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Wish Upon A Star by Olivia Goldsmith

goldsmith_wish upon a starWhat I particularly liked about this book explores the realities behind the dream decisions we wish we could make.  Who hasn’t wanted to quit their job, travel, and move to a foreign land?  Anyone?  But spur of the moment decisions always come at a cost and Claire learns that life without a work visa means you take the leavings where you can.

It’s a little odd reading about a woman who must be as old as I am coming of age in London; it sort of seems a bit like young adults, or maybe non-adults might be a better word for it, in my generation are taking longer and longer to leave home, establish careers, relationships and begin a family.  I’m not sure if Goldsmith, who published this in 2004, meant it as a critique of Gen Xers or not but it gave me pause to consider societal expectations, racial prejudices and a few other themes included in Goldsmith’s tale.

This modern-day Cinderella story (with a twist!) offers plenty of Goldsmith’s brand of humor too and is certain to guarantee a few happy hours of chick lit reading time.

Are you guilty of liking chick lit too?  Grab a cuppa and let’s chat!

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Lauren Miller is a Midwestern born writer with a passion for Jesus, the written word, and dogs. She has two decades of experience in the library field and reviews books for the Historical Novels Review (UK). She likes to spend her free time enjoying period films, discovering new reads, and being surrounded by other people’s pets. Lauren, her husband, and their wily Maine Coon (who isn’t quite a dog) live in Missouri. You can learn more about Lauren’s writing at

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