Tuesday, August 18, 2009

review and tour: summer of two wishes by julia london

Which husband do you choose when the one you were told died three years ago in combat in Afghanistan returns? That’s the question facing Macy in Summer of Two Wishes.

After mourning Finn for about two years, Macy started dating Wyatt and married him seven months ago. Everyone in their small town has an opinion about who Macy should be with. Her mom prefers Wyatt because he is wealthy; Finn’s mom is overprotective and angry that Macy is hurting Finn with her indecision; and her best friend, who also lost her soldier husband, screams out that she would never be in this situation because she can never move on from her loss. Macy will devastate one man regardless of her decision, but she has to come to a resolution for everyone’s well-being.

Summer of Two Wishes begins with Finn’s return, so little is known about what Macy’s relationship with Wyatt was like before. That’s unfortunate. Wyatt comes across as jealous, possessive, and vindictive which makes it difficult to understand why Macy would’ve ever wanted to be with him in the first place. A few flashbacks or remembrances of better times (Macy’s honeymoon memory doesn’t even make it appear that her relationship with Wyatt was all that great!) would’ve greatly aided in setting up why it was such an agonizing decision.

Here are the other blogs participating in the tour:
Book Soulmates
A Journey of Books
Just Jennifer Reading
All About {n}
My Guilty Pleasures
Bookin’ with Bingo
Starting Fresh
Booksie’s Blog
The Tome Traveller
Cheryl’s Book Nook
Bella’s Novella
Frugal Plus
Eclectic Book Lover
One Person’s Journey Through A World Of Books
Foreign Circus Library
My Own Little Corner of the World
Alpha Heroes
Pudgy Penguin Perusals
Seductive Musings
Bibliophiles ‘R Us
Park Avenue Princess
Power in the Blog
Books and Needlepoint

1 comment:

  1. I appreciate your honest review -- I have a better sense of what does and doesn't work about the character development and plot. Great blog! :-)