Publisher Description

A classic Jill Barnett novel called "a delight to read" by Romantic Times Magazine, Imagine was also awarded the Waldenbooks Award.

After years imprisoned on Devil's Island for a murder he never committed, escaped convict Hank Wyatt knows how to survive and believes his luck has finally changed. But when he stows away on board a ship destined to sink, his luck turns bad. He doesn't know if he can last an hour when he is marooned on a deserted island with a beautiful, know-it-all blonde attorney and three orphaned children. Suddenly looking out for number one doesn't seem to be enough. 

San Francisco attorney Maggie Smith wants to have a good cry. Thoroughly modern, wealthy, and bright, her unwanted holiday turns bad when she is suddenly cast in the role of mother and forced to battle wits and hearts with the most arrogant, pig-headed man she's ever met.  

Fate has thrown this makeshift family Robinson together, and kismet tosses in a 2000 year-old floating bottle filled with magic. Is the chance for a love more powerful than they could ever imagine only a wish away? Father Goose meets Donovan's Reef in this funny and tender historical romance about misfits who find that life might not be so bad after all...if they can do the impossible, and find a way to be family.

August 10
Jill Barnett Books
Jill Barnett

Customer Reviews

MLM-5 ,


Sweet, whimsical story.

tisithefrenchiestfry ,

Wonderful, whimsical romance

This was a wonderful book! The characters banter was cute and funny and the story drew me in and kept me coming back! Trapped on a desert island, an attorney and escaped convict draw closer to each other and the three orphans they rescued when their ship sank. Throw in a magic genie in a bottle shows this isn’t your typical romance novel! A clever and unique story!

MyLadyMoffatt ,

I expected cheesy, I got funny, smart, sweet...

And I could go on. It had me giggling while my husband watched, misty eyed while he slept and happy & misty both by the end (lost tract of the hubby....oops). Loved it

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