Book Review: Summer of Two Wishes by Julia London
Posted August 18, 2009on:
Summer of Two Wishes Blog Tour
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publishing date: August 18, 2009
Whose wife was she?
Macy Lockhart’s life shattered in a moment with the news that her husband, Finn — serving in the military overseas — has been killed in the line of duty. Their ardent and devoted marriage is over, leaving Macy alone, empty, directionless. But while she tries to sustain herself with memories of Finn, the quiet, strong man who made her and their small Texas ranch the center of his life, it is wealthy Wyatt Clark who slowly brings joy back into her life. Her love for Wyatt may be less romantic than the breathless passion she’d once shared with Finn, but she vows to cherish him, and their marriage is happy and as solid as a rock. Until the day that Finn, miraculously spared from death, returns home to claim his bride….
How can a woman choose between the two men she loves? And how will she make the right choice — for herself and everyone involved?
Macy and Finn were deeply in love, living their life happily on a ranch in Texas. Then Finn enlists in the military after 9/11, and is killed thereafter by a roadside bomb in Afganistan. Dead inside, Macy is completely devastated. After three years, Macy has slowly crawled out of the dark with help from Wyatt Clark, whom she marries. Soon after they are married, Macy gets word that Finn is alive and is on his way home to her for a happy reunion. Macy is now faced with a difficult decision: should she be with her first husband, or second? Either way it will tear her apart, since she loves them both.
One thing I can definitely tell you about this book is that it is completely filled with tension. Which was London’s ally with this book, because it pulls you along, waiting to see what happens next. It was so hard to see which man Macy should be with. I thought I’d want her to clearly choose one over the other, but I loved them both, flaws and all. That’s one great thing London does with Finn and Wyatt: they both have their good points, and they both have their flaws. That made the book more realistic for me. Warning for the reader: the sex scenes are pretty hot!
Rating: 4/5 stars