The Secret Ingredient of Wishes
Susan Bishop Crispell
Rachel has the ability to make wishes come true, though, they haven't always turned out the way she expected. As a child she managed to wish away her younger brother when he was being a pest. Unfortunately, for her she erased everyone's memory of her brother and she was forced into therapy for insisting that she had a brother. After years of suppressing her ability to grant any wishes she finds the wishes are stronger. She leaves her hometown and ends up in a place called Nowhere, North Caroline. It's in Nowhere where she meets another woman able to bind secrets by baking pies. With her help Rachel may learn to use her abilities without causing havoc in her life and the lives of others. Along the way she may find love and a home in Nowhere.
I think it was the beautiful cover that sparked my interest in this book. How could anyone not like a book that features a mouthwatering pie on the cover? The book had a unique story line and it was warm and memorable. The author was able to present the impossible in a way that seemed real enough. The relationships between the main characters were well developed and it contained the right amount of humor and drama. A few recipes thrown in would have been a bonus but overall, this book was as sweet and juicy as a peach on a hot summer day.
Thanks to St. Martin's Press for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.