Wish I May


By Justine Picardie
April 2004
Picador
ISBN: 0330427148
326 pages, Illustrated, 5 " x 8 "
$24.00 Paperback

OUT OF PRINT


This is a novel about the secrets of the past, and the search for how to live in the present. Kate Linden is a 35-year-old single mother, who dreams of a rosy future with a dream man who will love both her and her son, Sam. But while she's waiting for the arrival of that unknown savior, she finds herself as entangled as ever with her handsome, domineering cousin Julian, the son of her mother's twin sister.

As she returns to Julian's childhood home in Norfolk for a family weekend, Kate is drawn back into the mysteries that haunt her. What was the truth of the relationship between her mother and Julian's father? Who was responsible for her mother's death in a car crash? And will the patterns of that dark past repeat themselves, or can she escape them, and create some happiness of her own?

The author writes with a clear, beautiful voice about family intrigues and intricacies, and the struggle to make sense of our place inside them, as well as the outside world. It is a story about the shadows cast by the past, and the ghosts of what has gone before; but also of a sustaining hope for the future, and the magical transformations of love.


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