The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the worldwide phenomenon Calendar Girl series brings readers a poignant and honest look at life’s most complicated relationships.
When their mother passed away, Evie Ross and her sister were each given a stack of letters, one to be opened every year on their birthday; letters their free-spirited mother hoped would inspire and guide them through adulthood. But although Evie has made a successful career, her desire for the stability and security she never had from her parents has meant she’s never experienced the best life has to offer. But the discovery of more letters hidden in a safe-deposit box points to secrets her mother held close, and possibly a new way for Evie to think about her family, her heart and her dreams.
“Audrey Carlan has created a gem of a story about sisterhood, love, second chances, and the kind of wanderlust that won’t be silenced, reminding us that sometimes the most important journey is the one we take home.” —Lexi Ryan, New York Times bestselling author
The emotions in this book are off the charts!
The emotions in this book are off the charts! After taking on the caretaker role in her family because her mother constantly traveled and left and she was the older of the two, Evie struggled after her mother passed away and her sister moved away and took on the vagabond life their mother did. Latching onto the stack of letters her mother wrote as she was dying for each birthday, holiday, and milestone in her life, she lives for the advice from her mother any way she can get it. When Evie’s childhood crush Milo takes notice of Evie and decides to go after her and attempt a relationship, she runs the other way as fast as possible. It seems like there is a lot missing that we learn in the previous book about why she initially is reluctant towards Milo’s advances even though she’s been in love with him for a long time, but I think a lot of it stems from her childhood and not fitting in with the culture that she grew up in because she was half Native American and half Caucasian and favored her father’s side in looks. Thankfully, Milo doesn’t back down and also sticks up for Evie, which we find is something he’s done since meeting her in childhood, and we also find out why he didn’t initially go after her when he had all the feelings he does for so long. Personally, I wish that I would’ve gone back and read the first book because I feel it would answer a lot of questions for me, but overall I enjoyed this book and could feel Evie’s feelings, pain and all, through each page.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Beautifully written 5 star read
Audrey Carlan is such an amazing writer and she doesn’t disappoint in the second book of The Wish Series.
Evil Ross has always been the responsible and sensible one. Seeing her mother always off to another adventure and leaving her children behind left a bad view of her mother once she was grown. After her mother passed she kept herself rooted in her career path.
Her sister Suda Kaye is now home after leaving her for a decade to travel as her mother did. Now that she’s home she keeps her feeling of abandonment to her self. She also can’t get past the fact that she feels that everyone leaves eventually so she can’t accept it when Milo Chavis peruses her.
However Milo must work to get past her walls that she has built.
Can he stick by her, or will he leave like everyone else in her life?
A beautifully written story.
This is the second book in Audrey Carlan’s Wish series. It is a standalone, but reading the first book would add to the story. Evie has always been the caretaker, especially for her sister Suda Kaye. She doesn’t trust easy and when her long time crush, Milo, makes his intentions on making her his known, she once again doesn’t trust it. This series is differ than Audrey’s typical romance. It is more in the women’s fiction, but it definitely still has her heat. I loved this book and watching Milo convince Evie that what they had was real and solid. I also loved watching Evie and her sister work through their relationship. There are also some twists and turns that in the end just makes you smile. This book also focuses on Natvie American culture,which I found added to the story and made it more interesting. Great book.