I have read every book that Rachael has written and enjoyed them all. But I loved this story with believable characters, themes and storyline. It made me laugh and cry and I didn't want it to end. Thanks Rachael. Just One Wish is a must read.
Brilliant. Rachael Johns, never lets her Readers down. You read one of her books and you think, “ it can’t get any better than this”, and the she releases her next one and completely blows you away. 🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅
Just One Wish is a passionate and powerful family saga. It is a book that is going to have it readers talking about it. Every family has secrets and Ged’s family is no different, well so I thought.
The story is one that you will not want to put down, believe me I kept saying just one more chapter and off to sleep well I said it all night and finished the book. Oops!!! This story will grab your attention from the moment you open the book.
The story of Ged and her family, portrays real life dramas and consequences. I am sure everyone that reads this whether young or old will be able to relate to one of the characters. I must say related to Sappho in the since of being a mum and blogging and Instagramming, I don’t do vlogs as I stay behind the camera.
I thoroughly enjoyed every moment in this book all the way to the end, which of course I am not going to spoil for Rachael’s fans and readers. Whether you are a fan of Rachael’s or a debut reader of hers then you are going to enjoy this book and you will want to read more by her. Rachael’s books get better and better with every new one she releases. Rachael is one of my go to Authors as you are never disappointed. Also, this would be a great book for book clubs to read as there is so many different topics that you can delve into and see all the opinions that come out about their secrets and their choices.
For a book to keep me up all night and read it deserves a top rating if I could give it more then 5, I would.
I praise Rachael for the brilliant characters and story line that she has written. It is full of twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages.
A cross generational "road trip" featuring 3 generations of lovely ladies from the same family.
Ged, Gralice and Sappho have embarked on this journey together, however secrets and betrayal tear them apart rather than bring them together.
Ms Johns writes these flawed characters with such realism that there could always be at least one character per book that is in our family or our circle of friends. They are warm and loving, however nobody is perfect and it makes them more enjoyable and relatable.
The story flows and is completely engaging. I needed to know what was going to happen with these ladies, so I had to keep turning each page.
I look forward to more of Ms Johns work in the future.
HOLY WOW!! Rachael Johns you've done it again!! I love her books so much and this one didn't disappoint either. What a great story of 3 1/2 strong (yes 1/2 of one, and if you've read it you'll know why), beautiful, independent women! Gralice was a women's rights activist back in the day. Paved the way for women's rights! Sappho was a housewife which kinda went against what Gralice, her mother had taught her growing up. Ged who was in a committed relationship, or so she thought, is given that chance to be independent for once in her life without a man. Until she goes on the cruise that her Grandmother Gralice made her go on. Not just Ged's life, but Gralice and Sappho's as well. So many things happen with some big twists and turns in there. Of course Rachael made me cry on public transport reading chapter 18! Thanks again! But seriously I loved this story so much!! I loved the independence of the women, the women's rights, the same sex marriage, the twists and turns, and just really EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!! It takes you on a journey of love, and loss, and what an emotional journey it is. Chapter 18 and 40 broke my heart. I know why it had to be written but still!
Just One Wish has been a joy to read. This book starts off quite simply with Ged, aka Geraldine Johnston running out on her boyfriend after he informs her that he is getting back with the wife he’s just divorced for the sake of their three children. Enter Ged’s grandmother Alice, and she’s also an aka—Gralice is short for Grandma Alice and she’s just about the most important person in Ged’s life. At her 80th birthday party Gralice announces she’s taking her daughter and granddaughter on a three night cruise. Thus starts a chain of events that catapults us into the story. This is one of those books that grows on you as you read further. It’s hard to talk too much about the characters or even the events in their lives without giving away the plot but rest assured there is plenty of plot to keep you interested and more than enough twists to keep you guessing. As Gralice once told Ged, “... life isn’t black and white. It’s a million shades of grey and there isn’t one truth that fits everyone.” It’s those shades of grey that made this such a special story and ensured that I was thoroughly invested in the lives of Ged and her family by the time the story ended.
Just One Wish is about family...mothers, daughters and grand daughters and of course....secrets! Gralice is turning 80 years old, she has always been a career woman, trailer blazer and a single mother.Her daughter Sappho has always been happy as a home maker and is now revelling in the social media realm with a successful housewife vlog. Grand daughter Ged has just broken up with her boyfriend and is a little lost. So it is with great surprise and a little trepidation that the three woman agree to go on an Elvis Tribute cruise after Gralice produces tickets for them.
What can I say, I love Rachael John’s novels. They make laugh, smile and be happy! I enjoyed all these characters and their little quirks. There was a lot of subject matter covered in this book which I don’t want to go into as I think it would give too much of the content away. But I found it very enjoyable while still giving food for thought. And okay, I admit I had to google ‘Michael Fassbender’.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy to read.
Just One Wish by Rachael Johns was unputdownable in its entirety. This reader was glued to the pages from start to finish. The story is told through Geraldine’s (Ged’s) character, where the events in her life are impacted greatly by the history of her grandmother, Gralice (Alice); a history that has consequences for their family as a whole. Ged’s character is a refreshing depiction of us mere mortals in the challenges life throws one and how said challenges one faces in perfectly and imperfect ways, underscoring ones vulnerabilities and strengths. This story is a must read that is sure to bring the laughs, and some tears, frustrations and cheers. Ms Johns captures the best and worst in the human psyche in a story filled with perfectly imperfect characters that I would gladly return to and read again and again. Review copy received by Harlequin MIRA via Netgalley
What a roller coaster...!! There are so many twist and turn along the story, so be ready with them. However, I am bit annoyed of how Marie and Geraldine treat relationship like a game. Thanks to Rachael though to wrap the ending beautifully.