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You Wish... [Kindle Edition]

Terry Tyler
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

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Book Description


Terry Tyler

YOU WISH was the winner of the "Best Chick Lit/Women's Lit" in the eFestival of Words 2013.

Do we control our own destiny - or might it be determined by fate,
coincidence, luck...or even magic?

Ruth, an amateur psychic with a husband who smokes cannabis for breakfast, is
haunted by a tragic event from her teenage years which, she suspects, was the
result of a wish she made on an allegedly enchanted stone. Too embarrassed to
admit her fears, she keeps her secret to herself for twenty-five years.

Petra is the perennial singleton amongst her friends, unable, she thinks, to
fall in love. She comes across the stone at a Psychic Fair and makes a wish,
just for fun. As the wish begins to come true she wishes she had chosen her
words with more care.

Spoilt, weight-obsessed Sarah wants nothing more than to be "size zero". As
her life spirals downwards into the seedy world of drug abuse and addiction, she
remembers the day at the Psychic Fair when she wished for her heart's desire.

When Ruth learns of the fates of Petra and Sarah she is forced to confront her
guilt and discover the truth about the Wishing Stone...

Terry Tyler's debut novel is a quirky contemporary drama exploring the themes
of family affairs, infidelity and guilt, incorporating jealousy, drug abuse and the
obsession of a Facebook stalker, against a backdrop of secrets and superstition.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 450 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006423HGW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #72,540 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Terry lives in the north of England with her husband, and has published ten books on Amazon. Readers say she has created her own genre, which lies somewhere in the area of contemporary drama and romantic suspense, with the occasional bit of rock fiction and mystery thrown in.

LAST CHILD is her latest release; this is the sequel to Kings and Queens, both of which are modern day parallels of events that took place during the Tudor era of history. Terry is now at work on a third 'history revisted' novel, this time based on the women behind the Wars of the Roses.

Terry has a blog on which she writes about anything from her favourite TV shows to observations about social networking trends, and also writes for the UK Arts Directory about self-publishing. This year she started a new book blog; on this you can find her own reading choices and those she reads as part of Rosie Amber's book review team. All three blogs are widely read. She is an active Twitter user, and can also be found on Goodreads and Facebook.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected - but an addictive read. 22 Jun. 2012
By Debbie
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I needed a lot of perseverance with this book. Not because it wasn't good, but because it mysteriously deleted itself from my kindle after I'd read the first chapter! Amazon wouldn't let me download it again and it took me a while to find a backed-up copy to drag-and-drop back onto the kindle...

But worth the effort. This book surprised me because it breaks all the "rules" of writing. Lots of telling, lots of exposition and an unusual structure for a novel. But I really enjoyed it. Excellent writing and an ability to get right under the skin of the characters. This was all very believable stuff and very addictive reading. Sometimes I wanted to yell at the characters, which is always a sign of a good book.

And I really wasn't sure how it would end. All through, we never quite know - is there magic involved here, or not? Are we really responsible for our own actions or are their higher powers at work? A clever resolution to a great novel.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "I really COULDN'T put it down!" 25 Feb. 2012
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Call me a cynic, but whenever I see a bunch of reviews saying "I couldn't put it down!" I tend to think the author has a large family. I came across this book while browsing on Amazon and thought I'd take a punt. What a great surprise. It's beautifully written - a fast, smooth read with a compelling storyline, and engaging characters. Download it now and you'll see what I mean. But be warned: you probably won't be able to put it down! Terry Tyler is definitely an author to watch.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You Wish 11 Jan. 2012
By Shiraz
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I was gripped from the very start and can't remember the last time I read a book so quickly! Everything else I want to say has been written in the previous reviews especially being able to relate to many of the characters in one way or another. I already have your new novel "Nobody's Fault" on Kindle and can't wait to read that too.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Original Story, Well Told 21 Feb. 2013
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As a member of the burgeoning authors'community, I read lots of novels by relatively unknown writers and always start a new one with a slight sinking feeling; is this going to be a badly-edited self-published book, that I'm going to struggle with? So it was with a great sense of relief and pleasure that I realised my fears were unfounded where 'You Wish' is concerned. Terry Tyler's writing is fluid, readable and well-edited. That is not to say that the story is a light one. It chronicles the lives of three women, both in the present and in flashbacks. There are some dark moments, especially in the story of Sarah's descent into addiction and Petra's cautionary tale made me very glad Facebook wasn't around when I was her age. Ruth story is both heart-warming and tragic and I didn't spot the ending in advance.

