^FREE PDF ⇨ As You Wish ☟ PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free

Summer House and Return to Summerhouse are two of my favorite novels and the plot lines are really my favorite..love the ability to go back in time for redos This one fell a little bit flat for me I didn t connect with the characters as much and found Elise a bit simple minded.seriously, the black stallion It vacillated between a good novel and a cheap romance However, because this is my favorite type of plot line, I did love the last 1 4 of the book and hope she writes another one DisappointingLooked forward to this book but so disappointed Characters were unappealing and unbelievably naive and stupid Plot was boring and life changes for characters centered mostly on changing men Ridiculous book,sorry I purchased Read instead Lilac Girls or The Wife Between Us, both great reads. First off, through the years I have read many Jude Devereaux books And I have to admit it has been several years since I read one This one was an ARC I won through a Goodreads giveaway.Frankly, I had to work to make myself finish this book Cardboard stereotypical characters that I didn t care about, stilted dialogue and great chunks of information dumped into the story instead of being woven in And a premise that wasn t believable to be honest I know this author can do better. Okay that was a bit weird but I rather enjoyed it The story of three women and their lives, regrets, loves and possibilities It turned in a way that I didn t expect which is why I say weird but a little different and fun. I have been playing catch up with books that I read during my house renovation that I just didn t have the energy to post reviews about When one has plaster and dust all over them you tend to just want to go to bed and put blankets over your head at least I did Getting my floors, walls, and ceilings back helped return me back to a semi normal state When the kitchen gets started I won t know what to do with myself.Back to my review though I should have known better than to buy this in hardc I have been playing catch up with books that I read during my house renovation that I just didn t have the energy to post reviews about When one has plaster and dust all over them you tend to just want to go to bed and put blankets over your head at least I did Getting my floors, walls, and ceilings back helped return me back to a semi normal state When the kitchen gets started I won t know what to do with myself.Back to my review though I should have known better than to buy this in hardcover I really enjoyed the first book in the series, even though I found problems with it Did not really like the second one, and this one was a wash too Deveraux tries to hard to connect all of the books characters into this one and making it that one woman needs to choose a different destiny future in order for the Summerhouse phenomenon as I call it to continue The characters in this one did not grab me at all We had one characters story just pretty much equal, she needed an aggressive man to help her find her sexuality yes seriously and another one just needed to embrace love I don t know The whole book just jumped around too much for me to like it much I really have to stop reading time travel books, they end up irking me mostly.The three characters we first meet are Olivia, Elise, and Kathy s husband, Ray Olivia is asked to help Elise and Ray get settled after their therapist is held up Elise wants Olivia to stay since she is not in the mood to be alone with Ray and Ray doesn t want Elise hitting on him Yeah that mess happened.Not too much to say about Ray except I disliked him He is also referred to as a thug a few times by Olivia and Elise and that he is aping to be white collar though he s really blue collar through and through No, Ray isn t black so I don t know what the heck was going on there Also how about we not call people thugs that don t come from privileged backgrounds cause it saysabout you than it does them Eventually we get Olivia, Elise, and Ray s wife Kathy all together We find out fairly early on that Ray is having an affair and wants to leave Kathy and he doesn t feel any chemistry with Kathy However, we also realize that Kathy does everything for Ray so that makes him sexist I don t know This book had too many plot lines.Olivia is newly married to someone she loved when she was younger It s a second marriage for them both and Olivia is hiding a horrible secret guess what it is and resentful of her first husband and his having a whole second family.Elise s husband locked her up cause you know he s in love with someone else and they tried to poison her.All of the stories deal with women who got with the wrong men and the men cheated on them in some way Not very appealing for a romance book It takes way too long for the time travel aspect to even get going and Deveraux per usual just shows us two women s story line in the past, and has the third one come back to the present and tell the other two I booed the whole thing cause it really came down to the women just choosing different men At least in book one it really dealt with two out of the three women just deciding things for themselves We had Leslie keeping her same past and choosing a different present and Madison forcing herself