A Secret Wish (Wish Series, Volume 1) by Barbara Freethy

By Barbara Freethy

A mystery want is publication no 1 within the want Series.

One evening in San Francisco, 3 ladies make a birthday want believing it can't almost certainly come actual.

Liz is popping thirty. A winning nurse, she has a superb profession, yet no guy to proportion her lifestyles. All her pals are married, and she's by myself, nonetheless attempting to outrun a tragedy from her prior. Then she meets a good-looking stranger.

Angela, a member of a giant, loving Italian kin, is dealing with thirty-five without child within the nursery. 8 years of infertility remedies have placed a pressure on her marriage. Will she need to choose from her husband and having a toddler? while she is mugged by way of an unforeseen assailant, her existence takes a brand new flip.

Carole, a company spouse, is staring down 40 candles. Having grown up negative, she labored challenging to get forward, but if her little ones bail on her birthday, and she or he discovers her husband with one other girl, she realizes that she can have not anything in any respect. She is going again to the place all of it begun, the mum she left at the back of, and the guy whose center she as soon as broke.

Three ladies, 3 birthdays, and an unforgettable evening that might swap their lives ceaselessly.

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