Author: Katherine Center

Narrator: Therese Plummer

Publication Date: July 14, 2020

Rating: 5 out of 5.

What You Wish For is the perfect quarantine read! It is a bright story for the difficult times right now.  It is also a great book to read anytime if you like  reading books about finding happiness in difficult times.

What You Wish For is about choosing joy and fighting for happiness.  The book starts with a sad event and while Samantha is fighting with her grief her unrequited crush, Duncan, from her last school becomes the principal at her school.    Duncan is a completely different person than when she worked with him years ago.  Duncan makes Samantha’s job more difficult and is the last thing she needs in this difficult time.  The book is about Sam and Duncan finding out how to be happy and what has caused Duncan’s personality change.

My favorite part was all the challenges Sam and Duncan do to make the other one happy and remind them how important happiness is.  I also loved so many of the characters.  There were so many times I wished I could  be friends with Sam.

Therese Plummer did a fantastic job narrating this.  I have nothing but praise for her and hope to read more books narrated by Therese in the futures.  Therese’s narrator added to a great story.  I also enjoyed Katherine Center’s note at the end.

I recommend this book for all Katherine Center fans.  I also recommend it for anyone that likes stories about finding happiness in difficult times.  What You Wish For was such a refreshing read.  I love all of Katherine Center’s books and cannot wait to read more books by her in the future.

Thank you Net Galley and McMillan Audio for What You Wish For.

about the author

Katherine Center’s new novel is WHAT YOU WISH FOR. She’s the author of eight novels, including How to Walk Away and Things You Save in a Fire—both instant New York Times bestsellers—as well as The Lost Husband (now a movie starring Josh Duhamel that just hit #1 on Netflix). She writes laugh-and-cry books about how life knocks us down—and how we get back up. Katherine has been compared to both Nora Ephron and Jane Austen, the Dallas Morning News calls her stories, “satisfying in the most soul-nourishing way,” and BookPage calls her the “reigning queen of comfort reads.” Her books have made countless Best-Of lists, including Real Simple’s Best Books of 2020, Amazon’s Top 100 Books of 2019, Goodreads’ Best Books of the Year, the Indie Next Great Reads List, BookList’s Top Ten Women’s Fiction, and many, many more. Katherine lives in her hometown of Houston, Texas, with her husband, two kids, and their fluffy-but-fierce dog.





14 thoughts on “Book Review: What You Wish For

      1. I enjoyed this book but I had trouble with plot holes. For instance the bicycle mobile. I was waiting for Sam to come to work and see that Dunkin put it together for her. Was it in the book and I missed it?


    1. Same! She was the interviewer at a book signing I went to a few years ago, so I figured I would read one of her books. She was so nice and funny. Since then I’ve read all her books and will read all future books without even reading what it’s about.

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      1. Same, ever since I read How To Walk Away her books have become auto-read and auto-buy. Her writing is so good and I can’t wait and see what she’ll come up with next.


          1. Her writing in How to Walk Away blew me away. The scenes in the hospital, I felt like it was me going through it all. It was brilliantly written. And yeah, I love a good feel good novel. 😀


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