From the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies and new novel Nine Perfect Strangers.
"I adored Three Wishes ... fresh, very, very funny ... also intelligent and unsentimental about family dynamics" Marian Keyes
Three sisters, one birthday, one little problem ...
It happens sometimes that you accidentally star in a little public performance, your very own comedy, tragedy or melodrama.
The three Kettle sisters have been accidentally starring in public performances all their lives, affecting their audiences in more ways than they'll ever know. This time, however, they give a particularly spectacular show when a raucous, champagne-soaked birthday dinner ends in a violent argument and an emergency dash to the hospital.
So who started it this time? Was it Cat: full of angry, hurt passion dating back to the 'Night of the Spaghetti'? Was it Lynn: serenely successful, at least on the outside? Or was it Gemma: quirky, dreamy and unable to keep a secret, except for the most important one of all?
Whoever the culprit, their lives will have all changed dramatically before the next inevitable clash of shared genes and shared childhoods.
Fans of Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult and Paula Hawkins will love Liane Moriarty.
PRAISE FOR THREE WISHES
"Written with wisdom, humor, and sincerity" Booklist
Three chick-lit heroines are better than one in Moriarty's witty debut starring Sydney-based triplets Cat, Gemma and Lyn Kettle. Borrowing a convention from mystery novels, Moriarty opens with a prologue whose events must be explained through subsequent chapters: in this case, what led one sis to imbed a fondue fork in another sis's pregnant belly at their 34th birthday celebration dinner? Moriarty gleefully describes the triplets' turbulent previous year, which forces them to abandon the roles they've played since childhood. Sarcastic and abrasive marketing executive Cat must grapple with her husband Dan's affair, a miscarriage and a drinking problem, while flighty Gemma, a full-time house sitter, probes her fears of commitment when she meets charming locksmith Charlie. Lyn, a successful entrepreneur, wife and mother, has perfected the art of time management ("Sex with husband. Check"), but she's quietly seized by bouts of panic. Despite such unoriginal problems, Moriarty's novel is a winning combination of smart-alecky fun and feel-good mush (mostly the former). Her writing is smart and playful ("Death was the hot bath you promised yourself while you endured small talk and uncomfortable shoes"), her characters are quirky and lovable and her clever plot turns like the rekindled love between the triplets' divorced parents are fun. Convenient coincidences and a general predictability don't distract too much from the sassy pleasures.
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Quirky Entertaining Heartbreaking
Couldn't decide whether to cry or smile through out this story. The character dynamics are quirky and entertaining and all three sisters are extremely relatable!
What a fun quirky read
Not straight forward reading; but then, life is not straight forward.
I thoroughly enjoyed this quirky novel.
GREAT REFRESHING READ
Easy to read and it just flowed. Great book!