Description from Goodreads:
‘The perfect gift isn’t always under the tree…
Single mum Cally’s life is all about her little girl Stella. She’s resigned to the fact that the only romance she’s going to get is from the rom-coms she watches, and with her busy job and her daughter, she doesn’t have time to even think about love.
But life gets very tough when Stella gets sick. Balancing her job as a recipe writer and looking after Stella is all consuming, so when Cally meets handsome baker Jago the last thing she wants to do is fall in love, especially when she’s been badly burned by a Prince Charming from her past. Can laid-back, charming Jago unlock Cally’s frozen heart and help her find true love and magic under the mistletoe?’
I came across this book when Hannah from Death by CoCo tweeted me to ask if I’d read it. I had a nose on Goodreads and saw it in ASDA the next day and decided to give it a go.
Before I start talking about the writing, let me talk about the cover. The cover is so beautiful, it reminds me of a Christmas card and looking at it just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s not very often I see a book cover I really like, but this one is perfect.
Onto the writing! I don’t usually read romance and this was my first Trisha Ashley book so I had no idea what to expect.
Wish Upon A Star turned out to be a lovely heart-warming book that is one of those books you read snuggled up under a blanket, or in bed, on a cold evening with a hot chocolate.
The characters were well developed and believable. I really felt for Cally and I found myself staying up until half 1 in the morning to find out how the story ended.
The main story was about a mothers love for her child and the difficult journey she has to go on to get the very best for her and to help her lead a normal life.
On top of that there’s also a romance theme throughout the book. I don’t like romance books that turn ‘blue’, but I’m happy to report that Wish Upon A Star is entirely clean and isn’t something you might feel you need to hide if you’ve got children.
The chapters were short, which I enjoyed as I’m one of those people who has to finish a chapter before I put a book down.
Not only has Trisha Ashley given us a wonderful book but at the end of the book there are a few recipes, how thoughtful is that?
In short: Wish Upon A Star is a nice, heart-warming that I couldn’t put down.
This may have been my first Trisha Ashley book but I can guarantee you it will not be my last.