to go forward with being a model instead of returning home to her high school love And also these three women just forgive the trash men in their lives who did crap to them in the past, but it doesn t matter since nothing came to past and I don t know I just threw my hands up in the air and let it go The long time readers will get a kick out of seeing the Montgomery family again though I just love the Summerhouse series and this latest addition is fabulous Three very realistic women with real problems all given a chance for a do over That s right Pick a critical time period in your life to live over again and get a chance to make a different decision that will change the rest of your life You have three weeks for your do over What will you choose Great characters, great stories I just loved it. Read this because the time travel aspect appealed to me Shouldn t have bothered That was a minor part of the book Before I could get to the time travel aspect I had to suffer through the first half of the book and a clunky, contrived setup putting these three women of different ages and backgrounds into sharing a summer house It was weird that pretty much immediately they all share their life stories in painfully honest detail with two strangers What a coincidence, the husband of each of th Read this because the time travel aspect appealed to me Shouldn t have bothered That was a minor part of the book Before I could get to the time travel aspect I had to suffer through the first half of the book and a clunky, contrived setup putting these three women of different ages and backgrounds into sharing a summer house It was weird that pretty much immediately they all share their life stories in painfully honest detail with two strangers What a coincidence, the husband of each of the women has had a whole other life with another woman that they really love d And on the afternoon they meet, the woman in her 20s and the woman in her 60s decide to streak buck naked through the woods together So weird The time travel part didn t appear untilthan halfway through the book and it was a big letdown After all that setup the book only portrayed what two of the three women did differently when they got to go back and re live a three week period in their past And their do over mostly centered around picking a different man First time reading anything by this author I picked it up on a whim at the library I struggled with thisI enjoyed the characters and their individual stories, but I never understood the setting maybe I should have read the first 2 summerhouse books and the entire concept was pretty ridiculous Lots of holes in the story. This is my first Jude Deveraux novel to read and I know now, that I will definitely be readingThis was such an atmospheric, fun, and enjoyable read The three main characters were realistic and relatable with the different situations each of them faced and it was nice to have characters crossing a span of different age ranges.This book really caught me off guard at some moments The biggest twist, I definitely didn t predict happening and also the outcome from that twist, I didn t expect This is my first Jude Deveraux novel to read and I know now, that I will definitely be readingThis was such an atmospheric, fun, and enjoyable read The three main characters were realistic and relatable with the different situations each of them faced and it was nice to have characters crossing a span of different age ranges.This book really caught me off guard at some moments The biggest twist, I definitely didn t predict happening and also the outcome from that twist, I didn t expect About halfway through, I found myself having difficulty in putting the book down because the story becameandanticipatory This wasn t the typical contemporary and I really enjoyed that fact It wasn t meaningless fluff It was an enjoyable read that included both serious topics and also included humour The whole concept of What if was explored in a new way and it also reminded me about living in the moment I cannot wait to explorenovels written by Jude Deveraux as this one has become a favourite and I know that I will be recommending this one to others ^FREE PDF ⇱ As You Wish ☋ One fateful summer, three very different women find themselves together in Summer Hill, Virginia, where they find they have much in common than they realized Sixty year old Olivia s first marriage was long and unhappy, but now she is a newlywed, thrilled to finally be starting her life with the man she s always truly loved even if they are getting a late start Kathy is in her forties and married to a handsome, successful businessman Theirs would be a fairy tale romance if it weren t for one problem he s passionately in love with someone else Twentysomething Elise is also in a troubled marriage, stuck with the man her wealthy parents chose for her Now that he has a pregnant mistress, he seems willing to go to drastic lengths to take Elise out of the pictureThough each of them wound up at the Summerhouse for separate reasons, it s not long before they begin to open up about their regrets, their wishes and their dreams And when they re presented with the opportunity of a lifetime a chance to right the wrongs of their past all three discover what can happen when dreams really do come true