- Author Jude Deveraux
- Release Date May 28, 2019
- Publisher Mira
- ISBN/ASIN 9780778308683
- Our Rating
- Reviewed by Book Lover
AS YOU WISH by Jude Deveraux is the first book I’ve read by this author. The prologue drew me in from the very first page. The story is about three women who each were in loveless marriages, and they all end up at an isolated estate for a weekend to sort out their lives.
Olivia is in her 60s, Kathy in her 30s and Elise in her 20s. They’ve each dedicated their lives to the men they married. Olivia’s first husband died, and she’s married her first love, but things aren’t perfect. Kathy and Elsie want out of their marriages.
As the book progresses, we learn about each woman and her life. I expected a traditional solution, but the author tossed in an unexpected twist—time travel. It was a little jarring as I wasn’t prepared for it, but it was a unique turn and I liked it.
Each woman is given the choice to go back to a specific point in time for three weeks to change the course of her life. They each go to a time before their marriage, and the choices they make are surprising.
My only complaint was Olivia’s anger at times felt forced.I kept thinking, why don’t you just say you’re angry and explain why? All in all, AS YOU WISH is three love stories in one, and each has satisfying ending.