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When Wishes Collide (Wish Series #3) [Kindle Edition]

Barbara Freethy
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Book Description

In a moment of desperation, two strangers make a wish, only to discover that sometimes a wish can take you down an unexpected path ... straight toward a life-changing love. WHEN WISHES COLLIDE, Book #3 in the WISH Series, is an emotionally compelling and suspenseful contemporary romance by #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy.

Adrianna Cavello's life changed in an instant when a break-in at her restaurant took the life of her boyfriend and left her too traumatized to return to work. Months later, with everything she's ever wanted on the line, Adrianna makes a wish by tossing a coin into a fountain known for making miracles.

Wyatt Randall is also in need of a miracle. Two years earlier, his ex-wife kidnapped their daughter, and Wyatt is desperate to find his little girl. A new lead raises his hopes, but quickly fizzles out. When his coin clashes with another, he sees what little hope he has flying away.

Adrianna and Wyatt soon learn that they have more in common than two coins that collided. In fighting for the lives they lost, they must learn how to trust again. Only then will they discover that meeting each other and falling in love might not be what they wished for, but exactly what they need.

Also Available in the WISH SERIES:

(Each book in the WISH Series is a standalone story, but shares the common theme of wishes.)

*** If you enjoy connected series, you may also want to check out Barbara's newest family series, THE CALLAWAYS, each book a mix of love, romance and adventure.

Currently Available in the Callaway Series:
ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (Callaways #1)
SO THIS IS LOVE (Callaways #2)
NOBODY BUT YOU (A Callaway Wedding Novella)
ALL A HEART NEEDS (Callaways #5)
THAT SUMMER NIGHT (Callaways #6)
WHEN SHADOWS FALL (Callaways #7)

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About the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author. Her 30 novels range from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Ten of her books have appeared on the USA Today and NY Times Bestseller Lists.

Her books have won numerous awards - she is a five-time finalist for the RITA for best contemporary romance from Romance Writers of America and her book DANIEL'S GIFT won the honor.

Known for her emotional and compelling stories of love, family, mystery and romance, Barbara enjoys writing about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary adventures. </P

Barbara is currently releasing a new ebook series, The Wish Series. The first two books in the series, A SECRET WISH and JUST A WISH AWAY are now available. WHEN WISHES COLLIDE will be released in September 2012.

For a complete listing of books, as well as excerpts and contests, and to connect with Barbara:

Visit Barbara's Website at

Join Barbara on Facebook at

Follow Barbara on Twitter at

Product Details

  • File Size: 1994 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Fog City Publishing, LLC (September 27, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008P04CPG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,950 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A hero and heroine to root for! August 25, 2012
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Poignant emotion, compelling mystery, and great romance...I read this book in a big gulp and enjoyed every minute. Wyatt has never given up his search for his missing daughter and he thinks he might have a new lead in chef Adrianna. As they look for the little girl they grow closer, despite their very guarded hearts. Loved the San Francisco setting, loved the hero and heroine who are both struggling with pasts that hurt them. Fab story!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good premise let down by mediocre execution March 3, 2013
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The "bones" of this book -- its plot -- are good. The story builds reasonably well on a premise that holds tremendous potential for dramatic development. The writing, however, disappoints.

Freehy writes in workmanlike fashion, but there's no artistry to it. "When Wishes Collide" takes place in San Francisco, one of the most picturesque cities on the planet, yet there is virtually no sense of atmosphere or place. Characterization is thin, particularly for Wyatt, the male lead, and much of the dialogue has a distinctly unnatural quality. The characters often behave in ways that feel contrived and artificial. Overall, everything feels "dumbed down" to a 6th-grade reading level -- which might not be an accident.

Also annoying to me is the way the forward momentum of the book is arrested every few pages so that one protagonist or the other can examine his or her own feelings. I know introspection is a good thing, but -- sheesh! -- a little goes a long way. In my view these passages add nothing to the story. Most of them could be shortened considerably or eliminated altogether -- but then the book would be 20% thinner.