The high number of positive reviews for this book are justified. This is the first book of Tyler's that I have read. It won't be the last.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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`You Wish' is the first novel I've read by Terry Tyler and it more than came up to expectations. It's a tight, imaginative and poignant story, ingeniously structured and fluently told with an impressive cast of very human and humorous characters (Sarah's job interview at the optician's, for example, is hilarious and so recognizable). It's also a highly perceptive psychological study of adults and young people alike, particularly concerning the emotions of (often irrational) guilt and anxiety which can fester in our minds and consume our lives. Also, it achieves the difficult feat of presenting the gritty surface of everyday reality while suggesting the magical and supernatural which may be lurking just beneath it and be woven into it. This is handled with such subtly and restraint that the author avoids the trap of so much `magic realism' - that of getting carried away and demanding too much of the reader's suspension of belief. Not only was I kept guessing throughout about the direction the story was going to take and how it was going to resolve itself but also found myself thinking about the very nature of life itself and the forces orchestrating it. In a society which is constantly feeding our desires and aspirations, do we really want or need the things we are constantly wishing for, and are our lives really governed and determined by our choices and free will anyway? This colorful novel is so thought-provoking, with so many nooks and crannies and nuances that I would happily read it again and know I would find new things in it. If I could give it more than five stars, I would. Superb.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thought-provoking 4 Mar. 2013
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I got this eBook when it was available as a free download from Amazon, I discovered this author on Twitter and this is the first book I've read from her so I had no idea what to expect.

The prologue was very intriguing, it involved the police and raised many questions in my mind. Chapter one came along with a mind, body and spirit fair which introduced me to the main characters - Ruth was very likeable but a bit of a worrier (the reason for the worrying was revealed later on in the book) and she had found herself in rather an uncomfortable situation. Petra seemed like quite a detached character to begin with, particularly where relationships were concerned but then her obsessiveness shone through and I found myself cringing at some of her excessive online antics. Sarah was moody and very selfish, once I had gotten further into the story I discovered the reason for this and I have to admit that following her on a downward spiral was difficult to read.

The wishing stone brought these women together in a very clever way and the results were entertaining but also quite worrying, especially the drug use. There were a few moments of laughter for me and I loved the way the author had included Facebook throughout with talk of status updates, friend requests and all the social etiquette that goes along with it, this was a part of the book that I could really relate to.

As I read the last few pages I laughed at what it all meant and found myself looking back at the whole story in a different way. The message that I took from the book is to be careful what you wish for because you just might get it!

This was an interesting and thought-provoking read, I look forward to reading more from this author.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great premise, great story
The premise for this novel is 'be careful what you wish for'. Ruth is a reluctant psychic who is haunted by a wish she made on an magical wishing stone. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Kats
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive début
Publication Date: 5th November 2011

ASIN: B006423HGW

Source: Author providedprovided a copy in exchange for an honest review. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Claire Hill
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a fabulous story!
Ruth never feels comfortable being at the psychic fairs she and her husband are having a stand at. She's afraid that someone will dismantle them as frauds and every time she does... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Suzanne Lavender
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This is the first book that I've read by this author, really enjoyed it, it was funny, current, and thought provoking, I will be reading more from Terry Tyler for sure.
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer P Howells
4.0 out of 5 stars Terry Tyler knows what you wish for.
Having met several authors on Twitter over the past few years, I've been afforded a great opportunity to read books of several different genres I might otherwise never have thought... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Abby Geiger
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story
Ruth meets Fleur as the new girls at school and after Fleur confides her most precious treasure to Ruth, they become best friends. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Tribalchick
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
great read- good fun, yet strangely disturbing in parts as so close to the truth of real life. Highly recommended!
Published 13 months ago by wills
4.0 out of 5 stars VERY GOOD
Really enjoyed this book, was a bit cautious as have recently been disappointed after buying books that have had great reviews. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Rosered
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
This was a really gripping tale about what happens when a disparate group of people wish for things to happen in their lives and how those wishes came true. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Karen
5.0 out of 5 stars You Wish - I wish I'd read it sooner
This is the third Terry Tyler book I've read. I keep waiting to be let down but it certainly hasn't happened yet. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Hache L Jones
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