. They didn't know why and couldn't remember their past life. Read morePublished on August 19, 2013 by barbara cates
Sometimes getting your wish isn't what you want even if it's granted by supposed angels (?)' Are they angels or what?Published on June 26, 2013 by Carol