to say how wonderful "Three Wishes" is! Ms. Sims' careful research, particularly into the legal systems, makes for vibrant background detail. Her artful manipulation of the plot, contrived so that amour and friendship escalate in tandem (an none too quickly), reaffirms her ability to deliver entertaining fiction. Her characters are very believable and thank goodness she didn't write Sunny Adams as some weak-willed woman! Sunny has had a very hard life (given up for adoption, orphaned at a young age, and forced to live in foster care), yet is strong without being brash. I wanted to break out in song, "The sun will come out tomorrow . . .", but I can't carry a tune across the sidewalk!
Jonas is so manly that he doesn't need to smother Sunny, yet he becomes her rock. When he leaves her to go to Haiti, my mouth dropped open! When have you read a novel where the main characters aren't glued to each other throughout the story?
Both characters (and their parents) stand on their own without being stick people (one dimentional). What a rare combination! But it's typical of a Janice Sims' novel.
Five cheers, Ms. Sims!