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What You Wish For quotes What You Wish For, litcharts What You Wish For, symbolism What You Wish For, summary shmoop What You Wish For, What You Wish For 436e20d5 From Katherine Center, The New York Times Bestselling Author Of How To Walk Away Comes A Stunning New Novel Full Of Heart And HopeSamantha Casey Loves Everything About Her Job As An Elementary School Librarian On The Sunny, Historic Island Of Galveston, Texas The Goofy Kids, The Stately Victorian Building, The Butterfly Garden But When The School Suddenly Loses Its Beloved Principal, It Turns Out His Replacement Will Be None Other Than Duncan Carpenter A Former, Unrequited Crush Of Sam S From Many Years BeforeWhen Duncan Shows Up As Her New Boss, Though, He S Nothing Like The Sweet Teacher She Once Swooned Over He S Become Stiff, And Humorless, And Obsessed With School Safety Now, With Duncan Determined To Destroy Everything Sam Loves About Her School In The Name Of Security And Turn It Into Nothing Short Of A Prison Sam Has To Stand Up For Everyone She Cares About Before The School That S Become Her Home Is Gone For Good


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 readi 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 beautiful I 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 ones.In my opinion all those shrinks suggest to their patients to read her books instead of prescribing mind number, meaningless pills.This 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 quitting 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 party.Samantha 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 unrequited and the man moved on his life with another woman, she moves to Texas with Max and Babette s help changes her perspective, bringingcolor, 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 kids.Then 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 quit her job Duncan Carpenter is going to be her new boss When she thinks she has to quit 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 her And 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 Duncan.Samantha 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 happiness.But 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 yourself.Both 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 colors.Max , 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 characters.Overall 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 cover Special 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 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  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, justLONGING to be clicked I blame the stars.And 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.


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    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 h 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, quirky, 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 quit 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 Thank you to St Martin s Press and NetGalley for this ARC


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    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 disappointed I received a digital copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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    You 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 book.It s not steamy and sexy though in a way that was refreshing Sure, it has Samantha Caseya quirky 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 Beginn You 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 book.It s not steamy and sexy though in a way that was refreshing Sure, it has Samantha Caseya quirky 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 almostabout 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 quite as much as Things You Save In A Fire , or Happiness For Beginners but I did like it s message though I must admit, it DID get a bit overdone JOY AND SORROW WALK SIDE BY SIDE, and BEING ALIVE MEANS RISKING ONE FOR THE OTHER.IT S ALWAYS BETTER TO DANCE THAN TO REFUSE favorite quote from the book 3.75 rounded upThis is available on July 14th, 2020 and although it can be read as a standalone, why not meet Duncan and some other characters who make an appearance in this book by reading Happiness for Beginners while you are waiting 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


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    3.75 Having recently finished Happiness For Beginners I couldn t wait to dive into this latest release by Katherine center I grew quite fond of some of the characters and was excited to learn they would carry over into this book.With 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 3.75 Having recently finished Happiness For Beginners I couldn t wait to dive into this latest release by Katherine center I grew quite fond of some of the characters and was excited to learn they would carry over into this book.With 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 remembered.Though the story line felt weak at times, Katherine Center always manages to add the right amount offeel goodcontent 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 next A buddy read with SusanneThank you to Marissa Sangiacomo at St Martin s Press for an ARC to read and review


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    3 StarsLife It Goes On.Living 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 3 StarsLife It Goes On.Living 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 easy Katherine 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 evenexcited 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, quite familiar with, and because of that I felt that certain parts of the storyline and the aspects that were portrayed, didn t quite 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 friendships relationships 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 quite 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 Kaceey Thank you to Marissa Sangiacomo at St Martins Press and Katherine Center for the arc.Published on Goodreads on 4.26.20


  9. says:

    Never miss a chance to celebrate Katherine Center s latest novel, like all her novels, is utterly delightful While I ultimately preferred Things You Save in a Fire, I still stayed up until 3 AM finishing this story Once it gets going, it s hard to put down The theme, choosing joy, really resonates It s a lesson we should all take to heart Told entirely from Samantha s perspective, she s a quirky character trying desperately to come to terms with several life altering events Enter Duncan Never miss a chance to celebrate Katherine Center s latest novel, like all her novels, is utterly delightful While I ultimately preferred Things You Save in a Fire, I still stayed up until 3 AM finishing this story Once it gets going, it s hard to put down The theme, choosing joy, really resonates It s a lesson we should all take to heart Told entirely from Samantha s perspective, she s a quirky character trying desperately to come to terms with several life altering events Enter Duncan the one who got away several years before, who happens to be dealing with a life altering event of his own You re left with two semi broken characters who eventually find completion in each other I love Katherine Center, but after reading three of her books in the past 12 months, I quickly realized they re a smidge formulaic It s nothing which would prevent me from reading her future releases, but it definitely makes things predictable As for What You Wish For, the overall plot wasn t entirely interesting to me set almost entirely in a private elementary school, it s not particularly relatable And if I m being entirely honest, for the first third of the story, I intensely disliked both Samantha and Duncanthey were so over the top These are the reasons I opted to rate this book 3.5 Despite my grumbles, I still enjoyed this bookespecially Chuck Norris And my absolute favorite part was high on drugs Duncan Recommended to those who who enjoy contemporary romance novels or beachy type reads Pick up a copy of your own July 14, 2020Many thanks to the publisher for my review copy.


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    This is another one of those books that I hoped I would love I m a big fan of Things You Save In A Fire , but that was a much stronger book withto keep me interested.This novel starts very slowly as we get to know Sam, Samantha Casey, just at the time that the principal of her beloved elementary school passes away He wasn t just the principal, he and his wife were the life and breath of the school All of their ideas from many years poured into the school.The school year is going to sta This is another one of those books that I hoped I would love I m a big fan of Things You Save In A Fire , but that was a much stronger book withto keep me interested.This novel starts very slowly as we get to know Sam, Samantha Casey, just at the time that the principal of her beloved elementary school passes away He wasn t just the principal, he and his wife were the life and breath of the school All of their ideas from many years poured into the school.The school year is going to start soon but when Sam learns who the new principal is, she is frantic.She has a long history with Duncan Carpenter as she worked with him for two years at a previous position The Duncan that she remembers was light hearted, loved to play with the kids and made school fun, she had a major crush on him but never acted on it The new Duncan is intent on changing a lot about the school The staff quickly learns, at their first meeting, that Duncan is here to make major changes Nofield trips, nobubbles in the yard He is determined to remake the school into one that is as safe as possible for the students but forgetting that there are many other things that go into making a great school The enthusiasm of the teachers is soon really quenced when he repaints the walls a sterile gray, along with changing the carpet to a boring neutral color also Before the school was awash in children s art, a painted rainbow, and the most unique of all, a wall of butterflies that Sam and Duncan s wife Babette, had meticulously painted the summer before Sam arrives one day to find the entire mural painted over.The story reminded me a bit of the last one, a woman who has a history with someone who now shows up in her new life Sam has changed but so has Duncan and she is determined to find out why Unfortunately the novel is quite predictable and they are both hiding secrets Turns out they both have a problem with telling the people they love how they really feel and opening up to them, including any physical or emotional trauma.At times I thought this readlike a YA novel, I didn t feel as though the characters were particularly likable or relatable If you want a light beach read this would be just the ticket, for me it was a disappointment I still got some laughs out of it and perhaps the reminder to try to find joy in everything around us.This was a buddy read with my No Rules Just Thrills friend, Marilyn.I received an ARC of this novel from the publisher through NetGalley.This book is set to publish on July 14, 2020


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