Perhaps the real problem is that "When Wishes Collide" is a hybrid of the romance and mystery genres. Freehy is clearly more comfortable dealing with the romantic aspects of the story; when it comes to the mystery, she seems somewhat out of her element. Unfortunately, that part of the story -- dealing with whether or not Wyatt will find his kidnapped daughter -- requires more realism and detail than is in evidence here.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Freethy collides with something August 25, 2012
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Freethy really misses the mark with this book. The main male character is difficult to like even though he plays the victim of a kidnap. As the owner of 25 other Freethy books, I feel I can recommend you give this one a miss. A great author but this book does not rate compared to her usual very enjoyable efforts.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good book. January 11, 2013
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Started reading and couldn't put it down. The characters had a lot of depth and
I just had to know what would happen next. Not your average read . Real people with less then fairy tale lives. Had never read this author before last week but have now read four of her books. Each has been different. She is not a cookie cutter author.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whoo Hoo What a great ride!! August 27, 2012
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Barbara Freethy's Wish series is one that I truly enjoyed, the books are fast moving, with plenty of story line so the reading is rapid. I read this book in a day, simply because I wanted to see what would happen next. I came across Barbara by chance, and I am so very glad that I did.. I have read nearly everything she has written. If you are looking for a book that really takes you into it, give Barbara a try. There are a number of series books and some stand alones. Thanks Barbara for a really great trip on Sunday!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars lackluster July 18, 2013
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I had read Barbara Freethy before, and liked her so much I've re read some of the books I bought, but this was a total disappointment. The chemistry between the characters seemed unreal, even forced, there was no passion....the ending (which I wont give away) was very rushed and just too predictable. I would not recommend you buying this book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Story April 18, 2014
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A cop and a chef making a wish in a fountain at the same time. Cute story with the happy endings I love.
Warning there is premarital sex but very tame with no real details and no vulgarity.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars When Wishes Collide September 7, 2012
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I love Barbara Freethy's novels. They are, in my mind,
about real people with real issues and problems. You
will love it!
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Published 9 days ago by Bev Leighton
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story with a few twists.
Very interesting story line which takes place in San Francisco. I have read several other stories by this author and I am enjoying them. Read more
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Loved this book and the entire Wish Series. Barbara Freethy has become one of my favorite authors. Absolutely love everything about her storylines. Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. Bair
4.0 out of 5 stars The wishes series have been so enjoyable... ...
The wishes series have been so enjoyable...the theme of a fountain and the coins colliding...and the compassion
shown by a person in crisis make the reader want to discover... Read more
Published 1 month ago by June Woodley
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story. Wishes do come true.
What a sweet story.
Published 1 month ago by Kathy Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT READ!!!!
I enjoyed all three of these books. They were all different but great stories. I enjoyed the character's very much. I recommend it to all. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Love to Read!!!!
2.0 out of 5 stars Story line was good but predictable
Story line was good but issue is with grammar usage of either/or and neither/nor. Too many writers haven't got a clue of correct usage. Read more
Published 2 months ago by CHICK
4.0 out of 5 stars When you wish
Child abduction is usually done by a parent to get back at the other parent. However, not much is said about the devastation done to the parent searching for the child or the... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read
This was a very entertaining book. The story was light and interesting. The characters easily taken to heart. Ms freethy has it together. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Marilyn Renaudin
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More About the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of 40 novels. Traditionally published for many years, in 2011 Barbara began self publishing her backlist and has sold over 5 million ebooks and as of today she is the bestselling KDP Author of ALL TIME! Nineteen of her titles have appeared on the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Her book SUMMER SECRETS hit #1 on the New York Times and remained on the list for seven weeks. Other bestselling titles include ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (Callaways #1), DON'T SAY A WORD, GOLDEN LIES, ALL SHE EVER WANTED, JUST THE WAY YOU ARE, RYAN'S RETURN, DANIEL'S GIFT, LOVE WILL FIND A WAY, SILENT RUN and TAKEN.

Barbara writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and women's fiction. She is known for writing emotional and compelling stories about love and family, sometimes with a little suspense, sometimes with a little magic.

She is currently writing a new contemporary family series, THE CALLAWAYS about a family born to "serve and protect" several as San Francisco firefighters!

Books available include
NOBODY BUT YOU (A Callaway Wedding Novella)

Over 1.5 million readers are enjoying the Callaway Series - this is one you won't want to miss!

Barbara also recently put out three books in the WISH Series which include:
A SECRET WISH (Wish Series #1)
JUST A WISH AWAY (Wish Series #2)

The books are standalone, but are connected by the theme of wishes! They're romantic, emotional and fun.

Visit Barbara's website at
Follow her on Twitter at!/BarbaraFreethy
Check out her Facebook Page at

Barbara lives in California with her husband and children. When she's not writing or reading, she's probably taking a long walk or playing tennis!

** Readers should know that the titles THE CUZZIAN HORSE and PATRICK MICHAEL O'REILLY'S 13TH SUMMER, which often appear mixed in with Barbara's titles, are written by a different author with the name of Barbara Freethy

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