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Three Wishes [Mass Market Paperback]

Barbara Delinsky
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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July 1998
From the author of FOR MY DAUGHTERS, TOGETHER ALONE, SHADES OF GRACE and A WOMAN'S PLACE, a romantic novel in which a woman, knocked down by a man she eventually falls in love with, believes she has been given three wishes before she dies. Her third wish is to have a baby, but will she live to be its mother?
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; Reprint edition (July 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671016652
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671016654
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 10.6 x 17 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,522,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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BARBARA DELINSKY lives in Needham, Massachusetts. With thirty million copoies of her novels in print, in 25 different languages, Delinsky is one of the world's most beloved and revered storytellers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable 18 Dec 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I really enjoy the later Barbara D books, however, some of her earlier books are a bit lightweight. This is a charming tale- just right for a read on a long winters night. Lovely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Three Wishes By Barbara Delinsky 13 Nov 2011
Format:Hardcover
This book arrived quicker than the expected date of delivery and was in immaculate condition.
It is an easy read and a great book for those who enjoy chic lit such as the likes of celia ahern or sophie kinsella.If you are someone who cries easily I recommend a tissue or two.
I was so happy with this purchase, both for the quality of the product as per its description and speed of the seller that in future I will be looking to use the seller again.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Three Wishes 15 Nov 2007
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was the first book I have read of Barbara Delinsky's, Very enjoyable, and will be buying more of her books in the future.
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3.0 out of 5 stars I was devastated! 19 Dec 1999
By L. Loarmays - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This was a beautifully written and enjoyable book, until the tragic ending almost blew me away. 'Three Wishes' could have rated 5 stars in my opinion, but I was so devastated by the conclusion that I couldn't even cry, and it ruined the whole book for me! I read for entertainment and for a temporary escape from reality, and I wanted this story to have a 'happily ever after' ending. It didn't. As much as I have always enjoyed reading Barbara Delinsky, I'm quite sure I will hesitate before I buy or read another of her books.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I Felt Cheated 28 Feb 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Although I've enjoyed all the Barbara Delinsky novels I have read, I truly felt cheated on this one. The story was absorbing and sweet, up until the last few chapters, at which point I was thrown through a loop, given a tragic ending that I really was not expecting. The ending was so devestating that I was angry enough where I had trouble getting through the last pages. I felt angry and cheated after reading a story that begins with hope and optimism that ends quite the opposite. So, if, like me, you read for escapism and happy endings, I would not recommend you read this book. The ending destroyed everything about the story that I loved prior to the ending.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bittersweet Love Story 14 May 2004
By "klpepsi" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
While walking home one evening during a raging snowstorm, waitress Bree Miller is struck by a vehicle skidding out of control on the icy road. The vehicle's driver is renowned author, Tom Gates, who has just moved to the small Vermont town to take stock of his life tainted by fame. Tom accompanies Bree to the hospital, and remains with her during her recovery there, and eventually at home. Bree has no family to speak of, and her dreams of a home, a man to love, and family, appear to be within her grasp in the form of Tom. Eventually, she confides in him of her out-of-body experience, during the time her heart had stopped after the accident. She saw a white light, full of love, which once revived; she felt this entity had given her three wishes. The only thing is, she thinks there's a possibility she may die again once her wishes are fulfilled.
This was my first book to read by this author, and so far I haven't read any of her other work. It was a very well written and compelling story, with interesting, multi-faceted characters. In fact, I could hardly put the book down, because I kept wondering how it would end. The reason I haven't read anything else by this author, as good as she is, is because it was an emotionally draining story for me, full of bittersweet moments. My reading preference leans more toward romantic comedies or sweet, romantic love stories. If you don't mind quite a bit of sadness in your romance reads, then this is probably the book for you.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Wishing for a different plot 23 Mar 2006
By Jennifer L. Hart - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The title and the town intreagued me, but the storyline was poor and way too much misery for an escapism novel. Think Nicholas Sparks, then take away his straight forward manner and add some purple prose and you have Three Wishes.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could have been good story but it stumbles at the end... 7 Sep 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is a story of a small town in Vermont with the usual spectrum of interesting characters. Bree is a small-town girl waiting for something out-of-the-ordinary to happen. Tom Gates is a guy from the big city who is about to be offered the opportunity to atone for past sins. Ms. Delinsky does a good job of showing us what small-town Vermont can be like. The ending, however, I found disappointing and trite and distasteful. The author doesn't seem to have much affection for these characters. I'd stick with some of her earlier works, like Fingerprints and Moment to Moment.
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