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Beautiful, tragic and simply a stunning piece of writing...
28 December 2018
There is so much to be said about this story - I read it days and days ago and yet putting into words the raw emotion I feel, doesn’t do it justice. While it is whimsical and romantic - it truly is about forgiving yourself and finding your self-worth. It’s about hope and love and redemption.
Mia Sheridan is a masterful writer but in ‘The Wish Collector’ she weaves a hauntingly beautiful tapestry of love and loss and of pain and atonement.
Jonah has made mistakes and he pays for them every day of his life. He can’t find it within himself to find forgiveness and he lives a life of complete solitude, hiding from the world, as he feels that’s how he should pay his dues. When Clara makes an unselfish wish at the wishing wall on his property, everything changes. Jonah is drawn to her, her kindness, her selflessness.
𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘢 𝘣𝘰𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘨𝘪𝘳𝘭, 𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘭, 𝘢 𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴. 𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘸, 𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘥.
Set against the vivid background of the mystical city of New Orleans, this is the story of two lonely hearts who find safe harbour in each other’s arms...
“𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦’𝘴 𝘢 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘶𝘴... 𝘚𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘥𝘦, 𝘸𝘪𝘥𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥. 𝘋𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘮𝘦?”
but as they work together to unlock a mystery from the past, they begin to discover that the greatest battles sometimes lie within...
I loved the slow build of Jonah and Clara’s friendship and how it evolves. It’s so sweet and endearing and I couldn’t get enough of their interactions. Jonah is so broken, it was beautiful to watch the light slowly creep back into him.
I loved the mysteries of the stories and the uncovering of truths and corruption, the reclaiming of life, the finding of purpose, and most of all, the hope and love this story is filled with. As always, Mia Sheridan’s storytelling is exquisite, transcendent and soulful, as she writes with such passion, ‘The Wish Collector’ is overflowing with it.
Both beautiful and tragic, this is the kind of story that stays with you long after the final page.