The Wish List by Sophia Money-Coutts

I’m pleased to share my review for The Wish List today. Thank you to HQ for providing a digital review copy via NetGalley – my thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift. This book will be published later this week.


Be careful what you wish for…
Florence Fairfax isn’t lonely. She loves her job at the little bookshop in Chelsea and her cat, Marmalade, keeps her company at night. But everything changes when her stepsister, Mia, announces that she’s engaged to her boring golf-playing boyfriend. That’s when Florence meets Irish love coach, Gwendolyn.
…because you just might get it!
When Gwendolyn makes Florence write a wish list describing her perfect man, Florence refuses to take it seriously. Finding someone who likes cats, doesn’t wear pointy shoes and can overlook her ‘counting habit’? Impossible! Until, later that week, a handsome blond man asks for help in the bookshop…
But is Rory the one, or is he simply too good to be true? Florence is about to find out that her criteria for finding Mr Right aren’t as important as she thought – and that perhaps her perfect man has been right there all along

My thoughts:

I enjoyed this romantic fiction book – a much needed break from anxiety inducing news and some darker novels I’ve read recently. The story is set partly in a bookshop, one which needs to move forward into the modern day and encourage people to visit it more. Florence also needs to move forward with her life – or so her family insist.

The wish list is what she creates after being sent to see a ‘love coach’ and then Rory arrives, who seems to tick many of the boxes – or does he? This is fun romantic book with some sad topics covered and some laugh out loud moments. An uplifting read for the summer of 2020.


By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum. Adopter of dogs.

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