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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 14 May 2007
Fleur Bosley is a hard working member of the WAAF, while on leave she meets Robbie Rodwell. When Robbie and Fleur its love at first sight for the young couple. But when they meets their parents it a different story. Robbie's mom is upset but she is happy for her son. But Fleur mom makes it clear that that daughter is not to spend time with "her son." But in wartime, time is short and Fleur and Robbie want to be happy at any cost.

"Wish Me Luck" is the first book that I have read by Margaret Dickinson and it was really great. Ms. Dickinson gave her characters real emotions and I can't wait to read more by her.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I usually enjoy Margaret Dickinson's books but this one left me feeling dissatisfied. The story line is a good one and it is well written. It is centred around World War and is essentially the love story between Robbie and Fleur. There are some very good characters although I did feel Fleur was a bit too good to be true and her mother just too bad. I think what annoyed me was that the last few chapters seemed to fall apart.It was as though Ms Dickinson did not seem to know which way to go. She seemed to throw incidents into it without reason and then rush to the finish line.
I enjoyed the first part but then felt so let down at the ending
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on 26 March 2011
Others have explained the type of story that it is so I shall limit myself to a few opinions.

Good points

1) As a story it succeeds in balancing the "feelgood factor" with the fact that it is set against the tragedy of WW2. A difficult balance to strike but it does it well (although see Other points 1) below).

2) Yes, it is a sequel although this is not obvious from the cover, the synopsis etc. Unusually, this works well. The plot of this novel the mysteries of the original novel run in parallel and so in some ways it is like having two stories for the price of one.

3) It is written at a pace that is very evocative of the era that it portrays.

4) It is written in a style that is easy to read.

Other points

1) The only part where my heart sank was where one of the key characters was (apparently) killed during operations but miraculously did not actually die at all. This was not entirely credible and for a short period made the novel unconvincing. It is worth persevering though because the next event restores credibility.

Overall, well, this was my first Margaret Dickinson novel and it will not be my last.
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Not my poison this novel and it was a battle to finish it. I didn't realise it was a sequel to a previous novel so probably I made a mistake reading it. Too much contrived romance for me, bits of war and little else to keep my concentration. I rattled through it simply to say I hadn't given up. My Mother liked it - she lived through the war and caught the zeitgeist.
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on 13 October 2013
A great story for those who like a story set during world w. w.2 how a young girl wants to do her bit for the war effort, you follow her through her training & the lovely people she lodges with& her colleagues and their romances.
a nice "feel good factor story" sorry when it ended.
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on 12 August 2014
Not great, over sickly sweet in some areas and rather unbelievable in others. I found Fleur a rather silly character and the whole story about her parents early life and what caused her ghastly mother to act the way she did to be too contrived and complicated. Very dissapointing
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on 3 May 2013
I am quite new to this author,and have to say this book was really good, I didn't want to put it down,gave a very good insight to what our parents and grandparents went through...a very good read,and I would highly recommend this book to everyone interested in the era...
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on 10 May 2013
i love Margaret Dickinson's books and this one did not disappoint. if anything it was too good a read as i could not put it down and stayed up all night reading it.
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on 31 October 2014
If you've read and enjoyed "Without Sin" then you definately need to read this, which follows the life of Meg & Jake's children. Really enjoyed both books.
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on 21 August 2014
Not much really to this story. quite predictable although quite accurate descriptions of war time and the hardships which occurred. Not a very exciting read.
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