Three Wishes By Barbara Delinsky
Book/Novel Author: Barbara Delinsky
Book/Novel Title: Three Wishes
A storyteller of unparalleled emotional intensity, bestselling author Barbara Delinsky has created a novel that resonates far beyond its extraordinary love story. Here is a tale of courage, community, and the magical consequences of being given a second chance.
*What if wishes really could come true?*
It’s the question facing waitress Bree Walker when she awakens in the hospital following a blizzard in sleepy Panama, Vermont. While she can’t recall the
near-tragedy that landed her there, she’s overcome with the certainty that she has been granted three wishes. One seems to have come true already: at her side is renowned author Tom Gates, the accident’s only witness, who had come to Panama to make sense of his fame — and who now makes Bree his cause.
Suddenly, the things Bree has wanted most — a home, a soul mate, a family — are within her grasp. But are the wishes real? And if they are, what is their
price? As Bree and Tom consider what their hearts truly require, they discover that to live their dreams, they will have to take unimagined risks…. **
### From School Library Journal
YA?On a bitterly cold October evening, a truck skids across icy roads into a car that slides uncontrollably into pedestrian Bree Miller. The driver, Tom Gates, spends days helping the woman recover both at the hospital and later at her home. As they fall in love, Bree eventually tells Tom about her near-death, out-of-body experience and her recollection that she has been granted three wishes by the Being of Light she met during the episode. Once the three wishes are granted, she feels that she will die once more. Bree uses one wish as a test but the result is ambiguous, so she can’t be sure if it is luck or the true power of the granted wish. It is only after her death that Tom has the hindsight to see that Bree’s three wishes had been granted. Delinsky draws detailed portraits of her characters, from physical attributes to personalities. The picture-perfect, small-town Vermont setting is effectively drawn. The mystery of Bree’s mother’s identity adds another layer to the intriguing plot. For YAs who are fond of Lurlene McDaniel’s novels, Delinsky’s book is a natural progression into adult writing of the same genre.?Pam Johnson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
### From Library Journal
Simon & Schuster got its wish by convincing Delinsky to switch publishers. Fans will surely get their wish when they read another juicy Delinsky novel. And we wish we could tell you more about the plot, but Delinsky is keeping mum.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.